There was good reason to believe the Missouri Tigers’ loss to the Wyoming Cowboys last week was a bit of a fluke. They faced a very underrated and well-coached Group of Five team on the road while trying to break in a new quarterback amidst all the distractions that have gripped the program throughout the offseason.
And they still would have won that game were it not for a few key mistakes. Kelly Bryant regrouped, and playing for Derek Dooley’s offense, managed to lead Mizzou to a dominating win over the West Virginia Mountaineers. Now, you can take that win with a grain of salt and question WVU, but the fact of the matter is it was total domination.
As a result, we have Mizzou in a tier similar to the Ole Miss Rebels and South Carolina Gamecocks, for now, in our SEC Power Rankings. Barry Odom has the team looking like it can continue to build off what it’s done the last two years. And they have a great slate coming up.
These guys move to 2-1 this weekend after facing Southeast Missouri State. Two games later they host the Troy Trojans. In between they have a must-win home game against the South Carolina Gamecocks. After Troy they host the Ole Miss Rebels and visit the Vanderbilt Commodores. So if they do what they should, they’ll be 5-1 before facing the next team on here.