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Mizzou returns home to face SEMO

The Tigers look to bounce back from last week’s loss to Kentucky

NCAA Football: Central Michigan at Missouri Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Missouri Tigers (1-1) look to recover from last week’s loss to Kentucky as they host the Southeast Missouri Redhawks Saturday in Columbia.

How to watch or stream

Time: 11 a.m. CT

Streaming: This game is only available via ESPN+, which you can sign up for HERE. It is not available on traditional television.

After pulling out a victory in week 1 over Central Michigan, the Tigers fell short in a back-and-forth battle against Kentucky last week in Lexington. Mizzou simply couldn’t string together stops when it needed to and found itself constantly playing catchup against the Wildcats, eventually tying the gam at 28 in the second half, but allowing a Kentucky touchdown on their very next drive which ultimately sealed the game.

Kentucky’s Chris Rodriguez had a huge day, rushing for 207 yards on 27 attempts and three touchdowns. It’s becoming an alarming trend for the Tigers, as they’ve allowed 257 rushing yards per game in their two games this season, facing Central Michigan before Kentucky. SEMO’s rushed for just 122.5 yards per game in their two contests (both losses), so this really could be a good chance for Mizzou to build some confidence in their rush defense.

Tyler Badie has done a little bit of everything for the Tigers on offense so far this season, leading the team in rushing yards in both games, and also recording a team-high 88 receiving yards against Kentucky. Quarterback Connor Bazelak also seems to be progressing well in his second season at Mizzou, with six touchdowns to just one interception in his two games.