Kentrell Brothers had a career-high 17 tackles and without the services of their top rusher Nick Chubb, Georgia was held to just 120 yards rushing. While the defense did everything they could, it wasn’t enough as Mizzou loses in Athens 9-6.
Georgia was averaging over 231 yards per game and the Tigers shut them down, despite being out on the field for 38:55. Mizzou’s defense has not allowed a 100-yard rusher this season.
In the second half, Georgia was able to muster two drives that only totaled 36 and 33 yards, but they led to field goals including Marshall Morgan’s game winner with less than three minutes to play.
The Mizzou defense even gift wrapped a sure six points for the struggling offense and they could only come away with three points. Greyson Lambert’s first pass of the game was picked off by Ian Simon who returned it down to the Bulldogs’ one.
A botched fumble and two unsuccessful runs by Russell Hansbrough left the Tigers settling for three points.
Andrew Baggett later missed on a 38 yard attempt in the first quarter. Baggett became the new Mizzou all-time leader with his 60th career field goal, passing K Jeff Wolfert (59, 2006-08). Baggett was responsible for six points and is now 29 points shy of the program scoring record.
Drew Lock led Missouri on a nice drive at the end of the first half and brought them down to a 1st and goal from the nine, but again the Tigers had to settle for a field goal and a 6-3 lead at the half.
Lock finished 11 of 26 for 143 yards. Hansbrough was the leading rusher with 22 yards on 11 carries.
In addition to Brothers’ 17 tackles, Michael Scherer had 12 stops, Charles Harris and Terry Beckner each had a sack.
Mizzou concludes its two-game road trip next Saturday afternoon at Vanderbilt