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Luther Burden III catches a 56-yard pass versus Memphis

Missouri wide receiver Luther Burden III catches a 56-yard pass versus Memphis in the third quarter of a September 2023 contest.

Missouri wide receiver Luther Burden III continues to take his game to new heights with junior quarterback Brady Cook. Through four games, the 23rd-ranked Tigers have featured Burden III in a variety of spots on the field. As a result, Cook is completing 72-percent of his passes with seven touchdowns (zero interceptions). We spotlighted the former Chaminade High School’s product’s potential in our 2021 Armed Forces Bowl breakdown.

Missouri quarterback Brady Cook throws a touchdown versus Memphis
Missouri quarterback Brady Cook throws a 76-yard touchdown in the first quarter of the Memphis contest in 2023.

Offensive coordinator Kirby Moore uses a mix of motions and formation disguise to keep defenses off-balance. Burden III’s consistent movement within the attack has opened up one-on-one opportunities for others. Versus Memphis last weekend, Cook threw a perfect 76-yard post route touchdown to freshman receiver Marquis Johnson. Later in the game, Cook found Oklahoma transfer Theo Wease, Jr. on a corner route for a touchdown against man coverage.

Luther Burden III running a route versus Memphis in 2023
Luther Burden III ranks fourth nationally in receiving yards (504) after four weeks.

It all starts with Burden III. He aligns as an offset running back in shotgun formations, at the No. 2 slot, No. 3 slot and at the X-wide receiver spot. In addition, they use him in motion and from stacked looks. Burden III’s high-wire acts over the middle of the field exhibit a fearless nature. But it is his run after the catch prowess that may be unmatched in all of college football. He is rarely tackled by one defender in space.

We go inside Burden III’s game in our video spotlight and showcase how difficult is it to get him on the ground down-to-down. Through four games, he ranks fourth nationally in receiving yards (504).

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