Missouri vs Alabama : The Crimson Tide has been on a tear all year and there is no sign of them slowing down. They have been especially dominant offensively this year, leading the nation with more than 56 points per game behind the strength of quarterback and Heisman front-runner, Tua Tagovailoa. They’ll look to continue their explosive ways against a Missouri team that ranks 12th in the SEC, allowing 28.8 points per game.
Missouri is 3-2 on the season, and they haven’t been a consistent bunch in their first five games. Outside of the Wyoming and UT Martin, their defense hasn’t looked good. They have given up 39 points throughout their last three games against Power 5 opponents. The Tigers defense has some players of their own, defensive lineman Terry Beckner Jr. is not talked about enough but look for him to make plays from the interior and edge.
The offense looks impressive led by potential NFL first-round pick Drew Lock who has thrown for 1,485 yards on the season so far, averaging 39 points per game, ranked 25th in the nation.
The Tide is looking to continue its perfection behind their strong lefty quarterback and his group of young receivers led by Jerry Jeudy and Henry Ruggs III. Tagovailoa has the most impressive stat line in college football. Through five games he has amassed for 1,495 yards with 18 touchdowns with zero interceptions and hasn’t even played in the fourth quarter in any of his games this year.
Missouri’s defense is going to have a hard time trying to contain the depth of the playmakers starting with the running back duo of Damien Harris and Najee Harris. Alabama has athletes on the defensive side as well starting with Mack Wilson as the signal-caller for the defense and defensive ends Raekwon Davis and Isaiah Buggs.
Lock will have to find holes in the Alabama secondary that will be without Trevon Diggs and Jalyn Armour-Davis are out with injuries so Patrick Surtain Jr. and the depth in the secondary will be tested by a quarterback with NFL skills.