Running the ball against A&M will greatly benefit Tigers

Running the ball against A&M will greatly benefit Tigers

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OXFORD, MS - NOVEMBER 23: Henry Josey #20 of the Missouri Tigers dives for a touchdown in front of Mike Marry #38 of the Ole Miss Rebels during a game at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium on November 23, 2013 in Oxford, Mississippi. Missouri won the game 24-10. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

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by Dan Greenwald / Missouri Football App

KMOV.com

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 10:51 AM

(Missouri Football App) - Missouri’s offense should have little trouble moving the ball and scoring Saturday.

Texas A&M’s defense has been terrible in 2013. The Aggies give up an average of 460 yards and 31 points per game. If there is one weakness that Mizzou must exploit, it is the A&M run defense. Kevin Sumlin’s squad surrenders an average of 221 yards on the ground.

A&M’s weaknesses on defense play right into the strengths of the Mizzou offense.  The combination of Henry Josey, Marcus Murphy, and Russell Hansbrough has been an integral part of the Mizzou attack. The Tigers rushing offense is ranked 18th in the nation and racks up 238 yards per contest.

The formula on offense is simple: run the ball and keep it out of the hands of Johnny Manziel and the explosive A&M offense.

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