The season has been a struggle for first-year Missouri football coach Barry Odom. After starting the season 2-2 and scoring a lot of points, the Tigers have been giving up a lot of points. They’re 2-7 entering today’s home game.
Vanderbilt is 4-5 and trying to get enough wins for a bowl invitation at the end of the season. A win today and one against Tennessee or Ole Miss will get the Commodores to the six-win mark.
Here’s what you need to know about the Week 11 matchup.
What time is kickoff?
When: Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET
Where: Memorial Stadium, Columbia, Mo.
What TV channel is showing Vanderbilt-Missouri?
SEC Network is televising the game and you can watch it online at Watch ESPN. Also, you can listen to the game on SiriusXM 108/191.
Who is calling the game for SEC Network?
Dave Neal is handling play-by-play, Matt Stinchcomb is the game’s analyst and Dawn Davenport is sideline reporter.
3 things you should know
1. Missouri has allowed at least 31 points in each of its losses during the current five-game losing streak. The Tigers are ranked 86th in the country in scoring defense, allowing 30.4 points per game. In total defense, it’s been worse. Missouri is 116th in the country allowing 470.3 yards per game.
2. Vanderbilt’s opening drive is an important one. The Commodores have scored on their first drive in each of their past three games. That included back-to-back wins against Georgia and Tennessee State before last week’s 23-16 loss against Auburn. Vandy also has been good to start the second half, scoring 10 points on their first drives over the same three-game stretch.
3. Vanderbilt running back Ralph Webb needs 184 rushing yards to become the school’s all-time leader. Zac Stacy is No. 1 on the Vanderbilt list with 3,143 yards and Webb has 2,960. Webb started the season eighth on the school list and has made his way up throughout the year.