Oct 12, 2013; Athens, GA, USA; Missouri Tigers quarterback James Franklin (1) runs with the ball against the Georgia Bulldogs during the first quarter at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Missouri Tigers vs. Georgia Bulldogs halftime report: Missouri leads 28-10


The Missouri Tigers haven’t exactly made a lot of noise since joining the SEC, but they could shake up the whole college football landscape today if they beat the No. 7 Georgia Bulldogs in Athens. Thanks to some huge miscues by the Bulldogs, the Tigers lead 28-10 at the half.

The game was close up until things started to fall apart for Georgia at the six-minute mark of the second quarter. Missouri running back Marcus Murphy ripped off a 36-yard touchdown run in which he broke multiple tackles, giving the Tigers a 21-10 lead. Disaster struck ten seconds later when Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray was sacked by Shane Ray. Murray fumbled on the play, and Michael Sam scooped up the ball and returned it for a touchdown. The Bulldogs looked like they were about to answer with a long drive, but then running back Brendan Douglas fumbled the ball in the red zone.

While it would be foolish to count the Bulldogs out, they’ll need a great performance from both Aaron Murray and their defense in the second half. Stay tuned for updates throughout the game.

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