Missouri defensive back DeMarkus Acy earned a solid grade against Alabama, but the secondary as a whole allowed 380 passing yards and three touchdowns. Opponents have averaged over 300 passing yards against the Tigers.
Linebacker Terez Hall, the Missouri Tigers’ third-leading tackler, will return for Saturday’s game against Memphis after missing the second half of last week’s loss at Alabama because of a targeting penalty.
The Southeastern Conference released its preseason men’s basketball media poll with Missouri picked to finish ninth in the 14-team SEC and Jontay Porter being the lone MU representative on the all-SEC teams.
Mizzou true freshman Jalen Knox has rapidly ascented to the top of the Tigers’ wide receiver depth chart after injuries to Emanuel Hall and Nate Brown have left Barry Odom and his program no other option.
Missouri’s defense had an impressive showing on Saturday night given the opponent, as it held No. 1 Alabama to a season-low 39 points. The Tigers only saw Tide star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa for a half.