Missouri Tigers slam Tennessee, 52-17, on Senior Night

COLUMBIA, MO - NOVEMBER 11: Quarterback Drew Lock
COLUMBIA, MO - NOVEMBER 11: Quarterback Drew Lock /

The Missouri Tigers have won four of their last six games, since returning from their bye week. The Tigers’ latest victim, the Tennessee Volunteers, fell 52-17.

The Tigers’ season hasn’t been rife with wins, but since returning from their bye week, Mizzou has played like a team on a mission. The Tigers were on the brink of beating Kentucky, and hung 28 points on No. 1 Georgia.

Since their loss to the Bulldogs, Missouri has won four straight games. Two of those wins were against non-conference opponents, but two were against SEC foes Florida and Tennessee.

Wins against quality opponents are always preferred, but with the type of season the Tigers had starting out, these last four weeks have been nice. What’s more, Mizzou has improved its overall look, despite its quality of opponents.

Missouri Tigers Football
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Missouri Tigers Football

For the fourth time this season, the Tigers have scored at least 50 points en route to a win. Over the last four weeks, in three of those games, Mizzou scored at least 50 points.

On Senior Night, the Tigers had an interesting first half against the Vols, who kept the game close against the Tigers, until Mizzou began pulling away at halftime.

Midway through the second quarter was the last time Tennessee saw the end zone. The Vols didn’t even manage a field goal in the second half, as the Tigers rolled Tennessee, 50-17.

A number of seniors had a solid night for the Tigers; senior defensive back Anthony Sherills contributed an interception and a fumble recovery, while running back Ish Witter ran for more than 200 yards, while Missouri gained more than 400 total yards on the ground.

To say the least, Missouri’s win over Tennessee was most impressive, especially since the Vols kept the game closer in the first half than Florida did a week before.

Next: Senior Tigers playing last home game

Next for Missouri is a night game on the road at Vanderbilt, which was unable to upset Kentucky, as the Commodores fell to 4-6. Who has the hot hand in the SEC right now? It looks like the Tigers.