Tennessee @ Missouri
Current Records: Tennessee 2-2; Missouri 2-2
What to Know
The Tennessee Volunteers and the Missouri Tigers are set to square off in an SEC matchup at noon ET Oct. 2 at Memorial Stadium at Faurot Field. The neutral point spread forecasts a close one for these two.
The oddsmakers predicted a rough game for Tennessee last week, and boy were they were right. They ended up on the wrong side of a painful 38-14 walloping at the Florida Gators' hands. This contest was a close 17-14 at the break, but unfortunately for the Volunteers it sure didn't stay that way. Despite the defeat, they had strong showings from RB Tiyon Evans, who snatched one receiving TD, and QB Hendon Hooker, who passed for two TDs and 221 yards on 23 attempts. Near the top of the highlight reel was Hooker's 75-yard TD bomb to WR JaVonta Payton in the second quarter.
Meanwhile, Mizzou fought the good fight in their overtime matchup against the Boston College Eagles last week but wound up with a less-than-desirable result, falling 41-34. The contest was a 17-17 toss-up at halftime, but Mizzou was outplayed the rest of the way. The losing side was boosted by RB Tyler Badie, who punched in two rushing touchdowns.
The losses bumped both teams down to an identical 2-2. A couple defensive numbers to keep in mind before kickoff: Tennessee is stumbling into the matchup with the 159th most passing touchdowns allowed in the nation, having given up six on the season. Mizzou has experienced some struggles of their own as they are 242nd worst in the nation in rushing touchdowns allowed, with 12 on the season. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 12 p.m. ET
- Where: Memorial Stadium at Faurot Field -- Columbia, Missouri
- TV: SEC Network
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $20.40
The Tigers are a slight 2.5-point favorite against the Volunteers, according to the latest college football odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Tigers as a 3-point favorite.
Tennessee have won four out of their last six games against Missouri.
- Oct 03, 2020 - Tennessee 35 vs. Missouri 12
- Nov 23, 2019 - Tennessee 24 vs. Missouri 20
- Nov 17, 2018 - Missouri 50 vs. Tennessee 17
- Nov 11, 2017 - Missouri 50 vs. Tennessee 17
- Nov 19, 2016 - Tennessee 63 vs. Missouri 37
- Nov 21, 2015 - Tennessee 19 vs. Missouri 8