SEC Football First Look: Missouri at Florida

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Missouri meets Florida on Saturday in Gainesville. Here is a first look at the Missouri-Florida matchup.

Missouri Season so far

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Sept. 1 UT-Martin W 51-14
Sept. 8 Wyoming W 40-13
Sept. 15 at Purdue W 40-37
Sept. 22 Georgia L 43-29
Oct. 6 at South Carolina L 37-35
Oct. 13 at Alabama L 39-10
Oct. 20 Memphis W 65-33
Oct. 27 Kentucky L 15-14

Florida Season so far

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Sept. 1 Charleston Southern W 53-6
Sept. 8 Kentucky L 27-16
Sept. 15 Colorado State W 48-10
Sept. 22 at Tennessee W 47-21
Sept. 29 at Mississippi State W 13-6
Oct. 6 LSU W 27-19
Oct. 13 at Vanderbilt W 37-27
Oct. 27 at Georgia [Jacksonville] L 36-17

Stat Comparison

Stat Missouri Florida
Rushing Offense 185.6 (50) 193.9 (42)
Passing Offense 284.0 (23) 197.8 (97)
Total Offense 469.6 (20) 391.6 (78)
Scoring Offense 35.5 (29) 32.3 (41)
Rushing Defense 126.5 (28) 166.4 (74)
Passing Defense 288.3 (122) 170.1 (12)
Total Defense 414.8 (84) 336.5 (28)
Scoring Defense 28.9 (80) 19.0 (20)
Interceptions 5 (86) 7 (47)
Sacks 1.75 (89) 2.75 (26)
Tackles for loss 6.1 (60) 7.1 (29)
Turnover margin -0.13 (77) 0.75 (17)
Massey Composite 39 10

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Missouri Injuries and Suspensions

DATE POSITION NAME ISSUE STATUS
10/28/18 WR Emanuel Hall Personal is "?" Saturday vs Florida
10/28/18 TE Kendall Blanton Knee is out indefinitely
09/15/18 LB Noah Robinson Suspension is out indefinitely
08/15/18 TE Messiah Swinson ACL is out for season

Florida Injuries and Suspensions

DATE POSITION NAME ISSUE STATUS
10/30/18 DB Brad Stewart Undisclosed is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Missouri
10/29/18 DB C.J. Henderson Back is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Missouri
09/17/18 RB Malik Davis Foot is out indefinitely
09/09/18 RB Adarius Lemons Transferred is out for season
09/09/18 DB Marco Wilson ACL is out for season
08/16/18 DB Quincy Lenton Achilles is out for season

Source: DonBest.com

Challenges for Missouri

It’s going to be tough for Missouri to pick themselves off the ground after that loss to Kentucky last week. This is where good coaches make their money. The way Mizzou fell was heart wrenching. A pass interference call that should really have been an offsetting situation instead of giving Florida a first and goal at the Mizzou 1-yard line with no time remaining. These things happen all the time in football but when it happens on the last play of the game and snatches defeat from the jaws of victory, it hurts.

Challenges for Florida

Florida also suffered an disappointing loss last week. The Gators actually played fairly well in this game and the score was much closer than the final score indicates. The Gators should be a solid favorite at home against Missouri. However, in Drew Lock Mizzou will have the better QB. He’s put up phenomenal numbers with the Tigers in four years, completing 777 of 1,395 passes for 10,839 yards, 87 touchdowns and 37 interceptions. Stop Lock and you stop Missouri.

Saturday’s game kicks off at 4 pm ET (3 pm CT) and can be seen on the SEC Network.

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