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Missouri-Vanderbilt snap counts: Tigers have fun with the power run

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Backs gash Vanderbilt between the tackles...but the defense gives up more than a field’s worth of yards after missed tackles.

Snap Counts

If you followed along with my work in this space last year, you know that I endeavored to provide snap counts for every Missouri player for every offensive and defensive snap that counted during the season.

If you were not...well, I just explained what this is in the last graf. You should have paid attention.

Anyway, I pored over the film of the Tigers’ 33-28 win over Vanderbilt to see who Missouri used on offense and defense, how often and in what ways. Then I tried to gather it in a way that wouldn’t bore you too terribly.

Did I fail? Did I succeed? I suppose that’s up for history to decide.

On we go with Year 3 of ... Snap Counts...


Observations

  • Something notable about this win that hasn’t been quite so present in the Tigers’ attack this year: Damarea Keener-Crockett and Larry Rountree just hammered Vanderbilt between the tackles. Missouri usually has a bunch more success running outside the tackles with the guards or Trystan Colon-Castillo pulling around and a tight end/H-back pushing forward. But, against the Commodores, Missouri ran right up the gut and gained 5.81 yards a rush (122 on 21) doing so.
  • The Tigers had reasonable success outside the tackles (28 for 136, 4.86 per) as well, but the running room inside the tackles was revelatory.
  • The most successful gap? Between Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms and Paul Adams, which yielded 46 yards and Crockett’s rushing score on seven carries.
  • On the bad side, on defense, broken tackles were a huge issue. On eight different plays, I counted 10 busted Missouri tackles that led to 133 extra yards, or almost 30 percent of the Commodores’ total.
  • Of course, Missouri had an issue even laying hands on Vanderbilt’s players on some other big hitters, confused as the Tigers were by pre-snap motion, a competent quarterback, a resurgent running attack and some prime #TightEndPassGame
  • Crockett got a bit of a rep advantage (42) over Rountree (33), and welcome to the snap count post, Simi Bakare! You got six snaps and managed to rip off a 12-yard run while you were out there.
  • Derek Dooley obviously likes Daniel Parker a lot more set back from the line than he does attached or split wide. Parker played 45 of his 69 snaps (65 percent), in the backfield, 18 (26 percent) attached and only five (7 percent) split wide.
  • He, the all-attached Samson Bailey and a pinch-hitting Brendan Scales combined for only a 1.15 TEPS. Where have ye gone, Albert Okwuegbunam, Kendall Blanton and the days of a TEPS creeping up toward 1.5?
  • Emanuel Hall (64) got the most reps at wideout, followed by Jalen Knox (58) and Johnathon Johnson (48). Dominic Gicinto made the most of his 20 snaps, with 81 receiving yards, after Johnson was hobbled late, and Richaud Floyd (29) vastly out-repped Kam Scott (3) among the backups. Barrett Banister also continues to get consistent work in the four-wide set, garnering 13 snaps.
  • Akial Byers (41) and Chris Turner (30) are still your starting ends, though Tre Williams (26) is still in the conversation. Nate Anderson and Trajan Jeffcoat both got 17 snaps, largely as a result of Missouri running out of the 4-1-6 Dime set (in which Jeffcoat plays almost all the time) 18 times in 65 defensive snaps.
  • Jordan Elliott (39) got a big leg up over Walter Palmore (22) alongside Terry Beckner (53) at end against Vanderbilt. Helped, again, by the fact that he’s the other tackle in the Tigers’ Dime, and Missouri ran that set 28 percent of the time. Rashad Brandon (16) took the rest of the tackle snaps.
  • The secondary picture was, again, simple. DeMarkus Acy and Christian Holmes played the whole game at corner, and the safety was still a jumble, with Cam Hilton (46), Khalil Oliver (43, 20 at nickelback), Tyree Gillespie (42) and Joshuah Bledsoe (37, 17 at nickelback) all seeing plenty of action.
  • As we discussed earlier, with Dooley’s love of Parker at H-back, the 3-0-2 and the 2-1-2 both had big days, combining for 56 percent of the Tigers’ offensive snaps. The 3-0-2 was a 58/42 run set that only averaged 5.3 yards a play, but it was solid and held onto the ball.
  • The 2-1-2 saw 17 runs in 20 snaps, but Drew Lock did drop his 42-yard dime to Gicinto out of that set. Surprise!
  • The 3-1-1 was a 63/37 run set that averaged more than 7 yards a play, and the 4-0-1 was an 81/19 pass set that averaged more than 6...but with two interceptions.
  • The defense was pretty bad all around. The 4-3 let up 9 yards a rush and 7 yards a play overall, and the regular 4-1-6 Dime let up 10-of-14 passing for 137 yards.
  • The modest successes were the 3-2-6 Dime -- two passes, two incompletions -- and the five-lineman/four-linebacker goal-line set, which stuffed Vanderbilt for 0 yards on two straight runs, one with Turner’s hand in the turf, one with him standing.

