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Tennessee vs. Missouri By The Numbers

Kyle Zedaker/Tennessee Athletics

0 – The number of conference wins that the Tennessee Volunteers have to their credit this year. It’s a battle in Tennessee between the Vols and the Vanderbilt Commodores to see which team will break the SEC winning seal first.

1 – The difference in yards gained on the ground and through the air last week by the Tigers. Their balanced offense rushed for 227 yards and passed for 228 yards in a rout of Florida. This poses a problem for the Vols, who have shut down aerial attacks, but have been gutted on the ground.

2 –  The total number of wins Tennessee has against Missouri all time and, coincidentally, the current win streak in the series. The Tigers won the first three battles, but Tennessee has flipped the script in the last two years.

3 – The number of touchdowns Missouri running back Larry Roundtree III produced and the number of passing touchdowns Drew Lock threw against Florida. With a balanced offense operating on its home field, the Vols’ defense will have its hands full slowing down a streaky Tigers offense.

6th –  The Volunteers’ current ranking in the SEC East. A win would vault the Vols into fifth.

10 – The number of spots between the No. 67 Vols and the No. 77 Tigers in this week’s Coaches Poll. Tennessee moved up eight spots after itsconvincing win over Southern Mississippi, while Missouri gained 15 spots for its desolation of the Florida Gators.

25.2 – The number of points allowed per game by the Tennessee defense. Missouri has scored more than 40 points in each of its last three games, all wins.

45 – The number of points the Missouri offense put up on a struggling Florida team. That is 25 more points than the Vols scored against the same Gators squad.

63 –  The number of points Tennessee scored on Missouri last year in a 26-point victory in Knoxville. John Kelly and the Vols will be looking to replicate that feat this year on the road. 

150 – The average number of passing yards the Tennessee defense has allowed per game this season. That low trend will have to continue for the Vols to have a shot at a victory in Columbia.

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