Georgia shuts out Missouri in 34-0 Rout

Mitchel Summers and Chris Turnere bring you the highlights from Missouri’s blowout loss against Georgia.

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By Matt Horn, 23 Sports

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Missouri football had arguably their worst SEC lost against Georgia at Faurot Field on Saturday. The Bulldogs held the ball for 42 minutes and shutout Mizzou 34-0.

News broke on Thursday that star Georgia running back Todd Gurley had been suspended indefinitely, and would not play against Mizzou for the second year in a row. Gurley was among the top rushers in the nation and believed by many to be the favorite to win the Heisman Trophy.

In his absence, true freshman Nick Chubb stepped into the spotlight and performed exceptionally. In his first game as a starter, Chubb carried the ball 38 times for 143 yards and a touchdown.

Georgia put up their first 20 points quickly, scoring on four of their first five drives. But even when the Bulldog offense faltered and punted four consecutive times, the Missouri offense failed to capitalize. Only once did the Tigers hold the ball for more than four plays on a drive.

Georgia’s offense was slowed down in the second half, but a Brendan Douglas touchdown late in the third all but sealed the game for the Bulldogs. In the end, Missouri gave up more points in this single game than they had all season.

Perhaps most concerning was poor play of Shane Ray and Markus Golden. Two of the most feared defensive ends in the country went without a sack on Georgia quarterback Hutson Mason.

The Mizzou woes didn’t stop on defense. The offense turned the ball over five times and only made it past the 50 yard line twice, both drives ending in interceptions.

Maty Mauk’s struggles continued, having a completion rate below 50% for the second consecutive game. The run game also played poor. Marcus Murphy and Russel Hansbrough combined for 15 carries and only 64 yards on the ground.

In a game with SEC title implications, the Tigers fell flat. Georgia proved that even without their star running back, they can contend in the SEC.

Missouri has their work cut out for them this week in practice before traveling to Florida to face the Gators in the swamp. You can catch that game Saturday at 6 p.m. on ESPN.