ESPN FPI predicts outcome of Arkansas at Missouri
Coined the “Battle Line Rivalry,” the campuses of Arkansas and Missouri are separated by approximately 300 miles.
Each in their first year under their respective head coaches, Sam Pittman and Eli Drinkwitz, the Razorbacks will enter Saturday at 3-5, while the Tigers are above .500 at 4-3.
ESPN’s Football Power Index (FPI) unveiled their updated projection for this clash on Sunday, awarding Missouri a 60.1 percent chance to secure the win at home.
Here is ESPN’s definition of the FPI:
“The FPI is a measure of team strength meant to be the best predictor of a team’s success going forward for the rest of the season.
“FPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Projected results are based on 20,000 simulations of the rest of the season using FPI, results to date, and the remaining schedule.
“Ratings and projections update daily. FPI data from seasons prior to 2019 may not be complete.”
First meeting in 1906, the Tigers own an 8-3 all-time edge in this rivalry, including four-straight wins.
Saturday’s action from Memorial Stadium in Columbia will kick at 12 p.m. ET on the SEC Network.