FCS week is a challenging week to get up for. On one hand, you know you’re gonna win. On the other hand if you don’t win big and going away, then the day is a failure. Mizzou is clearly a flawed football team, but an opponent like SEMO can prove to be either an elixir or like Missouri State a few years back... a harbinger of a much tougher season. Then again Mizzou beat Delaware State 79-0 in a 4-8 season.
I’m not saying we’re heading toward that kind of a tough season, but you certainly don’t want to be seen messing around with an FCS opponent, and hopefully the backups get a lot of snaps!
Missouri-SEMO football: Time, Location
TIME: 11:00 a.m. CT
DATE: Saturday, September 18, 2021
LOCATION: Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium; Columbia, MO.
Missouri-SEMO football: Follow the game, TV Channel
TELEVISION: SEC Network +
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Missouri-SEMO football: Betting odds, predictions
As of Friday evening, Missouri is a 34.5-point favorite over SEMO, according to VegasInsider.com. The total points (over/under) is 57.
Josh Matejka: I think the Missouri defense is pissed and will want to prove itself against a weaker opponent, so give me the under on points. As for the spread, you could get me to bite on a -34 when Drew Lock was QB, but not anymore. I’ll take SEMO ATS and the under with a final score around 41-10.
As for who’s coming up big, I could see Elijah Young busting a few big runs and having his first 100+ yard day. Other candidates include Dominic Lovett, who should be able to burn some FCS corners, or Ennis Rakestraw, who could snag an interception in defense of his starting spot on the depth chart.
Karen Steger: 34 points seems... excessive. I do not think the Tigers will win by 34 points; I’m thinking maybe a 42-14 game, and since 42+14 = 56, I’ll take the under on points.
As for who steps up and has a big showing? Because we haven’t seen him do a lot but get burned so far (sorry, Rake, you are a common topic of the Rock M slack channel), I’m hoping for a great day for Ennis Rakestraw.
Ryan Faller: Vegas is a wholesome place, so I trust it. I say Mizzou wins by at least five scores, somewhere in the neighborhood of 52-16. As for the youngsters, why not a touchdown apiece for the Flash Brothers — Mookie and Dominic? Let’s say maybe one on a 75-yard reverse and the other on a bomb over the top from Bazelak.
Put this one in the books early. Walk away with no injuries. And prepare for another one of those swing games in Chestnut Hill next week.
Other Games to Watch
- 11:00 am — Nebraska vs 3. Oklahoma, FOX
- 11:00 am — New Mexico vs Texas A&M, SEC Network
- 11:00 am — 8. Cincinnati vs Indiana, ESPN
- 11:00 am — 15. Virginia Tech vs West Virginia, FS1
- 11:00 am — 16. Coastal Carolina vs Buffalo, ESPN2
- 11:00 am — Michigan State vs 24 Miami, ABC
- 11:00 am — Northern Illinois vs 25 Michigan, BTN
- 11:00 am — Chattanooga vs Kentucky, SEC Network+
- 11:00 am — Tennessee Tech vs Tennessee, SEC Network+
- 1:30 pm — Purdue vs 12 Notre Dame, NBC
- 2:30 pm — 1 Alabama vs 11 Florida, CBS
- 2:30 pm — Kent State vs 5 Iowa, BTN
- 2:30 pm — Georgia Tech vs 6 Clemson, ABC
- 2:30 pm — Tulsa vs 9 Ohio State, FS1
- 3:00 pm — Georgia Southern vs 20 Arkansas, SECN
- 3:00 pm — Mississippi State vs Memphis, ESPN2
- 6:00 pm — South Carolina vs 2 Georgia, ESPN
- 6:30 pm — Stony Brook vs 4 Oregon, Pac 12 Network
- 6:30 pm — 22 Auburn vs 10 Penn State, ABC
- 6:30 pm — Virginia vs 21 North Carolina, ACCN
- 6:30 pm — Central Michigan vs LSU, SEC Network
- 7:00 pm — Tulane vs 17 Ole Miss, ESPN2
- 7:00 pm — Stanford vs Vanderbilt, ESPNU
- 9:15 pm — 19 Arizona State vs 23 BYU, ESPN
- 9:30 pm — 14 Iowa State vs UNLV, CBSSN
- 9:45 pm — Fresno State vs 13 UCLA, Pac12 Network
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