Missouri vs. Delaware State - 9/24/16 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Delaware State Hornets (0-2) at Missouri Tigers (1-2)
College Football: Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Memorial Stadium)
The Line: Missouri Tigers -50 -- Over/Under: 60 See the Latest Odds
The Delaware State Hornets and Missouri Tigers clash Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium on the SEC Network.
The Delaware State Hornets would love nothing more than an upset win after a rough 0-2 start to the season. Daniel Epperson is completing 48.5 percent of his passes for 195 yards, three touchdowns and five interceptions. Epperson must do a better job of taking care of the football. Brycen Alleyne and Mason Rutherford have combined for 124 receiving yards and two touchdowns while Aris Scott has three receptions. The Delaware State Hornets ground game is averaging 79.5 yards per contest, and Alleyne leads the way with 121 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Delaware State is allowing 45 points and 464 yards per game. Logan Wescott leads the Hornets with 22 tackles, Dominique Drewery has one sack and Rashawn Barrett has one pass deflection.
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The Missouri Tigers could use a bounce back home victory to get back to a .500 record. Drew Lock is completing 55.6 percent of his passes for 1,106 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions. Lock has 12 completions this season that have produced 25 or more yards. J'Mon Moore and Chris Black have combined for 466 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Johnathon Johnson has seven receptions. The Missouri Tigers ground game is averaging 148.3 yards per contest, and Ish Witter leads the way with 169 yards and one touchdown. Defensively, Missouri is allowing 25 points and 443.7 yards per game. Thomas Wilson leads the Tigers with 25 tackles, Charles Harris has three sacks and Aarion Penton has two interceptions.
Delaware State has been downright awful and Missouri could probably win this game by 50 or more points if it really wanted to. However, this is a truckload of points to lay with any team regardless of the gap in talent. Not to mention the Tigers have a big road game against LSU next weekened, so I'm not sure if they're going to want to run up the score and beat up on the poor little Hornets. They probably just want to get a victory and keep guys fresh and healthy.
If picking this game, you'd be wise to have 50 free points in your pocket.