Special Contributor – Sam Husting
There are 46 days until the start of the college football season for the Missouri Tigers and below we have a quick preview of each team in the SEC East. We take a look at the key returning players and expectations for each team. This snapshot will provide a guide for the SEC this year.
Last season: 4-8, 2-6 SEC
Best win: 28-24 over Arkansas
Worst loss: 51-45 vs Middle Tennessee
Returning starters: 10 (O), 5 (D) 0 (SP)
QB Drew Lock 3399 yards 23 TDs 10 INTs, RB Damarea Crockett 1062 yards 10 TDs, WR J’Mon Moore 62 catches 1012 yards 8 TDs
Opener: September 2nd vs Missouri State
SEC Opener: September 9th vs USC
Missouri is looking to bounce back after a disappointing season finishing 4-8 overall and missing out on a bowl game. Missouri Head Coach Barry Odom said that the offense has a high upside with rising junior Drew Lock back at the helm and 10 total starters returning. He said they were very young on that side of the ball last year and with experience he hopes to see improvement. He said that they have recruited very well on the defensive side of the ball and he trusts that the coordinators can do the rest. After struggling in SEC play last year the Tigers hope to get off to a hot start with two conference home games to start, which Drew Lock and J’mon Moore both said was a huge advantage for them.