“He’s incredible arm talent,” stated Georgia defensive back Aaron Davis. “I believe this is actually the third year that I have seen him. Each time he is able to make any throw he possibly really wants to in the game. We certainly have to be on the cues whenever we not in favor of him.”
“To tell the truth, offensively, they’ve only stopped themselves,” Smart stated. “Very few individuals have really stopped them so far as yardage.”
CHALLENGE FOR GEORGIA D: Missouri rushed for any season-high 213 yards against Kentucky. Senior Ant Witter ran for any season-best 139 yards while sophomore Damarea Crockett acquired 74 yards. The duo combined to average 7.3 yards per hurry hanging around. A repeat of this performance can be difficult against a Georgia defense that enables only two.9 yards per hurry and typically 86 yards hurrying per game.
Georgia ranks second in america using its average of 10 points permitted.
It is a contrast towards the Bulldogs’ the recent past against Missouri. The final two conferences happen to be made the decision with a combined four points. Georgia beat Missouri 9-6 in Athens in 2015 and 28-27 last season.
After losing quarterback Jacob Eason to some sprained left knee inside a season-opening make an impression on Appalachian Condition, Georgia has leaned on its running game and defense to help keep winning with newcomer Mike Fromm. Eason has came back but Fromm has stored the beginning job.
Missouri (1-4, -3) continues to be hurt by 14 turnovers. The Tigers lost two fumbles, resulting in 14 points for Kentucky, in last week’s 40-34 loss towards the Wildcats . Missouri lost despite holding a 568-to-486 advantage as a whole yards.
Thus the large concern for that No. 4 Bulldogs on Saturday: Can Georgia continue its dominant defensive play if Missouri’s offense, brought by quarterback Came Lock, protects the ball?