No. 1 Georgia on upset alert heading to halftime vs. unranked Mizzou
No. 1 Georgia is currently in trouble on the road against an unranked Mizzou squad. The Bulldogs started the year on a tear before struggling last week against Kent State.
This time around, the Bulldogs are locked in an SEC East battle but entered the road game as big favorites over the Tigers. So far, Georgia’s offense has had a particularly tough time getting going with quarterback Stetson Bennett post an inefficient half.
On the other side of the ball, the usually stout Georgia defense has given up 16 points. Missouri’s Brady Cook has completed 14-of-18 passes for 129 yards and a touchdown. One bit of concern for Missouri is that the team has settled for 3 field goals in the first half.
According to CBS Sports, it is just the second time in Kirby Smart’s tenure that Georgia has trailed by double digits to an unranked program. The last time was in 2016, also to Missouri.
The big difference is that game was Smart’s first SEC game as a head coach. This year, the Bulldogs are the defending national champs.
This is the second time Georgia has trailed to an unranked opponent by double digits under Kirby Smart.
The other game? Smart’s 1st SEC game as Georgia head coach in 2016… at Missouri pic.twitter.com/0Vo305zBre
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) October 2, 2022
Missouri led by 16-3 with Georgia driving for points to close out the half. The Bulldogs were able to get into the red zone but only had enough time to kick a field to make it 16-6 at the half.