The Missouri Tigers travel to Auburn in both teams’ SEC opener. The game kicks off on Saturday at noon and concludes a week of homecoming festivities at Auburn. Furthermore, this is the first time Missouri has played at Auburn.
The Missouri coaching staff is very familiar with the Auburn football program. Missouri head coach Eliah Drinkwitz worked under Auburn head coach Bryan Harsin at Arkansas State, Boise State and Auburn. Also, Missouri’s defensive coordinator and safeties coach Blake Baker, as well as quarterbacks coach Bush Hamdan, worked under Harsin at Arkansas State.
Missouri Riding Momentum
Junior kicker Harrison Mevis secured his place in the record books as the school record holder for 50+ yard field goals made.
Auburn Looks to Bounce Back
Anders Carlson nailed two field goals in the first half which was the only offensive action Auburn saw until the fourth quarter. Auburn broke down defensively in the third quarter, allowing two touchdowns and a field goal.
Auburn struggled to hold onto the ball as the Nittany Lions forced four turnovers. In addition, Tank Bigsby was held to only 39 rushing yards after posting 147 in the Tigers’ win over Mercer in week one.
The game is set to begin at noon on Saturday.