#7 Georgia Spoils Missouri’s SEC Opener 41-20
The Georgia Bulldogs had the fans worried in the early part of the third quarter trailing by 8. But they turned it on in the second half scoring 32 points to get the 41-20 win over the Missouri Tigers in front of a sold out stadium.
QB Aaron Murray’s second touchdown pass of the night put the Dawgs ahead and it was all Georgia from there. Murray finished the night 21 of 35 passing for 242 yards and 3 TD’s along with 1 interception. Marlon Brown was his favorite target on the night catching 8 passes and 106 yards including an 11 yard TD. He ended up snagging 2 touchdown passes in the game.
QB James Franklin didn’t have a bad game himself for the Tigers. He was 25 of 41 for 269 yards and 2 TD’s with 1 pick. Missouri should have probably not motivated the Bulldogs with all the pregame talk of the Dawgs playing “old man football”. Nobody quite figured out what that was and Georgia used it to fire themselves up as they welcomed Missouri to the SEC. Not a good idea to for the new kid in town to start talking smack before the first day of school.
After Georgia went ahead with the winning touchdown linebacker Jarvis Jones sealed the game with two big plays. He got an interception and returned it to the Missouri 1 to set up a score and 3 plays later forced a fumble that game the Bulldogs possession at the 5 yard line. Ken Malcolm then ran it in for a 6 yard TD.
This was a good win for this Georgia Bulldog team that was playing without 3 of their defensive starters, who were serving suspensions for team violations. It showed that they have depth and were able to take care of business. They didn’t look bad at all last night and will be a hard team to beat if they can get on a roll.
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