The Missouri Tigers will begin the football season at home against the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs. The Tigers winning this game is important for obvious reasons, starting with beginning the season 1- 0. To add, it is very important to beat lesser-than teams. Showing the rest of the SEC that these these ‘warm-up games’ are of no threat. More than anything, a healthy lead will allow Mizzou to rest some starters late. The starters receiving their first real game action in months is a sensitive time, and there is a heightened sense of injury. No matter the quality of the opponent once the games are real, so is the physicality. Leaving the game against Louisiana Tech with a win and a healthy team is paramount.
The only acceptable result is a blowout victory. Louisiana Tech finished last season 0 – 6 on the road and struggled against much worse teams than Missouri. A statement game for Mizzou is in order. The Tigers announced that Sophomore, Brady Cook would open the season as the starting quarterback. There could not be a better spot for the young QB to shine. A primetime game, at home, versus a weak opponent is the perfect recipe to cook up a lopsided victory.
A modest victory would be a sign of a team that is still not ready to compete in the SEC. With many projecting the Tigers to finish the season under .500, a big win out of the gate is important.
When: Thursday, September 1 @ 7:00 PM
Where: Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium, Columbia, Missouri
Watch: ESPN U