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GAME THREAD: Resurgent Missouri hosts Vanderbilt, looks to become bowl eligible

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NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 18: Brandon Lee #4 of the Missouri Tigers celebrates with teammates after returning an interception for a touchdown against the Vanderbilt Commodores during the first half at Vanderbilt Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

It’s game time in Columbia, as Missouri (5-4, 1-4 SEC) hosts Vanderbilt (4-5, 1-4), looking to become bowl eligible for the second-straight year.

Both teams enter after wins, but Missouri comes in riding high after a three-touchdown upset on the road against then-No. 11 Florida. Drew Lock found his swagger, Emanuel Hall is back and (at least relatively) healthy, and suddenly the Tigers’ defense looks like what we expected a Barry Odom offense to be.

Get yourself a beverage, slide into the comments and follow along below for live updates and analysis from the Missouri-Vanderbilt game.

Missouri-Vanderbilt football: Live updates, analysis, score


TE Albert Okwuegbunam (shoulder), WR Nate Brown (unknown), RB Tyler Badie (foot), TE Kendall Blanton (knee) and CB Adam Sparks (boot) are unavailable for today’s game.


13:00 — Vanderbilt running back Ke’Shawn Vaugn breaks a 65-yard rush to open up the scoring for today’s ballgame. Vanderbilt 7, Missouri 0.

9:53 — Damarea Crockett pounds it in from eight yards out to tie the game up. Drew Lock looked fantastic on that drive, as well as the offensive line. Missouri 7, Vanderbilt 7.

5:59 — Vaughn finds the end zone again, this time on a wide open swing pass. Missouri’s defense has missed plenty of tackles so far, resulting in some quick Vanderbilt drives. Vanderbilt 14, Missouri 7.

2:51 — A Drew Lock interception ends up not biting the Tigers in the behind as Vanderbilt kicker Ryley Guay misses a 41-yard field goal attempt. Missouri takes over on their own 23. Vanderbilt 14, Missouri 7.


13:30 — Terez Hall recovers a fumble on Vanderbilt’s first play of the second quarter, but refs overturn the ruling on the field as they thought the runner was down. Vanderbilt 14, Missouri 7.

8:41 — Missouri drives down the field, but can’t convert in the red zone as Lock gets sacked on third down. Tucker McCann converts on a 33-yard field goal, though. Vanderbilt 14, Missouri 10.

2:31 — Brandon Lee breaks down in coverage and Vanderbilt’s Jared Pickney finds himself wide open on a 21-yard touchdown reception. Kyle Shurmur is picking apart the Missouri secondary (14-17, 142 yds, 2 TD). Vanderbilt 21, Missouri 10.

0:00 — McCann nails a 39-yarder as the clock runs out to put the Tigers down a score. They’ll receive to open up the second half. Vanderbilt 21, Missouri 13.


10:51 — Damarea Crockett finds the end zone on an 11-yard screen pass, sealed off by a nice block from Emanuel Hall. The 2-point conversion is no good. Vanderbilt 21, Missouri 19.

7:29 — Missouri’s defense gets gassed again by Kyle Shurmur. He drops a perfect pass on an end zone fade to Kalija Lipscomb for a touchdown. Vanderbilt 28, Missouri 19.

4:39 — Converted defensive lineman, current tight end Daniel Parker Jr. waltzes into the end zone on a 20-yard catch. Going for two last possession may come back to haunt the Tigers later... Vanderbilt 28, Missouri 26.


14:56 — GOAL LINE STOP! Missouri takes over at their own 1-yard-line. Vanderbilt 28, Missouri 26.

9:18 — Missouri caps off a 99-yard touchdown drive with a three-yard run by its dual-threat quarterback, Drew Lock. The Tigers take the lead for the first time all game. Missouri 33, Vanderbilt 28.

5:38 — Lock’s pass is broken up, bobbled around and intercepted. Vanderbilt takes over on the Missouri 35-yard line. Missouri 33, Vanderbilt 28.

Missouri-Vanderbilt football: Time, TV Channel, Game information

Time: 11 am ET

Date: Saturday, Nov. 10

Location: Faurot Field; Columbia, Mo.

TV: SEC Network

Missouri-Vanderbilt football: Watch online

The Missouri-Vanderbilt football game can be streamed online via WatchESPN with a valid cable/satellite provider log-in.

Missouri-Vanderbilt football: Betting line, preview, predictions

Missouri is a 16-point favorite, according to Bovada, after opening as a 14-point favorite. The point line for this game is 63 points.

Josh Matejka: If Drew Lock is playing his B+ game, Vanderbilt won’t be able to keep up, and I think last week’s win is the confidence booster Lock has been looking for. Give me Missouri, 41-24.

Mitch Hill: Drew Lock needs to show out. As he goes, this team goes. Mizzou wins and the offense keeps it rolling with a 38-17 W.

Chris Bohkay: If Mizzou can bounce back following the loss to Kentucky, I think they’ll be able to stay hungry, stay humble (shout out to Jon Rothstein) and take care of business against the Commodores, but it’s a close one. Mizzou 24 - Vandy 17.