Jonathan Friess, 23 Sports

Last Saturday’s upset win over the Florida Gators in the Swamp could be the signature win Missouri needs to turn their season around. The Tigers received good news as standout wide receiver, Emmanuel Hall returned after a four-game absence. In last weekend’s game, Quarterback Drew Locke passed Peyton Manning with 90 career passing touchdowns and is currently sitting at 3rd overall passing touchdowns in the SEC. The Tigers rushed for 223 yards and had 250 yards in the air as the upset the No. 11 Florida Gators. The Tigers are now looking to use the momentum from a strong performance in Gainesville to propel them over the visiting Vanderbilt Commodores.

The 4-5 Commodores visit Columbia after coming off a two touchdown win over the Arkansas Razorbacks (2-7). Both Mizzou and Vanderbilt walk into the game with a 1-4 record in conference play. Both teams also come into the game desperate, but for different reasons. With a Mizzou win the Tigers will be bowl eligible, while the Commodores need to win two of their final three in order to reach bowl eligibility.

The difference will be in the Tiger’s defense. If the Tigers can stop the Commodores passing attack, led by Quarterback Kyle Shurmur, then the Tigers should be able to win. The Tigers have a more proven offense and has an overall better defense than the Commodores. This game is a game the Tigers should walk away with if they are able to execute.

Kickoff time is at 11 a.m. Central Time at Faurot Field.