Missouri Football First Look: Tennessee


Missouri football visits Tennessee on Saturday in Knoxville. Here is your first look at the Tennessee Volunteers.

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Tennessee Season So Far

Date Opponent Time TV Result
9/1 vs. Ball State 7:00 PM ET SECN W 59-10
9/10 at Pittsburgh 3:30 PM ET ABC W 34-27
9/17 vs. Akron 7:00 PM ET ESP+ W 63-6
9/24 vs. Florida 3:30 PM ET CBS W 38-33
10/8 at LSU 12:00 PM ET ESPN W 40-13
10/15 vs. Alabama 3:30 PM ET CBS W 52-49
10/22 vs. UT Martin 12:00 PM ET SECN W 65-24
10/29 vs. Kentucky 7:00 PM ET ESPN W 44-6
11/5 at Georgia 3:30 PM ET CBS L 13-27
11/12 vs. Missouri 12:00 PM ET
11/19 at South Carolina TBA
11/26 at Vanderbilt TBA

Key Stats (per game)

Stat Missouri Tennessee
Scoring Offense 23.1 45.3
Scoring Defense 21.4 21.7
Total Offense 350.2 523.7
Rushing Offense 147.6 187.9
Passing Offense 202.7 335.8
Team Passing Eff. 125.6 188.61
Total Defense 303.7 392.9
Rushing Defense 111.2 97
Pass Yards Allowed 192.4 295.9
Team Pass Eff. Def. 117.48 128.15
Turnover Margin -0.56 0.89

Tennessee Injuries and Suspensions

[DB] Warren Burrell (Upper Body) – Out
[RB] Len’Neth Whitehead (Upper Body) – Out

Source: statfox.com

Challenges for Missouri

Missouri has to pick itself up off the ground after a heartbreaking loss to Kentucky. However, stopping the prolific Tennessee offense will be the biggest challenge for the Tigers. Behind quarterback Hendon Hooker, the Vols are averaging 45 points and 523.7 yards per game. Mizzou’s tough defensive line might be able to help catch a downcast coming off its first loss UT team off balance.

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

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