Alabama at Missouri - 9/26/20 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Alabama Crimson Tide (0-0) at Missouri Tigers (0-0)
College Football: Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Memorial Stadium at Faurot Field)
The Line: Missouri Tigers +25.5 -- Over/Under: 55.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Alabama faces Missouri on Saturday, September 26th at Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field for week four of NCAA football action.
#2 ranked Alabama is ready to make its highly anticipated season debut when it takes on Missouri in week four of the college football season. Alabama and every other SEC team will play all regular-season games in conference play, which was a ruling the SEC made before the season began. Alabama is coming off a disappointing season in Alabama's standards, as the team did not play in the College Football Playoff. Alabama ended the season with a 10-2 record in 2019 but with a revamped defense heading into this season, Alabama is destined for yet another strong season. Alabama will have the redshirt junior in Mac Jones at quarterback to start the season. Jones will have the difficult task of taking over for the now Miami Dolphin in Tua Tagovailoa at the quarterback position.
Missouri is coming off a 6-6 season in 2019, but the team did not qualify for a bowl game. Missouri returns its leading rusher from 2019 in Larry Rountree III. Rountree III had 829 yards rushing with nine touchdowns last season, and he will be a big part of the Missouri offense in 2020. Missouri will feature a new quarterback this season, and it looks like Shawn Robinson will have the starting job Missouri’s first game. Robinson was the quarterback at TCU in 2018, and he is a dual-threat for Missouri. Missouri's biggest issues last season were all dealing with the offense. Missouri had one of the SEC's worst and most ineffective offenses last year, so it will be interesting to see if Robinsom, a former high-flying Big 12 quarterback, can improve the offense significantly.
In this game, I like Alabama to roll. (roll tide if you will). Alabama's defense should keep Missouri off the scoreboard for the most of this game, if not the entire game. Alabama may be a bit rusty on offense to start this game, but in the end, I like Alabama to win this game by four touchdowns. Once things get going for Alabama on offense, this game could get ugly.