Photo via Bill Carter.
Hey, remember these pieces? Remember what life was like before MIZZOUEXPANSIONAPALOOZA™ 2011 took over? That's okay. I really didn't have much to say about this one.
Missouri 69, Western Illinois 0
|Close %||37.0%||STANDARD DOWNS|
|Field Position %||2.2%||61.7%||Success Rate||13.6%||54.2%|
|Close Success Rate||17.7%||60.0%||Success Rate||4.2%||36.4%|
|Close Success Rate||27.3%||70.6%||Turnover Pts||4.0||11.0|
|Close PPP||0.09||0.72||Turnover Pts Margin||+7.0||-7.0|
|Line Yards/carry||2.11||4.96||Q1 S&P||0.025||1.497|
|Close Success Rate||0.0%||46.2%|
|Close PPP||0.02||0.87||1st Down S&P||0.164||1.059|
|Close S&P||0.015||1.333||2nd Down S&P||0.110||0.991|
|SD/PD Sack Rate||0.0% / 25.0%||0.0% / 7.1%||3rd Down S&P||-0.011||1.510|
|Projected Pt. Margin: Missouri +46.0 | Actual Pt. Margin: Missouri +69|
I mean ... other than turnovers, Mizzou pretty much pitched a perfect game in this one. They were efficient on standard downs, explosive on passing downs. They allowed next to nothing on defense, their offensive line cleared almost five yards per rush (a staggering total), and even when they were consciously trying not to move the ball too quickly in the second half, they still generated an S&P that is far above average. WIU proved unready for the challenge, but these numbers would be semi-impressive against a high school team. The passing success rate was a hair low compared to everything else, but ... that's the best I could do to come up with a complaint.
Targets And Catches
|Mizzou||Targets||Catches||Catch%||Target%||Rec. Yds.||Yds. Per Target|
T.J. Moe (WR)
|Marcus Lucas (WR)||5||2||40.0%||18.5%||24||4.8|
|L'Damian Washington (WR)||3||3||100.0%||11.1%||61||20.7|
|Wes Kemp (WR)||2||2||100.0%||7.4%||47||23.5|
Michael Egnew (TE)
|Bud Sasser (WR)||2||1||50.0%||7.4%||6||3.0|
Eric Waters (TE)
Henry Josey (RB)
|Jimmie Hunt (WR)||1||1||100.0%||3.7%||54||54.0|
|Rolandis Woodland (WR)||1||1||100.0%||3.7%||16||16.0|
|Greg White (RB)||1||1||100.0%||3.7%||13||13.0|
|Jerrell Jackson (WR)||1||1||100.0%||3.7%||3||3.0|
I don't know ... do you think Mizzou's receivers held a little bit of an athletic advantage?
(One slight concern: Marcus Lucas did not have the best of games. But after what he did at Arizona State, I think we can give him a pass.)
|WIU||Targets||Catches||Catch%||Target%||Rec. Yds.||Yds. Per Target|
|Terriun Crump (WR)
Charles Chestnut (WR)
|Myles Daughtry (WR)
|Justin Morgan (WR)
|Josh Gabelmann (FB)
|Bryce Flowers (RB)
I don't know ... do you think Mizzou's defensive backs had a bit of an athletic advantage?
Destruction, carnage, etc. This game was fun to watch but hard to elaborate on in any great length. Mizzou completely destroyed a hapless opponent, and now they go on the road to face what I'll conservatively call a less than hapless opponent.