Missouri Football: Weather report for SEMO, 2019

As the Missouri football team prepares for Southeast Missouri, the Tigers have been graced with some nice weather its first two weeks.

For Saturday night’s game against the Redhawks, the Tigers will, once again, experience favorable weather at kickoff. Saturday’s high of 84 degrees will have a real feel of 87 degrees, so the air may feel a little sticky, while fans are tailgating.

Saturday’s low of 67 degrees will feel really nice; however, at kickoff, the temperature will be an ideal 72 degrees, with a real feel of 70. Winds should decrease to seven miles per hour with light gusts, coupled with no risk for precipitation.

Mostly sunny; pleasant

High: 84°

Low: 67°

Kickoff: 7:30 ET, 72°

Winds: South at 7 MPH, with light gusts

Sunset: 7:20 PM

Last weekend’s win over West Virginia was a product of what many of us would have liked to see in Week 1 at Wyoming, but for now, the Tigers (1-1) own an even record. Mizzou’s dominating performance over the Mountaineers should carry-over, hosting SEMO.

Tigers quarterback Kelly Bryant produced mightily for Mizzou last week, leading the team to a decisive 38-7 victory. For four quarters, it was all Tigers, as Missouri’s defense limited the Mountaineers’ only scoring drive to the fourth quarter, despite Mizzou’s numerous penalties.

This week, I expect to see a similar performance, hopefully with fewer penalties, as the Tigers host their next non-conference opponent before league play. Theoretically, Mizzou should put up even gaudier numbers, considering their in-state opponent is not a “Power 5” program.

The last time these two teams met, in 2015, the Tigers downed the Redhawks, 34-3. Led by former quarterback Maty Mauk, the Tigers returned their sixth-best performance since 1996, according to the university’s athletic website. The two teams’ only other previous meeting in 2008, ended in Mizzou’s largest margin of victory against SEMO, 52-3.

I predict Missouri to walk away with a commanding win, once again. In this meeting, I think I’ll split the difference and give the Tigers a 43-7 victory.