By Olivia Kloeckner
Missouri Tigers football look onto another week after a disappointing loss to Kentucky last weekend.
“All losses are difficult and hard, but I think this one might have hurt our team just a little bit more than previous ones,” head coach Barry Odom said in response to last Saturday’s game.
He touched on mistakes and struggles the team had and how he plans on correcting them. This week, he responded for the Tigers’ (1-4) devastating 40-34 last second loss to the Kentucky Wildcats (5-1) in Lexington.
After controversy following a missed call from the refs, leaving the Tigers with less than the six seconds they should have had, the league responded to the issue agreeing the call was not made accurately.
“I appreciate their transparency… I know what I saw. I saw it with my own eyes,” Odom said. “But, I wanted to make sure what I saw on the field was what I saw. And it was.”
Mizzou once again looks to get back on the winning side of the game in Athens against the undefeated Georgia Bulldogs (6-0).
The open long snapper position is another interesting thing to keep your eye on as Mizzou prepares to line up against Georgia.
“I’ve got confidence in our holder,” Odom said, “but there’s concern with our snapper and protection.”
Dropped passes and ball security are also major concern for the Tigers in the upcoming weeks.
Georgia and Mizzou will face off in Athens at 6:30 p.m. CDT on Saturday.