Georgia vs. Missouri fearless prediction and game preview.
Date: Saturday, September 22
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Faurot Field, Columbia, MO
Georgia (3-0) vs. Missouri (3-0) Game Preview
And now we get to see if Missouri is really that good.
The Tigers are 3-0, but just like they did last year, they’ve beaten the bad teams on the schedule. Now, with Georgia, at South Carolina, and at Alabama coming up next before getting Memphis and Kentucky, somehow getting one win out of the next three games would be fantastic for a program and team that’s having a hard time generating anything more than a collective yawn so far.
Georgia has been every big as amazing as it was supposed to be, rolling without the slightest bit of drama on the way to a 3-0 start, including a dominant performance at South Carolina.
With this, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt up next, win in Columbia, and the Dawgs will almost certainly be 6-0 before dealing with the road trip to LSU.
This is just the eighth meeting between the two teams, with Georgia winning the last four and going 6-1 overall, with the first victory a 14-0 fight in the 1960 Orange Bowl.
One Reason Why Georgia Will Win
All of the talk might be about the NFL prospects and talents of Mizzou QB Drew Lock, but so far, the Georgia quarterbacks are taking target practice.
The defense has made the biggest splash, and the team has been amazing overall, but putting it all together has been a passing game that’s connecting at a ridiculous 81% clip.
Jake Fromm, Justin Fields and Matthew Downing have combined to hit 54-of-67 passes for 649 yards and eight touchdowns with just one pick.
Fromm is getting time to work, and he’s been fantastic, hitting more than 83% of his passes over the last two games with just the one interception against South Carolina.
Last week, Missouri gave up 572 passing yards to Purdue, allowing more than ten yards per throw. Georgia’s quarterbacks won’t throw for that, but they won’t have to.
One Reason Why Missouri Will Win
Drew Lock should get plenty of time to work.
The Missouri offensive line has been fabulous so far, allowing just one sack and it’s doing a great job for the running game, but giving the future NFL franchise passer time has been the key to the hot start.
Lock threw four touchdown passes in last year’s loss to the Dawgs, and three the year before, and now he’s getting his fourth look at the them. And this time around, he might not have to deal with a pass rush.
For all the great things the Georgia defense is doing, it has a mere one sack in the first three games and 11 tackles for loss. So far, the Bulldogs have allowed the three passing games to hit over 60% of their passes – Lock should have a big day.
What’s Going To Happen
Lock will throw for over 300 yards, and the Missouri offense will work, but it won’t be able to do enough to slow down the balanced Georgia offensive machine.
For the first time this season, the Dawgs will feel a little bit of heat. Mizzou will rise up and play well for a half, and then the energy level will ramp up, and the UGA D will come up with the stops it needs. All the while, Fromm will be his typical, steady self.
Fearless Prediction & Line
Georgia 34, Missouri 17
Line: Georgia -14.5, o/u: 61.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
Must See Rating: 3.5
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