Saturday night's NCAA football 2013 live stream and TV schedule includes yet another SEC game on tap, as the Volunteers and Tigers get ready to do battle at Faurot Field. Mizzou is looking to continue its ascension among the top 25 poll, as they are currently ranked ninth in the nation. Meanwhile, the Tennessee Volunteers have had some near upsets this season, and would love nothing more than to spoil the fun for Missouri with an upset. Today's live streaming NCAA football game arrives courtesy of the ESPN TV and online networks.
According to ESPN.com on Nov. 2, Missouri comes into this game after suffering their first loss of the season last weekend. The defeat came at the hands of South Carolina in double overtime, 27-24, after Mizzou's field goal kicker missed on a 24-yard attempt. Missouri still has a one-game lead atop the SEC East over the Gamecocks, who own the head-to-head tiebreaker. Therefore, continuing to accumulate wins is important for this Missouri team, especially with Carolina's win against Mississippi State on Saturday.
Despite losing that game, and possibly being out of contention for the BCS Championship, coach Gary Pinkel remains optimistic about the rest of the season. He told the media recently:
"If you're a player here, why would you not be encouraged?" Pinkel asked. "You should be the most fired-up football player in America with the opportunity and options that we have in front of us. But we've got to take care of our business.
Every game is like a new chapter in a book. It has different story lines, the way the game goes, the flavor of the game. What you did last week has no bearing on the outcome of this week."
The next chapter will unfold as they take on a Tennessee team that has a deceptive 4-4 record. The Vols nearly upset Georgia back on Oct. 5, losing in overtime. They were able to defeat Mizzou's foe South Carolina 23-21 two weeks after that loss, showing they have full capability to hang with the ranked teams in their conference. Rajion Neal has been leading the way on the ground with 145 carriers and 763 yards as well as nine touchdowns, while Marlin Lane has added 360 yards and 4 TD's on 63 carriers. Meanwhile, quarterback Justin Worley has thrown 109-of-126 passes for 1,239 yards and ten touchdowns, but is doubtful for this game, meaning backup Joshua Dobbs will likely see time.
Mizzou ranks eleventh in the nation in points scored on offense with 41.8 per game. They'll enter this game as eleven point favorites, while the over/under total for the game is set at 55 points at various sports books. Temperatures are expected to be in the low-to-mid 50's for kickoff under clear skies at Faurot. Missouri's two quarterbacks, James Franklin and Maty Mauk are both dealing with injury, but Mauk is listed as probably, while Franklin is doubtful today.
Saturday night's Tennessee vs. Missouri football game has a start time of 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. ESPN will televise this matchup in standard and hi-definition for U.S. cable and satellite TV viewers. They'll also have the game live streaming online through the WatchESPN broadband sports network. WatchESPN is available for certain participating cable or satellite companies' customers to watch free online. See more details here on how to watch.