Drew Lock (Nate Latsch-Scout.com)

Missouri-LSU By The Numbers

Missouri (2-2 overall, 0-1 in SEC) plays at LSU (2-2, 1-1) in a Southeastern Conference game on Saturday night...

Missouri and LSU will meet on Saturday night for the first time since quarterback Phil Bradley helped Missouri win the battle of the Tigers, 20-15, in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis on Dec. 23, 1978.

Missouri is coming off a dominating 79-0 win over visiting Delaware State, while LSU lost a heartbreaker at Auburn, 18-13, and then fired head coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. 

Here’s a look at the matchup by the numbers…

Missouri Tigers (2-2 overall, 0-1 in SEC)

Game averages:

44.5 points per game

569.5 yards per game 

391.3 passing yards per game

178.3 rushing yards per game

18.8 points allowed per game 

367.8 offensive yards allowed per game 

236 passing yards allowed per game 

131.8 rushing yards allowed 

Stat leaders:

QB Drew Lock has completed 96 of 162 passes (59.3 percent) for 1,508 yards, with 14 touchdowns and three interceptions. QB Marvin Zanders has completed six of seven passes (85.7 percent) for 46 yards and one touchdown. 

RB Damarea Crockett has 34 carries for 210 yards, an average of 6.2 per, and three touchdowns. RB Ish Witter has rushed 57 times for 209 yards, an average of 3.7 yards per carry, with two touchdowns. Zanders has 16 carries for 124 yards, an average of 7.8 per, and two touchdowns.

WR J'Mon Moore has 26 receptions for 434 yards, an average of 16.7 yards per catch, and six touchdowns. WR Dimetrios Mason has 15 receptions for 188 yards. WR Emanuel Hall has 13 catches for 241 yards, an average of 18.5 yards per reception, and two touchdowns. WR Chris Black has 11 catches for 175 yards and one touchdown.

LSU (2-2 overall, 1-1 in SEC)

Game averages:

21 points per game 

339.5 offensive yards per game 

147.8 passing yards per game  

191.8 rushing yards per game

16.8 points allowed per game 

341.2 offensive yards allowed per game 

225.2 passing yards allowed per game  

116 rushing yards allowed per game  

Stat leaders:

QB Danny Etling has completed 40 of 71 passes (56.3 percent) for 433 yards, with three touchdowns and one interception. QB Brandon Harris has completed 13 of 25 passes (52 percent) for 139 yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions.

RB Leonard Fournette has rushed 67 times for 386 yards, an average of 5.8 yards per carry, and two touchdowns. RB Derrius Guice has 29 carries for 239 yards, an average of 8.2 per carry, and one touchdown. 

WR Travin Dural has 14 receptions for 142 yards and one touchdown. WR Malachi Dupre has 11 catches for 99 yards. Fournette has nine catches for 69 yards.


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