Dawgs pull out shootout battle to remain top contenders.
The Georgia Bulldogs hosted the Missouri Tigers Saturday at Sanford Stadium. The Dawgs went into this matchup 6-0 for the first time since 2005 and ranked #4 in the country. In a blowout win the Dawgs went to 7-0. Many thought this game would be a shootout with each team matching each other’s touchdowns in the first quarter.
Mizzou tied the game 21-21 in the second quarter. Once they got the ball back, Lock threw a interception to Dominick Sanders. Sanders passed Kirby Smart for 3rd all time school history in interceptions with 14.
The offense started off hot as usual with a jet sweep to Mecole Hardaman for a 35 yard touchdown. Mizzou scored on a shuffle pass to the tight end to tie the game. Fromm comes back with a 19 yard touchdown pass to Riley Ridley to make it 14-7. Lock throws a 63 yard touchdown pass to E. Hall to tie the game 14-14. Georgia then gets the ball back and Sony Michel breaks for a 36 yard touchdown run.
Georgia up 21-14 gives the ball back to Mizzou and Lock throws another 63 yard touchdown pass to E. Hall again. Ties game at 21-21
The first quarter ends and the second quarter begins, Georgia gets the ball back and gets three points out the possession. Mizzou gets the ball back and Georgia’s defense finally responds with a interception by Dominick Sanders. Jake Fromm then runs for a 4 yard touchdown to put Georgia up 31-21. To end the half Blankenship kicked another field goal to put the dawgs up 34-21.
Freshman D’andre Swift had him a break out game with six carries for 94 yards with his longest being a 71 yard breakaway run. He led all backs in this game in rush yards. Sony Michel was the second top back with nine carries for 86 yards and two touchdowns. The offense broke a school record with 700 total offensive yards against the Tigers.
Lock throws his last touchdown in the 4th quarter for 27 yards for a touchdown to J. Reese. Georgia gets the ball back and scores its final touchdown pass to Mecole Hardaman for 59 yards.
The defense with a scarce first half of football getting beat deep down field for two touchdowns. Sanders then stop the bleeding with a interception. The defense came out in the second half and dominated the Tigers with a host of 3 and outs. 28 points is the most points put up on Georgia defense this season.
Linebacker Roquan Smith led the Uga defense with 8 solo tackles.
The Dawgs look forward to a much needed bye week to rest up and game plan for the Florida gators in two weeks. The Dawgs win 53-28 to go 7-0 and continue their road to Mercedes Benz Stadium for the SEC championship.