The first half hasn’t been kind to Missouri of late.
After allowing 21 points in the first half to South Carolina on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium, the Tigers have surrendered at least 20 points in the first half of five consecutive games. According to Tom Orf, a stat guru who follows Missouri, that’s a feat not accomplished by the Tigers since 1938.
MU has allowed 20+ points in the 1st half of 5 straight games-had not happened back to 1938
— Tom Orf (@MU4124) November 5, 2016
That’s a stunning stat, and it speaks to Missouri’s massive issues. The Tigers entered Saturday 2-6 overall and 0-4 in the SEC. They allowed 21 points against LSU on Oct. 1, 20 against Florida on Oct. 15, 34 against Middle Tennessee on Oct. 22 and 21 against Kentucky last Saturday.
It’s hard to win consistently when you’re allowing so many points so early. Missouri has learned that lesson the hard way this season, and it’s an issue coach Barry Odom must correct next season and in the years to come.
This stretch hasn’t been pretty, Tigers fans.