Gators must keep Missouri’s Lovett in check

Florida First look-Missouri

Missouri football visits Florida on Saturday in Gainesville. Here is your first look at Missouri.

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Missouri Season So Far

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/01 LA Tech W 52-24 Home
09/10 Kansas St L 12-40 Away
09/17 Abl Christian W 34-17 Home
09/24 Auburn L 14-17 Away
10/01 Georgia L 22-26 Home
10/08 Florida 12:00 pm Away
10/22 Vanderbilt 8:00 pm Home
10/29 S Carolina 8:00 pm Away
11/05 Kentucky 1:00 pm Home
11/12 Tennessee 12:00 pm Away
11/19 N Mex State 12:00 pm Home
11/25 Arkansas 3:30 pm Home

Key Stats (per game)

Stat Missouri Florida
Scoring Offense 26.8 32.2
Scoring Defense 24.8 27.0
Total Offense 375.0 463.8
Rushing Offense 169.8 210.2
Passing Offense 205.2 253.6
Team Passing Eff. 122.9 133.3
Total Defense 337.2 421.4
Rushing Defense 120.6 193.2
Pass Yards Allowed 216.6 228.2
Team Pass Eff. Def. 116.06 130.49
Turnover Margin -0.20 0.20

Missouri Injuries and Suspensions

[RB] Elijah Young (Undisclosed) – Questionable
[DL] Ky Montgomery (Knee) – Out
[DL] DJ Wesolak (Illness) – Out
[WR] Demariyon Houston (Undisclosed) – Out
[OL] Hyrin White (Leg) – Out


Challenges for Florida

Wide receiver Dominic Lovett is a dynamic player for Mizzou. So far this season Lovett has 27 catches for 460 yards. That’s over 17 yards per catch. His best game so far this season was against Abilene Christian when he had seven catches for 132 yards and two touchdowns. Only a sophomore, Lovett was the fourth-best 2021 prospect in the state of Missouri. He is an important player for Missouri. Once freshman sensation Luther Burden reaches his full potential Mizzou will have a double receiving threat as good as any in the country. Keeping Lovett in check will be a challenge for the Gators on Saturday.

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 11:00 AM CT (12:00 PM ET). Watch this SEC football game on the ESPNU Network.

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