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Missouri Football Preview

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Missouri Preview

Returning Starters: 10

Offense: 4

Defense: 4

Punter, Kicker

Pros - Maty Mauk gaining experience and confidence. Mauk came off the bench and started four games last season. During those four games, Mauk did nothing but impress. Mauk passed for 1,071 yards with 11 touchdowns and 2 interceptions... that will improve now that Mauk has an off season as starter under his belt. Missouri now knows that they can win in the SEC... that goes a long way.

Cons - They lost a lot of playmakers on offense and defense. Three wide receivers from last year's team are gone: Dorial Green-Beckham, Marcus Lucas, and L'Damian Washington. They also have to replace their workhorse back Henry Josey.

Breakdown:

Aug. 30th vs. South Dakota State - Win

Sept. 6th at Toledo - Win

Sept. 13th vs. Central Florida - Swing Game

Sept. 20th vs. Indiana - Win

Sept. 27th at South Carolina - Loss

Oct. 11th vs. Georgia - Loss

Oct. 18th at Florida - Swing Game

Oct. 25th vs. Vanderbilt - Win

Nov. 1st vs. Kentucky - Win

Nov. 15th at Texas A&M - Swing Game

Nov. 22nd at Tennessee - Swing Game

Nov. 29th vs. Arkansas - Win

It's going to be a rebuilding year, but I think Missouri is bowl bound. A win over Central Florida will set up a big showdown with South Carolina. But overall I think the month of October will be very difficult for the Tigers. With only 10 returning starters and a lot of lost playmakers... I think 7 or 8 wins would be a solid season.

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