Written and authored by NCAA Football Expert Analyst Charlie Red McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for NCAA Football news and notes.
The Missouri Tigers are entering their fourth season in the SEC. The football program has exceeded all expectations as members of the prestigious conference. The Tigers have won the SEC-East Division two of the four seasons. Missouri Head Coach Gary Pinkel enters his fifteen seasons on the sidelines with an 113-86 record at “MIZZU”. Twelve starters return on both sides of the football in 2015. The Tigers were 11-3 over last season, 7-1 in conference action. The tiger lost in the SEC championship 42-13 vs. Alabama in 2014 but beat Minnesota in the Citrus Bowl. The Tigers will have a formidable and competitive squad again this season. The Missouri Tigers plays home games at the 71,00 seat Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri.
Six starters return to the “MIZZU” offense from last season’s unit. Junior quarterback Maty Mauk (2,648) passing yards last season will be under center again. The Ohioan has more starts than all SEC signal callers, except for tow others. Mauk is savvy, creative and underrated. Mauk has a new crew of receivers that he must break in during fall camp. Senior running Back Russell Hansbrough (1,084) rushing yards will be featured in the running game. The strength of the offense is the O-line. All five starters, who are seniors and can pass and run block will give the Tigers the advantage in most games. The Missouri Tigers were 9-4 on Sports Handicappers ATS Predictions last season, going over the betting odds total seven times and staying under the betting odds total seven times.
*The “MIZZU” ranked 95th in the land on overall offense, putting up 367.0 yards per contest.
*The Tigers were 3-4 Against The spread at home in 2014.
*The Tigers went 6-0 Against The Number on the road.
*The betting odds total went 1-6 at home.
*Missouri went over the betting odds total five on the road.
*The Tigers stayed under the betting odds total once away from home.
*The Missouri passing attack was 99thin the FBS, averaging 189.1.
*Missouri scored 27.8 ppg, 70th in the NCAA Football landscape.
*The Tigers rushing attack putting up 177.8 yards per game, 53rd nationally.
First year defensive coordinator Barry Odom. There is a hole to fill along the defensive front with the departure of first-round NFL draft pick Shane Ray. The tandem of Charles Harris and Marcus Loud are following in the footsteps of former pass rush greats in Columbia. Defensive tackle Harold Brantley has NFL potential. There is also talent at linebacker and two experienced cornerbacks to bolster the secondary. The Missouri defense will be among the best in the East Division of the Southeastern Conference.
*The Tigers defense gave up 346.4 yards per contest to the opposition in 2014, 19th in the NCAA Football landscape.
*The Tigers pass defense was 39th in the land, giving up 212.7 yards per game.
*Missouri gave up 21.1 ppg, 19th in the FBS.
*The Missouri rush defense was 27th in College Football, allowing 133.7 yards per contest on the ground.
*The Tigers have a cupcake out of conference schedule.
*Conference foes Florida, South Carolina, and Mississippi State will visit Columbia, Missouri in 2015.
Bovada lists the Missouri Tigers at over/under seven and a half wins in 2015.
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