MIZZOU VS. WYOMING GAME PREVIEW
HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN/STREAM/ETC.
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Radio: KTGR 100.5 FM
Spread: Mizzou began as an 18-point fave. The line bumped up to 20 in most locales.
Total: The O/U is currently set between 52 and 52.5, depending on where you look.
Mizzou won ATS last week, and thus is 1-0. Wyoming, meanwhile, is 1-1.
3 THINGS TO WATCH
WILL DREW LOCK KEEP THE BALL ROLLING?
Missouri Tigers star quarterback Drew Lock got off to a fast start against the UT Martin Skyhawks. Last week, Lock, who figures to be a fixture in the NFL Draft next year, tossed four touchdowns and no interceptions. Dating back to last season (not including the postseason appearance against the Texas Longhorns) it was Lock’s 10th consecutive multi-TD game. He’ll be facing a Wyoming Cowboys team that so far has given up an average of 278.5 yards through the air in their first two games. The Washington State Cougars tore them up for 319 yards and three passing TDs last week, so Lock might be licking his chops going into this game.
HOW WILL NICO EVANS FARE?
Cowboys running back Nico Evans has been pretty terrific to start the season. The senior already has piled up 279 yards on the ground while averaging 6.6 yards per carry. He gobbled up 190 of those 279 yards two weeks ago against the New Mexico State Aggies, in which he also found the end zone two times. The Mizzou defense will have to keep their eyes on Evans, as quarterback Tyler Vander Waal might be hard pressed not to give him the ball early and often.
DON’T GET CAUGHT NAPPING
Mizzou has a road test against the Purdue Boilermakers next week. It’s crucial for head coach Barry Odom to make sure that the Tigers do not get caught napping and overlook this matchup. Purdue, of course, rattled Mizzou a season ago in CoMO and it’s probably true that no one has forgotten that miserable performance. But they cannot fall into a trap before their trip to West Lafayette.
This is a game that, bottom line, Mizzou should win. Wyoming isn’t a bottom-feeder by any means in the Mountain West Conference. However, the Tigers boast a talented group, especially on offense. And Wyoming just got blown off the field against Washington State last week. Considering the fact that Wazzu doesn’t have anyone like Emanuel Hall or even Albert Okwuegbunam, or, you know, Drew Lock, Mizzou should have similar success. I suspect they will, and they’ll earn their 2nd victory of the season.
Mizzou 42, Wyoming 20