SEC Football Preview: New Mexico State at Missouri

Missouri-New Mexico State Preview/Prediction

New Mexico State visit+s Missouri on Saturday in Columbia. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

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Team Schedules/Results

New Mexico State

Date Opponent Time TV Result
8/27 vs. Nevada 10:00 PM ET ESPN2 L 12-23
9/1 at Minnesota 9:00 PM ET BTN L 0-38
9/10 at UTEP 9:00 PM ET ESP+ L 13-20
9/17 at Wisconsin 3:30 PM ET BTN L 7-66
9/24 vs. Hawaii 8:00 PM ET FLOF W 45-26
10/1 vs. FIU 8:00 PM ET FLOF L 7-21
10/15 vs. New Mexico 8:00 PM ET FLOF W 21-9
10/22 vs. San Jose State 6:00 PM ET FLOF Postponed
10/29 at Massachusetts 3:30 PM ET ESPN3 W 23-13
11/12 vs. Lamar 2:00 PM ET FLOF W 51-14
11/19 at Missouri 7:30 PM ET ESPNU
11/26 at Liberty 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 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 CBS L 24-66
11/19 vs. New Mexico State 7:30 PM ET ESPNU
11/25 vs. Arkansas 3:30 PM ET CBS/PAR+

College Football Ratings

Rating New Mexico State Missouri
ESPN FPI 127 59
Sagarin 166 63
Massey Composite 123 65
PiRate Ratings 126 56

Key Stats (per game)

Stat Missouri New Mexico St
Scoring Offense 23.2 19.9
Scoring Defense 25.9 25.6
Total Offense 354.1 287
Rushing Offense 150.0 141.0
Passing Offense 204.1 146.0
Team Passing Eff. 126.0 104.7
Total Defense 345.7 347.6
Rushing Defense 126.5 172.4
Pass Yards Allowed 219.2 175.1
Team Pass Eff. Def. 128.9 122.8
Turnover Margin -0.60 -0.67
3rd Down Conv. Pct 0.370 0.300
4th Down Conv. Pct 0.500 0.727
3rd Down Conv. % Def. 0.315 0.369
4th Down Conv. % Def. 0.579 0.643
Red Zone Offense 0.743 0.808
Red Zone Defense 0.900 0.848
Net Punting 37.1 40.370
Punt Returns 13.2 6.1
Kickoff Returns 16.4 17.5
First Downs Offense 177 136
First Downs Defense 182 178
Penalties/Game 7.6 7.0
Penalty Yards/Game 64.3 61.8

Players to Watch

New Mexico State

RB O’Maury Samuels, RB Juwaun Price, WR Terrell Warner, OL Sage Doxtater, OL Eli Johnson, LB Trevor Brohard, DB Devlin Kirklin, DB Daemahni Williams, DL Zach Stokes, DL Lama Lavea.

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

New Mexico State

[QB] Dino Maldonado (Shoulder) – Out

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

Source: statfox.com

New Mexico State vs. Missouri Football Series History

First meeting

Comments

This is a game where I’d normally harp on the need to not be flat and the need for the head coach to eat a few goldfish. I don’t think that in necessary. Mizzou should win handily as long as the Tigers do not show up flat.

14Powers Preseason Prediction

New Mexico St 10, Missouri 35

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Missouri 38, New Mexico State 13

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:30 PM ET (7:30 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the ESPNU Network.

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