COLUMBIA, Mo. - Home sweet home.
The Missouri Tigers (2-3, 0-2) will return to Faurot Field Saturday for its Big 12 Conference home opener against the Iowa State Cyclones (3-2, 0-2). Mizzou will also celebrate the school's 100th Homecoming. The timing is some good medicine.
“Obviously we are disappointed with where we’re at right now," said Missouri Tigers Head Coach Gary Pinkel. "I think any time you go through adversity, you look at where you’re at, what you need to do to get better, and you persevere, fight and battle through it,"
Back-to-back conference losses has opened up the competition for several starting spots. Punter Trey Barrow worked this week at place kicker. Senior Grant Ressel has struggled connecting only seven of thirteen field goals this season. He only missed three attempts in his first two seasons as the starter. High profile recruit, junior Sheldon Richardson is pushing Dominic Hamilton for a starting position on the defensive line.