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Missouri’s rushing performance against Tennessee might have been the FBS’ best in 2017

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For the second time in six years in the SEC, a Missouri win finished off a Tennessee coach’s tenure. Granted, we won’t remember quite as much from Saturday’s defeat as we do from the epic 2012 overtime win in Knoxville that got Derek Dooley fired. But let’s dive into the stats all the same.


Yes, Missouri is basically gaming the S&P+ system at this point. The Tigers have yet to beat a team ranked better than 100th in S&P+, but their five wins have come by an average of 35 points, and my ratings see that as something a top-30 (or so) team would do.