The Tigers lost their season opener at West Virginia, 26-11, while Eastern Michigan earned a 61-14 victory over Mississippi Valley State in its opener. Kickoff is set for 6:30 p.m., Central Time, on Saturday at Memorial Stadium.
“They scored 61 points last week and they are 1-0,” Missouri coach Barry Odom said. “It’s hard to score 60 points in college football and they did it. … I’m really impressed with what they did on offense and equally as much defensively. They’re sound. They played really, really hard. I’ve follow their coach (Chris Creighton) for a number of years. I know the success that he’s had at different stops. They will be very, very well-coached. They were at LSU last year. They’re going to look forward to the opportunity of coming into this place and getting after it.”
Here’s a look at the matchup by the numbers…
Missouri Tigers (0-1)
11.0 points per game
462 yards per game
282 passing yards per game
180 rushing yards per game
26.0 points allowed per game
494.0 offensive yards allowed per game
253.0 passing yards allowed per game
241.0 rushing yards allowed
RB Alex Ross has 18 carries for 67 yards, an average of 3.7 yards per carry. Zanders has rushed seven times for 47 yards, an average of 6.7 per carry. RB Ish Witter has rushed 10 times for 32 yards, an average of 3.2 per.
WR J'Mon Moore has eight receptions for 104 yards. WR Chris Black has six catches for 102 yards and one touchdown. TE Sean Culkin has two catches for 27 yards. WR Emanuel Hall has two receptions for eight yards.
Eastern Michigan (1-0)
61.0 points per game
479.0 offensive yards per game
198.0 passing yards per game
281.0 rushing yards per game
14.0 points allowed per game
169.0 offensive yards allowed per game
146.0 passing yards allowed per game
23.0 rushing yards allowed per game
QB Todd Porter has completed 15 of 22 passes (68.2 percent) for 171 yards, with three touchdowns and one interception. QB James Pensyl has completed two of two passes (100 percent) for 27 yards.
RB Shaq Vann has rushed 20 times for 156 yards, an average of 7.8 yards per carry, and two touchdowns. RB Ian Eriksen has 12 carries for 97 yards, an average of 8.1 per carry, and two touchdowns. RB Alec Hullibarger has three carries for 16 yards, am average of 5.3 yards per carry.
TE Nigel Kilby has four receptions for 67 yards and one touchdown. WR Antoine Porter has three catches for 40 yards and one touchdown. WR Sergio Bailey has three receptions for 33 yards. TE Sam Browning has three catches for 20 yards.
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