Toledo offense could pose challenge for Tigers - KMOV.com

Toledo offense could pose challenge for Tigers

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GAINESVILLE, FL - AUGUST 31: Terrence Owens #2 of the Toledo Rockets drops back to pass against the Florida Gators during a game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on August 31, 2013 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) By Stacy Revere GAINESVILLE, FL - AUGUST 31: Terrence Owens #2 of the Toledo Rockets drops back to pass against the Florida Gators during a game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on August 31, 2013 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) By Stacy Revere
WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 28: Terrance Owens #2 of the Toledo Rockets celebrates their 42-41 win over the Air Force Falcons during the Military Bowl at RFK Stadium on December 28, 2011 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) By Rob Carr WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 28: Terrance Owens #2 of the Toledo Rockets celebrates their 42-41 win over the Air Force Falcons during the Military Bowl at RFK Stadium on December 28, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) By Rob Carr

(Missouri Football App) – On Saturday, the Missouri defense will be facing a challenge tougher than many believe.

Toledo is returning nine starters from an offense that averaged 31.5 points a game in 2012. The Rockets also ranked 32nd (out of 124 FBS teams) in total offense, averaging 444.6 yards per game.

Senior quarterback Terrence Owens is someone to watch out for. The third year starter only threw for 155 yards last week against a good Florida defense; but at times, he and the Rockets’ offense moved the ball but couldn’t finish drives.  

Mizzou fans should expect to see a stronger performance against the Tigers. Owens finished 2012 with a 134.7 QB rating and a completion percentage over 61 percent.

The Mizzou defense did not face a serious test against Murray State. Saturday, it will see an up-tempo experienced offense that is led by a capable and effective quarterback.

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