Rock M Nation: Missouri's season collapse continues with -- you guessed it-- more penalties and missed opportunities
The Missouri Tigers had a chance on Saturday, albeit a small one, to salvage its 2019 season from the mounting disappointment that has come with each of the past three games.That obviously didn't work out. An anemic offense offset a solid defense, and a lack of discipline ultimately doomed any chance of an upset. With their loss to the No. 11 Florida Gators, the Tigers dropped to 5-5 overall and 2-4 in the SEC.
I should say that there's no shame in losing to a ranked Florida team, even if the Tigers previously did have a streak of good fortune when facing them the last few years.
Fansided: Is Chase Daniel the new Chicago Bears starting quarterback?
It's been a question for much of this season -- should the Chicago Bears turn to backup quarterback Chase Daniel as their new starter and replace Mitchell Trubisky? Sunday's prime time game against the Los Angeles Rams didn't provide an answer, but it kept the question going.In the Bears' 17-7 loss to the Rams, coach Matt Nagy decided to put Daniel in with less than 4 minutes to play in place of Trubisky. At the time, people began to question just why. NBA cameras caught Nagy having a discussion with the starter on the sideline before Daniel stepped onto the field.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: A Mizzou shirt made him cry, but boy scores big with Missouri State
Who knew throwing a tantrum could pay off so well?On Wednesday morning, Karen Clark, a Mizzou grad, put a Tigers shirt on her son, Jack, for the 7-year-old to wear on Wear Your Favorite College T-shirt Day at his school near Ellisville, Mo., according to the Springfield News-Leader.
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That didn't sit well with the first-grader.
He began crying. His father, Steve, walked in and hit record on his phone, capturing Jack saying, "I want Missouri State.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Mizzou Gameday Blog: Gators capitalize on penalty, lead Tigers 13-3
An unsportsmanlike conduct penalty at the end of Mizzou's first series of the second half, followed by a shanked punt gave the Gators favorable field position on the next possession. Kyle Trask connected with slot receiver Josh Hammond on a 34-yard touchdown pass, beating safety Joshuah Bledsoe in coverage on a corner route. The score put the Tigers in charge 13-3.On the prior series, Kelly Bryant avoided a sack deep in the pocket and managed to get back to the line of scrimmage, but Florida did the Tigers a favor clobbering Bryant when he was out of bounds to draw a personal foul.
Rock M Nation: College Football Recap: Week 12
The next three weeks should be fun. Of course, this is coming from someone, unfortunately, with no skin in the game.For those that do, I'll trade places.
For those who read last week, I think LSU and Ohio State finish the season undefeated as your top two seeds. Clemson, by virtue of accruing style points in killing everyone, especially over the last couple months, is your clear No. 3.
What to do with that last spot? Let's examine the candidates.
* Georgia: May likely leapfrog Clemson after beating No. 12 Auburn Saturday, but would a loss to top-ranked LSU in the SEC Championship relegate the Bulldogs to a New Year's Six game?
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Florida extends Mizzou misery, hands Tigers fourth straight loss
COLUMBIA, Mo. - For weeks the Missouri Tigers have talked about all the chances they have left to turn around their season. LOADING...Mizzou's return home to Faurot Field for the first time in five weeks didn't provide enough comfort Saturday as No. 11 Florida held the Tigers out of the end zone in a 23-6 victory, extending MU's losing streak to four games.
Mizzou (5-5, 2-4 SEC) plays one more home game next week against Tennessee, followed by the regular-season finale against Arkansas on Nov. 29.
The return of quarterback Kelly Bryant wasn't enough to save the Tigers against another dominant defense.
Rock M Nation: Missouri wants to be Top Gun, but imitates a whole different kind of Airplane
Directed By: Barry OdomStarring: Kobie Whiteside, Jordan Elliott, Kelly Bryant, Jonathan Nance
Synopsis: With a stated goal of a Top Gun-like performance, Barry Odom directs the Tigers to a comedy of errors in which no one comes out looking good.
[author's note: When we started The Revue at the beginning of the season, we were hoping it would be a lighthearted way to look back at the week past -- a good time to reflect on the not-so-serious side of rooting for college football.
