The Missouri Tigers know that the writing is on the wall, and they are in control of their own destiny to reach the SEC Championship game in just their second season in the conference. But there are still two difficult SEC matchups to close out the schedule, one of which gets underway this Saturday night November 23rd against the Ole Miss Rebels. The Tigers and Rebels will kickoff at 7:45 pm ET, with coverage on ESPN.
Sat., Nov. 23rd, 2013 @ 7:45pm ET
Vaught–Hemingway Stadium, Oxford, MS
- Who’s Favored?
Mizzou by 3 ~ 62.5 o/u @ BetOnline
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Missouri doesn’t have a margin for error, because South Carolina sits just one game behind the Tigers. The Gamecocks won that matchup earlier in the season, giving them the tiebreaker. That means that a loss either to Ole Miss or Texas A&M in the final two games of the season would leave Missouri on the outside of the East Division title.
Since the loss in double-overtime to South Carolina, the Tigers have faced two division opponents at the bottom of the conference in Tennessee and woeful Kentucky. Now things pick up a bit. The Rebels have been hot and cold this season but are riding a four-game win streak and are 5-1 at home this year.
The signature victory for Ole Miss this season came in the middle of October over LSU. That began the win streak and snapped a three-game skid for the Rebels in the process. The Ole Miss offense is meshing well, putting up 50 points or more in two of their last three games.
Missouri is a high-scoring offense as well, and presents very difficult matchups on the outside with big receivers. Across the board, the Tigers might have the biggest receiving corps in the country. They will have to use this to their advantage if they hope to go in on the road and come out with a victory.