Missouri vs SE Missouri State prediction and game preview.
Missouri vs SE Missouri State Broadcast
Date: Saturday, September 18
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Faurot Field, Columbia, MO
Network: ESPN+/SEC Network
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Missouri (1-1) vs SE Missouri State (0-2) Game Preview
Why SE Missouri State Will Win
Can the Redhawks take the ball away enough to matter?
The defense has been – let’s be nice here – spotty, but at least it came up with four turnovers in the first two games. It needs to keep the pressure going – generating plays behind the line hasn’t been an issue – and it has to give the offense more chances.
This is a breather game for Mizzou before it goes off to Boston College. It needs to work on a few things, and despite what head coach Eliah Drinkwitz might be preaching about his team being focused and taking this game seriously, that’s going to be tough after the intense loss to Kentucky, and …
Okay, I know. Quit stalling …
Why Missouri Will Win
The SEMO defense is having … issues.
Yes, it might generate a few takeaways, and yes, it might get into the backfield, but it got ripped to shreds by defending FCS national champion Sam Houston right after being ripped apart by Southern Illinois.
Missouri won’t want to push the starters in this more than it has to, but the offense needs to sharpen up the passing game – Connor Bazelak was just okay vs. UK, even with four touchdown throws – and the less rising-star RB Tyler Badie has to do, the better. Fortunately …
What’s Going To Happen
Give this a few drives and this should be done.
Missouri will score touchdowns early with a good balance, keep up the production into the second, and then it’ll all shut down.
SE Missouri State will come up with a few late scores, but the fun will be long over thanks to a D that won’t even come close to stopping the 1s.
Missouri vs SE Missouri State Prediction, Line
Missouri 58, SE Missouri State 10
Line: Missouri -34, o/u: 58.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1
Must See Rating: 1
5: Steve is proud of you
1: Ordinary Joe