NCAAF Game Recap - Missouri at Georgia
Sat Nov 9, 2019 7:00 PM EST

LSU
46
Ala
41
F
MD
14
OHSt
73
F
Clem
55
NCSt
10
F
PSU
26
Minn
31
F
Mizzu
0
UGA
27
F
IASt
41
Okla
42
F
Vand
0
Fla
56
F
Bayl
29
TCU
23
F(2OT)
ND
38
Duke
7
F
Iowa
22
Wisc
24
F
UConn
3
Cin
48
F
K St
24
Tex
27
F
Wyo
17
Boise
20
F OT
Wake
17
VaTec
36
F
ECU
51
SMU
59
F
Nev
17
SDSU
13
F
Kent
33
Toled
35
F
Ball
31
WestMI
35
F
MiaOH
24
Ohio
21
F
ULLaf
48
CoCar
7
F
Temp
17
SoFL
7
F
UCF
31
Tuls
34
F
Wash
19
OreSt
7
F
Purd
24
NW
22
F
W Ky
45
Ark
19
F
TxTch
38
WVU
17
F
FlaSt
38
BC
31
F
UMass
7
Army
63
F
GATec
28
UVA
33
F
UTSA
24
OD
23
F
SoAl
28
TxSt
30
F
Char
28
UTEP
21
F
Stan
13
Colo
16
F
GaSo
28
Troy
49
F
USC
31
AzSt
26
F
UAB
2
SMiss
37
F
Ill
37
MSU
34
F
Lou
27
MiaFL
52
F
NMSt
3
Miss
41
F
NorTx
17
LaTec
52
F
GASt
31
ULMon
45
F
FLInt
7
FlAtl
37
F
UtSt
37
Fres
35
F
WaSt
20
Cal
33
F
App
20
SCar
15
F
Lib
24
BYU
31
F
Tenn
17
KY
13
F
SJSU
40
Hawaii
42
F

Nov 9, 2019, 7:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Missouri (5-4)

0

0

0

0

0

(6) Georgia (8-1)

7

9

3

8

27

No. 6 Georgia rides tough defense to 27-0 win over Missouri
Sun Nov 10, 2019 12:20 AM

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Georgia's defense didn't settle for just beating Missouri.

The Bulldogs added to their growing collection of shutouts with a late goal-line stand.

Jake Fromm threw two touchdown passes to George Pickens and No. 6 Georgia posted its third shutout, dominating a Missouri offense missing two of its biggest playmakers in a 27-0 victory Saturday night.

Georgia (8-1, 5-1 Southeastern Conference, No. 6 College Football Playoff) moved closer to its third straight berth in the SEC championship game. The Bulldogs can clinch the SEC East by beating No. 12 Auburn next week.

"It will be a big game, and our players have an opportunity to be at their best when their best is needed," said Georgia coach Kirby Smart.

Missouri (5-4, 2-3) fell to 0-4 in road games with its third straight loss. Quarterback Kelly Bryant and leading receiver Johnathon Johnson did not play.

Bryant's status had been in doubt due to a hamstring injury suffered in a loss at Kentucky two weeks ago. He participated in pregame warmups and then watched as backup Taylor Powell and Connor Bazelak led the offense.

Powell played the full game before Bazelak, a freshman, led the Tigers to their only red-zone appearance late in the game.

Bazelak, playing in only his second game, led the Tigers to the Georgia 1. Bazelak's passes on third and fourth down from the 4 were incomplete.

The Bulldogs have three shutouts for the first time since 1981. Georgia remains the nation's only FBS team to not allow a rushing touchdown this season.

Smart said his players were "all kind of chopping at the bit at the end to make it tough to score. ... I thought they showed some competitive character there at the end with that stand."

The Bulldogs bolstered their claim as the league's top defense. Georgia leads the SEC in total defense , rushing defense and scoring defense.

The Bulldogs held the Tigers to 198 yards and 11 first downs, including only five through three quarters.

Missouri coach Barry Odom said the Bulldogs are "better up close and in person."

"I knew they were good, but I think they're a little bit better than they may get credit for nationally," Odom said. "Georgia is as good and as solid as a team as I've gone against in a long time."

Johnson was held out due to an illness. Odom said he expects Bryant and Johnson to play next week.

