As Frodo emerges from the fires billowing inside Mount Doom, he turns to look at his companion, Samwise Gamgee, acknowledging the long journey now completed. The ash and heat still prevalent upon his skin, he looking to his friend...
He pushes just a few words past his exhausted lips, “It’s done,” he says.
“Yes, Mr. Frodo. It’s over now.” Samwise says back to him, as they lean back against the smoldering rocks, the ring has been laid waste and the adventure comes to a close. Much is the same with the College Football experience in the Fall of 2020. We’ve made it to the end... today is the day, its over, it’s done.
Sure there are bowls and playoffs to be played. But this wild and wacky COVID infected season is on it’s last week and we’ve made it. Not only has Missouri made it to the finish line, but today gives them an opportunity to move to 6-4 on the season. Something nobody (well, maybe Brett35) would have predicted before the season. But Missouri comes into the game as a favorite over the 2-7 Mississippi State Bulldogs.
MSU opened the season with an upset win over the LSU Tigers, since then their only win was over Vanderbilt... by a touchdown. This is a good chance to win on the road against a team who’s been a little up and down all year under a new (and mostly moronic) head coach. Here we go!
Missouri-Mississippi State football: Time, Location
TIME: 2:30 p.m. CT
DATE: Saturday, December #19, 2020
LOCATION: Davis Wade Stadium; Starkville, MS.
Missouri-Mississippi State football: Follow the game, TV Channel
TELEVISION: SEC Network Alternate
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Missouri-Mississippi State football: Betting odds, predictions
As of Friday evening, Missouri is a 1 point favorite over Mississippi State, according to VegasInsider.com. The total points (over/under) is 49.
Josh Matejka: Despite their difference in record, Mizzou and Mississippi State are far more evenly matched than it may appear at first glance. The Tigers are probably slightly more talented, but are playing on the road where they’ve struggled. In the end, this probably comes down to which team gets up to play from the start.
If you look at it that way, it’s fairly clear Missouri has more to play for at the moment. The Tigers could secure an over .500 record in Eli Drinkwitz’s first season and are playing for bowl positioning. The difference between 6-4 and 5-5 feels big when you take these things into consideration. Meanwhile, Mike Leach’s team is committed to installing his system, no matter how many problems it may cause at the moment. By all those measurements, Missouri should want this game more. If they play like it, they’ll come out on top. I can’t see it being anything but close, though, so let’s say the Tigers win by a touchdown.
Nate Edwards: Missouri loses big and wins close — yes, Vanderbilt, I see you, put your hand down — and this game definitely falls into the, “win close,” category. Drinkwitz has been incredibly lucky in one-score games this year — 3-0 to be exact — but that doesn’t mean that he’ll always win close games. Winning close games takes good game management, clutch quarterback play, and a reliable special teams unit. I think most Missouri fans will argue that the Tigers have all three of those but, again, expecting consistency at the collegiate level is a fallacy. Regardless, I do think this game comes down to the wire and Missouri wins it off the foot of our big beautiful Thiccer... but it’s going to be a rollercoaster of frustration and anguish come Saturday.
OTHER SEC GAMES
- 5. Texas A&M vs Tennessee, 11am
- Ole Miss vs LSU, 2:30pm
- 1. Alabama vs 7. Florida, 7pm
- Vanderbilt vs 8. Georgia, Cancelled
- South Carolina, Kentucky, Auburn, Arkansas completed the season
|SEC East||record||SEC West||record|
|SEC East||record||SEC West||record|
|Florida Gators||8-2||Alabam Crimson Tide||10-0|
|Georgia Bulldogs||7-2||Texas A&M Aggies||7-1|
|Missouri Tigers||5-4||Auburn Tigers||6-4|
|Kentucky WIldcats||4-6||Ole Miss Rebels||4-4|
|Tennessee Volunteers||3-6||LSU Tigers||4-5|
|South Carolina Gamecocks||2-8||Arkansas Razorbacks||3-7|
|Vanderbilt Commodores||0-9||Mississippi State Bulldogs||2-7|
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