Moving into his sophomore season, Badie saw his college career take a huge step forward. He saw his overall production in Mizzou’s offense increase from twelve percent to a little over twenty percent.
Sophomore Season (2019)
With Damarea Crockett moving on to the NFL, Badie moved up one spot on the depth chart putting him at the two hole. While he saw teammate Larry Roundtree III get the bulk share of the carries, it was Badie who was on the field when it came to the passing downs. Badie led the team in total receptions and receiving touchdowns during the 2019 season. His stand out game was during week nine matchup with Kentucky giving a good example of Badies’ usage out of the backfield.
During this contest Badie put all his skills on display once again. It was early in the third quarter when he took a screen pass out of the backfield seventy four yards while bursting through defenders to the endzone. He finished the game rushing for thirty one yards on six attempts and hauling in two receptions for eighty two yards with one score.
Tyler Badie rounded out the season scoring three touchdowns in the last two games acquiring his first multi receiving touchdown game in his career. His final stat line for the 2019 season are as followed:
108 Att, 457 Yards, 3 TD, 4.2 YPC
32 Rec, 356 Yards, 5 TD, 11.1 YPR
Junior Season (2020)
Coming into the 2020 season, the Missouri Football Team was going to be overhauled with the dismissal of Barry Odom and the hiring of Eli Drinkwitz.
The switching of coaches also took a hit on the playing time and increasing numbers of Tyler Badie. Badie found his steady rising career in the crosshairs of an offensive identity crisis and the beginning of a global pandemic.
For the second season in a row, Tyler Badie was playing second fiddle to Larry Roundtree III but this time he saw his usage dip back down to twelve percent of the offensive production. During his Junior season, Badie saw a regression in his rushing attempt drop to thirteen percent compared to his freshman season at sixteen and sophomore season at twenty three. For the first time in his Mizzou career, Badie managed to only surpass six touches in multiple games one time. Here are his 2020 Junior season numbers:
48 Att, 242 Yards, 4 TD, 5.0 YPC
28 Rec, 333 Yards, 2 TD, 11.9 YPR
9 Ret, 163 Yards, 18.1 Yds/Ret
With a disappointing fall in his career, Badie was looking as if he were on his way out the door to find a new school to put his career back on the right path but that’s not the player Tyler Badie is. Knowing next season he was going to be the top dog on the depth chart, he put himself to the test and stuck it out.