Can the Missouri Tigers Reach Bowl Eligibility?

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Oct 10, 2015; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks quarterback Brandon Allen (10) looks to pass against Alabama Crimson Tide at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Speaking of disappointing teams, Arkansas was another team projected to rise within the SEC West. Then the Razorbacks lost to Toledo. Arkansas has not had the greatest season thus far, punctuated by the aforementioned early loss to Toledo. That loss started a three-game skid, rocketing the Razorbacks to last in the SEC West. Their scheduling is particularly unfriendly; before playing the Tigers on November 27th, Arkansas has to run the gauntlet of Ole Miss, LSU, and Mississippi State in the preceding weeks. That sort of schedule seeks to put Arkansas in quite a hole coming into the last week of the season.

A putrid (by any other standard but Missouri’s) offense led by QB Brandon Allen has put out 435 YPG and 23.8 PPG, while its defense has allowed…23.2 PPG. Despite those number, they will have to go up against Missouri’s offense, which hgas been one of the worst in the nation to this point. So it maybe that the Arkansas defense holds off Missouri’s offense to the point that it comes down to special teams.

In which case Arkansas wins because there’s no team that could screw up as badly as Missouri’s special teams. Not even the Colts.

There’s nothing to worry about. The Tigers will reach bowl eligibility. Not a CFP bowl, but a bowl nonetheless.

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