Can New Mexico State’s Defense Recover?

Sometimes it’s just not your day.

Saturday was one of those for Missouri football’s defense as she gave up 66 points in a loss to Tennessee.

Most of what the Tigers did so well this season fell by the wayside in the second half. At one point in the third quarter, MU was within four points of the Volunteers, but UT ran 38 unanswered to end the game.

“We have to train better, we have to play better, that’s the bottom line,” defense coordinator Blake Baker said at his press conference this week. “Didn’t play by our standards. Could have put our kids in a better situation, could have played better when the players were there to be made but we want to put that behind us.