** extreme Oprah voice **
Whew, now that I got that off my chest, it’s an important Saturday for Mizzou Football. They’ve lost two straight, and haven’t beaten an FBS school since week one. The defense just seemed to get worse by the week, so Eli Drinkwitz fired Defensive Line Jethro Franklin on Sunday, then burned the depth chart on Tuesday, and may have gotten some good news last night when Wyoming transfer Linebacker Chuck Hicks announced he was immediately eligible.
It’s unknown if Hicks will be able to play in the game today, but we certainly know the team needs some help at the position. So we’ll see.
So back to homecoming, it’s a big game. And a host of great visitors are in including 5-star forward Mark Mitchell, 5-star Wide Receiver Luther Burden, and more. If you’re headed to the game keep the atmosphere exciting. Here are the details on the lineup today, have fun everyone.
Missouri-North Texas football: Time, Location
TIME: 3:00 p.m. CT
DATE: Saturday, October 8th, 2021
LOCATION: Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium; Columbia, MO.
Missouri-North Texas football: Follow the game, TV Channel
TELEVISION: SEC Network
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Missouri-North Texas football: Betting odds, predictions
As of Friday evening, Missouri is a 19 point favorite over North Texas, according to Sportsbook.com. The total points (over/under) is 69.5.
Josh Matejka: I never thought I’d say this about the North Texas game, but Mizzou needs a big win on Saturday. They’ve yet to show out and put together a complete, winning effort against an FBS opponent this season and North Texas (while not as impressive as an SEC opponent) would at least be a start. This season is likely heading in the wrong direction with multiple Top 15 opponents coming down the line, so Mizzou needs to pile on all the good will it can garner. I’ll take Mizzou to cover and the under, with a score of 45-23. And now that Mookie Cooper is apparently back to full speed (we’ll see), I’ll take him to bust a touchdown or two.
Karen Steger: Win by 24 (I swear I wrote that before seeing Levi said the same thing). The defense gets a TO or two, and Trajan Jeffcoat reappears on the stat sheet— read BK’s piece about this very topic today! Players to watch— Tyler Baedie (sorry, couldn’t help myself), KeKe Chism rediscovers that his hands can catch a football, and if Mookie Cooper is now healthy - as Drink says he is - let’s see what that young man can do. Uhhh… 52-28 final score so that’s the over on points? Yeah, that sounds good.
Levi Hutmacher: I am going to say Mizzou FINALLY wins ATS with a 24-point victory. I am going to go out on a limb here and say the defense will come away with two takeaways and three sacks. All while Tyler Badie continues to show us he is one of the greatest backs in the SEC with a 100+ yard game and two touchdowns. Now, I am usually wrong with these things, and that’s why I am the podcast producer. But a guy can dream, right?
OTHER GAMES TO WATCH
|11:00 AM||Oklahoma (6)||Texas (21)||ABC|
|11:00 AM||Maryland||Ohio State (7)||FOX|
|11:00 AM||Michigan State (11)||Rutgers||BTN|
|11:00 AM||Arkansas (13)||Ole Miss (17)||ESPN|
|11:00 AM||Vanderbilt||Florida (20)||SECN|
|11:00 AM||South Carolina||Tennessee||ESPN2|
|2:30 PM||Georgia (2)||Auburn (18)||CBS|
|2:30 PM||Boise State||BYU (10)||ABC|
|2:30 PM||Wake Forest (19)||Syracuse||ESPN2|
|2:30 PM||SMU (24)||Navy||CBSSN|
|3:00 PM||Penn State (4)||Iowa (3)||FOX|
|6:30 PM||Michigan (9)||Nebraska||ABC|
|6:30 PM||Notre Dame (14)||Virginia Tech||ACCN|
|6:30 PM||LSU||Kentucky (16)||SECN|
|7:00 PM||Alabama (1)||Texas A&M||CBS|
|8:00 PM||New Mexico||San Diego State (25)||FS1|
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