With a lot of Missouri fans thinking the Tigers had a good chance to start off at least 8-0 the first step was to win a tough road game at high altitude to start the season. Unfortunately, most didn’t realize just how good football teams in the Mountain West would start the season. A Wyoming upset of Missouri was just one of the conference’s big wins on Saturday. Boise State also won at Florida State. Missouri now has to regroup for a home game against West Virginia.
A Kelly Bryant fumble returned for a touchdown with 7:54 left in the half to cut the Tigers lead to 14-10 marked the beginning of a long stretch of the game dominated by Wyoming.
QB Kelly Bryant passed for a career high 423 yards and two touchdowns. He only gained 20 yards on 11 rushes but his rushing threat looks like it will help Missouri as the season progresses.
TE Albert Okwuegbunam gained 72 yards receiving on just three receptions, an average of 24 yards per catch. His longest reception was 32 yards.
Room for Improvement:
After controlling the line of scrimmage in the first quarter, the defensive line was pushed around by Wyoming most of the rest of the game.
Missouri has a future NFL tight end on the team and he only caught three passes in the game. Albert O. needs to touch the ball a lot more than that. In Missouri’s defense, they did try to target him in the end zone but Albert O. was called for offensive pass interference with an obvious push-off.
Missouri used Kelly Bryant to pass the ball instead of running. The Tigers will need Bryant to be able to throw the ball to win games in the SEC and although we know that he has been very accurate in the past, Missouri’s offense was successful passing to the point where Bryant set a career high in passing yards.
Missouri will try to bounce back next Saturday, September 7, at home against West Virginia.