You expected the Alabama Crimson Tide to defeat the Missouri Tigers. That’s exactly what the defending National Champions did. The Tide rolled to victory, winning 39-10 over the Tigers, to push their record up to 7-0. Not only that, but they’re residents of Cover Town once again. Happy times for you degenerates out there.
Tua Tagovailoa outdueled prospective 1st round pick Drew Lock on this evening, of which ain’t too surprising. Tagovailoa threw three touchdowns and no interceptions, 265 yads on a mark of 12-for-22. Tua left the game with a knee injury, appearing to reinjure th eknee he sprained last week against the Arkansas Razorbacks. As of now, it looks like everything is OK. But this will obviously be something to monitor. Jalen Hurts wasn’t too bad in relief, going 7-for-8 for 115 yards.
Lock, meanwhile, kept his skittish play up with a line of 13-for-26, 142 yards, one touchdown to Jalen Knox and two interceptions. Those two picks were pulled down by cornerback Saivion Smith, who had himself a day.
Damien Harris scored on a rushing touchdown and was the leading rusher on the day with 62 yards. Najee Harris and Josh Jacobs weren’t too far behind with 57 and 52 respectively. As a team they ran for 4.1 yards per carry on 45 attempts, good enough for 184 yards on the evening. Larry Rountree III was the leader for Mizzou with 48 while Tyler Badie had 41.
All told, this was pretty much the expected result. Anyone who thought the Tigers would’ve won on Saturday was fooling themselves. That said, however, it was a pretty dreadful performance up and down.
A stat to chew on: Barry Odom’s teams are 1-16 against opponents with winning record.