Following their heartbreaking 28-27 loss to No. 13/16 Georgia last weekend at Memorial Stadium, Mizzou will get a confidence building win as they play Delaware State today at 3 p.m. Mizzou is 15-0 all-time against teams from the FCS. They will be 16-0 after today, but I need to see some changes before I’m ready to believe that this team can compete on the road against LSU and then Florida.
Delaware State was off last week and come in with an 0-2 record. The Hornets lost to Delaware 56-14 and Monmouth 34-20. They went 1-10 last year under first-year head coach Kenny Carter last season.
Mizzou’s offense ranks in the national top 10 in passing yards, fewest sacks allowed, fewest tackles for loss allowed and is in the national top 20 in total offense and passing yards per completion heading into week four. Many will look at that and think that’s great news, but I’m looking at the other side…sometimes I’m a guy who sees the glass half empty.
The offensive playcalling has been bland and the Tigers lack a run game. Right now, they’re one-dimensional.
Listen to Bill’s commentary and thoughts on Mizzou’s offense and what must change (5:00)