Tennessee Football First Look: Missouri


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

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Missouri Season So Far

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 W 17-14
10/29 at South Carolina 4:00 PM ET SECN W 23-10
11/5 vs. Kentucky 12:00 PM ET SECN L 17-21
11/12 at Tennessee 12:00 PM ET
11/19 vs. New Mexico State TBA
11/25 vs. Arkansas 3:30 PM ET CBS/PAR+

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 97.0
Pass Yards Allowed 192.4 295.9
Team Pass Eff. Def. 117.48 128.15
Turnover Margin -0.56 0.89

Missouri Injuries and Suspensions

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

Source: statfox.com

Challenges for Tennessee

Missouri’s offense is mediocre however the Tigers have a solid defense that is 31st nationally in scoring defense (21.4 ppg) and 26th in passing defense (192.4 ypg). Kris Abrams-Draine averages 1.4 defended passes per game. Freshman athlete Luther Burden is a player to watch on special teams and offense. He seems to have turned it up a notch over the past few games.

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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