While the Arkansas Razorbacks looked fun to watch in their new offensive system with Chad Morris leading the way, the same held true with Drew Lock and the Missouri Tigers under former Vols head coach Derek Dooley leading the offense. The unit was as exciting as ever.
Barry Odom’s team dominated the UT-Martin Skyhawks, scoring 48 points in three quarters. Lock completed 19 of 25 passes for 289 yards and four touchdowns, and with Taylor Powell’s additional 105 yards, the unite as a whole had 394 yards. Add in the 159 rushing yards, and this offense was incredible.
However, just like with Arkansas, we can’t give this team too much credit. They blew out a program that had a losing record in FCS play as well, and it wasn’t as impressive as it couldn’t been. Because of that, we had to drop this team towards the bottom of our SEC Power Rankings.
Yes, this unit was in the middle of the pack before the season started. But as we already stated, the first week of games took precedence over everything else. Too many other teams in the conference were more impressive than Mizzou.
The good news is this team has a few chances to make a better impression coming up. The Wyoming Cowboys this Saturday is a solid next step, and then there are the Purdue Boilermakers on the road before conference play begins. But until then, we have to keep them low in these rankings. After all, you have to prove your value.