SEC Football Preview: Missouri at Vanderbilt

Missouri and Vanderbilt logos

Missouri faces Vanderbilt on Saturday in Nashville. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Team Schedules/Results

Missouri

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 Central Mich W 34-24 Home
09/11 Kentucky L 28-35 Away
09/18 SE Missouri W 59-28 Home
09/25 Boston Col L 34-41 Away
10/02 Tennessee L 24-62 Home
10/09 North Texas W 48-35 Home
10/16 Texas A&M L 14-35 Home
10/30 Vanderbilt 3:00 pm Away
11/06 Georgia 1:00 pm Away
11/13 S Carolina 12:00 pm Home
11/20 Florida 12:00 pm Home
11/26 Arkansas 3:30 pm Away

Vanderbilt

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/04 Central Mich W 34-24 Home
09/11 Kentucky L 28-35 Away
09/18 SE Missouri W 59-28 Home
09/25 Boston Col L 34-41 Away
10/02 Tennessee L 24-62 Home
10/09 North Texas W 48-35 Home
10/16 Texas A&M L 14-35 Home
10/30 Vanderbilt 3:00 pm Away
11/06 Georgia 1:00 pm Away
11/13 S Carolina 12:00 pm Home
11/20 Florida 12:00 pm Home
11/26 Arkansas 3:30 pm Away

College Football Ratings

Rating Missouri Vanderbilt
ESPN FPI 82 123
Sagarin 83 143
Massey Composite 91 115
PiRate Ratings 68 122

Key Stats

Stat Missouri Vanderbilt
Points 34.4 13.3
Points Allowed 37.1 35.4
Total YDS 447.1 291.4
Pass YDS 288.3 191.6
Rush YDS 158.9 99.8
Total YDS Allowed 489.3 457.8
Pass YDS Allowed 201.7 286.4
Rush YDS Allowed 166.9 287.6
3rd Down Conv.% 50.0 30.2
3rd Down Conv. DEF % 49.4 38.7
Turnover margin 0.43 -0.38

Players to Watch

Missouri

QB Connor Bazelak, RB Tyler Badie, WR Keke Chism, OL Case Cook, OL Michael Maiet ti, DT Kobie Whiteside, DL Trajan Jeffcoat, LB Blaze Alldredge, LB Devin Nicholson.

Vanderbilt

QB Ken Seals, RB Ja’Veon Marlow, OL Tyler Steen, WR Cam Johnson, WR Amir Abdur-Rahim, WR Chris Pierce, TE Ben Bresnahan, LB Anfernee Orji, DL Raashaan Wilkins, CB Allan George, DB Jaylen Mahoney, S Brendon Harris.

Injuries

Missouri

 
[DB] 10/06/2021 – Ennis Rakestraw Jr. is out indefinitely (ACL)
[DB] 10/21/2021 – Mason Pack is out for season (Undisclosed)
[DL] 10/21/2021 – Chris Turner is out for season (Undisclosed)
[G] 10/21/2021 – Case Cook is out for season (Undisclosed)
[WR] 10/20/2021 – Kris Abrams-Draine is “?” Saturday vs Vanderbilt (Undisclosed)
[DL] 10/20/2021 – Ben Key is “?” Saturday vs Vanderbilt (Undisclosed)
[DL] 10/20/2021 – Cannon York is “?” Saturday vs Vanderbilt (Undisclosed)
[WR] 10/20/2021 – Mookie Cooper is “?” Saturday vs Vanderbilt (Undisclosed)
[OL] 10/20/2021 – Drake Heismeyer is “?” Saturday vs Vanderbilt (Undisclosed)
[DL] 10/20/2021 – Johhny Walker Jr. is “?” Saturday vs Vanderbilt (Undisclosed)
[DL] 10/20/2021 – Akial Byers is “?” Saturday vs Vanderbilt (Undisclosed)
[WR] 10/20/2021 – Barrett Banister is “?” Saturday vs Vanderbilt (Undisclosed)
[DB] 10/20/2021 – Ishmael Burdine is “?” Saturday vs Vanderbilt (Undisclosed)

Vanderbilt

 
[RB] 09/21/2021 – Re’Mahn Davis is out for season (Toe)
[S] 10/23/2021 – De’Rickey Wright is “?” Saturday vs Missouri (Undisclosed)
[TE] 10/23/2021 – Justin Ball is “?” Saturday vs Missouri (Undisclosed)
(!)[QB] 10/23/2021 – Ken Seals is “?” Saturday vs Missouri (Finger)

Source: statfox.com

Missouri vs. Vanderbilt Football Series History

Missouri leads 8-4-1

Comments

The bad news is that both these teams are struggling mightily this season. The good news is that one of them will get an SEC win on Saturday. I give Mizzou the edge here because, while they have an awful defense, they have an above-average offense. Vandy is mediocre both on offense and defense. However, the Tigers better not sleep on Vandy. The ‘Dores nearly beat South Carolina in Columbia and would have had they continued playing the scheme that was working defensively.

Our Preseason Prediction

Missouri 34, Vanderbilt 27

Game Week 14Powers.com Prediction

Missouri 31, Vanderbilt 13

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 2:00 PM CT (3:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network.

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