9. Vanderbilt Commodores
As irrelevant as Vanderbilt has become, they did get a win over Missouri last year, winning 21-14 over the Tigers in Nashville. It was certainly a low point for Mizzou and was when fans really started to see the writing on the wall for then-head coach Barry Odom.
Vanderbilt isn’t an intimidating team whatsoever and this game is taking place in Columbia over Homecoming weekend (October 17th), so this should be an easy win for Missouri.
With that said, however, Vanderbilt always looks like an easy win, but they’ve shown they can hold their own against the Tigers, so this certainly isn’t a given for Mizzou by any means. If the Tigers sleep on Vandy, the Commodores could be trouble.
8. South Carolina Gamecocks
Vanderbilt has shown they can get under Mizzou’s skin, but South Carolina is an expert at it. From 2016-2018, the Gamecocks shocked MU and continued to fluster the Tigers year after year after year.
Missouri finally bucked that trend last year, winning 34-14 against their arch nemesis Gamecocks (who honestly has become more of a rival to them than Arkansas), but this year could the same old thing. The game takes place in South Carolina (a city also named Columbia oddly enough) and the Tigers have struggled there, not having won a game there since 2014.
MU travels to South Carolina on November 21st and while the Tigers are the more talented team, Mizzou fans know never to count out the Gamecocks.