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Missouri (2-0) at Indiana (2-1)



The Sports Network

DATE & TIME: Saturday, September 21, 8 p.m. (et)

FACTS & STATS: Site: Memorial Stadium (52,929) -- Bloomington, Indiana. Television: Big Ten Network. Home Record: Missouri 2-0, Indiana 2-1. Away Record: Missouri 0-0, Indiana 0-0. Neutral Record: Missouri 0-0, Indiana 0-0. Conference Record: Missouri 0-0, Indiana 0-0. Series Record: Indiana leads, 6-2-2.

GAME NOTES: Two of the most explosive offenses in the country will go head-to- head when the Missouri Tigers face the Indiana Hoosiers in a non-conference clash at Memorial Stadium.

Currently tied for 17th in total offense among FBS programs, Missouri has enjoyed a quick 2-0 start to the campaign. Led by dual-threat quarterback James Franklin, the Tigers posted victories over FCS foe Murray State (58-14) and Toledo (38-23) in the first two weeks of the season. Missouri was off this past weekend as it prepared for it's first road test.

This marks the fourth of a five-game homestand to open the year for Indiana, which ranks eighth in the nation in total offense. Indiana traded wins and losses in the first three contests, with victories over FCS foe Indiana State (73-35) and Bowling Green (42-10), sandwiched around a setback to Navy (41-35). The 150 points the Hoosiers scored in the first three games set a program record for a three-game stretch.

This will be the first time these teams have met since 1992. Indiana earned a 20-10 victory in that contest and holds a 6-2-2 advantage all-time.

Franklin has been the most exciting player on offense and generally on the field when Missouri is playing. He has completed 66.7 percent of his pass attempts for 530 yards and four scores, while being intercepted just once. On top of the success through the air, Franklin is also third on the team with 121 rushing yards. He is one of three quarterbacks in the SEC to have thrown for 500 yards and rushed for 100 at this point in the season. The other two are Johnny Manziel and Connor Shaw, who have each played one more game than Franklin.

The Tigers are a run-oriented offense, relying on a host of backs outside of Franklin to produce. Henry Josey (139 yards, three TDs) leads the team in rushing yards, but is one of four players to have reached the century mark already this year. Franklin, Russell Hansbrough (135 yards, two TDs) and Marcus Murphy (112 yards, two TDs) are the others.

In terms of pass catchers, Dorial Green-Beckham and L'Damian Washington are the most potent. Green-Beckham leads the team in receptions (nine) and yards (134), with Washington hot on his heels (eight receptions, 110 yards).

Missouri has also been a solid defensive squad in the first two contests. The Tigers have allowed 342 yards per game, while neither foe was able to score more than 25 points. It remains to be seen if the production can continue considering the Tigers have had just three sacks in those contests while allowing a 12-of-30 success rate on third down conversions.

E.J. Gaines (12 tackles, two INTs) and Braylon Webb (10 tackles, INT) are the top tacklers and have made plays in coverage as well. Michael Sam leads the team with four tackles for loss.

Indiana has been even more impressive on the offensive side of the ball. The Hoosiers are scoring 50 points per game, while totaling 571.3 yards of total offense on a weekly basis. Not only are those marks the best in the Big Ten, they are also among the top 10 nationally.

Nate Sudfeld is not built in the same mold as Franklin, but he is just as dangerous a signal caller. Sudfeld, who is much more of a pocket passer, has completed an impressive 70.6 percent of his attempts for 917 yards and 10 touchdowns, while being intercepted twice.

Four different receivers have already totaled 100 yards receiving for the Hoosiers. Cody Latimer (11 receptions, 210 yards, TD) leads in yards, while Kofi Hughes (13 receptions, 205 yards, three TDs) and Ted Bolser (12 receptions, 146 yards, four TDs) have been crucial weapons in the red zone. Shane Wynn has been a reel deep threat, averaging 20.6 yards per receptions to go with three touchdowns.

Indiana also has a great deal of success running the ball. The tandem of Tevin Coleman (332 yards, five TDs) and Stephen Houston (194 yards) have given the Hoosiers flexibility in the backfield.

For all their proficiencies on offense, Indiana could stand to improve on the defensive side of the field. The Hoosiers are allowing opponents to score 28.7 points and pick up 410 yards per game.

Nick Mangieri (10 tackles, 2.5 sacks) and Adarius Rayner (two sacks) have been strong pass rushers, while David Cooper (27 tackles) is one of four players with at least 20 tackles. Tim Bennett (21 tackles) is another, but his impact has been felt most in pass coverage where he has a team-high seven pass breakups.

This game will not lack offense. Expect a track meet, with both teams moving up and down the field at will. Indiana has the homefield advantage, but it has yet to face an offense as dangerous as Missouri. The Hoosiers haven't shown enough on defense to get the job done here.

Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Missouri 45, Indiana 41

09/18 10:51:33 ET

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Local
Final
ROC 1
DUR 2
 
1:05pm Wednesday
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2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
7:05pm Friday
SYR
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6:35pm Saturday
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9th
HOU 4
BAL 1
 
Final
KAN 1
NYY 5
Final
MIA 1
PIT 5
 
Final
WAS 2
CHC 3
 
8th
CWS 9
TOR 7
 
Final
COL 1
CIN 2
 
9th
PHI 4
NYM 4
 
8th
SEA 2
TAM 3
 
6th
TEX 3
CLE 3
 
2nd
BOS 0
MIN 2
 
6th
SFG 5
MIL 1
 
5th
ARI 4
STL 6
 
10:05pm Tonight
DET
OAK
10:05pm Tonight
SDP
ANA
10:10pm Tonight
ATL
LOS
12:10pm Wednesday
TEX
CLE
 
12:35pm Wednesday
COL
CIN
 
12:35pm Wednesday
MIA
PIT
 
12:37pm Wednesday
CWS
TOR
 
1:05pm Wednesday
KAN
NYY
 
1:10pm Wednesday
BOS
MIN
 
1:10pm Wednesday
PHI
NYM
 
1:10pm Wednesday
SEA
TAM
 
1:40pm Wednesday
SFG
MIL
 
3:35pm Wednesday
DET
OAK
 
4:35pm Wednesday
HOU
BAL
 
8:05pm Wednesday
WAS
CHC
 
8:15pm Wednesday
ARI
STL
 
10:05pm Wednesday
SDP
ANA
 
10:10pm Wednesday
ATL
LOS
 
1:05pm Thursday
CWS
BAL
 
4:35pm Thursday
CWS
BAL
 
8:05pm Thursday
BOS
TEX
 
10:05pm Thursday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Thursday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Thursday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Thursday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Thursday
ATL
SFG
 
4:05pm Friday
KAN
CHC
 
7:05pm Friday
COL
PHI
 
7:05pm Friday
TAM
BAL
 
7:10pm Friday
MIA
NYM
 
7:10pm Friday
WAS
CIN
 
8:05pm Friday
BOS
TEX
 
8:10pm Friday
ARI
MIL
 
8:10pm Friday
CWS
HOU
 
8:10pm Friday
TOR
MIN
 
8:15pm Friday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Friday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Friday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Friday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Friday
PIT
SDP
 
10:15pm Friday
ATL
SFG
 
2:10pm Saturday
TOR
MIN
 
3:05pm Saturday
COL
PHI
 
4:05pm Saturday
TAM
BAL
 
4:10pm Saturday
ARI
MIL
 
4:10pm Saturday
CWS
HOU
 
4:10pm Saturday
MIA
NYM
 
4:10pm Saturday
WAS
CIN
 
7:15pm Saturday
BOS
TEX
 
7:15pm Saturday
KAN
CHC
 
7:15pm Saturday
LOS
STL
 
10:05pm Saturday
ATL
SFG
 
10:05pm Saturday
DET
ANA
 
10:05pm Saturday
NYY
OAK
 
10:10pm Saturday
CLE
SEA
 
10:10pm Saturday
PIT
SDP
 
3rd
ATL 51
CLE 68
 
9:00pm Wednesday
HOU
GSW
 
8:30pm Thursday
CLE
ATL
 
9:00pm Friday
GSW
HOU
 
8:30pm Saturday
ATL
CLE
 
2nd Intermission
NYR 2
TAM 1
 
8:00pm Wednesday
ANA
CHI
 
8:00pm Friday
TAM
NYR
 
8:00pm Saturday
CHI
ANA
 
12:00pm Friday
AUBURN
CHARLESTON
 
1:00pm Friday
CALIFORNIA
CCAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
COLUMBIA
ECAROLINA
 
1:00pm Friday
ORALROBRTS
ARKANSAS
 
1:00pm Friday
OREGON
IOWA
 
1:00pm Friday
SFLORIDA
FAU
 
1:00pm Friday
WRIGHTST
NOTREDAME
 
2:00pm Friday
MICHIGAN
BRADLEY
 
2:30pm Friday
STONYBROOK
NCSTATE
 
2:30pm Friday
TEXAS
OREGONST
 
3:00pm Friday
INDIANA
RADFORD
 
3:30pm Friday
ULLAFAYETE
RICE
 
4:00pm Friday
LEHIGH
LSU
 
6:00pm Friday
CANISIUS
SWMISSOURI
 
6:00pm Friday
CLEMSON
ARIZONAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MERCER
FLORIDAST
 
6:00pm Friday
MOREHEADST
LOUISVILLE
 
6:00pm Friday
VIRGINIA
USC
 
7:00pm Friday
FIU
MIAFLA
 
7:00pm Friday
FLAAM
FLORIDA
 
7:00pm Friday
MARYLAND
MISS
 
7:00pm Friday
SACREDHART
TCU
 
7:00pm Friday
STJOHNS
OKLAHOMAST
 
7:00pm Friday
TSOUTHERN
TEXASAM
 
7:00pm Friday
VCU
DALLASBAPT
 
8:00pm Friday
HSTNBAPT
HOUSTON
 
8:00pm Friday
LIPSCOMB
VANDERBILT
 
8:00pm Friday
OHIO
ILLINOIS
 
8:00pm Friday
TULANE
NWILMINGTN
 
10:00pm Friday
PEPPERDINE
FULLERTON
 
10:00pm Friday
SANDIEGOST
CSANTABAR
 
11:00pm Friday
CSBAKER
UCLA
 
Final
ROC 1
DUR 2
 
1:05pm Wednesday
ROC
DUR
 
7:05pm Friday
SYR
DUR
 
6:35pm Saturday
SYR
DUR