The Missouri Tigers look to be well on their way to their first consecutive win of the season. At the half, the UConn Huskies trail Mizzou, 31-5.
Admittedly, at some point this season, there was some doubt that Missouri could pull a victory in a game against UConn. Beating the Huskies in basketball would be a whole other ball of wax, but the Tigers seem to be in control of this game.
The shadow of doubt was justified, considering the Tigers streak of losses following their season opening win, and didn’t collect another win until last week’s game against Idaho.
Meanwhile, Missouri has been playing a better brand of football, especially on offense. It took some time, but offensive coordinator Josh Heupel re-discovered the Tigers’ tight ends, as well as a little before known receiving threat in Emmanuel Hall.
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So far, the Tigers have been successful both on the ground and through the air against the Huskies. Defensively, Mizzou has only allowed the Huskies five points, two of which occurred from a safety.
A lopsided victory over a non-power five program may seem cheap – it is, but the way the season has gone for Missouri, a win is a win, and they will take whatever they can.
Against an offense that has moved the ball through the air with relative ease against defensive secondaries, we have to wonder if Missouri’s defense has improved in some regard. From a perspective of points allowed, Mizzou’s done better limiting lesser opponents, from 43 points in week one, to 21 last week, and so far, five tonight.