WASHINGTON – Today, Senators Eric Schmitt and Josh Hawley introduced a Senate resolution congratulating the University of Missouri Tigers football team for beating the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic. The Tigers’ defense met the challenge in their biggest test of the year and held the Buckeyes to their lowest point total of the season. That stellar defensive performance combined with touchdowns from star players Cody Schrader and Luther Burden III secured the 14-3 win in Mizzou’s best season finish in a decade:
“This Mizzou team was special. Battling adversity all season long, they came out with a huge bowl win against a potent Ohio State team and took home a host of awards to go with it. Mizzou’s season was full of hard-fought wins and incredible stories, including walk-on turned star Cody Schrader and the continued excellence of Brady Cook, Luther Burden III, and the Mizzou defense. Moving forward, I have no doubt that Coach Drinkwitz will make this season a standard, rather than an outlier. I want to congratulate the Mizzou Tigers on their amazing season and Cotton Bowl win, and look forward to their future successes,” said Senator Eric Schmitt.
“Congratulations to Coach Drinkwitz and the Mizzou Tigers on a great season. This was a truly impressive Bowl Game win and there is so much for fans to be excited for next year. We are looking forward to next season – the sky is the limit for this program,” said Senator Josh Hawley.