Missouri Tiger quarterback Chase Daniel is leading the unofficial polling of Heisman hopefuls from around the country. Daniel has completed over 75% of his passes and the Missouri Tiger offense is the best in the country averaging 595 yards per game and 53.8 points per game.
No doubt a challenge for the defense. Daniel has four or five talented receivers that he can choose from and even out of the spread offense, their running game is strong too with tailback Derrick Washington. But don’t be fooled, the Huskers think that if they’re going to stop the Tiger offense, they need to do it with their offense. Quarterback Joe Ganz and Bo Pelini explains in today’s Big Red Report.
Say what you want about the offense controlling the clock to slow down Missouri’s offense, the problem with Mizzou is in addition to running a spread offense that passes a lot, they go with a no huddle, so it’s not likely you’re going to see them put drive together of five minutes or longer. A lot of Missouri scoring drives are between one and three minutes. Defensive coordinator Carl Pelini equates the spread offense to the old wishbone offense.