The Missouri Tigers will once again be playing in Arrowhead Stadium against the BYU Cougars.
Missouri is having a unique and tough season this year.
They are 4-5 this year. The football team started off 3-0 with expected yet good wins. But since then in conference play, they have only won one out of their last six games.
So when some of their players boycotted the president of the university, the situation can seem to only get worse.
While some may argue that the boycotts will help to “bond the team” like Michael Sam’s announcement did in the 2013 season.
But the Tigers missed all of their scheduled practices over the weekend during the holdout. This will most likely hurt them as they have quite a few problems to address if they want to become bowl eligible (which at this point seems like a stretch).
The main thing they need to get working is their offense as a whole. The run game is mediocre but they are struggling to get it to work because they have not found a way to stretch the field passing the ball.
A young quarterback mixed in with inexperienced wide receiver corps never mixes well, and has been shown that it won’t work all year.
To become bowl eligible they need to win two out of their next three games, all of which are tough teams. They are all beatable but that is assuming we can put up a double-digit score on the scoreboard.
Should it be time to throw the towel in as a fan? I never have believed in giving up on a team until it is over, but I don’t think we should be expecting anything special for this years team.