It’s not been the best of days thus far for ranked SEC teams going up against unranked foes.
Earlier in the day, No. 20 Texas A&M coughed up a late lead and fell to Auburn at Jordan-Hare Stadium. No. 11 Florida, meanwhile, faced winless-in-the-SEC Missouri, only the Gators drew the Tigers in The Swamp.
As it turns out, the venue didn’t matter much as Florida was outplayed in nearly every phase of the game as Mizzou cruised to a 38-17 win. The Gators’ only lead in the game came at 3-0 in the middle of the first quarter, with the Tigers responding with 21 straight to take a 21-3 lead that was never really contested the rest of the way. In fact, Mizzou took an 18-point lead again early in the third quarter, and then stretched it out to 35-10 with five minutes left in the same quarter.
This marked the Tigers first win in the SEC this season. The win was also Barry Odoms‘ first against a Top 25 team in his two-plus seasons in Columbia.
Drew Lock, a potential first-round pick in the 2019 NFL draft, tossed three touchdown passes in the win. Lock’s 24 completions (in 32 attempts) went to 10 different receivers.
In Florida, meanwhile, there could be a quarterback controversy brewing.
Starter Feleipe Franks was largely ineffective, completing just nine-of 22 passes for 84 yards and no touchdowns before giving way to backup Kyle Trask in the third quarter. During his time on the field, Trask went 10-of-18 for 126 yards and a touchdown.
Shortly before the Gators’ (6-3 overall, 4-3 in SEC play) game ended, Georgia put the finishing touches on a win over Kentucky that wrapped up the SEC East title for the Bulldogs yet again. Florida had lost to both of those divisional teams earlier in the season, and was essentially out of the race even before Week 10 kicked off.