University of Missouri

Missouri-Indiana college football preview

Indiana running back Tevin Coleman (center) carried the ball against Indiana Indiana State last month.
Indiana running back Tevin Coleman (center) carried the ball against Indiana Indiana State last month. The Associated Press

When/where: 3 p.m. Saturday at Memorial Stadium in Columbia

TV/radio: SEC Network; KMBZ (980 AM, 98.1 FM)

The series: Indiana leads 6-3-2

The line: Missouri by 13 1/2

MISSOURI (3-0)

Date

Opponent

Result/time

Aug. 30

South Dakota State

W, 38-18

Sept. 6

at Toledo

W, 49-24

Sept. 13

Central Florida

W, 38-10

Saturday

Indiana

3 p.m.

Sept. 27

at South Carolina

6 p.m.

Oct. 11

Georgia

TBA

Oct. 18

at Florida

TBA

Oct. 25

Vanderbilt

TBA

Nov. 1

Kentucky

TBA

Nov. 15

at Texas A&M

TBA

Nov. 22

at Tennessee

TBA

Nov. 28

Arkansas

1:30 p.m.

INDIANA (1-1)

Date

Opponent

Result/time

Aug. 30

Indiana State

W, 28-10

Sept. 13

at Bowling Green

L, 45-42

Saturday

at Missouri

3 p.m.

Sept. 27

Maryland

TBA

Oct. 4

North Texas

TBA

Oct. 11

at Iowa

11 a.m.

Oct. 18

Michigan State

2:30 p.m.

Nov. 1

at Michigan

2:30 p.m.

Nov. 8

Penn State

TBA

Nov. 15

at Rutgers

TBA

Nov. 22

at Ohio State

TBA

Nov. 29

Purdue

TBA

What’s at stake

No. 18 Missouri will try to go unbeaten in non-conference regular-season play for the seventh time in the last nine seasons. A win also would give the Tigers their seventh 4-0 start since 2006.

Cheers if …

Quarterback Maty Mauk keeps up a streak of five consecutive starts with at least three touchdown passes. Missouri’s offense is humming behind Mauk’s magnificence, but coach Gary Pinkel wants to see continued, steady improvement. It wouldn’t hurt for the Tigers to crank up a ground game averaging only 4.7 yards per carry either.

Jeers if …

Missouri plays sloppy and sluggish, suggesting the Tigers might be looking ahead to a trip next weekend to South Carolina. Indiana is coming off a 45-42 loss at Bowling Green, but the Hoosiers are capable of putting up points in bunches and the Tigers’ margin for error isn’t unlimited.

Three things about Indiana

1 Despite playing in one fewer game than every other running back in the top 12, Indiana junior Tevin Coleman currently fifth in the nation with 437 yards and first in rushing yards per game (218.5). He averages 9.3 yards per carry with five touchdowns in two games.

2 Don’t sleep on quarterback Nate Sudfeld. The 6-foot-5 junior has completed more than 71 percent of his passes and brings some athleticism and mobility, though Indiana only has one touchdown through the air and no pass plays longer than 34 yards yet this season.

3 He’s no Markus Golden or Shane Ray, but Indiana senior defensive end Bobby Richardson has recorded three sacks in two games. Meanwhile, junior bandit Nick Mangierri, a hybrid safety/linebacker in the Hoosier’s 3-3 scheme, has two sacks.

Key matchup

Missouri’s linebackers vs. Coleman. Indiana’s star running back has accounted for 475 yards from scrimmage in 51 touches. He is the Hoosiers’ catalyst, so the Tigers need to avoid assignment miscues and missed tackles against Coleman, while building off the second-half shutout against Central Florida.

MISSOURI OFFENSE

P

No.

Player

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

WR

21

Bud Sasser

6-2

220

Sr.

WR

88

Jimmie Hunt

6-0

205

Sr.

LT

65

Mitch Morse

6-6

305

Sr.

LG

70

Anthony Gatti

6-6

305

Sr.

C

77

Evan Boehm

6-3

320

Jr.

RG

73

Mitch L. Hall

6-5

310

Jr.

RT

60

Connor McGovern

6-4

300

Jr.

TE

80

Sean Culkin

6-6

245

So.

WR

8

Darius White

6-3

205

Sr.

QB

7

Maty Mauk

6-0

195

So.

TB

6

Marcus Murphy

5-9

190

Sr.

K

99

Andrew Baggett

6-1

215

Jr.

MISSOURI DEFENSE

P

No.

Player

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

DE

33

Markus Golden

6-3

260

Sr.

DT

89

Matt Hoch

6-5

295

Sr.

NG

96

Lucas Vincent

6-2

300

Sr.

DE

56

Shane Ray

6-3

245

Jr.

LB

10

Kentrell Brothers

6-1

240

Jr.

LB

30

Michael Scherer

6-3

230

So.

LB

40

Clarence Green

6-0

225

Jr.

CB

1

John Gibson

6-0

190

So.

SS

9

Braylon Webb

6-0

200

Sr.

FS

21

Ian Simon

6-0

195

Jr.

CB

11

Aarion Penton

5-10

185

So.

P

92

Christian Brinser

6-2

195

Sr.

INDIANA OFFENSE

P

No.

Player

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

WR

1

Shane Wynn

5-7

167

Sr.

WR

14

Nick Stoner

6-1

190

Sr.

LT

78

Jason Spriggs

6-7

300

Jr.

LG

68

David Kaminski

6-4

295

Jr.

C

64

Collin Rahrig

6-2

285

Sr.

RG

67

Dan Feeney

6-4

305

So.

RT

62

Ralston Evans

6-4

290

Jr.

TE

85

Michael Cooper

6-5

256

Jr.

WR

15

Isaiah Roundtree

5-11

197

Sr.

QB

7

Nate Sudfeld

6-5

230

Jr.

RB

6

Tevin Coleman

6-1

210

Jr.

K

90

Aaron Del Grosso

5-10

195

Fr.

INDIANA DEFENSE

P

No.

Player

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

DT

99

Adarius Rayner

6-2

307

Jr.

NT

93

Ralph Green III

6-5

307

So.

DE

95

Bobby Richardson

6-3

286

Sr.

BAN

56

Nick Mangieri

6-5

260

Jr.

LB

4

Forisse Hardin

6-1

230

Sr.

LB

2

T.J. Simmons

6-0

230

So.

LB

42

David Cooper

6-1

236

Sr.

CB

24

Tim Bennett

5-9

185

Sr.

FS

40

Antonio Allen

5-10

205

So.

SS

37

Mark Murphy

6-2

215

Sr.

CB

17

Michael Hunter

6-1

192

Jr.

P

36

Erich Toth

6-3

200

Jr.

Tod Palmer’s pick: Missouri 45-24

Indiana’s defense was on the field for 113 plays and allowed 571 yards against Bowling Green. Missouri shouldn’t have trouble putting up points, and its defense, which shut out Central Florida in the second half, is rounding into form.

Tod Palmer, tpalmer@kcstar.com

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