Tennessee at Missouri fearless prediction and game preview.
Tennessee at Missouri Broadcast
Date: Saturday, November 23
Game Time: 7:30 ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (click to watch for free)
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Columbia, MO
Network: SEC Network
Tennessee (5-5) vs. Missouri (5-5) Game Preview
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Why Tennessee Will Win
Missouri’s offense appears to have ended its 2019 season a bit early.
It doesn’t like scoring touchdowns anymore, putting up a grand total of 27 points in the last four games with no more than seven in any of the last three.
What’s the problem? Playing Florida and Georgia was part of it, but to put it bluntly, it’s just not clicking.
Kelly Bryant was able to connect on enough throws to get over 200 yards against the Gators, but they didn’t seem to go anywhere. There’s no pop or explosion, there are too many missed opportunities, and the absent running game isn’t helping.
Tennessee’s offense isn’t going off, but the defensive line is doing a nice job of getting behind the line and being disruptive, the takeaways are coming, and overall the team seems to have found a bit of a groove over the second half of the year.
It might have lost to Alabama, but it was close to making it interesting late. That was the lone loss since early October – the team is now finding ways to win, after starting off the season creating interesting ways to lose.
Why Missouri Will Win
It’s Senior Day. Next week the Tigers make the trip to Arkansas, but first, the team has to bust out of its funk in the final home game of the year.
That starts with getting the passing game going and needing Bryant to get hot right away.
Yeah, the Vols might be on a nice run, but it also helps that the D hasn’t dealt with too many teams that can throw.
It kept Alabama from going ballistic, and it came up with a win over South Carolina despite getting hit for well over 300 yards, but Kentucky, UAB and Mississippi State aren’t being mistaken for LSU offensively.
Jake Fromm was able to connect on 83% of his passes in Georgia’s easy win over the Vols. Florida’s Kyle Trask was red hot, too, in a win.
Bryant has to be patient, keep the chains moving, and just relax for a passing game that has the parts to go on marches against a Tennessee D that’s struggling on third downs.
What’s Going To Happen
Can the Mizzou offensive line block anyone?
It’s not generating any semblance of a push for the ground game, and it’s not keeping Bryant and the quarterbacks clean. Unfortunately, the Tennessee pass rush has been steadily solid.
Don’t expect the Tigers to all of a sudden get it all back.
The Vols aren’t putting up points in bunches, and in just their fourth road game of the season they’re going to struggle and sputter against an inspired Missouri defense.
First one to score wins? It won’t be quite like that, but the Tigers pull up out fo the nosedive just enough to get out with an ugly, ugly win.
Tennessee at Missouri Prediction, Line
Must See Rating: 3
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