Last week: Defeated Central Michigan Chippewas 34-24
Okay, so it’s reasonable to assume that the Central Michigan Chippewas are better than your average MAC foe. However, we can’t put too much emphasis on their success the previous two years under Jim McElwain, and given the fact that McElwain missed this game, we have to be even more down on the Missouri Tigers.
Eliah Drinkwitz’s program was one of the pleasant surprises last year in the SEC, and entering his second year with one of the best offensive minds in the nation, he should take a major step forward. It didn’t seem like he did that over the weekend.
To be fair, the offense had a complete, balanced attack with 257 yards through the air and 211 on the ground. Connor Bazelak completing 65 percent of his passes and averaging eight yards an attempt with two touchdowns and no picks was impressive. Tyler Badie was the star, though, with 25 carries for over 200 yards. Together, they make an amazing backfield.
Up next: At Kentucky Wildcats
Until Mizzou proves itself by blowing out a Group of Five foe or beating a Power Five foe, it’s in one of the bottom tiers of our SEC Power Rankings. However, their league opener this week at the Kentucky Wildcats is the perfect chance for them to prove their worth. We’ll have a much better read on this team after that.