Check out the Vanderbilt vs. Missouri fearless prediction and game preview.
Vanderbilt (4-5) vs. Missouri (2-7) Game Preview
Date: Saturday, Nov. 12
Game Time: 3:30 pm
Venue: Faurot Field, Columbia, MO
Network: SEC Network
Can Missouri do something to show that it’s not the worst team in the SEC?
The Tigers might have been a disaster in 2015, but the defense was strong in the midst of a horrible offensive season. This year, the defense has fallen off the map, and it’s not getting any better.
On a five-game losing streak, Mizzou is trying to find something it can count on over the last three games to take into 2017, and it starts with QB Drew Lock.
He might only be completing 54% of his passes, but he’s bombing away to make up for the team’s problems defensively coming up with 302 yards against South Carolina and with 220 yards or more seven times so far this year. Good luck getting the passing game going this week, though.
Vanderbilt gave Auburn a hard time with its brand of stall ball, and even with a loss, there’s still a shot at going bowling needing to win two of the last three games. With home games against a Chad Kelly-less Ole Miss and Arkansas remaining, the Commodores have a real, live shot at getting to six wins and get a bowl without having to worry at all about the Academic Progress Rate.
The offense still isn’t working through the air with the third-worst offense in college football – so will Vandy stick with its normal style against a defense as bad as Mizzou’s?
The Commodores are brilliant at scoring whenever they get a chance, and they need to considering they don’t move the ball all that well.
Missouri is dead last in college football in time of possession, and Vandy will take advantage of that with the running game grinding out drive after drive against a defense that won’t be able to get off the field.
Run well, use the solid defense to come up with a stop here and there, and come up with a key road win to get within a win of being bowl eligible.
Vanderbilt vs. Missouri Prediction
Vanderbilt 20, Missouri 16
Missouri -3.5, o/u: 52.5
ATS Confidence: 5: Cash in mattress – 1: All political pollsters … 3
Must See Rating: 5: Arrival* – 1: Any political show ever again … 2.5
*To be honest, it looks like yet another brutally dull sci-fi thing, but it’s %100, so you’re supposed to see it or else.