After a much improved performance last week at Kentucky, the Tigers hope to continue an upward trend against Georgia, but the Bulldogs aren’t like anything the Tigers have faced before.
It was nice seeing Mizzou actually play some decent football for a change. Despite the loss, the Tigers were competitive the entire game.
Drew Lock had a great game throwing for 355 yards and 3 TDs while Ish Witter and Damerea Crockett both rushed for a combined 213 yards. The receiving corps also looked alive with receivers J’mon Moore, Emmanuel Hall and Johnathan Johnson all having 1 TD reception and close or over 100 yards receiving.
While this is all great play you do have to keep in mind this was against Kentucky, while this week the Tigers go to Athens to play 4th ranked Georgia who is playing some of the best football in the country.
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Georgia will be the best team Mizzou faces all season, without a doubt. They can attack you from the run game and passing game with one of the best running back duos in the country with senior running back Nick Chubb who leads the SEC in rushing yards with 618 and Sony Michel with 406, respectively.
Georgia can also pass the ball with QB Jake Fromm who has thrown for an efficient 10 touchdowns with only 2 interceptions. Needless to say Georgia’s RBs will run all over the Tigers defense who ranks last in rushing yards allowed.
Georgia’s defense will also give the Tigers nightmares. Ranking third in the nation in yards allowed per game, the Bulldogs will be the offense’s biggest challenge yet. They bring pressure to the QB and stop the run well. This is especially bad for the tigers whose offense revolves around the play of both Crockett and Witter. Mizzou will have to rely on its receivers to have a game like they did against Kentucky and are able to get open downfield for Lock.
A lot of this is wishful thinking though. While the Tigers may be finally getting better as a group, Georgia is simply too good and talented for us to stand a chance. They are the complete package of what you want out of a college team and Missouri can just hope to make it respectable, but it is college football and crazier things have happened. You can catch the game Saturday night on the SEC Network at 6:30 P.M. CT.