The No. 18 Missouri Tigers (3-0 overall) close out their 2014 non-conference season this Saturday as they play host to the Indiana Hoosiers (1-1) at Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field. Kickoff for the contest is set for 3 p.m. (central time), with the game being televised on the SEC Network.
The Tigers are coming off a 38-10 home win over UCF that saw a dominant second-half performance as Mizzou pulled away after leading at halftime by a slim 14-10 margin. The Tiger defense forced four second-half turnovers to key the surge, and sophomore QB Maty Mauk threw for four more touchdowns, giving him a nation’s best 12 through three games.
Indiana comes into the game after suffering a heart-breaking last-second 45-42 loss at Bowling Green last week. In a thrilling back-and-forth game that saw 10 lead changes throughout the day, IU took a 42-39 lead with 2:04 remaining in the game, only to see BGSU drive for the winning TD with just :09 seconds left. The Hoosiers bring a high-powered offensive attack to Columbia, as they are averaging 574.0 yards per game, including running back Tevin Coleman, who comes in as the nation’s leading rusher with an average of 218.5 yards a contest.