University of Missouri Tigers
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#389 Florida -7
vs. #390 Missouri 48

Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 12:00pm EST
Farout Field at Memorial Stadium, Columbus
Written by Chris Kubala
It’s a matchup of teams from the SEC East out in the Show-Me State. The #10 Florida Gators are on the road as they travel to face the Missouri Tigers Saturday afternoon. Florida walloped Vanderbilt 56-0 at home in their previous contest last Saturday. Missouri was blanked 27-0 on the road by #6 Georgia in their previous contest last Saturday. The Tigers lead the all-time regular-season series and have won two straight in addition to four of the last six meetings. In the most recent matchup, it was Missouri rolling to a 38-17 road win on November 3, 2018.  

Florida Gators Look to Ride Defense to Another Victory

Florida beat Vanderbilt into submission last week to bounce back from their loss to Georgia the week before. The Gators recorded their third shutout of the season and improved to 5-2 in conference play and 8-2 overall for coach Dan Mullen. Florida scored two touchdowns in the second quarter after a scoreless opening stanza and then blew the game wide open with four third-quarter touchdowns to turn the game into a rout. The Gators racked up a 560-128 advantage in total offense, piled up 33 first downs while allowing 12 and forced three turnovers while committing a pair. Those numbers helped overshadow a 33:22 to 26:38 disadvantage in time of possession. The Gators enter this one 25th in passing offense with 288.5 yards per contest and 105th in rushing offense with 131 yards per game this season. Florida is 37th in the FBS in scoring offense as they average 33.3 points per game while the team is 9th in scoring defense as they allow just 15 points per contest. Feleipe Franks is 54 of 71 passing for 698 yards with five touchdowns and three interceptions plus 68 rushing yards and a score. He’s done for the year with a dislocated ankle with a fracture suffered against Kentucky. Kyle Trask is 160 of 239 passing for 2,011 yards with 19 touchdowns and six picks while Emory Jones is 19 of 31 for 172 yards and two scores while adding 152 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Lamical Perine leads the team with 111 carries for 504 yards and four scores on the season. Dameon Pierce is next in line with 40 carries for 262 yards and three touchdowns. Van Jefferson is second on the Gators with 32 receptions for 398 yards and four scores. Kyle Pitts has a team-leading 42 receptions for 528 yards plus five scores while Trevon Grimes (27 grabs, 404 yards, three TD), Josh Hammond (22 catches, 262 yards, TD) and Freddie Swain (29 grabs, 430 yards, five TD) are next in line. Evan McPherson has hit all 38 extra point attempts and is nine of 11 on field goals with a long of 48. Chris Howard hit all four of his extra point tries and hasn’t attempted a field goal this season.
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Tennessee vs.
Saturday, November 23, 2019
3:30pm EST
Farout Field at Memorial Stadium, Columbus
Missouri vs.
Friday, November 29, 2019
2:30pm EST
D.W.R. Razorback Stadium, Fayetteville