Georgia Extends Mizzou Losing Streak to Five

Joey Miller, 23 Sports

The Georgia Bulldogs remained undefeated Saturday night, defeating the Missouri Tigers by a score of 53-28. It was the fifth loss in a row for the Tigers, dropping them to 1-5 on the season.

Georgia was in full force for their homecoming game, with legends and former NFL stars Champ Bailey and Terrell Davis in attendance. The two teams certainly put on a great show, flashing offensive power on each side.

The Bulldogs were almost guaranteed to win going into the game, but Missouri did manage to put up some points on the No. 4 team in the nation. There was a back-and-forth offensive show right out of the gate, with two passing touchdowns for each team in the first quarter. This was the first time since week two against South Carolina where the Tigers weren’t losing by the end of the first quarter.

Star running back Nick Chubb had a nice game, but it was senior Sony Michel who dominated the Missouri secondary with two touchdowns and 86 yards. Georgia continued to show a lot of depth in the running game as they have been all season.

The Tiger’s defense wasn’t perfect tonight but was the best Mizzou fans have seen all year. Linebacker Cale Garrett had an interception the first quarter, which would result in one of the two touchdowns in the first quarter. As the game progressed, Missouri’s red zone defense got better, forcing 4 field goals by Georgia’s Rodrigo Blankenship.

The Tigers came to play despite almost everyone counting them out. Missouri certainly has improved in converting on third downs, with Damarea Crockett leading that improvement. Unfortunately for Missouri, Crockett got injured in the third quarter and his return is still unclear. Junior wide receiver Emanuel Hall had a great game as well, connecting with Drew Lock for 2 touchdowns and 141 receiving yards.

Drew Lock has shown a lot of progress, with each week getting progressively better since their bye-week. The junior had four touchdowns with 253 total passing yards and one interception.

Missouri still has yet to find their groove and shake off their slump, but this game should give Mizzou fans a sign of hope, despite the outcome. Their offense can only get a team so far, but in all fairness, Mizzou’s secondary did do exceptionally well compared to previous games this season. The key for games to come in the Tigers rough 1-5 season will be to continue scoring in the first half, particularly in the first quarter.