Game preview: Missouri at Tennessee
This story originally published on InsideTennessee.com
A.J. Johnson
A.J. Johnson
Staff Writer
Posted Nov 10, 2012


Check out InsideTennessee's preview of the Vols game with the Missouri in Knoxville. Be sure to come to IT for all the latest from Neyland Stadium.


KICKOFF: Saturday, 12:21 p.m. EST
GAMEDATE: 11/10/12
SITE: Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, Tenn.
SURFACE: Grass
TV: SEC Network
SERIES: First game
RECORDS:Tennessee 4-5, 0-5 SEC, Missouri 4-5, 1-5 SEC

FAST FACTS:

— Saturday marks the first ever meeting between Tennessee and Missouri, as the 2012 season marks the Tigers first in the SEC.

— Tennessee has won eight consecutive home games in Neyland Stadium dating back to the 2008 season.

— Tennessee set a school record for offensive yardage last week against Troy in a 55-48 win. The Vols posted 719 total yards.

— Tennessee and Missouri are tied for the most overtime win in NCAA history with 10.

— Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts against Troy. Bray passed for 530 yards and five touchdowns.

2012 STAT LEADERS:

TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS (4-5)

Tyler Bray — 200-334, 2812 yds., 25 TD/10 INT

Rajion Neal — 119 att., 532 yds., 5 TD

Justin Hunter — 56 catches, 838 yds., 7 TD

MISSOURI TIGERS (4-5)

James Franklin — 103-179, 1057 yds., 4 TD/6 INT

Kendial Lawrence — 136 att., 666 yds., 8 TD

Marcus Lucas — 34 catches, 355 yds., 2 TD

WHAT A WIN MEANS:

TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS (4-5)

For Tennessee, the key is simple — DEFENSE. If they can play any of it they give themselves a chance to win. The Vols know how to score, but points will be a bit tougher to come by against Missouri's top 20 defense. The Vols have to play a bit of defense themselves to have a chance to win.

MISSOURI TIGERS (4-5)

For Missouri, the key is slowing down the Tennessee offense. Get after Tyler Bray and the rest will fall. Bray doesn't like to be pressure and if you are able to get to him you will get to the entire team. On offense, do what you do because Tennessee hasn't proven they can stop any type of offense thus far.


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