SEC Football Preview: Vanderbilt at Missouri

Missouri-Vanderbilt Preview

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

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Team Schedules/Results

Vanderbilt

Date Opponent Time TV Result
8/27 at Hawaii 10:30 PM ET CBSS W 63-10
9/3 vs. Elon 7:00 PM ET ESP+ W 42-31
9/10 vs. 23 Wake Forest 12:00 PM ET SECN L 25-45
9/17 at Northern Illinois 3:30 PM ET CBSS W 38-28
9/24 at Alabama 7:30 PM ET SECN L 3-55
10/8 vs. Ole Miss 4:00 PM ET SECN L 28-52
10/15 at Georgia 3:30 PM ET SECN L 0-55
10/22 at Missouri 4:00 PM ET SECN
11/5 vs. South Carolina TBA
11/12 at Kentucky TBA
11/19 vs. Florida TBA
11/26 vs. Tennessee TBA

Missouri

Date Opponent Time TV Result
9/1 vs. Louisiana Tech 8:00 PM ET ESPNU W 52-24
9/10 at Kansas State 12:00 PM ET ESPN2 L 12-40
9/17 vs. Abilene Christian 12:00 PM ET ESP+ W 34-17
9/24 at Auburn 12:00 PM ET ESPN L 14-17
10/1 vs. Georgia 7:30 PM ET SECN L 22-26
10/8 at Florida 12:00 PM ET ESPNU L 17-24
10/22 vs. Vanderbilt 4:00 PM ET SECN
10/29 at South Carolina 4:00 PM ET SECN
11/5 vs. Kentucky TBA
11/12 at Tennessee TBA
11/19 vs. New Mexico State TBA
11/25 vs. Arkansas 3:30 PM ET CBS/PAR+ Get Tickets

College Football Ratings

Rating Vanderbilt Missouri
ESPN FPI 99 55
Sagarin 117 60
Massey Composite 78 74
PiRate Ratings 95 52

Key Stats (per game)

Stat Missouri Vanderbilt
Scoring Offense 25.2 28.4
Scoring Defense 24.7 39.4
Total Offense 374.2 347.0
Rushing Offense 166.5 150.0
Passing Offense 207.7 197.0
Team Passing Eff. 122.7 140.7
Total Defense 329.8 493.7
Rushing Defense 138.3 160.7
Pass Yards Allowed 191.5 333.0
Team Pass Eff. Def. 115.9 165.2
Turnover Margin -0.33 0.14
3rd Down Conv. Pct 0.372 0.340
4th Down Conv. Pct 0.667 0.467
3rd Down Conv. % Def. 0.274 0.451
4th Down Conv. % Def. 0.667 0.312
Red Zone Offense 0.739 0.955
Red Zone Defense 0.941 0.862
Net Punting 34.9 39.3
Punt Returns 16.6 5.7
Kickoff Returns 17.8 18.0
First Downs Offense 110.0 117.0
First Downs Defense 104.0 168.0
Penalties/Game 7.8 5.1
Penalty Yards/Game 66.2 45.0

Players to Watch

Vanderbilt

QB AJ Swann, TE Ben Bresnahan, LB Anfernee Orji, DL Nate Clifton, OL Bradley Ashmore, DB Jaylen Mahoney, P Matthew Hayball, LS Wesley Schelling, QB Mike Wright.

Missouri

QB Brady Cook, WR Barrett Banister, WR Luther Burden III, DL Isaiah McGuire, OL Javon Foster, WR Tauskie Dove, OL Xavier Delgado, LB Chad Bailey, PK Harrison Mevis.

Injuries

Vanderbilt

[RB] Chase Gillespie (Undisclosed) – Questionable
[WR] Daveon Walker (Undisclosed) – Questionable
[DL] Daevion Davis (Leg) – Out
[LB] Miles Capers (Knee) – Out

Missouri

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

Source: statfox.com

Vanderbilt vs. Missouri Football Series History

Missouri leads 7-4

Comments

Vanderbilt is a two-touchdown underdog in this game. That sounds about right to me. Vandy might beat the spread but I can’t see them winning the game outright. They’ve improved this season but maybe not enough to get an SEC win yet.

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Vanderbilt 27, Missouri 31

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Missouri 34, Vanderbilt 20

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 3:00 PM CT (4:00 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network.

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