Time: 11 a.m.
Radio: 980 AM KMBZ
Weather: 81-degrees, 60% humidity, no chance of rain
History: Georgia leads the series 2-0
Line: Georgia, -8.5
THREE 2 WATCH
1. James Franklin
Georgia is an attacking style of defense that will leave room for Franklin to run around. Taking advantage of those yards and protecting the ball have to be paramount for Franklin and the Tigers.
2. Running Game
Mizzou has the top-ranking running game in the SEC, averaging 6.1 yards per carry. But they have yet to face a defense as good at stopping the run as Georgia. Winning the battle at the line of scrimmage is going to determine a lot about who wins this game.
3. Mizzou’s Secondary
Mizzou gave up 338 passing yards to Vanderbilt last week. Some of that was because Vandy was playing from behind for the entire game, but they did have success. Aaron Murray is on pace to become the greatest statistical passer in SEC history. They’ll have their work cut out for them trying to contain Georgia’s passing game.
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Aaron Murray will make stopping the passing game difficult as it is, but Missouri catches a break playing Georgia without five of their best playmakers on offense. Three of Georgia’s top receivers are out with knee injuries and the top two running backs are expected to be out as well.
2. Leaky Pass Defense
Georgia can stop the run with the best of them in the SEC, but their issues have been in the secondary where they rank ninth in the SEC in stopping the pass. This includes a game against Tennessee, a team that can’t throw the ball to save their lives.
With so much turnover on offense in such a short period of time it is tough to know exactly how Georgia plans to attack Missouri. So much should be expected after losing three wide receivers and two running backs in a matter of a few weeks. How quickly Missouri is able to adjust may make the difference in whether or not Mizzou can pull off the upset.