Mizzou football bounced back after its Wyoming defeat but couldn’t after the Vanderbilt loss. Now, the Tigers hit their lowest point of the season with a bad performance at Kentucky.
It’s tough to say what was the worst part of the Mizzou football loss Saturday night.
Going on a 15-play drive early in the game and then a 12-play drive in the second half and coming away with zero points was pretty bad. So was back-to-back timeouts deep in their own territory behind 15 points with less than a minute to play in the first half. That set the Wildcats up with a TD that basically put the game out of reach, especially after Kelly Bryant fumbled on third down.
Questioning some of the decisions and play calls is a must after that game, and it helped Kentucky roll to a 29-7 win.
Mizzou couldn’t do much, and a lot of it had to do with the rain. But Kentucky was able to score 29 points, why wasn’t Mizzou? A lot of the problems had to do with Bryant getting hurt early in the first quarter. But Kentucky easily outplayed Mizzou with its third-string QB, who is a wide receiver. Why couldn’t Mizzou make a transition?
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Now coach Barry Odom has been out-coached by two of the worst SEC teams this season. He is 0-4 against Kentucky, and got pounded by the worst Wildcats team the Tigers have played in five years. This is the lowest point of the season, and the Tigers have games against top-10 teams Georgia and Florida to follow.
The good news is Mizzou football has a bye week coming up, so the Tigers get a couple weeks before they play again. They need it.
Also, Tyree Gillespie and Nick Bolton looked great Saturday night, and Tyler Badie scored on the longest play of the season so far for Mizzou.
And one more thing: Mizzou football hasn’t lost a November game in two seasons. It’s that time of year where Odom and the Tigers dominate. But they should have been able to start their momentum Saturday, if not last Saturday against Vanderbilt, which actually would have carried the momentum the Tigers built since Week 2.
Instead, Mizzou falls to 0-3 on the road this season. Next up is Georgia on the road Saturday, Nov. 9.