Can Missouri Football Get to Lofty 7-1 Record?

Can Missouri Football Get to Lofty 7-1 Record?
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It’s been a rip-roaring football season for the Missouri Tigers, who are off to their best start in a decade, with wins over then-ranked Kansas State and Kentucky under their belt.

The season has Mizzou fans up on their feet, even though they can’t put their money where their hearts are since there is no Missouri sports betting yet.

With consecutive games against No. 1 Georgia (in Athens) and No. 17 Tennessee (at home) awaiting the Tigers in November, it would be easy for Eli Drinkwitz’s team to turn attention forward for a moment.  If No. 20 Missouri wins at home Saturday against South Carolina, it will be 7-1 before traveling to play the No. 1 Bulldogs — though it should be noted that the Tigers’ first loss in 2013 came against South Carolina at home. – your home for Missouri betting apps information - wanted to contextualize how special of a season Missouri is having on the gridiron this fall, using the seventh game of the season as a way marker for the program.

South Carolina After 7 Games Since 2013


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Can Tigers Flip the Script This Season?

Nationally the Tigers are listed as longshots to win the SEC on Caesars Sportsbook (with odds of +5000). Still, Missouri has a fighting chance at posting its best gridiron campaign since that 2013 season in Columbia.  Right now, the Tigers sit third in the SEC East at 2-1, 1.5 games behind the Bulldogs (4-0) and a half-game behind the Florida Gators (3-1). 

As for the week ahead, the Tigers are currently listed as 7.5-point favorites by Caesars Sportsbook against the Gamecocks, with an over/under of 60 in the 2:30 p.m. matinee the SEC Network will air.  With a win over South Carolina, Missouri would enter the home stretch with a 7-1 record and a shot at taking down the mighty Bulldogs for the first time since that 2013 season, when the Tigers pulled off a 41-26 win at home. 

From there, the Tigers should have a puncher’s chance against Tennessee, Florida and Arkansas, with a real shot at the program’s first 10-win season since going 11-3 in 2014.  If legal mobile wagering gets the votes in 2024, be prepared with Missouri sports betting promo codes.



Christopher Boan is a lead writer for, specializing in covering state issues. He has covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years, including stops at, the Tucson Weekly and the Green Valley News.

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