The Bad: Defending McKenzie and Turnovers
The one player the Missouri Tigers defense couldn’t stop all night was wide receiver, Isaiah McKenzie. McKenzie is a speed guy with quick juke moves. He utilizes this to get past would-be tacklers to get into open space and make big plays.
McKenzie caught the go-ahead touchdown pass from quarterback, Jacob Eason, to give the Georgia Bulldogs the lead late in the game. The touchdown catch came on a fourth down and ten. If the Missouri Tigers would have batted the ball down without a penalty, the Tigers would have held on a won the game.
Instead, the Tigers elected to put one man on McKenzie. That man got beat for the score that led to the MU lead disappearing with 1:29 on the clock left in the game.
The Missouri Tigers had a chance to retake the lead with a field goal or a touchdown and win the game in “walk-off” fashion. Instead, Tigers wide receiver, J’Mon Moore, fumbled the football after a 20-yard gain. The Bulldogs recovered the fumble and stole the victory from Missouri.
Drew Lock turned the football over many times in the second half. He gifted the Georgia Bulldogs with three interceptions in the second half alone. Lock finished the game with 376 passing yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions.
If Lock didn’t throw as many picks, the Missouri Tigers would have won the game. Georgia wouldn’t have had enough time on the clock to take the lead late. Oh well, Lock can’t go back and change things now. He learned a lesson the hard way along with the other players on the Missouri Tigers roster.