Rock M Nation: We've gone through the five stages of grief and have landed on acceptance
I'm a little unsure of what to say here at this point. Five weeks ago I was as on board with the current coaching staff and the direction of the program. Everything was right. Through a bunch of bumps over the ensuring games a lot has changed, including where I fall on the bandwagon.If Rock M Nation -- with me at the helm -- was steering the bandwagon before, I've merely taken to following along behind, still kind of holding the rope that's tied to the back hitch. There are some within the Mizzou fanbase who are still steering the wagon, but here the tone has changed.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: BenFred: Bumbling Tigers move on from underachieving to unlikable
But during 23-6 loss Saturday to No. 11 Florida, the conclusion is impossible to avoid. Odom's team, as a whole, has become something worse than confusing, aggravating and underachieving. The Tigers officially are unlikable.What other word can be picked to explain members of a collapsed offensive line jawing at opponents after another failed third down forces a punt? What adjective is a better fit for a team that simply cannot keep itself out of shoving matches beneath a scoreboard that reminds them they are losing? Is there a more accurate phrase to describe a group that elicits a sideline warning complaining about a non-call and commits three penalties on a single play?
Rock M Nation: Missouri offense can't overcome its struggles as Tigers fall to Florida for their fourth straight loss
From their military tribute uniforms to playing of Kenny Loggins' "Danger Zone," before the game, Missouri football seemed committed to the Top Gun aesthetic for Saturday's match up against Florida. The end result, however, was decidedly less high-flying.After more than a month on the road, Missouri hoped a return to Faurot Field would spark some life on both sides of the ball. Much like the past few weeks, however, only the defense seemed to respond.
After allowing a 47-yard field goal on the first drive of the game, Missouri's defense put Florida in a chokehold they wouldn't escape for another two quarters.
Fansided: Mizzou football: Offense still a problem in loss to No. 11 Florida
The season isn't over, but the Mizzou football team only has two games left to correct multiple offensive issues for any attempt at a better finish.On Saturday, Mizzou didn't look good enough offensively to scare the No. 11 Florida Gators. And that's not good.
The Tigers have a good running game, one of the better offensive lines and probably the best tight end in the conference and maybe even the country. The quarterback cannot seem to find a way to move the offense, and that falls on coach Barry Odom and the coaching staff. He said as much after Saturday's 23-6 loss.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Mizzou notebook: Bryant's return not enough for reeling Tigers
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Kelly Bryant's return wasn't nearly enough to jump-start Missouri's lifeless passing game, not with the Florida Gators attacking the pocket from every angle Saturday. The No. 11 Gators bombarded the Mizzou backfield with defenders throughout their 23-6 victory, forcing Bryant to spend the day scrambling just to keep plays alive.The Gators knew, too. Mizzou converted only five of 18 third downs, allowed three sacks and rarely found breathing room against Florida's suffocating pressure. LOADING...
Bryant sat out last weekend's 27-0 loss at Georgia while recovering from a sprained hamstring.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: BenFred: Bumbling Tigers lack discipline
Missouri running back Dawson Downing maneuvers in the first half against Florida on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019 on Faurot Field in Columbia. Downing, who had three carries for 1 yard and three catches for 13 yards, was part of Missouri offense that managed just 256 yards and six points. (Robert Cohen, firstname.lastname@example.org) Robert CohenThis observation is hard to write. Doing so does not negate the fact that there are many good young men on fourth-year Missouri football coach Barry Odom's roster. Odom, a former Tigers linebacker with a heart that pumps black and gold, has a manner that makes you want to pull for him.
Rock M Nation: Five takeaways from Mizzou's loss to Florida
Another week, another frustrating loss that featured a defense trying its best to keep the team afloat, an offense that simply can't seem to get out of its own way and penalties in the worst possible moments.It's becoming a recurring theme. It feels like we're watching the same game over and over again. It's hard to come up with new and interesting ways to describe it.
But, here we go... 1) The offense. My goodness this offense.
I don't know what more can be said. Missouri has now gone back-to-back games without a touchdown for the first time since.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Mizzou Gameday Blog: TD passes extend Florida lead to 20-6
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Missouri defenders had two golden opportunities in their hands to wrestle away momentum, but plays that could have been interceptions were dashed.First, linebacker Nick Bolton stepped into a third-down pass deep in Florida territory but dropped an interception inside the 20-yard line. He would have had a clear path to the end zone, but instead, Florida moved to fourth down and punted the ball away.
Mizzou got a field goal out of its next drive to trim UF's lead to 13-6, but another bad break cost the Tigers a takeaway. Safety Khalil Oliver appeared to pry the ball loose from tight end Kyle Pitts on a leaping play along the sideline.
Cale Garrett (Pectoral) is out for season
Brendan Scales (Foot) is out indefinitely
Chris Mills (Knee) is out indefinitely