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Missouri at Georgia: Three-minute preview

Georgia quarterback Greyson Lambert (11) drops back to pass behind blockers Georgia guard Isaiah Wynn (77) and Nick Chubb (27) during their Oct. 3 SEC game against Alabama in Athens, Ga.
Georgia quarterback Greyson Lambert (11) drops back to pass behind blockers Georgia guard Isaiah Wynn (77) and Nick Chubb (27) during their Oct. 3 SEC game against Alabama in Athens, Ga. AP

When/where: 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga.

TV/radio: SEC Network; KMBZ (98.1 FM)

The series: Georgia leads 3-1

The line: Georgia by 16

What’s at stake

It’s an elimination for any hope of winning the SEC East. Georgia and Missouri, which each have two conference losses already, trail undefeated Florida by two games.

Cheers if ...

Missouri’s offensive line buckles down and shows the kind of grit and physicality it did against South Carolina. That unit took a step back against Florida and must do a better job protecting quarterback Drew Lock.

Jeers if ...

The Tigers dig an early hole. Missouri has been outscored 57-56 in the first half this season, the first time that’s happened since 2000. The margin is 54-42 against Football Bowl Subdivision competition.

Tod Palmer’s pick: Georgia 27-17

Night games between the hedges are incredibly tough on opposing teams, and Georgia gets a Missouri team struggling to move the football and generate points in that rowdy atmosphere.

MISSOURI (4-2, 1-2 SEC)

Date

Opponent

Result/time

Sept. 5

Southeast Missouri

W, 34-3

Sept. 12

at Arkansas State

W, 27-20

Sept. 19

Connecticut

W, 9-6

Sept. 26

at Kentucky

L, 21-13

Oct. 3

South Carolina

W, 24-10

Oct. 10

Florida

L, 21-3

Saturday

at Georgia

6:30 p.m.

Oct. 24

at Vanderbilt

3 p.m.

Nov. 5

Mississippi State

8 p.m.

Nov. 14

vs. BYU (at Arrowhead Stadium)

TBA

Nov. 21

Tennessee

TBA

Nov. 27

at Arkansas

1:30 p.m.

GEORGIA (4-2, 2-2 SEC)

Date

Opponent

Result/time

Sept. 5

Louisiana-Monroe

W, 51-14

Sept. 12

at Vanderbilt

W, 31-14

Sept. 19

South Carolina

W, 52-20

Sept. 26

Southern

W, 48-6

Oct. 3

Alabama

L, 38-10

Oct. 10

at Tennessee

L, 38-31

Saturday

Missouri

6:30 p.m.

Oct. 31

vs. Florida

2:30 p.m.

Nov. 7

Kentucky

TBA

Nov. 14

at Auburn

TBA

Nov. 21

Georgia Southern

TBA

Nov. 28

at Georgia Tech

TBA

Three things about Georgia

1 Quarterback Greyson Lambert, a Virginia graduate-student transfer, ranks fourth in the SEC with a 158.8 pass efficiency rating. He completed a Bulldogs record 22 straight passes against South Carolina and finished with an NCAA record 96-percent completion percentage, going 24 of 25 in that game.

2 Sophomore running back Sony Michel finished with career highs of 22 carries and 145 yards against Tennessee after Nick Chubb suffered a knee injury on his first carry of the game.

3 Georgia’s leading pass rusher, Jordan Jenkins, who has three sacks this season, is questionable with a strained hip flexor.

Key matchup

Quarterback Drew Lock vs. Georgia’s defense: Missouri needs to score more points than it did against Florida. The Bulldogs are bound to try to disguise coverage much like the Gators did, so it’s critical that Lock decipher things quickly and accurately.

MISSOURI OFFENSE

P

No.

Player

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

WR

6

J’Mon Moore

6-3

190

So.

WR

2

Nate Brown

6-3

205

So.

LT

60

Connor McGovern

6-4

305

Sr.

LG

63

Brad McNulty

6-4

305

Sr.

C

77

Evan Boehm

6-3

310

Sr.

RG

73

Mitch Hall

6-5

310

Sr.

RT

55

Nate Crawford

6-5

300

So.

TE

10

Jason Reese

6-5

250

So.

WR

18

Wesley Leftwich

6-1

205

Sr.

QB

3

Drew Lock

6-4

205

Fr.

RB

32

Russell Hansbrough

5-9

195

Sr.

K

99

Andrew Baggett

6-1

215

Sr.

MISSOURI DEFENSE

P

No.

Player

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

DE

56

Walter Brady

6-3

255

Fr.

NG

95

Rickey Hatley

6-4

300

Jr.

DT

97

Josh Augusta

6-4

345

Jr.

DE

91

Charles Harris

6-3

255

So.

LB

10

Kentrell Brothers

6-1

235

Sr.

LB

30

Michael Scherer

6-3

230

Jr.

LB

25

Donavin Newsom

6-2

230

Jr.

CB

7

Kenya Dennis

5-11

200

Sr.

SS

22

Anthony Sherrils

6-0

190

So.

FS

21

Ian Simon

6-0

195

Sr.

CB

11

Aarion Penton

5-10

190

Jr.

P

26

Corey Fatony

5-11

185

Fr.

GEORGIA OFFENSE

P

No.

Player

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

WR

26

Malcolm Mitchell

6-1

195

Sr.

LT

71

John Theus

6-6

303

Sr.

LG

77

Isaiah Wynn

6-2

278

So.

C

54

Brandon Kulanow

6-3

282

Jr.

RG

73

Greg Pyke

6-6

313

Jr.

RT

75

Kolton Houston

6-5

285

Sr.

TE

83

Jeb Blazevich

6-5

248

So.

WR

5

Terry Goodwin

5-11

174

Fr.

WR

81

Reggie Davis

6-0

170

Jr.

QB

11

Greyson Lambert

6-5

220

Jr.

RB

1

Sony Michel

5-11

212

So.

K

13

Marshall Morgan

6-3

194

Sr.

GEORGIA DEFENSE

P

No.

Player

Ht.

Wt.

Yr.

DT

78

Trenton Thompson

6-4

307

Fr.

NT

93

Chris Mayes

6-4

323

Sr.

DE

58

Sterling Bailey

6-3

282

Sr.

LB

84

Leonard Floyd

6-4

231

Jr.

LB

59

Jordan Jenkins

6-3

253

Sr.

LB

51

Jake Ganus

6-2

233

Sr.

LB

42

Tim Kimbrough

6-0

226

Jr.

CB

35

Aaron Davis

6-1

190

So.

S

20

Quincy Mauger

6-0

200

Jr.

S

24

Dominick Sanders

6-0

189

So.

CB

14

Malkom Parrish

5-10

188

So.

P

32

Collin Barber

6-2

208

Sr.

| Tod Palmer, tpalmer@kcstar.com

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