Missouri played three cupcakes that paved the way for an overdue three-game winning streak, and the Tigers’ impressive 45-16 win over Florida International has them within realistic shot of a bowl game.
Oh, wait, Missouri beat FLORIDA 45-16 on Saturday?
Yes, the Tigers routed the Gators behind an impressive offensive (and defensive) showing. Drew Lock was a composed and efficient 15-of-20 passing for 228 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception. Missouri’s rushing attack went for 227 yards and 3 touchdowns itself, and Missouri’s defense held Florida to 93 rushing yards on 31 carries.
Florida is in full-on identity crisis mode. Missouri can relate; it was there earlier this season. But after the best sustained quarterback play that Missouri has seen since Chase Daniel, the Tigers’ stock is trending up.
For the first time all season, Missouri is no longer last in the SEC Country Power Poll. The Tigers moved up to 10th in the latest rankings, as voted on by SEC Country writers and editors.
Over his last six games, Drew Lock has thrown for 1,896 yards, 23 touchdowns and 4 interceptions while completing 65 percent of his passes. For the season, Lock leads the nation with 31 touchdown passes, and is nine away from tying the SEC single-season record.
He has at least three games to get there. Those three games are all winnable for Missouri, which has the chance to capitalize on teams in varying stages of disarray, from the imminent coaching change (Tennessee) to one on the radar (Arkansas).
In the middle is Vanderbilt, which won’t make a coaching change but has seen the bottom fall out on its season.
Here are your full results from the latest SEC Country Power Poll:Results are below:
|1||Alabama (13 - 1)||295||19||1||1||2|
|2||Georgia (13 - 2)||280||4||2||1||2|
|3||Auburn (10 - 4)||253||0||3||3||3|
|4||Mississippi State (9 - 4)||221||0||5||4||6|
|5||LSU (9 - 4)||214||0||4||4||6|
|6||South Carolina (9 - 4)||177||0||7||5||8|
|7||Texas A&M (7 - 6)||163||0||6||6||8|
|8||Kentucky (7 - 6)||130||0||8||6||11|
|9||Ole Miss (6 - 6)||102||0||11||8||14|
|10||Missouri (7 - 6)||81||0||14||8||13|
|11||Florida (4 - 7)||58||0||9||7||14|
|12||Tennessee (4 - 8)||48||0||12||9||14|
|13||Vanderbilt (5 - 7)||36||0||13||8||14|
|14||Arkansas (4 - 8)||35||0||10||9||14|
This week's voters:
Alex Hickey (SEC Country)
Alex Martin Smith (SEC Country)
Andrew Astleford (SEC Country)
Ben Wolk (SEC Country)
Brandon Walker (SEC Country)
Chris Kirschner (SEC Country)
Christopher Walsh (SEC Country)
Eric Bolin (SEC Country)
Joe Mussatto (SEC Country)
Jordan Mcpherson (SEC Country)
Justin Ferguson (SEC Country)
Ken Bradley (SEC Country)
Marq Burnett (SEC Country)
Mike Griffith (SEC Country)
Seth Emerson (DawgNation)
Thomas Neumann (SEC Country)
Trent Shadid (SEC Country)
Zach Abolverdi (SEC Country)