Welp. That happened... again.
For the third consecutive week, the Missouri Tigers were unable to find the end zone over the course of 60 minutes. Sure enough, for the third consecutive week, the landed them in the loss column again, taking a 10-3 defeat to the Vanderbilt Commodores who subsequently broke an 11-game losing streak in SEC play.
The Tigers wrap up what was a dreadful month of October with this dismal performance as they scored just 36 points in four games played in the month. When you account for the fact that 24 of those 36 points came in one game - their only win in the month and their only victory in their last five games, against South Carolina - it makes their performance over the last three weeks positively pitiful.
Freshman quarterback Drew Lock was held to under 110 yards in the air and completed only 14-of-34 passing attempts, and the Missouri ground game was stifled all game long, amounting just 80 yards on 19 total carries. Their average yards per play was just 3.5, and the Tigers converted on zero of their 14 3rd down tries.
The Commodores can celebrate the conclusion of their futility in SEC and Derek Mason can go to sleep tonight knowing that he won't be fishing any longer for his first conference win as the head coach of the 'Dores. Vandy didn't fare much better than Mizzou on the offensive side of the ball and benefited greatly from the ineptitude of their counterparts. They ran 24 more plays than Mizzou and amassed just 304 total yards with an average of 3.9 yards per play.
Quarterback Kyle Shurmur threw just 89 yards on 10-of-20 attempts, but the star of the game for Vandy was running back Ralph Webb, who compiled 99 yards on 26 carries including a 46-yard rush, and picked up a one-yard touchdown in the second quarter that, in actuality, may have sealed the win for Vanderbilt due to their opponent's offensive woes.