SEC Football Preview: Missouri at Mississippi State

Mississippi State-Missouri game preview

Missouri faces Mississippi State on Saturday in Starkville. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Team Schedules/Results

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 10 Missouri 20
Oct. 31 Missouri 17 Florida 41
Oct. 31 & Kentucky Missouri
Nov. 14 $ Georgia Missouri
Nov. 21 Missouri 17 South Carolina 10
Nov. 28 $ Arkansas Missouri
Nov. 28 & Vanderbilt 0 Missouri 41
Dec. 5 & Arkansas 48 Missouri 50
Dec. 12 & Georgia 49 Missouri 14
Dec. 19 & Missouri Mississippi State
$ Game postponed
& Game rescheduled
$& Rescheduled game
that was postponed.
@ Game canceled

Mississippi State

Date Visitor Pts Home Pts
Sept. 26 Mississippi State 44 LSU 34
Oct. 3 Arkansas 21 Mississippi State 14
Oct. 10 Mississippi State 2 Kentucky 24
Oct. 17 Texas A&M 28 Mississippi State 14
Oct. 31 Mississippi State 0 Alabama 41
Nov. 7 Vanderbilt 17 Mississippi State 24
Nov. 14 $ Auburn Mississippi State
Nov. 21 Mississippi State 24 Georgia 31
Nov. 28 Mississippi State 24 Ole Miss 31
Dec. 12 & Auburn 24 Mississippi State 10
Dec. 19 & Missouri Mississippi State
$ Game postponed
& Game rescheduled
$& Rescheduled game
that was postponed.
@ Game canceled

College Football Ratings

Rating Missouri Mississippi State
ESPN FPI 43 62
Sagarin 35 45
Massey Composite 47 91
PiRate Ratings 39 49

Key Stats

Stat Missouri Mississippi State
Points 26.1 17.3
Points Allowed 30.2 27.9
Total YDS 408.7 336.1
Pass YDS 269.7 312.9
Rush YDS 139.0 23.2
Total YDS Allowed 403.8 384.6
Pass YDS Allowed 240.3 256.6
Rush YDS Allowed 163.4 128.0
Turnover margin -0.4 -1.1
3rd Down Conv. 45.0 32.4
3rd Down Conv. DEF 37.9 40.5

Players to Watch

Missouri

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

Mississippi State

QB KJ Costello, LB Erroll Thompson, RB Kylin Hill, WR Osirus Mitchell.

Injuries

Missouri

[WR] 12/16/2020 – Jalen Knox is OUT Saturday vs Mississippi State (Leg)
[WR] 12/16/2020 – Micah Wilson is OUT Saturday vs Mississippi State (Undisclosed)

Mississippi State

[WR] 10/29/2020 – Tyrell Shavers has left team (Left Team)
[RB] 10/27/2020 – Kylin Hill is out for season (Personal)
[S] 10/21/2020 – Fred Peters is out for season (Undisclosed)
[QB] 10/20/2020 – Garrett Shrader left the team (Transferred)
[TE] 11/19/2020 – Powers Warren left the team (Transferred)
[DT] 11/18/2020 – Nathan Pickering is out for season (Personal)
[S] 11/12/2020 – Marcus Murphy is out for season (Personal)

Source: statfox.com

Comments

It looks like Mike Leach has things progressing well for his team. They have had some hard luck this season. State will get better as he gets the horses for his offense. This year’s Bulldog team has a really good defense and there’s no telling how many games MSU would have won if Leach’s offense had been clicking at top level. Missouri’s got a first-year head coach too in Eliah Drinkwitz. It looks like he’s going to help lead the Tigers back to the winning way of former Tiger head coach Gary Pinkel’s teams. The SEC is so competitive though. For this game I’m going with Missouri. They seem to be a little more well-rounded team. It should be a fairly close game.

Our Preseason Prediction

Mississippi State 34, Missouri 21

Game Week 14Powers.com Prediction

Missouri 31, Mississippi State 21

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 2:30 PM CT (3:30 PM ET). You can watch this SEC football game on the SEC Alternate Network.

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