The Missouri Tigers have a dynamic offense — albeit one that has been struggling the past couple of weeks through the air.
This weekend, though, they face a test no team wants to face — a trip to Tuscaloosa to take on No. 1 Alabama on the Crimson Tide’s homecoming weekend.
On Tuesday, Mizzou OC Derek Dooley met with the media, saying the Tigers’ goal this year has been to make it to the fourth quarter of every game with a chance to win. While they’ve done that, he added that the goal will be much more difficult this week:
#Mizzou offensive coordinator Derek Dooley says the goal at the beginning of the season was to be in every game come the fourth quarter. So far, the Tigers have accomplished that goal.
"That's gonna be a big challenge this week, let's be honest."
— Andrew Kauffman (@AndrewABC17) October 9, 2018
“That was really our goal coming into the year — that we wanted to be in the fourth quarter in every game,” he said. “Now, we’ve got to learn how to win. That’s where we are. We have to keep doing what we need to do to stay in these games. We can’t get run out of the stadium. That’s going to be a big challenge this week, let’s be honest.”
Indeed, no team has managed to keep things too close against the Tide this year, so the Tigers face their toughest test of the year. If they do keep things close, though, it sets them up well moving forward this year.