Missouri When Running…

Off Left Tackle: 13 for 67, TD
Between LT and Left Guard: 5 for 18
Between LG and Center: 5 for 35
To the Left Side: 23 for 120 (5.22 avg.), TD

Between C and Right Guard: 4 for 23
Between RG and Right Tackle: 7 for 46, TD
Off RT: 15 for 69
To the Right Side: 26 for 138 (5.31 avg.), TD

Outside the Tackles: 28 for 136 (4.86 avg.), TD
Between the Tackles: 21 for 122 (5.81 avg.), TD


Missouri Tackles Broken: 10
Yards After Broken Tackles: 133
% of Total Yards: 28.6


Offense

Quarterback
Drew Lock -- 82

Running Back
Damarea Keener-Crockett -- 42
Larry Rountree -- 33
Simi Bakare -- 6
Daniel Parker -- 1

H-Back
Daniel Parker -- 45

Receiver
Emanuel Hall -- 64
Jalen Knox -- 58
Johnathon Johnson -- 48
Richaud Floyd -- 29
Dominic Gicinto -- 20
Barrett Banister -- 13
Daniel Parker -- 5
Kam Scott -- 3

Tight End
Samson Bailey -- 23
Daniel Parker -- 18
Brendan Scales -- 2

Line
Paul Adams -- 82
Trystan Colon-Castillo -- 82
Yasir Durant -- 82
Kevin Pendleton -- 82
Tre’Vour Wallace-Simms -- 82

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Defense

End
Akial Byers -- 38
Chris Turner -- 29
Tre Williams -- 25
Trajan Jeffcoat -- 17
Nate Anderson -- 15

Tackle
Terry Beckner -- 53
Jordan Elliott -- 39
Walter Palmore -- 22
Rashad Brandon -- 16

Rush End
Nate Anderson -- 2
Akial Byers -- 2
Chris Turner -- 1
Tre Williams -- 1

Linebacker
Terez Hall -- 65
Cale Garrett -- 47
Brandon Lee -- 45
Tavon Ross -- 2

Nickelback
Joshuah Bledsoe -- 20
Khalil Oliver -- 20

Cornerback
DeMarkus Acy -- 65
Christian Holmes -- 63

Safety
Cam Hilton -- 46
Tyree Gillespie -- 42
Khalil Oliver -- 23
Joshuah Bledsoe -- 17


Offensive Set Success

3-WR/2-RB
Run: 15 for 62 (4.13 avg.), TD
Pass: 8-of-11, 75 yards (6.82 avg.), TD
Total: 26 plays, 137 yards (5.27 avg.), 2 TD

2-WR/1-TE/2-RB
Run: 17 for 77 (4.53 avg.)
Pass: 2-of-3, 53 yards (17.7 avg.), TD
Total: 20 plays, 130 yards (6.50 avg.), TD

3-WR/1-TE/1-RB
Run: 10 for 63 (6.30 avg.)
Pass: 4-of-6, 52 yards (8.67 avg.)
Total: 16 plays, 115 yards (7.19 avg.)

4-WR/1-RB
Run: 3 for 29 (9.67 avg.)
Pass: 8-of-12, 73 yards (6.08 avg.), 2 INT
Sack: 1 for -4
Total: 16 plays, 98 yards (6.13 avg.), 2 INT

2-WR/2-TE/1-RB
Run: 2 for 17 (8.50 avg.), TD

1-WR/3-TE/1-RB
Run: 1 for 9

5-WR
Pass: 0-of-1

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Defensive Set Success

4-3
Run: 19 for 173 (9.11 avg.), TD
Pass: 12-of-18, 105 yards (5.83 avg.), 2 TD
Sack: 1 for -4
Total: 38 plays, 274 yards (7.21 avg.), 3 TD

Dime (4-1-6)
Run: 3 for 52 (17.3 avg.)
Pass: 10-of-14, 137 yards (9.79 avg.)
Sack: 1 for -7
Total: 18 plays, 182 yards (10.1 avg.)

3-4
Run: 3 for 2 (0.67 avg.)
Pass: 2-of-2, 7 yards (3.50 avg.), TD
Total: 5 plays, 9 yards (1.80 avg.), TD

Dime (3-2-6)
Pass: 0-of-2

5-4
Run: 1 for 0

4-5
Run: 1 for 0