North Carolina vs. Missouri,
12/26/2011 17:00 EDT,
Score: 24 - 41
Point Spread: -4½/-110 Missouri
Missouri -5 max
One thing I know for sure, Missouri is ready to play this game. North Carolina has coaching issues all over the place and the team is not going to be all on the same page after all the distractions they have had. That is point number one. Secondly the strength of schedule, especially Mizzou being out of the Big 12 is a huge deal, the ACC has 2 good teams and very top heavy, and NC is not one of them QB Franklin for Mizzou is a one man wrecking crew and as the year went on, he became a leader and big time playmaker. Mizzou’s defense very under rated and for sure under the radar screen here and Mizzou had big play capability. TJ Moe on special teams is a stud, and a playmaking WR as well, their go to guy. Look at the teams NC lost to. Any good team they played they lost to. NC State, GA Tech, Miami, VT, Clemson and the list goes on and on, and that is why their coach is gone and Larry Fedora was hired, who is still coaching So Miss. Yes Mizzou lost to good teams but they competed in every game, waxed Texas and Texas AM, took OU to the wire in Norman as well. Mizzou has running back injuries but their backup is solid and QB Franklin will have 80+ yards in this game out of the spread attack running it which with dink and dunk pass attack is also is like a running game. Think the Tarheels can hang with a solid battle tested team in Mizzou out of the Big 12 ? No way. Mizzou by 12 or more here. NC just 1-4 SU on the road this year. New coach Fedora will not coach this one as he is coaching Southern Miss in the Hawaii bowl, the team he is leaving for the Tarheels.
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