No. 4 Georgia Faces Adversity in 1st Half But Pulls Away in 2nd to 53-28 Victory
In a game where Georgia was favored by 28.5 points, the Bulldogs looked to continue their offensive tear against their next opponent, Missouri.
In previous years and under a different coaching staff, this would be the “trap game” that Georgia would lose when they were supposed to win. In the 1st quarter, many fans were concerned that this might be a repeat of past years when Missouri was able to take part in a shootout with Georgia that resulted in not one but two 63 yard touchdowns from Missouri’s QB Drew Lock to WR Emanuel Hall. With Missouri’s offense clicking on all cylinders, the Georgia offense made it a priority to throw the ball and move the chains.
To end the 1st quarter the score was locked at 14-14 after both defenses traded long drives that resulted in TD’s by Georgia’s Mecole Hardman and Riley Ridley and Missouri’s Emanuel Hall and Albert Okwuegbunam. Towards the end of the 2nd quarter is where Georgia was able to develop a little lead that ultimately put the game away.
After an interception by Georgia’s Dominick Sanders, the offense continued to get in the red zone that resulted in 4 Rodrigo Blankenship field goals pushing the lead to 40-21. With Blankenship kicking through the end zones on kickoffs, Missouri was unable to get any real explosive plays to keep themselves in the ball game.
Not only did Jake Fromm see success passing the ball with 18-26 for 326 yards and 2 TD’s but the running back core didn’t stop ripping apart the defense and ended up with 51 rushing attempts for 370 yards and 4 TD’s that led Georgia to yet another record in their school record books. Georgia enters the record books after posting the most total offense yards from the line of scrimmage with 696 yards. Georgia was able to pull away and finish the game with a 53-28 victory!
The Bulldogs now sitting at a staggering 7-0 record (1st time being 7-0 since 2005) and No. 4 in the AP Polls, will get a bye week this upcoming Saturday in order to recoup and prepare for the yearly battle with Florida on October 28th at 3:30pm in Jacksonville.
This game has major SEC Championship implications every year but seeing that Florida has lost 2 conference games, Georgia looks to be the team coming out of the SEC East.
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