Even with a healthy Kelly Bryant at quarterback the Missouri Tigers’ offense still struggled as they fell to the Florida Gators 23-6 at Faurot Field, dropping their record to 5-5. The loss marked Mizzou’s fourth straight defeat and the second straight game in which the Tigers failed to score a touchdown. After missing last week’s game against Georgia with a hamstring injury, Bryant returned to the lineup and went 25-39 passing for 204 yards and an interception. Meanwhile the Tiger rushing attack continued to struggle as they carried the ball 29 times for just 52 yards. Missouri coach Barry Odom reflects on the Tigers offensive struggles.

The first half was a defensive stalemate as the two teams were limited to field goals in the first half as Florida led 6-3 at the break. However, Florida quarterback Kyle Trask got the passing game going in the second half as he went 23-35 for 282 yards and two touchdowns. Both of Trask’s scoring strikes came in the third quarter to give Florida a two score lead at 20-6 and allow them to sail smoothly through the rest of the game. Mizzou’s offensive struggles wasted another solid defensive effort, as the Tigers limited Florida to just 56 rushing yards in the game. Odom says he wants to see the Tigers get over the hump against SEC competition.

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The Tigers will now look to snap their four-game losing streak next week when they host the Tennessee Volunteers on senior day. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 pm. Pregame coverage on 99.9 The Captain will begin at 4:30 pm.

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