2021-2022 cbhsports College Football Preview:Missouri

Projected Starting Lineup

**=Returning Starter

QB:*Connor Bazelak, Sophomore*
RB:Tyler Badie, Senior
WR1:Keke Chism, Senior
WR2:Tauskie Dove, Junior
WR3:Jalen Knox, Senior
TE:Nicko Hea, Junior
LT:*Zeke Powell, Senior*
LG:*Xavier Delgado, Junior*
C:*Michael Maletti, Senior*
RG:*Case Cook, Senior*
RT:Javon Foster, Junior

DE:*Isaiah McGuire, Junior*
DT:Akial Byers, Senior
DT:Kobie Whiteside, Senior
DE:*Trajan Jeffcoat, Junior*
MLB:*Devin Nicholson, Junior*
OLB:Blaze Alldredge, Senior
CB:*Ennis Rakestraw Jr., Sophomore*
CB:Jarvis Ware, Senior
SS:*Martez Manuel, Junior*
FS:Shawn Robinson, Senior
BS:Jalani Williams, Sophomore

Special Teams
K:*Harrison Mevis, Sophomore*
P:Grant McKinniss, Senior
KR:Tyler Badie, Senior
PR:Mookie Cooper, Freshman

Returning Production:
Missouri returns starting QB Connor Bazelak, most of its offensive line, most of its front seven, and some of its defensive backfield. Missouri kicker Harrison Mevis was good in 2020 and returns for his sophomore season in 2021.

New Starters:
Despite replacing many skill positions on offense, it is clear that most of the new starters are not freshman. They are experienced players in the depth chart, so they can adapt and play early.

Schedule Preview

Central Michigan (9/4)
Missouri’s high powered offense should not skip a beat entering the 2021 season. They explode and easily defeat CMU. Projected Score: Missouri 49, Central Michigan 21

at.Kentucky (9/11)
Projected Score: Kentucky 35, Missouri 31

Southeast Missouri State (9/18)
Missouri easily wins. Projected Score: Missouri 63, Southeastern Missouri State 13

at.Boston College (9/25)
Boston College’s defense is easily the best one that Connor Bazelak and the Missouri offense will see in their non conference slate. BC’s offense does just enough for them to pull off a win over the tigers. Projected Score: Boston College 35, Missouri 31

Tennessee (10/2)
This game will be a trap game on Missouri’s schedule. Josh Heupel’s offense should be more than installed in Knoxville by then. Missouri looks to avoid dropping back to back games. Projected Score: Missouri 38, Tennessee 31

North Texas (10/9)
Missouri gets another game they can handle pretty easily. Projected Score: Missouri 38, North Texas 24

Texas A&M (10/16)
Missouri can compete with Texas A&M, especially on the offensive side of the ball. If A&M figures out their quarterback position, Texas A&M is the clear winner. Projected Score: Texas A&M 35, Missouri 24

at.Vanderbilt (10/30)
Missouri gets an easy win over the Commodores. Projected Score: Missouri 49, Vanderbilt 17

at.Georgia (11/6)
Georgia’s offense is primed with weapons in QB JT Daniels and receivers Darnell Washington Arik Gilbert, two of the top receiving cores in the SEC face off. Whoever scores more wins this game. Projected Score: Georgia 49, Missouri 45

South Carolina (11/13)
With it being Shane Beamer’s first season as South Carolina’s coach Missouri should get the win. But, South Carolina will make it competitive. Projected Score: Missouri 28, South Carolina 20

Florida (11/20)
This game is a toss-up. I see the Dan Mullen led, veteran coaching staff of Florida out scheming Eli Drinkwitz and Missouri’s coaching staff. Projected Score: Florida 42, Missouri 38

at.Arkansas (11/26)
Missouri has won every game versus Arkansas since 2016, many in comeback, high-scoring fashion. This time, I see a KJ Jefferson led Arkansas get revenge on Missouri, and get a win at home headed into bowl season. Projected Score: Arkansas 45, Missouri 42

Projected Record: 6-6 (3-5) SEC

Incoming 2021 Recruits (per 247sports
5.Jadarrius Perkins, CB, Perkinston,MS Mississippi Gulf Coast CC (JC)
210.Travian Ford, DE, Saint Louis,MO Lutheran North

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