The Missouri Tigers were expecting a better start to their new future in the SEC, yet have struggled so far against their conference opponents in 2012.
Missouri (3-4, 0-4) has suffered all four losses on the season against SEC teams, the latest of which was a 42-10 loss against No. 1 Alabama on Oct. 13 before a needed bye week. Junior quarterback James Franklin missed the loss against Alabama after being injured in the game against Vanderbilt on Oct. 6; backup Corbin Berkstresser was 12-of-29 of 126 yards and two interceptions in his place.
The Tigers will face Kentucky, 1-7 on the season, on Oct. 27 at 11 a.m. CT, with coverage on ESPNU.
Florida (7-0, 6-0) and Alabama (7-0, 4-0) continue to hold onto the top spots in the conference standings. Texas A&M, who also made the transition to the SEC this season, have struggled as well and sit in the middle of the standings with a 2-2 conference record.
The full standings: