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Missouri Tigers vs. Vanderbilt Commodores Preview and Predictions 10-19-2019


No. 22 Missouri will try to remain unbeaten in SEC play when it visits Vanderbilt on Saturday. It's the first of three road games during a critical stretch for the Tigers' budding SEC East title hopes.



Missouri jumped into the Top 25 this week after posting a fifth consecutive victory, a 38-27 triumph over visiting Ole Miss. The Tigers unexpectedly became the only SEC East team without a loss in conference play after Georgia's setback against South Carolina and Florida's defeat at LSU last weekend. The Commodores were beaten up by a brutal early schedule, playing Georgia and LSU over their first three games, but things haven't improved as the competition level has eased up. Vanderbilt was embarrassed at home by UNLV last time out, losing 34-10 a week after a 31-6 drubbing at Ole Miss.

TV: 4 p.m. ET, SEC Network. LINE: Missouri -21



ABOUT MISSOURI (5-1, 2-0 SEC): The Tigers' offense has been effective with Clemson transfer Kelly Bryant at quarterback, but their dominant defense has been a pleasant surprise. Bryant has passed for 262.5 yards per game with 12 touchdowns and four interceptions, and Larry Rountree III (557 yards, seven touchdowns) leads a solid ground attack. They may not be able to maintain it all season, but the Tigers rank sixth in the nation in total defense (262.7 yards per game) and 11th in scoring defense (15.8 points).

ABOUT VANDERBILT (1-5, 0-3): The Commodores haven't had much luck offensively of late, but they have a standout running back in Ke'Shawn Vaughn, who rushed for a season-high 140 yards against UNLV. Quarterback Riley Neal is a capable passer with a dangerous receiver in Kalija Lipscomb, but the offense has bogged down in the red zone. Vanderbilt's defense has struggled across the board, allowing at least 30 points in all five losses - including 66 against LSU.



EXTRA POINTS

1. Missouri has scored at least 31 points in 11 consecutive games, its longest such streak since a 14-game run from 2006-07.

2. The Tigers have scored five defensive touchdowns, the most in the nation.

3. After forcing 22 turnovers last season, the Commodores have only five takeaways this campaign.




Prediction

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Vanderbilt Stadium
Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
Capacity: 40,550

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Last Injuries

Vanderbilt Commodores

  • Mo Hasan

    Concussion
    day-to-day | questionable

    Hasan has sat out the last three games with concussion-like symptoms, and it is unknown if he will pass protocol in time to face East Tennessee State on Nov. 23.

  • Riley Neal

    Concussion
    Prob Sat | probable

    Neal missed the previous game with concussion-like symptoms. It is expected that he will play Saturday against Kentucky.

  • Justice Shelton-Mosley

    Ankle
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Shelton-Mosley has an ankle injury and did not play in the previous game. It is unknown if he will line up versus Kentucky on Saturday.

  • Frank Coppet

    Knee
    out for season | out

    Coppet has been ruled out for the remainder of the season due to knee surgery.

  • Kalija Lipscomb

    Personal
    Prob Sat | probable

    Lipscomb was held out of the previous game for personal reasons, but it is not expected to impede his status Saturday against Florida.

  • Dontye Williams

    Leg
    Ques Sat | questionable

    Williams has sat out the last four games with a leg injury. It is unknown if he will face Florida on Saturday.

  • Riley Neal

    Concussion
    Prob Sat | probable

    Neal exited the previous game with concussion-like symptoms. He is likely to play Saturday against Florida.

Missouri Tigers

  • Johnathon Johnson

    Illness
    day-to-day | questionable

    Johnson missed the previous game battling an illness and a shoulder strain. It is unknown if he will play against Tennessee on Nov. 23.

  • Drew Lock

    Thumb
    Ques Sun | I-R

    Lock suffered a right thumb sprain and has wound up on the Injured Reserve/Designated for Return list. It is unknown if he will be available Sunday versus the Vikings.

  • Larry Rountree III

    Toe
    Prob Sat | probable

    Rountree III is nursing a toe sprain, but it is projected that he will take part in Saturday's contest versus Florida.

