On Friday, September 9 at 9:30 p.m., the No. 21 ranked Missouri Tigers will take on the Arizona State Sun Devils in Tempe, Arizona before a national television audience.
Both teams are coming off opening week victories, but the fashion in which they accomplished these wins were drastically different.
For ASU, defeating UC-Davis was nothing short of a breeze. The Sun Devils leveled their FCS opponent 48-14 without breaking a sweat. Junior quarterback Brock Osweiler handled the reins on offense and led this squad to an easy win.
It wasn't pretty for Missouri, but the top-25 Tigers held off the upstart Miami (OH) Redhawks at home 17-6. Sophomore quarterback James Franklin looked good running the football, but struggled getting the offense consistently downfield. The Tiger defense was stout, sacking Miami (OH) three times and forcing two turnovers.
This week's matchup is vital for both teams to be considered national contenders.
Let's preview Missouri's matchup against Arizona State this coming Friday.