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RUNNING BACK DAMAREA CROCKETT CELEBRATES ONE OF MIZZOU’S FOUR RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS AGAINST GEORGIA WITH RIGHT TACKLE PAUL ADAMS.
Game 4: #2 Georgia 43, Mizzou 29
September 22 | Memorial Stadium
Mizzou fought valiantly, but it wasn’t enough to knock off No.
2/3 Georgia, who got touchdowns on both defense and special
teams as the Bulldogs claimed a 43-29 win at Memorial Stadium.
Georgia scored 17 points off of three Mizzou turnovers as the offense was
held in check by the Bulldog defense in the first half. Mizzou fell to 3-1 on
the year and 0-1 in SEC play as it entered a bye week. Georgia improved
to 4-0 and 2-0 in the SEC with both league wins coming on the road.
All four of Mizzou’s touchdowns came via the ground game with Damarea
Crockett, Larry Rountree III, Tyler Badie and QB Drew Lock all posting
redzone scores. Mizzou scored the most points among any SEC East team
against Georgia since Tennessee scored 31 on Oct. 10, 2015.
Mizzou’s defense played well in the first half, limiting Georgia to just
148 yards. The Bulldogs turned in two defensive scores in the first half,
one on a scoop-and-score and the other on a blocked punt, while also
kicking a field goal after an interception set up Georgia inside Mizzou’s
10-yard-line. With all of that, Mizzou’s defense surrendered only three
points in the opening 30 minutes of action and kept the game within
striking distance at 20-7 at intermission.
The Tigers got the ball first in the second half, but went three-and-out,
to give Georgia the ball back. The Bulldogs then put together a five-play,
59-yard drive to gain a 27-7 advantage. Mizzou scored on the ensuing
drive, but Georgia answered with a 61-yard TD pass from Jake Fromm to
Jeremiah Holloman that put the game away.
Mizzou senior DT Terry Beckner, Jr. was a monster on the interior,
posting four tackles, including 1.0 TFL, in the first half alone. He made
drive-stalling plays twice in the opening 30 minutes as well.
DEFENSIVE BACK CHRISTIAN HOLMES CELEBRATED HIS INTERCEPTION ON
GEORGIA’S FIRST POSSESSION OF THE GAME.