College Football News Preview 2020: Missouri Tigers

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College Football News Preview 2020: Missouri Tigers


College Football News Preview 2020: Missouri Tigers


1. College Football News Preview 2020: Missouri Tigers Win Total Prediction, What Will Happen

Where’s the talent?

Missouri has carved out an okay niche as a decent program that’s able to beat the mediocre teams after going to back-to-back SEC Championships – and coming within a win over Auburn of going to the BCS Championship in 2013 – but things have changed.

The SEC East might be the easier of the two divisions, but Florida has turned into a thing again, and Georgia has grown into a superpower. Missouri has been okay, but it hasn’t had enough of the top stars needed to be a true SEC player – just eight six players were drafted over the last four years – and there’s been a big, big issue against the good teams.

Over the last three years, Missouri is 2-16 against FBS teams that finished with a winning record, and is 19-1 against teams that finished at .500 or worse and FCS programs.

It’s nice to beat the teams you’re supposed to, but can new head coach Eliah Drinkwitz push the program forward in a league where being in the top 20 in the recruiting rankings isn’t close to being good enough?

This year’s team has experience, but it’s going to be about consistency, health, and having something to play for now that bowl eligibility is a possibility again.

Drinkwitz is a bright young head coach who might be able to do for Mizzou what Scott Satterfield did for Louisville after leaving Appalachian State to be a recharge of a program’s battery, but as the numbers bear out, for now, it’s all about how good the schedule is.

Set The Missouri Tigers Regular Season Win Total At … 7

Bet at BetMGM Win Total Line: 5

Let’s start by assuming that Drinkwitz and the new staff are good for one close win, and having a bowl game to play for is good for another.

Central Arkansas, Vanderbilt – last year’s loss was the 1 in the 19-1 against losing teams – Eastern Michigan, Louisiana, Arkansas.

Drop-kick those five, then hope for a win over Kentucky at home, or at BYU, or at Mississippi State, or maybe even pull off a big upset.

The Tigers will get past six wins.

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