COLUMBIA, Mo. (Missouri Football App) -- The Missouri Tigers lost to the Vanderbilt Commodores Saturday night by the final score of 19-15. Saturday’s loss drops the Tigers to 3-3 on the season and fans are not happy.
Vanderbilt is in the SEC, but is widely known as being one of the least competitive football teams in the conference. Many fans expected Mizzou to win because primarily, many think they’re better and because Mizzou was at home.
Injuries to the offensive line and to junior starting quarterback James Franklin did not help Mizzou’s chances of winning against Vanderbilt. Freshman Corbin Berkstresser played in relief of Franklin and ended up with pretty abysmal statistics too. Berkstresser finished 9-30 for 189 yards and a touchdown.
With no time to relax, Mizzou faces a large test on Saturday against Alabama. The Alabama Crimson Tide are reining national champions and are also ranked #1 in the nation. Alabama is 5-0 and is stacked full of NFL-prospects.
The amount of confidence Mizzou students had in the team were already tested last week before the Vanderbilt game. Students posting on Facebook and Twitter looking to sell their student tickets occurred all last week. Now, with Alabama looming, the amount of Facebook posts are increasing. On one side, many students are looking to sell their tickets so they can make a few bucks and not witness a potential embarrassing defeat. On the other side, many fans are keeping their tickets in anticipation of seeing the #1 ranked team in the nation.
The last time Mizzou played a #1 ranked team was the 2010 game against Oklahoma. Mizzou ended up stunning the country and beat Oklahoma. Mizzou looks to beat Alabama at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.