Missouri Football First Look: Georgia

Missouri football meets Georgia on Saturday in Columbia. Here is your first look at Georgia.

By 14Powers.com SEC Football

Georgia Season So Far

Date Opp. Time/Result Location
09/03 Oregon W 49-3 Neutral
09/10 Samford W 33-0 Home
09/17 S Carolina W 48-7 Away
09/24 Kent State W 39-22 Home
10/01 Missouri 7:30 pm Away
10/08 Auburn 8:00 pm Home
10/15 Vanderbilt 8:00 pm Home
10/29 Florida 3:30 pm Neutral
11/05 Tennessee 1:00 pm Home
11/12 Miss State 12:00 pm Away
11/19 Kentucky 12:00 pm Away
11/26 GA Tech 12:00 pm Home

Key Stats (per game)

Stat Georgia Missouri
Scoring Offense 42.2 28.0
Scoring Defense 8.0 24.5
Total Offense 531.5 394.8
Rushing Offense 181.0 185.0
Passing Offense 350.5 209.8
Team Passing Eff. 168.4 123.0
Total Defense 257.0 301.2
Rushing Defense 86.0 108.5
Pass Yards Allowed 171.0 192.8
Turnover Margin 1.00 -0.75

Georgia Injuries and Suspensions

[DB] Javon Bullard (Poss. Suspension) – Questionable
[OL] Earnest Greene III (Leg) – Questionable
[LB] C.J. Washington (Neck) – Questionable
[RB] Kenny McIntosh (Thigh) – Questionable
[TE] Arik Gilbert (Personal) – Questionable
[WR] Adonai Mitchell (Ankle) – Questionable
[OL] Drew Bobo (Shoulder) – Out
[DB] Nyland Green (Hamstring) – Out
[WR] Arian Smith (Ankle) – Out

Source: statfox.com

Challenges for Missouri

Missouri faces the defending National Champions on Saturday in Columbia. This Georgia team, especially the defense, will be on a mission to correct the double-digit points that were allowed to Kent State on Saturday. Mizzou’s mission is to continue what Kent State did versus the Bulldogs. A major factor in the Bulldogs’ 2022 defensive success was the return of senior linebacker Nolan Smith, redshirt sophomore defensive back Kelee Ringo, and senior safety Chris Smith, all starters from last season. Christopher Smith, Malaki Starks, Dan Jackson and Trezmen Marshall all have interceptions this season for the Bulldogs. Dan Jackson and Zion Logue each have forced fumbles.

Offensively the Bulldogs are very formidable as well. Veteran quarterback Stetson Bennett is 7th nationally in completion percentage completing over 74 percent of his passes for 1,224 yards and five TDs with one interception. Running back Kendall Milton has 208 rushing yards on the season.

Some areas of weakness for the Bulldogs include punt return defense (128th of 131 teams), and fourth down conversion defense (over 60% allowed). Georgia is ranked 115th in sacks made which might indicate a weakness in pressuring opposing quarterbacks. It could be just the type of defense that Georgia runs which has been very effective prior to the Kent State game. Sometimes teams just have bad days. Georgia had a muffed punt and another lost fumble and an intercepted pass that contributed to KSU’s scoring success.

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 6:30 PM CT (7:30 PM ET). Watch this SEC football game on the SEC Network.

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