Scott Page is a college football writer who covers the SEC for SportsRant.com. This week he shared an article on the similarities between the wide receivers on Mizzou and Ole Miss and he joins me on this Google Hangout.
When Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel looks across the field Saturday night in Oxford, Miss., he won’t be able to ignore the obvious matchup problems presented by Ole Miss’ offensive skill players. What he won’t see is a big smile on the face of Rebels head coach Hugh Freeze. That’s because the Tigers’ wideouts represent an equally challenging matchup.
There isn’t a bigger game in SEC football this week. No. 8 Missouri (9-1, 5-1) looks to win out and reach the conference title game for the first time. No. 24 Ole Miss (7-3, 3-3) aims to keep a four-game winning streak going and play its way into a marquee bowl.
And the battle in the perimeter passing game is the bigger matchup of this game – literally, both teams’ wide receivers are huge!
Missouri’s top three receivers – Dorial Green-Beckham (6-foot-6, 225-pounds), Marcus Lucas (6-foot-5, 220-pounds) and L’Damian Washington (6-foot-4, 205-pounds) – average 6-foot-5, 217-pounds. They’ve combined for 122 catches, 1,790 yards and 20 touchdowns this season.
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