Week one came and went in a flash, and here we are already staring week two in the face. Mizzou leaves the friendly confines of Faurot Field for the slightly less friendly confines of Kroger Field, where they’ve lost the last 3 contests. You might remember the last win in Lexington, when a young whipper snapper by the name of Dorial Green-Beckham showed why he was the number one recruit, and Missouri torched the Wildcats 48-17.
Mizzou won the next game in Columbia, and proceeded to lose the next five which is one of the main reasons why the Barry Odom tenure is considered a failure. You have to be able to beat Kentucky.
In his first attempt, Drinkwitz took care of that winning 20-10 last year. What does attempt number 2 have to show us?
Missouri-Kentucky football: Time, Location
TIME: 6:30 p.m. CT
DATE: Saturday, September 11, 2021
LOCATION: Kroger Stadium; Lexington, KY.
Missouri-Kentucky football: Follow the game, TV Channel
TELEVISION: SEC Network
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Missouri-Kentucky football: Betting odds, predictions
As of Friday evening, Missouri is a 5.5-point underdog to Kentucky, according to VegasInsider.com. The total points (over/under) is 56.5.
Nate Edwards: I think Kentucky wins a close one, 31-24, which means they cover the 5-point spread. 31+24=55 which is a hair under the established O/U of 56.5 so I’ll go under. I would be very happy if I was wrong.
The offensive line is going to have to be much better than they were last Saturday for the Tigers to have a chance here. As long as Akayleb Evans and Allie Green IV have the heaviest usage, I feel good about their chances in sticking with the Wildcat passing attack. It’s going to be a stressful Saturday night, regardless.
Brandon Kiley: It’s truly a gift how bad I am these predictions. Alas, I’ll give my best effort. I’m going to take Kentucky to win the game, but not to cover the spread. Give me Kentucky by a final score of 30-27. So I’ll take Mizzou with the points, an over on the point total and a straight up victory for Kentucky. Got all that, my gambling friends?
Now do the opposite!
For the Tigers to win this game, it’s going to come down to a stronger performance in the trenches. Missouri got out-manned along both lines in the first half against Central Michigan. Steve Wilks made some critical adjustments in the second half and things seemed to settle in a bit. If that trend continues against Kentucky, the Tigers will have every chance to win in the end. Buckle in, it’s going to be a wild ride.
Aaron Dryden: I’m taking Missouri. I’m also taking the over. Is this a homer pick? Yes. Do I believe it will happen? Also yes.
Missouri has the ingredients to cook up an upset, but it’s going to take the boys in the trenches really showing up and imposing their will, similarly to what they did last season. I think after the showing against CMU, they’re going to wake up and set the tone. I also think that the first week was a slimmed down version of what Coach Drinkwitz wants to do next week and so there will be a few more wrinkles to show.
34-30, Good guys.
Badie has 125+ all purpose, and Bazelak goes for 275 and 3 TD’s.
Other Games to Watch
- 11:00 am — 12. Oregon vs 3. Ohio State, FOX
- 11:00 am — Alabama State vs 25. Auburn, SEC Network
- 11:00 am — South Carolina vs East Carolina, ESPN2
- 11:00 am — Pitt vs Tennessee, ESPN
- 12:00 pm — 13. Florida vs South Florida, ABC
- 1:00 pm — Middle Tennessee vs 19. Virginia Tech, ESPN+
- 1:30 pm — Toledo vs 8. Notre Dame, Peacock
- 2:30 pm — UAB vs 2. Georgia, ESPN2
- 2:30 pm — 5. Texas A&M vs Colorado, FOX
- 2:30 pm — Murray State vs 7. Cincinnati, ESPN+
- 2:30 pm — Ball State vs 11. Penn State, FS1
- 3:00 pm — Mercer vs 1. Alabama, SEC Network
- 3:30 pm — 10. Iowa vs 9 Iowa State, ABC
- 4:00 pm — South Carolina State vs Clemson, ACCN
- 6:00 pm — Western Carolina vs Oklahoma, lol PPV
- 6:00 pm — 15. Texas vs Arkansas, ESPN
- 6:00 pm — Eastern Michigan vs 18. Wisconsin, FS1
- 6:00 pm — Appalachian State vs 22. Miami, ESPNU
- 6:00 pm — NC State vs Mississippi State, ESPN2
- 6:30 pm — Austin Peay vs 20. Ole Miss, ESPN+
- 6:30 pm — Georgia State vs 24. North Carolina, ESPN3
- 7:00 pm — McNeese vs LSU, ESPN+
- 9:00 pm — Vanderbilt vs Colorado State, CBSSN
- 9:15 pm — 21. Utah vs BYU, ESPN
- 9:30 pm — Stanford vs. 14. USC, FOX
- 9:30 pm — UNLV vs 23. Arizona State, ESPN2
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