It was a quiet Monday on the Mizzou front and likely will be all week barring anything crazy. But that doesn’t mean we won’t keep you up to date on all the Tigers news during the bye week. I’m sure most fans are hoping Missouri is finding an offensive identity, as the Tigers will play host to No. 25 Mississippi State on Nov. 5.
Here are two things to know:
- It’s the perfect time for Mizzou to have a bye not only for the offense, but the defense as well. The Tigers will face the SEC’s most productive quarterback in Dak Prescott when they return to play. Kentucky coach Mark Stoops believes Prescott should be a Heisman candidate. He got an up close and personal look at the senior signal-caller’s six-touchdown performance in the Bulldogs’ 42-16 win last Saturday.
- The Tigers continue to tumble in the SEC Country Power Poll. For the first time this season Mizzou finds itself dead last, dropping five spots in the last three weeks. See the full poll HERE.
Other Mizzou news from around the Internet
- Was Saturday Mizzou’s worst defensive performance of the season? Linebacker Kentrell Brothers believes so. The Columbia Tribune’s David Morrison dove into the numbers to take a look at how Vanderbilt snapped an 11-game losing streak against the Tigers.
- Mizzou’s defense is on pace to be one of the best in program history, while the offense could become one of the most futile ever. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Dave Matter took a look at the historical context of both units.
- Riding their first three-game losing streak since 2009, it is the perfect time for the Tigers to have a bye week wrote Pete Scantlebury of PowerMizzou.com.
- After getting waived by the Portland TrailBlazers, former Mizzou guard Phil Pressey was claimed by the Utah Jazz late Sunday evening. The Jazz will be Pressey’s third NBA team in three years.