  • Kelly Bryant

    Hamstring
    Prob Sat | probable

    Bryant has a hamstring strain and did not play in the previous game. It is expected that he will be available Saturday versus Florida.

  • Evan Boehm

    Hip
    Ques Sun | questionable

    Boehm is dealing with a hip injury, and it is unknown if he will suit up against the Colts on Sunday.

vanderbilt-commodores-football Stats 2019-2020

Passing
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Riley Neal 3 0 126.479 0 91 53 2 0 0 3 669
Deuce Wallace 3 0 68.430 0 27 13 1 0 0 0 89
Cam Johnson 3 0 .000 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Russing
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Ke'Shawn Vaughn 3 0 260 0 52 3
Justice Shelton-Mosley 3 0 23 0 1 0
Ja'Veon Marlow 1 0 19 0 3 0
Kalija Lipscomb 3 0 16 0 1 0
Mitchell Pryor 1 0 11 0 2 0
Receiving
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Kalija Lipscomb 3 0 174 0 16 0 1
Chris Pierce 2 0 149 0 4 0 1
Jared Pinkney 3 0 119 0 9 0 0
Cam Johnson 3 0 99 0 7 0 1
Ke'Shawn Vaughn 3 0 67 0 9 0 0
Defense
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Dashaun Jerkins 3 0 15 10 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Allan George 3 0 8 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
Brendon Harris 3 0 8 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Dimitri Moore 3 0 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Dontye Williams 3 0 8 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kicking
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Ryley Guay 3 0 4 4 48 5 5
Javan Rice 1 0 0 0 0 1 1
Kick Returning
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Jamauri Wakefield 1 0 2 0 18 35
Justice Shelton-Mosley 3 0 1 0 20 20
Fumbles
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Kalija Lipscomb 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Riley Neal 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Punting
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Cam Johnson 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Chris Pierce 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Harrison Smith 3 0 0 894 0 66 20 0 0
Kalija Lipscomb 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Ke'Shawn Vaughn 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Punt Returning
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Justice Shelton-Mosley 3 0 1 0 11 11

missouri-tigers-football Stats 2019-2020

Passing
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Player GP GS PR PLY PPA PPC PPI PPS PSY PT PY
Kelly Bryant 4 0 149.603 0 126 82 3 0 0 8 1025
Taylor Powell 2 0 30.350 0 8 1 0 0 0 0 17
Russing
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Player GP GS RNY RLY RP RT
Larry Rountree III 4 0 375 0 73 4
Tyler Badie 4 0 215 0 46 2
Kelly Bryant 4 0 103 0 41 0
Dawson Downing 3 0 74 0 15 0
Anthony Watkins 1 0 19 0 6 0
Receiving
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Player GP GS RY RLY RR RT RT
Jalen Knox 4 0 200 0 10 0 0
Albert Okwuegbunam 4 0 157 0 10 0 4
Johnathon Johnson 4 0 148 0 16 0 0
Jonathan Nance 4 0 144 0 9 0 2
Tyler Badie 4 0 123 0 14 0 1
Defense
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Player GP GS DST DAT DFF DFR DI DIY DFD DS DSY DTFL
Cale Garrett 4 0 25 9 0 1 1 27 2 1 8 2
Nick Bolton 4 0 18 10 0 0 2 38 2 0 0 3
Joshuah Bledsoe 4 0 9 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1
Tyree Gillespie 4 0 9 5 0 0 0 0 3 1 6 1
Adam Sparks 2 0 7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Kicking
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Player GP GS FGS FGA FGSLY EPKA EPKS
Tucker McCann 4 0 7 9 52 18 18
Kick Returning
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Player GP GS KR KRF KRLY KRY
Fumbles
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Player GP GS F FL FRLBO FRT OFR OFRT
Larry Rountree III 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Johnathon Johnson 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Kelly Bryant 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Tyler Badie 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Punting
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Player GP GS P PGY PIT PLY PP PT TT
Albert Okwuegbunam 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Barrett Banister 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Jonathan Nance 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Kelly Bryant 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
Larry Rountree III 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Punt Returning
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Player GP GS PR PRF PRLY PRY
Richaud Floyd 3 0 10 0 71 180