SEC Football First Look: Vanderbilt vs. Missouri

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Vanderbilt meets Missouri on Saturday in Columbia. Here is a first look at the Vanderbilt-Missouri matchup.

Vanderbilt Season so far

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Sept. 1 Middle Tennessee W 35-7
Sept. 8 Nevada W 41-10
Sept. 15 at Notre Dame L 22-17
Sept. 22 South Carolina L 37-14
Sept. 29 Tennessee State W 31-27
Oct. 6 at Georgia L 41-13
Oct. 13 Florida L 37-27
Oct. 20 at Kentucky L 14-7
Oct. 27 at Arkansas W 45-31
Nov. 3

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
Nov. 3 at Florida W 38-17

Stat Comparison

Stat Vanderbilt Missouri
Rushing Offense 153.2 (84) 189.6 (47)
Passing Offense 230.6 (71) 280.2 (25)
Total Offense 383.8 (83) 469.8 (17)
Scoring Offense 25.6 (95) 35.8 (27)
Rushing Defense 196.7 (99) 125.0 (25)
Passing Defense 215.8 (49) 279.6 (119)
Total Defense 412.4 (79) 404.6 (74)
Scoring Defense 25.1 (55) 27.6 (69)
Interceptions 7 (62) 5 (95)
Sacks 1.78 (88) 1.67 (95)
Tackles for loss 5.0 (101) 5.8 (71)
Turnover margin 0.44 (27) -0.11 (75)

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Vanderbilt Injuries and Suspensions

DATE POSITION NAME ISSUE STATUS
11/06/18 S Zaire Jones Suspension is out for season
11/04/18 LB Charles Wright Leg is "?" Saturday vs Missouri
11/04/18 TE Sam Dobbs Leg is "?" Saturday vs Missouri
09/28/18 WR am Johnson Leg is out for season
09/08/18 TE Turner Cockrell Medical is out indefinitely
08/06/18 QB Deuce Wallace Suspension is out for season

Missouri Injuries and Suspensions

DATE POSITION NAME ISSUE STATUS
11/06/18 RB Tyler Badie Foot is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Vanderbilt
11/04/18 TE Albert Okwuegbunam Shoulder is "?" Saturday vs Vanderbilt
11/04/18 DL Rashad Brandon Undisclosed is "?" Saturday vs Vanderbilt
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

Source: DonBest.com

Challenges for Missouri

Missouri’s had a hard luck season. They started out 3-0 but have never overcame a 43-29 loss to Georgia. That game featured two defensive scores for Georgia that were the difference in the game. Missouri has given both Alabama and Georgia both good fights. The loss to Kentucky was a heart crusher with he ridiculous pass interference call to give the Cats their winning last play. Something finally went Missouri’s way last weekend in Gainesville with the turnovers and special team’s scores.

Challenges for Vanderbilt

Vandy’s had its own meetings with bad luck. Vandy administrators agreed to play Notre Dame with all Irish home officials, on the field and in the booth. Georgia, which beat the Irish in a close game the year before smartly demanded and got SEC officials on the field. Vandy was screwed by the ACC officials who allowed extensive holding on Vandy and late hits on the Commodore quarterback. Vandy still nearly beat ND. Vandy also blew leads at Kentucky and at home against Florida, but those were mostly their own fault.

Saturday’s game kicks off at 11 am CT and can be seen on the SEC Network.

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