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The The Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri is the setting for the Missouri Tigers’ (3-0) matchup against the Memphis Tigers (3-0) on September 23, 2023, starting at 7:30 PM ET, airing on ESPNU.
The Memphis Tigers are expected to lose (currently +7) versus the Missouri Tigers (with an over/under of 54.5 points).
Game Info for Missouri vs. Memphis
- Game Day: Saturday, September 23, 2023
- Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
- TV Channel: ESPNU
- Location: St. Louis, Missouri
- Stadium: The Dome at America’s Center
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Missouri Pick Insights
- Missouri has covered the spread once in two games this season.
- Missouri is 0-1 against the spread when favored by 7 points or more this season.
- One of Missouri’s two games with a set total has hit the over (50%).
Missouri Stats & Insights
- Missouri is averaging 394.3 yards per game on offense, which ranks 66th in the FBS. Defensively, the Missouri Tigers rank 36th, giving up 295.7 yards per contest.
- From an offensive standpoint, Missouri ranks 72nd in the FBS with 29.3 points per game. Meanwhile, the team’s defense ranks 45th in points allowed (295.7 points allowed per contest).
- Missouri is totaling 262 passing yards per game offensively this year (48th in the FBS), and is allowing 213.3 passing yards per game (71st) on defense.
- Missouri ranks 93rd in rushing yards this year (132.3 rushing yards per game), but has been playing really well on defense, ranking 19th-best in the FBS with 82.3 rushing yards allowed per game.
- Missouri is averaging a 44.4% third-down percentage on offense this season (50th in the FBS), and is surrendering a 39.6% third-down percentage (73rd) on the other side of the ball.
- Missouri has forced one total turnover (123rd in the FBS) this season and have turned it over one time (third in the FBS) for an even turnover margin, 59th-ranked in college football.
Missouri’s Best Players
- Brady Cook has thrown for 732 yards (244 ypg) to lead Missouri, completing 72% of his passes and recording five touchdown passes this season.
- Cody Schrader has 280 rushing yards on 51 carries with one touchdown.
- Nathaniel Peat has carried the ball 29 times for 121 yards (40.3 per game) and one touchdown while also racking up 81 yards through the air, scoring one time.
- Luther Burden III’s leads his squad with 327 yards as a receiver. He’s racked up that yardage on 22 catches (out of 30 targets) and scored three touchdowns.
- Theo Wease has caught 11 passes while averaging 35.7 yards per game and scoring one touchdown.
- Mookie Cooper has compiled five receptions for 84 yards, an average of 28 yards per game.
- Nyles Gaddy has 2.5 sacks to pace the team, and also has two TFL and six tackles.
- Missouri’s leading tackler, Ty’Ron Hopper, has 13 tackles and one TFL this year.
- Kris Abrams-Draine has a team-leading one interception to go along with six tackles and one pass defended.
Memphis Betting Insights
- Memphis has covered the spread once in two games this season.
- One of Memphis’ two games with a set total has hit the over (50%).
Memphis Pick Insights
- Memphis ranks 39th in the FBS with 449.3 total yards per game, but it has been led by its defense, which ranks eighth-best by giving up only 251 total yards per contest.
- Memphis has excelled on both sides of the ball this season, ranking 20th-best in points per game (40.3) and 22nd-best in points allowed per game (13.7).
- Memphis has been dominant on pass defense, surrendering just 112.7 passing yards per contest (best). On offense, it ranks 43rd in the FBS by putting up 266.7 passing yards per game.
- In terms of rushing, Memphis ranks 43rd in the FBS on offense (182.7 rushing yards per game) and 81st on defense (138.3 rushing yards allowed per game).
- Offensively, Memphis is a bottom-25 unit on third down, producing a 32.5% third-down conversion percentage (18th-worst). On the bright side, it is excelling on defense, surrendering a 27.3% third-down rate (11th-best).
- At +2, Memphis sports the 29th-ranked turnover margin in the FBS, with seven forced turnovers (10th in the FBS) and five turnovers committed (78th in the FBS).
Memphis’ Best Players
- Seth Henigan has 791 passing yards, or 263.7 per game, so far this season. He has completed 71% of his passes and has tossed five touchdowns with three interceptions. He’s also chipped in on the ground with 15.7 rushing yards per game while scoring as a runner three times.
- Blake Watson has rushed 40 times for a team-high 295 yards (98.3 per game) with four touchdowns. He also leads the team through the air, as his 15 receptions this season are good for 130 yards.
- Sutton Smith has compiled 127 yards on 27 carries with two touchdowns.
- Roc Taylor has registered 15 receptions this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 154 (51.3 yards per game). He’s been targeted 22 times and has one touchdown.
- DeMeer Blankumsee’s eight grabs (on 13 targets) have netted him 130 yards (43.3 ypg) and one touchdown.
- Andres Fox has 1.5 sacks to lead the team, and also has one TFL and five tackles.
- Memphis’ tackle leader, Chandler Martin, has 19 tackles and two TFL this year.
- Cameron Smith leads the team with one interception, while also putting up six tackles and one pass defended.