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Cato's TD streak by the numbers

81 -- TD passes thrown during the streak. Cato has 88 in his MU career, only behind Chad Pennington (115) and Byron Leftwich (89).

31 -- TDs of 20 or more yards. Nine have come from 40 or beyond, including the 77-yard bomb to Aaron Dobson vs. East Carolina in 2011.

31 -- TDs thrown on first down. 22 have come on second, 22 on third and sixth on fourth.

25 -- TDs in the second quarter. There have been 18 in both the third and fourth, 20 in the first.

24 -- TDs thrown to Gator Hoskins. Among other targets, 15 have gone to Tommy Shuler, nine to Antavious Wilson, eight to Aaron Dobson.

19 -- Longest third-down distance Cato faced before throwing a TD. That was a third-and-19 to Hoskins in 2011 vs. UAB.

14 -- Different receivers of Cato's TD throws. The 14th was Essray Taliaferro, catching a 7-yarder in the fourth quarter of the Conference USA title game at Rice.

13 -- TDs thrown with goal to go. Those have gone to eight different receivers.

9 -- Most times he has victimized a single team, East Carolina and Tulsa.

3 -- Fourth-down TDs thrown when the Herd didn't have goal to go. All were critical — 41 yards to Hoskins in 2013 vs. FAU; 35 to Dobson against FIU in the 2011 bowl game; 28 yards to Davonte Allen to help seal the 2012 Memphis game.


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