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Mizzou football falls to (4) Georgia on the road

The Mizzou football team’s defensive struggles cost the Tigers as (4) Georgia came away with a 53-28 victory.

The loss drops Mizzou’s record to 1-5 (0-4 SEC). Despite the loss, Drew Lock threw for 243 yards and four touchdowns. Georgia came into the day only allowing three passing touchdowns all game.

Here’s reaction from head coach Barry Odom, defensive lineman Marcell Frazier and quarterback Drew Lock immediately following the game.The Mizzou defense struggled allowing more than nine yards per play and 370 total rushing yards and 696 yards of total offense.

Damarea Crockett took himself out of the game and went into the medical tent with team trainers. We currently do not know his status.

The Tiger defense got off to a rough start as Mecole Hardman took the handoff 35 yards for the score putting the Bulldogs up 7-0 3:04 into the game.

The Tiger defense responded on Georgia’s next drive as Cale Garrett got his second interception in as many games giving the Tigers the ball deep in Bulldog territory. On the ensuing drive, Drew Lock gave a shovel pass to Albert Okwuegbunam for the touchdown to tie the game at seven.

The offenses traded points much of the first half as the Bulldogs retook the lead later in the first quarter. Jake Fromm found Riley Ridley for 19-yard score as Georgia led 14-7 with 3:16 left in the first quarter.

Instead of letting the game get out of hand, Mizzou’s offense answered with a six-play, 75-yard drive. Lock capped off the drive with a 63-yard bomb to Emanuel Hall down the sideline to tie the game at 14 heading into the second quarter.

Mizzou’s defense continued to struggle as Sony Michel took a 36-yard carry into the end zone giving Georgia the lead just minutes into the second quarter.

However, Mizzou’s offense proved just as dangerous. Lock again found Hall for a 63-yard touchdown. The Bulldogs came into the game only allowing three passing touchdowns all season. Lock doubled that total in the first half alone. The Tigers and Bulldogs were tied at 21 with 11:24 left in the first half.

The Bulldogs began to control the rest of the first half outscoring Mizzou 13-0 in the final 11 minutes of the half to lead 34-21 going into the break.

The Tigers will return home for homecoming to face Idaho Sat. Oct. 21.

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