Missouri Tigers Mid-Season Report


Sep 29, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA; Missouri Tigers running back Kendial Lawrence (4) rushes for yardage during the fourth quarter against the Central Florida Knights at Bright House Networks Stadium. Missouri defeated Central Florida 21-16. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE

Good Morning Mizzou fans!

I’m sure you all had a fun-filled, and busy Saturday afternoon like I did watching football all day long. The Missouri Tigers had a bye this week, so I figured that now would be a perfect time to do a re-cap on the season thus far and to get a look at upcoming opponents.

The Tigers are (3-4) and are stil (0-4) in the SEC conference. We are still looking for that first win in the SEC. Hopefully that win doesn’t come during basketball season.

Mizzou has not lived up to expectations for this season quite yet. We have been in unfortunate circumstances and have been injury prone for a lot of the year.

QB James Franklin has been merely average and backup red-shirt freshman QB Corbin Berkstresser hasn’t been much better in games which he filled in for an injured Franklin.]

We have had our bright spots throughout the season though. The defense has looked stellar at times, with flashes of brilliance. At other times, not so much.

RB Kendial Lawrence has been a plus this season. On 95 carries he has rushed for 524 yards and 5 touchdowns with 5.5 yards per carry.

There is still hope for the Missouri Tigers, we are not finished by any means. Look for Pinkel to rally the troops during this weekend of rehabilitation. QB James Franklin will have an extra weekend of rest and should be ready to go against Kentucky in Columbia on October 27th. This weekend is a must-win for the Missouri Tigers.

Here is our upcoming opponents:

Oct. 27th vs Kentucky

Nov. 3rd @ #2 Florida

Nov. 10th @ Tennessee

Nov. 17th vs Syracuse

Nov. 20th @ #20 Texas A&M

Looking at this schedule, our chances look pretty slim. Probably our toughest game ahead of us falls on November 3rd @ #2 Florida.

This year has been much of a roller-coaster ride. Some games we have looked tremendous and some we have looked pathetic (Alabama). But who doesn’t? Anyways. The point being that we still have a chance to make ourselves known as long as we take advantage of circumstances we are put in and capitalize in the red zone.

What do you think Mizzou fans?

Can we prove we belong in the SEC the rest of this season or do you believe we will sink to the bottom?

– Jordan Pollock, Lead Editor