Missouri has lots of questions to answer this week

Missouri wide receiver T.J. Moe is tackled by South Carolina’s DeVonte Holloman (top) and linebacker Shaq Wilson (bottom) during Saturday’s game in Columbia, S.C. The Tigers struggled in all phases of the game Saturday and are looking to rebound this week.

Missouri wide receiver T.J. Moe is tackled by South Carolina’s DeVonte Holloman (top) and linebacker Shaq Wilson (bottom) during Saturday’s game in Columbia, S.C. The Tigers struggled in all phases of the game Saturday and are looking to rebound this week. Photo by The Associated Press.

COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri coach Gary Pinkel was honest Monday when assessing the state of his football team following Saturday’s 31-10 loss at seventh-ranked South Carolina. And it was a pretty blunt assessment.

“We’re having breakdowns all over the place,” Pinkel said. “We’ve been here before. It’s not fun.”

After being beaten most of the game on defense and special teams, and having the offense exposed, the Tigers now have to find a way to fix things prior to Saturday’s game at Central Florida.

“You’ve got to block better, you’ve got to throw better and you’ve got to catch better,” Pinkel said. “If we do all those things better and more consistent then we’ll ....

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