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Snapshot of common opponents (Mizzou/Auburn)

By on December 2nd, 2013 in Member Post 6 Comments »

Here is a quick snapshot of common opponents (UGA, UT, Miss, & TAM – I threw out Ark St)

  Mizzou Auburn
UGA 41-26 43-38
UT 31-3 55-23
Ole Miss 24-10 30-22
TAM 28-21 45-41
Total 124-60 173-124

Based on the above, Mizzou’s avg scoring/game is 31 pts and Auburn’s defense is allowing an avg of 31 pts/game  That’s problematic… So based on common opponents, Mizzou will score 31 pts in the SEC CG.

Auburn’s offense is averaging 43 pts/game, however Mizzou’s defense only allowed 15 pts/game.  Not sure statistically how to resolve those numbers but if you subtract 15 from 43, that leaves you with 28 pts for Auburn.

Mizzou 31 – Auburn 28

Again, it’s just common opponent and math but looking at these numbers, Mizzou’s defense is really good – twice as good as our defense.  We have better offensive production but will it be enough to swing the game to our favor?

Let’s hope special teams play a big factor in Atlanta.





  1. War_Eagle_2010 War_Eagle_2010 says:

    I personally would still include ark st. At the time both teams were still unproven when they played them.

  2. Acid Reign Acid Reign says:

    ……Problem is…. Auburn’s really been a tale of advancement, this season, and I don’t think the improvement has stopped! The team that barely held Wazzoo State down is NOTHING compared to what we fielded against Bama and Georgia! Rely on full season statistics with this team, and you”ll surely be burned! Folks, this team beat Johnny Football at his own game in College Station, had an answer for Aaron Murray, and even knocked A. J. McCarron off his game.

    …..I wouldn’t bet against this fast-tracked team on SOA turf under the lights. Since the rainstorm in Baton Rouge in New Orleans, Auburn’s “one dimensional attack” hasn’t been held to less than 30. Texas A&M’s woeful defense held Mizzou’s offense to 28 last week. Run it through to conclusion…

    • War_Eagle_2010 War_Eagle_2010 says:

      Excelent point on their poor showing against TAMU’s defense. Also consider that AU held a Bama team averaging ~40 ppg to 28. AU is getting better on both offense and defense.

  3. Tigerstripe Tigerstripe says:

    Agreed on both parts… I was just looking for a quick grasp on what Mizzou is capable of. I do think our special teams will be a big part to our game plan. I haven’t looked into their kicking game, so not sure if ‘Amazing Davis’ will get a chance to get his hands on the ball.

    No doubt AU has been the team that continues to show improvement each week. I wish we hadn’t let UGA back into the game and stepped on their necks when we had the chance but that game was a lesson in resilience and hanging on.

    This team is capable of doing anything to anyone.

  4. KungFuPanda9 KungFuPanda9 says:

    Tiger Stripe, I like what you are doing here. A couple of points, though.
    1. When Mizzou played Georgia the Bulldogs were missing some key guys
    2. When Mizzou played aTm, the blueprint for containing Johnny Manziel was getting figured out by opposing coaches. But look how little they scored against aTm’s weak defense.

    That being said, you hit on the main point. Mizzou has a stout defense. What should give us hope is how well we ran the ball against bama. Also, how well we stopped Yeldon in key situations. Other than that first run up the middle, we pretty much kept their star running back in check.

    My main area of concern is Mizzou’s tall receivers.

  5. KoolBell KoolBell says:

    I also like what you did here. An interesting side by side comparison of the two teams QB’s might be in order here. Anyone?

    I have said all along that Mizzou could beat Bama. That means we have our hands full, and the load just got heavier!