SEC Football Preview: Missouri at Tennessee

Missouri-Tennessee Preview

The Missouri Tigers visit the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday in Knoxville. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

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Team Schedules/Results

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 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+

Tennessee

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

College Football Ratings

Rating Missouri Tennessee
ESPN FPI 55 5
Sagarin 53 5
Massey Composite 60 3
PiRate Ratings 50 5

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
3rd Down Conv. Pct 0.380 0.463
4th Down Conv. Pct 0.556 0.708
3rd Down Conv. % Def. 0.311 0.333
4th Down Conv. % Def. 0.625 0.500
Red Zone Offense 0.727 0.938
Red Zone Defense 0.87 0.750
Net Punting 36.3 36.9
Punt Returns 14.9 16.1
Kickoff Returns 17.6 20.3
First Downs Offense 161 230
First Downs Defense 149 205
Penalties/Game 6.89 8.44
Penalty Yards/Game 58.11 71.78

Players to Watch

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.

Tennessee

QB Hendon Hooker, LB Jeremy Banks, P Paxton Brooks, RB Jabari Small, WR Cedric Tillman, TE Jacob Warren, OL Darnell Wright, C Cooper Mays, DL Byron Young, DB Trevon Flowers.

Injuries

Missouri

[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

Tennessee

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

Source: statfox.com

Missouri vs. Tennessee Football Series History

Series tied 5-5

Comments

Is Tennessee ripe for a letdown after its loss at Georgia? I don’t think so. The Vols still have a lot to play and this game is being played in Knoxville. Tennessee wins big again.

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Missouri 21, Tennessee 27

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Tennessee 45, Missouri 13

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

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