Live In-Game Updates: Mizzou Tigers vs. Louisiana Tech Bulldogs

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After a 6-7 finish in the second year under coach Eli Drinkwitz in 2021, the Missouri Tigers have a new roster and new opportunities ahead of them as Mizzou begins the 2022 season Thursday night at Memorial Stadium with a non-conference fight against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs.

The Tigers will be led by new starting quarterback Brady Cook, who enters this season as a major title for the team after the beloved hometown hero was officially named the starter last month.

Cook played in five games last season, including a start in the Armed Forces Bowl against Army where he passed 27 of 34 for 238 yards and a touchdown while adding nine carries for 53 yards and an extra score with his legs.

The Tigers would lose that game 24-22, but Cook’s performance was enough for Drinkwitz to award him the start. He’ll throw to highly touted first-year wide receiver Luther Burden, who Mizzou fans are sure to watch Thursday night.

As for Louisiana Tech, the team enters this season after going 3-9 in 2021. The Bulldogs are led by freshman coach Sonny Cumbie, who served as interim head coach of Texas Tech after the firing of Matt Wells.

At quarterback, the Bulldogs are led by former Georgia and TCU transfer Matthew Downing, who is entering his first season with the program.

Stick with MizzouSportsTalk.com as we bring you live updates of all the action from the season opener for the Tigers in Colombia.


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