Georgia also lost its top receiver when Lawrence Cager hurt his shoulder making a 30-yard catch late in the first half. Cager had six catches for 93 yards before the injury.

Between Pickens' touchdown catches of 25 and 18 yards in the first and fourth quarters, respectively, the Bulldogs relied on Rodrigo Blankenship's four field goals.

THE TAKEAWAY

Missouri: Without Bryant and Johnson, the Tigers couldn't generate consistent offense. Powell completed 10 of 22 passes for 84 yards with an interception. Larry Rountree III led Missouri with only 24 yards rushing on nine carries. Bazelak completed 8 of 12 passes for 64 yards.

Georgia: Following an emotional win over Florida, the Bulldogs showed good poise by avoiding a letdown. Facing the SEC's top pass defense, Fromm was not as efficient as usual. He completed only 13 of 29 passes for 173 yards with no interceptions and two touchdowns. D'Andre Swift had 12 carries for 83 yards, including a 47-yarder.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Following No. 5 Penn State's loss to No. 13 Minnesota and No. 2 Alabama's loss to No. 1 LSU, Georgia may move up at least one spot in the next AP Top 25.

PICK A CENTER, ANY CENTER

Georgia had to play three centers. Starter Trey Hill was helped off the field with a left ankle injury in the first quarter. Right guard Cade Mays moved to center before he suffered an apparent right leg injury early in the fourth quarter. Jamaree Salyer took over as the third center of the night.

"That's tough," Fromm said. "That can kind of get on you mentally. I was a little bit worried there, but our guys did a good job."

The Bulldogs also lost right tackle Isaiah Wilson to an undisclosed injury in the fourth quarter. Smart said none of the injuries were believed to be serious.

UP NEXT

Missouri: The Tigers face another top 10 SEC rival when they play No. 10 Florida next Saturday.

Georgia: The Bulldogs will play their sixth straight SEC game when they visit No. 12 Auburn next Saturday. Georgia has won the last two games in the series.

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Passing

Mizzu Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
T. Powell 22 10 45.5 0 84 20 1 36.9
C. Bazelak 12 8 66.7 0 64 15 0 79.9
UGA Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Fromm 29 13 44.8 2 173 32 0 87.3

Rushing

Mizzu Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
L. Rountree III 9 24 2.7 8 0
T. Badie 8 19 2.4 6 0
UGA Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Swift 12 83 6.9 47 0
B. Herrien 10 42 4.2 11 0

Receiving

Mizzu Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
J. Nance 4 45 11.3 20 0
B. Banister 3 31 10.3 12 0
UGA Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Swift 1 0 0.0 0 0
L. Cager 6 93 15.5 32 0

Fumbles

Returning

Mizzu KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
T. Badie 2 17.5 0 22 0 - 0 0
UGA KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Blaylock 0 - 0 0 4 8.5 0 18
K. Jackson 0 - 0 0 1 5.0 0 5

Punting

Mizzu Punt Yds Avg LgPu
T. McCann 9 389 43.2 52
UGA Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Camarda 5 227 45.4 53

Takeaways

UGA Int Yds InTD
R. LeCounte 1 71 0

Team Stats Comparison

Mizzu UGA
Points For 0 27
Total Yards 198 339
Rushing Yards 50 166
Passing Yards 148 173
Passing Completions / Attempts 18/34 13/29
Turnovers 1 0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 0/0
First Downs 11 17
Penalties - Yards 5/47 3/15
Time Of Possession 33:33 27:27
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 4/14 8/18
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/1 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 9/43 5/45

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Mizzu UGA
UGA 4:17 TD George Pickens 25 yd pass from Jake Fromm (Rodrigo Blankenship kick) 0 7
2nd Quarter Mizzu UGA
UGA 0:55 FG Rodrigo Blankenship 20 yd FG 0 10
UGA 8:54 FG Rodrigo Blankenship 48 yd FG 0 13
UGA 15:00 FG Rodrigo Blankenship 47 yd FG 0 16
3rd Quarter Mizzu UGA
UGA 8:04 FG Rodrigo Blankenship 29 yd FG 0 19
4th Quarter Mizzu UGA
UGA 0:58 TD George Pickens 18 yd pass from Jake Fromm (James Cook 2pt pass from Jake Fromm) 0 27

Game Information

Stadium: Sanford Stadium, Athens, Georgia
Attendance: 92,746
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