The Mizzou Tigers moved up two spots in the AP poll to 14 after their bye week. Their hopes of winning the SEC East are pinned on this week’s trip to Athens to face the number one Georgia Bulldogs. Georgia has a nine-game winning streak in this series. The last time Mizzou won was in 2013 in Athens. Along the way, the Tigers have had some close games. Of course, last year’s four-point loss where the Tigers had a 10-point lead with just over 14 minutes to play.
Barry Odom’s Tigers lost 28-27 at home to the Bulldogs in his first year in 2016 and in Gary Pinkel’s final year in 2015, Mizzou lost 9-6. However, those games were played while the Georgia program transitioned between Mark Richt and Kirby Smart. Since then, outside of last year’s game, Mizzou hasn’t been close.
The Tigers trail the all-time series 11-1 to the Bulldogs. Saturday’s game kicks off at 2:30 on CBS.