On paper the game between the Missouri Tigers and Georgia Bulldogs seems to slightly favor the annual SEC title contenders over the newcomers from a year ago. But then you move off the scripts and realize that Georgia almost lost to a pretty average Tennessee team just last week because they’re missing a high quantity of key players.
Mark Richt and the Dawgs are downplaying the significance of the injuries, saying that others are looking forward to the opportunity to step up, but this is the SEC and this is an undefeated Missouri. A Tigers team, by the way that hasn’t put up less than 38 points in a single game this season and just hung 51 on Vanderbilt in Nashville.
This will be their biggest test to date, by far, but it serves as more of an opportunity than an obstacle. Even if Georgia was running all fourth teamers out (somewhat symbolic of the dire situations for the Dawgs right now), it’s still Georgia and it’s still Between the Hedges. No matter the circumstances, the Tigers have to approach this game as a chance to get their first signature win.
Quarterbacks James Franklin (Mizzou) and Aaron Murray (UGA) are having their best seasons of their respective careers and with presumably a lot of NFL scouts at the game, it’s going to be all on them this afternoon.
Tigers vs Bulldogs kicks off at Noon, est.