2019 Football Preview – SEC- Tigers
Looking for 2019 Missouri Tigers predictions? Mizzou was hammered by the NCAA so there will be no bowling or other perks this season. They are competing in the toughest conference in America and they basically have nothing to play for so they will be an interesting team to watch this season. It might get a little bleak late in the year.
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2019-20 College Football Preview – Missouri Tigers
Head Coach: Barry Odom
2018 Record: 8-5
Missouri to win the 2019 FBS Championship: Ineligible
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The Tigers are going to be interesting this season. Not only will motivation be critical so will the play of a highly recognizable transfer quarterback.
2019 Missouri Tigers Predictions: Team Strengths
Reloading at QB: For the past few seasons Drew Lock has been one of the most productive quarterbacks in the nation. So much so that he is now going to be playing on Sundays.
His replacement is the very athletic Kelly Bryant, formerly of Clemson.
He is talented but they are going to need to find some ways to take advantage of his more dynamic skill set.
I am not sure why but it is encouraging that he was keen to stay even after the ruling came down about their postseason ban. That is a character move and he has already been named the starting quarterback.
Weapons All Over the Field: Bryant is used to playing with some big time playmakers from his time at Clemson. He will not have that calibre of weapon but there is talent in Columbia too.
Clemson did not feature tight ends but junior Albert Okwuegbunam might be the best at that position in the SEC. He has 17 touchdowns over the last couple of seasons.
Running back Larry Rountree rushed for 1200+ yards last season. No Tiger running back has put up that many yards in 20 years. He could be the Tigers all time leading rusher with two more good seasons like that.
2019 Missouri Tigers Predictions: Team Weaknesses
Pressure on Defense?: If you look around the NFL you see surprising numbers of defensive linemen from Mizzou.
This season they do not have a lot returning up front and I wonder if this might be where violations hurt the program longer terms and some players look elsewhere instead of the Tigers. Plus the linemen thing has not been as strong under Odom.
Getting after the passer is part talent and desire and I do not think they will have enough of either to put the pressure you need to on opponents.
The Tigers are breaking in a new punter this year.
It might actually be place kicker Tucker McCann, who was only 24 of 33 on field goals and missed a few extra points too. There may or may not be a correlation but adding punting duties is not likely to make a mediocre kicker better.
Missouri is going to be operating on a very thin margin this season and special teams is not looking like an area where they can count on an advantage.
Missouri Tigers Prediction: 6-6
Missouri is going to be a hard team to predict this season.
The nonconference is not too taxing with likely wins over Wyoming, SEMO and a Troy program that is in transition.
In the SEC it is going to be a lot tougher. The only gimme seems to be a game against Arkansas. Their other crossover is home to Ole Miss which is another likely win but the rest of the teams on the schedule are either improving or on the road.
If this was a good Missouri team without the sanctions question hanging over their head we might be calling this team a sleeper with this schedule because it is not too bad but as it is they would be lucky to qualify for a bowl even if they were eligible.
2019 Missouri Tigers Football Schedule
Date Time vs
- 8/31/19 7:30 PM ET @WYO
- 9/7/19 TBD WVU
- 9/14/19 TBD SEMST
- 9/21/19 TBD SOCAR
- 10/5/19 TBD TROY
- 10/12/19 TBD MISS
- 10/19/19 TBD @VAN
- 10/26/19 TBD @UK
- 11/9/19 TBD @UGA
- 11/16/19 TBD FLA
- 11/23/19 TBD TENN
- 11/30/19 TBD @ARK
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