I had a lot of fun doing the podcast last week with Andy, but this week it was back to just me doing this. This game reminded me a lot of the Kentucky game without the offense. Considering Mizzou's defense isn't superb, I'm a bit disappointed with this offensive performance to say the least. I grant that Mizzou's strengths on defense play to our offense very well. That being said, the problems on offense were pretty straight forward. When the offense stacks the box against you, you have to consistently block at a good level to get consistent yardage of 4-5 yards per carry. Even then you see teams like Alabama get guys like Trent Richardson held in check when the whole defense is keying in on that.
We opened the game with some passing but seemed to abandon it for the rushing game when there were some issues with batted passes and a dropped pass on a third down.
Overall, the issue is probably something you guys are all aware of. If you can't consistently block and the opposing team is devoted to stopping one specific thing you're doing, you probably won't do too hot. Regardless of talent gap, we'll still probably have trouble against any decently disciplined team with reasonably good technique.
In case you missed last week's podcast with Andy:
Gator Football Podcast (Week 9) Florida v. Georgia (via GatorPodcast)