Missouri Tigers not far behind Georgia at halftime

ATHENS, GA - OCTOBER 14: Albert Okwuegbunam
ATHENS, GA - OCTOBER 14: Albert Okwuegbunam /

At the half, Georgia leads Missouri 34 to 21. Surprisingly for the Tigers, this game is far from over. Can the Tigers mount a comeback?

Since returning from their bye week, the Missouri Tigers seem to have found some consistency. Their play hasn’t been pretty over the first half, but it’s been effective enough that Mizzou put up 21 points.

The Tigers started the game with two three-and-outs, while Georgia jumped to a 7-0 lead. On Georgia’s second drive, linebacker Cale Garrett picked a pass for Missouri, which the Tigers then turned into seven points, tying the score.

While it seems that Georgia has gotten away with a lot of calls, Missouri has managed to reduce the number of penalties its committed in the past.

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Another surprise this evening, was the use of tight end Albert Okwuegbynam on offense. To date, Missouri has barely targeted its tight ends, if at all. On that particular play, the Tigers made a short gain and turned it into another TD on the next down.

Once again, Emmanuel Hall has at least one score for the Tigers. Late in the half, it looked like Georgia was adjusting its play calling, at which point, Missouri quarterback Drew Lock aired out an unfortunate interception.

So far this evening, Missouri’s defense hasn’t looked spectacular, but that’s a known constant, this year. However, the Tigers defense seems to have gained some strength up front, limiting Georgia as best it can, and pressuring the quarterback. Missed tackles are still a thing, but the Tigers, somehow, just look better.

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We’ll see how Georgia adjusts for Missouri in the second half, but I’m still calling for an upset. This weekend has been one filled with unranked opponents beating top-10 and top-25 ranked teams. Maybe the Tigers can find a way to pull off a special win going into homecoming.