The No.25 Missouri Tigers beat the No. 7 Georgia Bulldogs 41-26 in Athens today, giving the Tigers their first signature win since joining the SEC. It was their first win on the road against a team in the top ten since 1981.
Not all the news is positive for the Tigers, though. Quarterback James Franklin, who threw for 170 yards today, suffered what’s being reported as a shoulder strain late in the fourth quarter. Thankfully the initial X-rays were negative, and we’ll update you when more information is made available. Freshman Maty Mauk did well filling in for Franklin, leading the Tigers on two short scoring drives to put the game away.
The contest was won by the Missouri defense, though. Georgia went into today averaging 530 yards per contest, but the Tigers held them to only 454. They also forced multiple fumbles, returning one for a touchdown in the first half, and intercepted Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray twice.
After the big win on the road, Missouri will play their next three games — against Florida, South Carolina, and Tennessee — at home.