GAMEDAY: Missouri vs Georgia - Live Updates, Open Thread/Live Blog
Georgia controls their own destiny for the remainder of the season with regards to SEC Championship and College Football Playoff aspirations. Today, they take on the Missouri Tigers between the hedges.
It's a night game in Athens today, the second of the season, and things seem eerily quiet here in the Classic City. Though no one expects to experience a Notre Dame like environment tonight inside Sanford Stadium, but the scene outside the stadium seems more in line with an out of conference game against a Non-Power 5 program than it does like a Division matchup featuring the top two statistical defenses in the SEC.
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Georgia wins the opening toss and defers to the second half. Kelly Bryant, a captain for Missouri, is set to start at QB for Missouri.
For just the third time all season, Rodrigo Blankenship's kickoff is returnable. 1st & 10 Missouri at their own 24-yard line.
#5 Taylor Powell gets the start at QB for Missouri. Going to be a three and out to open the game for the Tigers.
Fromm & Company convert on 3rd & 6, their first third down of the contest.
(7-0) 10:43 - 25-yard touchdown pass from Jake Fromm to George Pickens, as the Dawgs score on their opening possession of the game. 6 plays, 60 yards drive.
Dawgs create another three and out on Missouri's second drive of the game. J.R. Reed with a near pick.
Zamir White gets his first carry of the game, and the Zeus chants commence with just under 7 minutes left in the first quarter. The drive is ultimately cut short as Fromm is unable to connect with Tyler Simmons on third down.
Three consecutive three and outs to start the ball game for Missouri.
Trey Hill down on the field. Appeared to be a lower-leg injury. Cade Mays moves to center.
Georgia is in the redzone and driving as the first quarter comes to a close.
End of First Quarter: Dawgs on Top 7-0.
(10-0) 14:07 - Rodrigo Blankenship tacks on the field goal as Georgia's drive stalls out inside the Missouri ten. 13 play, 67-yard drive that took up 5:51 of game clock.
With 13:35 left in the second quarter, Missouri has gotten its first, first down. Though, they are forced to punt just three plays later. Dawgs ball.
Georgia takes a sack on 2nd down, killing the drive. Camarda on to punt.
Powell settling in just a bit here with just over 8 minutes left in the half. Missouri driving.
Richard LeCounte intercepts Powell and returns 76 yards to the Mizzou 19.
(13-0) 6:08 - Georgia stalls after LeCounte's INT thanks to a bad shotgun snap. Blankenship adds his second FG of the game.
Both teams traded punts on their next possessions. 2:41 left as Mizzou gets the ball back following the Camarda punt. Ball at Missouri's 11-yard line.
It's been a sloppy end to the first half. Georgia set to get the ball back with under 45 seconds to play. Ball at their own 37-yard line.
(16-0) - Rodrigo Blankenship adds a last-second FG to end the half. 6 plays 32 yards in 36 seconds. An effective 2-minute drill for the Dawgs.
Georgia receives the second half kick. Fromm & Company set to start at the UGA 25-yard line.
D'Andre Swift with a huge gain on the opening play of the second half. 47-yard run. First down Dawgs.
Georgia's opening drive of the second half stalls out at the 25-yard line of Mizzou, Rodrigo misses a 46-yard attempt.
James Coley getting a little creative here in the third quarter as Demetris Robertson takes a reverse for 16 yards.
(19-0) 6:58 - Rodrigo Blankenship hits his third FG of the game. The drive was cut short after Fromm missed Eli Wolf on what appeared to be an easy score.
Missouri with their 7th punt of the contest. It will be 1st & 10 from UGA's 14-yard line.
Fromm converts a 3rd down pass to George Pickens to get the Dawgs out of their own endzone. A handful of plays later, Fromm converts a 3rd & 9 to Kearis Jackson.
End of Third Quarter
Fromm opens up the fourth quarter with a deep shot to George Pickens, Missouri called for defensive pass interference on the play.
(27-0) 14:02 - Jake Fromm hits George Pickens on a 36-yard touchdown pass, the freshman's second of the game. UGA converts the 2-pt conversion.
Georgia loses its third offensive linemen of the game as Isaiah Wilson goes dow.
Georgia's defense makes a 4 down stand in the redzone, keeping the streak alive. UGA has yet to allow a rushing Touchdown nine games into the season. Georgia football with just over 5 minutes remaining.
(DB) Tyson Campbell - [IN] Campbell has been battling a turf toe injury and is a full participant tonight.
(DB) Mark Webb - [Probable] Webb found himself on the injury report during the bye week prior to the Florida game with a knee injury, he played the entire game in Jacksonville, and we expect the same today.
(NT) Jordan Davis - [Probable] Davis missed four consecutive games with a high ankle sprain that he suffered against Tennessee. Like Webb, he played and played well against Florida last weekend and we expect the same today.
(RB) Brian Herrien - [Probable] Has been dealing with sporadic back spasms since the South Carolina game, though he's been a full participant though since the issue arose.
(OL) Cade Mays - [INJURED] Mays will get the start at RG, but goes down with a lower-leg injury at the start of the 4th.
(OL) Justin Shaffer - [Questionable] Shaffer has battled a neck injury since the South Carolina ball game. With Mays banged up as well, Shaffer could be called upon if healthy. Shaffer was seen wearing a neck brace and street close in pregame
(OLB) Walter Grant - [Out] Grant was seen in street clothes during warm-ups.
Out indefinitely: Tramel Walthour, Owen Condon, Tommy Bush, Trey Blount, and D'Wan Mathis.
(OL) Trey Hill goes down with 4:43 left in the first. Appears to be a lower leg injury.
(WR) Lawrence Cager goes out of the game with the same left-shoulder injury that's blagged him.
(OL) Isaiah Wilson goes down with 11:55 left in the game.