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Tigers fall just short of downing No. 1 Georgia

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Mizzou players leave the field at halftime of a game against Georgia on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, at Memorial Stadium.
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Fans fill Memorial Stadium during Mizzou's loss to Georgia on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

The Mizzou Tigers nearly rode the leg of their kicker to a victory over the country’s No. 1 team Saturday night in Columbia.

You can watch extended highlights of Mizzou football's near upset in the video player below.

https://youtu.be/bYapddZY8Zs

Watch a post-game news conference by coach Eli Drinkwitz in the player.

Harrison Mevis kicked five field goals -- one week after a disappointing performance contributed to an overtime loss at Auburn -- as the Tigers fell to the Georgia Bulldogs 26-22. Two of those field goals were from more than 50 yards out.

Mizzou led into the final quarter of the game -- up 22-12 with 14 minutes to go. However, a fourth-quarter drive stalled out after an offensive penalty with the Tigers up by three. Georgia got the ball and marched down the field for a touchdown by running back Daijun Edwards and a four-point lead with just a few minutes remaining.

The Tigers could not recover.

Brady Cook went 20-32 passing with 192 yards and one touchdown.

You can watch the full press conferences with players in the video players below.

https://youtu.be/FvnVdS0qGE8
https://youtu.be/ovk93m5pdQA
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