Georgia football-Missouri instant observations as Bulldogs flirt with danger in ugly win

Georgia football news and notes Javon Bullard did not make the trip to Missouri following his arrest last Sunday. Tykee Smith started in his place at the star position.

Kenny McIntosh, Arian Smith, AD Mitchell and Nyland Green all made the trip for Georgia, with all four dealing with injuries prior to the game. Mitchell and Green did not play, while Smith made his season debut, catching one pass for seven yards

Arik Gilbert was with the team but he did not dress out for the game.

Jalen Carter left the game in the first half after a low hit on his knee. The junior defensive tackle would not return to the game after being ruled out with a knee injury. Carter was involved in a pregame dust-up with several Missouri players on the field prior to the game.

Georgia very clearly is not the best team in the country.

It can’t be in a game in which it didn’t take the lead until there was 4:03 remaining in the fourth quarter.

The Bulldogs though were able to chip away at Missouri’s lead and come away with a 26-22 win.

Georgia moves to 5-0 on the season and 2-0 in SEC play.

The final score indicates just how much of a struggle it was for the Bulldogs.

They trailed for nearly the entire game, had multiple turnovers and didn’t score a touchdown until the midway point of the fourth quarter.

Georgia’s overwhelming talent advantage proved to be crucial for the Bulldogs,

as Missouri very clearly ran out of gas in the fourth quarter.

Georgia’s offensive line finally got some push and salted the game away late thanks to some strong running by Daijun Edwards.

He picked up multiple first downs on Georgia’s final drive and scored the game-winning touchdown with 4:03 remaining.

A team that once seemed unbeatable very seriously flirted with danger.

The Missouri defensive line got great push throughout the evening and Georgia couldn’t get out of its own way until the fourth quarter.

It was easily the worst performance of the season for Georgia after looking like world-beaters in the first four games of the season.


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