After their fourth straight win of the season, the Missouri Tigers (5-1, 2-0) are headed to Nashville, Tennessee, to take on Vanderbilt (1-5, 0-3).
The Missouri Tigers will find perfect weather for Saturday’s road contest in Nashville. With a projected high of 71 degrees and a cool low of 56 degrees, attendees are in for a perfect football forecast.
The 4:00 PM (ET) kickoff will be 69 degrees. There is a 25-percent chance of rain, but as the day continues, the chance of rain diminishes from a seven percent chance, to no chance for precipitation.
Winds will be a calm six miles per hour from the southeast, with eight mile per hour gusts. During the early and mid-afternoon, temperatures will range from 68 degrees to the day’s high of 71 at 3:00 PM (CT).
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Last week, during Missouri’s homecoming game against Ole Miss, the Tigers couldn’t have asked for better weather, which offered fans a crisp feeling of fall. Similar to last week, fans should expect a similar result in weather.
Mizzou is 5-2 against Vandy since joining the SEC. In 2018, the Tigers won by a close margin of 33 to 28. Considering how well head coach Barry Odom and offensive coordinator Derek Dooley have the Tigers firing on offense, I expect to see Mizzou with a lofty win.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Tigers seemed to absorb the loss of linebacker Cale Garrett well enough that they still dominated Ole Miss in the trenches. With the Tigers’ win over the Rebels and Georgia’s loss to South Carolina, Mizzou finds itself in the driver’s seat of the SEC East.
The Tigers shouldn’t discount Vanderbilt, as the Commodores could lull Mizzou into the proverbial “trap game.” With the Tigers’ leadership both on the coaching staff and on the team, I think the Tigers will maintain their sights on Vandy.
After Vanderbilt, the path becomes a little more tricky, as Missouri will navigate two more games on the road at Kentucky and No. 10 Georgia, before hosting No. 9 Florida. Out of the next four games, it looks like the Tigers biggest concerns will be Georgia, and possibly Florida.
I like the Tigers odds for Saturday at Vanderbilt, and I see them playing another complete game and improving to an overall 6-1 record.