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Missouri Should be Able to Take Advantage of Wyoming’s Corners

Drew Lock and Emanuel Hall very well could have yet another big game to start off the season.

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For a second straight week, Missouri’s strength on offense will be able to capitalize on their opponent’s weakness.

The Tigers have one of the best passing offenses in college football with quarterback Drew Lock, wide receiver Emanuel Hall, tight end Albert Okuwegbunam, along with a few other talented players.

They take on Wyoming Sept. 8, and the biggest weakness of the Cowboys’ defense is their secondary — namely, the cornerbacks.

Washington State quarterback Gardner Minshew shredded the Wyoming secondary in Week One, completing 38 of 57 passes (66.7 percent) for 319 yards and three touchdowns. Most of the work was done through the Cougars’ outside receivers, as the two combined for 155 yards on 10 catches.

The talent of Washington State’s receivers isn’t close to Missouri’s, and Lock should be able to tear apart Wyoming’s weak cornerbacks by combining a deep ball with Hall and more traditional hitch and in routes with Nate Brown.

Hall and Brown possess the elusiveness to find separation from Southeastern Conference corners — these Mountain West boys should be cake.

Expect to see a lot of quicker routes similar to last year’s offense, as the Tigers will try to keep Wyoming’s safeties out of plays. Missouri should run up the numbers early and often in an easy Week Two victory.