SEC Football Preview: LSU at Missouri

Missouri-LSU preview

LSU visits Missouri on Saturday in Columbia. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Rowan Rehbein, 14Powers.com SEC Football

TEAM SCHEDULES/RESULTS

LSU

Date Opponent Score
3-Sep vs. Florida State L 24 – 45
9-Sep vs. Grambling State W 72 – 10
16-Sep at Mississippi State W 41 – 14
23-Sep vs. Arkansas W 34 – 31
30-Sep at Ole Miss L 49 – 55
7-Oct at Missouri
14-Oct vs. Auburn
21-Oct vs. Army West Point
4-Nov at Alabama
11-Nov vs. Florida
18-Nov vs. Georgia State
25-Nov vs. Texas A&M

Missouri

Date Opponent Score
31-Aug vs. South Dakota W 35 – 10
9-Sep vs. Middle Tennessee W 23 – 19
16-Sep vs. Kansas State W 30 – 27
23-Sep vs. Memphis W 34 – 27
30-Sep at Vanderbilt W 38 – 21
7-Oct vs. LSU
14-Oct at Kentucky
21-Oct vs. South Carolina
4-Nov at Georgia
11-Nov vs. Tennessee
18-Nov vs. Florida
24-Nov at Arkansas

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

Rating LSU Missouri
ESPN FPI 14 35
Sagarin 10 58
Massey Composite 29 21
PiRate Ratings 10 42

KEY STATS

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
3rd Down Conversion Pct Missouri
LSU
18
57
3
8
0.464
0.400
3rd Down Conversion Pct Defense Missouri
LSU
25
34
5
7
0.342
0.354
4th Down Conversion Pct LSU
Missouri
4
64
1
5
0.750
0.533
4th Down Conversion Pct Defense Missouri
LSU
2
70
1
10
0.280
0.522
Blocked Kicks Missouri
LSU
19
45
3
6
3
2
Blocked Kicks Allowed LSU
Missouri
1
120
1
14
0
5
Blocked Punts Missouri 11 2 2
Blocked Punts Allowed LSU
Missouri
1
56
1
9
0
1
Completion Percentage Missouri
LSU
37
85
5
11
0.623
0.579
Defensive TDs Missouri
LSU
17
41
3
9
3
2
Fewest Penalties LSU
Missouri
82
98
8
13
83
90
Fewest Penalties Per Game LSU
Missouri
76
97
9
12
6.38
6.92
Fewest Penalty Yards LSU
Missouri
92
94
11
13
794
800
Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game LSU
Missouri
88
91
12
13
61.08
61.54
First Downs Defense Missouri
LSU
38
54
7
10
244
254
First Downs Offense Missouri
LSU
14
33
4
5
320
295
Fumbles Lost Missouri
LSU
31
51
3
6
7
8
Fumbles Recovered LSU
Missouri
64
96
7
12
8
6
Kickoff Return Defense LSU
Missouri
72
81
7
8
21.00
21.10
Kickoff Returns LSU
Missouri
13
77
2
12
24.67
19.65
Net Punting LSU
Missouri
10
27
3
8
40.97
39.43
Passes Had Intercepted LSU
Missouri
7
31
1
7
5
8
Passes Intercepted LSU
Missouri
11
72
1
7
17
10
Passing Offense Missouri
LSU
22
66
3
7
279.4
228.5
Passing Yards Allowed LSU
Missouri
38
112
6
14
200.1
262.0
Passing Yards per Completion LSU
Missouri
30
42
5
9
13.26
12.93
Punt Return Defense LSU
Missouri
22
94
4
10
4.92
10.08
Punt Returns LSU
Missouri
99
128
11
14
5.82
2.60
Red Zone Defense LSU
Missouri
83
104
10
11
0.850
0.889
Red Zone Offense LSU
Missouri
27
39
3
6
0.883
0.871
Rushing Defense Missouri
LSU
22
34
4
7
126.5
138.6
Rushing Offense Missouri
LSU
33
59
5
8
202.4
173.6
Sacks Allowed Missouri
LSU
8
102
1
13
1.00
2.69
Scoring Defense LSU
Missouri
26
50
7
9
21.8
25.5
Scoring Offense Missouri
LSU
18
37
3
7
36.6
32.4
Tackles for Loss Allowed Missouri
LSU
6
100
1
11
4.00
6.85
Team Passing Efficiency Missouri
LSU
32
65
4
11
146.89
134.26
Team Passing Efficiency Defense LSU
Missouri
4
75
2
9
103.98
133.33
Team Sacks LSU
Missouri
34
70
7
10
2.62
2.08
Team Tackles for Loss LSU
Missouri
51
80
8
12
6.4
5.6
Time of Possession LSU
Missouri
31
40
2
6
31:49
30:53
Total Defense LSU
Missouri
25
62
5
10
338.7
388.5
Total Offense Missouri
LSU
13
68
3
9
481.8
402.1
Turnover Margin LSU
Missouri
7
63
1
10
0.92
0.08
Turnovers Gained LSU
Missouri
16
93
2
9
25
16
Turnovers Lost LSU
Missouri
9
23
1
8
13
15
Winning Percentage LSU
Missouri
15
39
3
7
0.769
0.615

PLAYERS TO WATCH

LSU

QB Jayden Daniels, RB Noah Cain, WR Malik Nabers, TE Mason Taylor, OL Emery Jones, LB Harold Perkins, DT Mekhi Wingo, DT Maason Smith, OL Will Campbell, OL Emery Jones, LB Ovie Oghoufu, LB Omar Speights, S Greg Brooks.

Missouri

QB Brady Cook, RB Cody Schrader, WR Luther Burden, OL Javon Foster, DE Darius Robinson, LB Ty’Ron Hopper, CB Ennis Rakestraw, CB Kris Abrams-Draine, S Jaylon Carlies, K Harrison Mevis.

INJURIES

LSU


Player POS Status
A. Goodwin RB Out indefinitely – Undisclosed
G. Brooks Jr. S out for season – Head
A. Anderson WR Ques Sat – Hamstring
Z. Alexander CB Ques Sat – Undisclosed
J. Johnson CB Early Dec – Leg

Missouri


Player POS Status
H. Wolfe TE Ques Sat – Shoulder
Q. Davis WR Out indefinitely – Undisclosed

Source: Covers.com

LSU vs. Missouri Football Series History

Missouri leads 2-1

COMMENTS

LSU is known for fielding teams with very athletic players but this Missouri team has some gems themselves. With athlete Luther Burden and quarterback Brady Cook, Missouri has one of the best receiving tandems in the FBS. In 2020 Mizzou ambushed LSU in Columbia, winning 45-41. History could repeat itself on Saturday.

PREDICTIONS

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Missouri 38, LSU 35

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Missouri 41, LSU 34

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 12:00 PM ET. Watch this SEC football game on the ESPN Network.

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