SEC Football Preview: Kentucky at Missouri

Missouri and Kentucky logos

Kentucky hosts Missouri on Saturday in Lexington. 14Powers.com previews the game and predicts the final score of this contest.

Team Schedules/Results

Kentucky

Date Visitor Pts Home Pts
Sept. 26 Kentucky 13 Auburn 29
Oct. 3 Ole Miss 42 Kentucky 41
Oct. 10 Mississippi State 2 Kentucky 24
Oct. 17 Kentucky 34 Tennessee 7
Oct. 24 & Georgia Kentucky
Oct. 24 Kentucky Missouri
Oct. 31 Georgia Kentucky
Oct. 31 & Kentucky Missouri
Nov. 14 Vanderbilt Kentucky
Nov. 21 Kentucky Alabama
Nov. 28 Kentucky Florida
Dec. 5 South Carolina Kentucky

Missouri

Date Visitor Pts Home Pts
Sept. 26 Alabama 38 Missouri 19
Oct. 3 Missouri 12 Tennessee 35
Oct. 10 Missouri 45 LSU 41
Oct. 17 $ Vanderbilt Missouri
Oct. 24 & Missouri Florida
Oct. 24 Kentucky Missouri
Oct. 31 Missouri Florida
Oct. 31 & Kentucky Missouri
Nov. 14 Georgia Missouri
Nov. 21 Missouri South Carolina
Nov. 28 Arkansas Missouri
Dec. 5 Missouri Mississippi State
Dec. 12 Vanderbilt Missouri
$ Game postponed
& Game rescheduled

College Football Ratings

Rating Kentucky Missouri
ESPN FPI 26 57
Sagarin 22 65
Massey Composite 22 48
PiRate Ratings 15 55

Key Stats

Stat Kentucky Missouri
Points 28.0 25.3
Points Allowed 20.0 38.0
Total YDS 348.5 417.3
Pass YDS 142.5 292.3
Rush YDS 206.0 125.0
Total YDS Allowed 341.3 438.3
Pass YDS Allowed 235.0 307.7
Rush YDS Allowed 106.3 130.7
Turnover margin 1.0 -1.7
3rd Down Conv. 46.3 36.9
3rd Down Conv. DEF 31.4 40.5

Players to Watch

Kentucky

CB Brandin Echols, QB Terry Wilson, OL Landon Young, WR Josh Ali, LB Jamar Watson, LB Chris Oats.

Missouri

LB Nick Bolton, RB Larry Rountree III, WR Jalen Knox, RB Tyler Badie, CB Adam Sparks.

Injuries

Kentucky

Chris Oats LB Out For Season – Undisclosed
Kavosiey Smoke RB Out Indefinitely – Ribs
Brenden Bates TE Out Indefinitely – Undisclosed
Quinton Bohanna NT Ques Sat – Leg

Missouri

Maurice Massey WR Out For Season – Personal
Stacy Brown DB Ques Sat – Illness
Akial Byers DL Ques Sat – Undisclosed
Tyler Jones DB Ques Sat – Undisclosed
Dominic Gicinto WR Ques Sat – Illness
Damon Hazelton WR Ques Sat – Illness
Keke Chism WR Prob Sat – Illness
Darius Robinson DL Out Sat – Foot
Chris Daniels DL Out For Season – Personal
Aubrey Miller Jr. LB Out For Season – Personal
Brendan Scales TE Out For Season – Foot
Thalen Robinson OL Out For Season – Personal
Kobie Whiteside DL Mid Nov – Leg
Jack Buford OL Out For Season – Personal
Chris Shearin DB Out For Season – Personal
Cjay Boone WR Out For Season – Personal

Source: boydsbets.com

Comments

These two teams are vying for a shot at finishing the season somewhere in the middle of the East. A loss puts the loser in a big hole, especially Missouri. It would be easy to pick Kentucky but these Tigers knocked off LSU a couple weeks ago, rattling off 45 points. I believe UK does have the better defense in this one and the Cats should prevail. Keep in mind though, that Mizzou has had a couple weeks to prepare for this one so who knows?

Our Preseason Prediction

Kentucky 31, Missouri 21

Game Week 14Powers.com Prediction

Kentucky 28, Missouri 21

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 3:00 PM CT (4:00 PM ET). Watch on the SEC Network.

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