Mizzou Football: Good, Bad, Ugly VS Florida Gators

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Florida Gators tight end DeAndre Goolsby (30) catches a pass and is tackled by Missouri Tigers cornerback John Gibson (5) – Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Going into Mizzou’s game against 11th-ranked Florida, it was hard to envision a scenario where the Tigers could come out with the win. That doesn’t take away the sting that came from losing this one though.

The Gators came into this game undefeated, after upsetting then third-ranked Ole Miss 38-10. This game was close in the first quarter, when the Tigers hit a field goal to bring the score to 7-3, but Mizzou really never got close to scoring after that. Florida was just the better team, and they proved it by beating the Tigers 21-3.

The Mizzou football team, who beat the South Carolina Gamecocks last week, have not played like the back-to-back divisional champions that were supposed to be players in the SEC East this year. Playing a true freshman at quarterback will lead to some struggles, but the Mizzou offense should still be able to move down field with the offensive weapons they have.

Every week, KC Kingdom will cover the Mizzou football team with a Good, Bad, Ugly series or a Report Card. This week it’s time to look at the good, bad, and ugly.

Let’s start with the good.

Next: The Good