For a team that has struggled to look good in games it should win, and looked decent in games it was outmatched, Missouri is hitting its stride in Knoxville.
So far, there have been the usual questionable, and arguably incorrect penalties called against Mizzou, but the Tigers have done well at keeping the noise out.
So far, quarterback Drew Lock has looked unstoppable, as the Tigers’ offensive line has done its job quite well in allowing Lock to pass for 183 yards, two touchdowns, and is 14 of 20 in pass attempts.
The Tigers defense has also played well, only allowing quarterback Keller Chryst 108 yards passing, and no touchdowns. The Vols’ lone scoring touchdown came on a scamper by sophomore running back Ty Chandler.
If the Tigers’ dominant rein continues in the second half, then this could turnout to be a similar showing Mizzou had at Florida. Once again, the defense seems to be playing to its abilities, including an interception by defensive back DeMarkus Acy.
Missouri has done well on the ground, with the three headed attack of Tyler Badie, Larry Rountree, and Damarea Crockett. So far, Badie has the Tigers’ lone score on the ground.
Missouri is already bowl eligible, but the Tigers would like to see head coach Barry Odom get a little more respect and keep his job for the upcoming years.