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Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by GratefulGator, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    Well, that went about as can be expected
    Typically an offense struggling to move the football isn’t going to suddenly find their footing against a top five defense.
    By Sam Snelling SB Nation
    There’s things going your way, and then there’s things completely unravelling before your eyes. What has transpired over the last few weeks has been the latter.

    The same Missouri offense which had scored at will and dominated (admittedly not great) teams through September has stalled back to a time more reminiscent of the darker end of the Gary Pinkel years, or more directly— the 2015 season. It was startling for them to lose to Vanderbilt and disturbing the way they lost to Kentucky. And while you expected a loss at Georgia — in fact, I don’t know anyone who predicted a win in Athens at the start of the year (well, maybe Terry Dennis did) — it was how it transpired.

    The defense came to fight, and while Georgia was able to put up points, they gave Missouri a punchers’ chance. The punches were stale and predictable, like Glass Joe in Mike Tyson’s Punch Out. Redshirt Sophomore Quarterback Taylor Powell provided a yeoman’s effort, but devoid of enough time to throw or playmakers to get the ball to or even hand off to, the Missouri offense was dead on arrival. They weren’t helped much by unimaginative play-calling. Any of flaws on Powell put aside, he’s been lauded for his command of the playbook, yet facing an opponent like Georgia when you have nothing to lose, the Tigers were careful and safe.
    Well, that went about as can be expected


    Missouri’s offense putrid under Powell in loss to No. 6 Georgia
    While never expected to look amazing, the Tigers’ offense looked downright awful as Missouri got shutout by the Bulldogs
    SB Nation By Ryan Herrera
    Offensive struggles have been pretty common for Missouri over the last few weeks, and it didn’t look like they would get any better when the Tigers hit the road to face No. 6 Georgia on Saturday.

    With the quarterback situation up in the air throughout the week due to Kelly Bryant’s hamstring injury, eyes turned to backup Taylor Powell. He had come on for Bryant in the third quarter of the loss to Kentucky, taking the first meaningful snaps of his college career. While he didn’t look great (4-for-10, 34 yards), he didn’t look awful, so there was at least some optimism when it was revealed Powell would start against the Bulldogs.

    Nobody expected Missouri to win. Almost nobody expected it to be close. But the Tigers, with the talent they still had at the skills position, would put together at least some semblance of a competent offense, right?

    Wrong.

    Missouri’s offense putrid under Powell in loss to No. 6 Georgia
     
  2. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    Mizzou Game Recap: Football | 11/9/2019 9:35:00 PM
    Mizzou Football Falls at No. 6 Georgia, 27-0
    Tigers will be back home next Saturday to host No. 10 Florida at 11 a.m. on CBS
    ATHENS, Ga. – Mizzou Football lost at No. 6 Georgia, 27-0, Saturday night (Nov. 9) at Sanford Stadium. The loss drops the Tigers to 5-4 on the year and 2-3 in SEC play while Georgia improved to 8-1 with a 5-1 mark in SEC play, sitting atop the SEC East standings.

    Mizzou's defense limited Georgia to just 339 total yards, despite the Dawgs coming into the game averaging 462.1 total yards per game (26th nationally). The offense, however, struggled to get on track without starting QB Kelly Bryant, who missed the game with a hamstring injury suffered in the Tigers' previous game at Kentucky (Oct. 26). Mizzou mustered just 198 total yards of offense against a Georgia defense that ranked eighth nationally in total defense coming into the game.
    Game Notes - Offense
    Mizzou redshirt sophomore QB Taylor Powell made his first career start Saturday. He finished the game going 10-for-22 for 84 yards. He set career highs for completions (10) and attempts (22) in the game.
    Coming in for Powell in the fourth quarter, freshman QB Connor Bazelak recorded his first career pass attempts and completions. He went 8-for-12 for 64 yards.
    Senior WR Jonathan Nance caught four passes for 45 yards in the game.

    Game Notes - Defense
    Despite the loss, the pass defense held strong against Georgia QB Jake Fromm, resulting in a career-low 44.8 percent completion percentage for the three-year starter.
    Mizzou's defense limited the Bulldogs to a 2.3 yards per carry average in the first half. Georgia came into the game averaging an incredible 6.1 yards per carry in the first half this season.
    The defense allowed just 27 total yards of offense in the second quarter, and that mark was a -6 before Georgia's final drive that led to a field goal as time expired in the opening half. The defense limited Georgia to just 4.3 yards per play in the opening 30 minutes.
    Sophomore LB Nick Bolton tallied the first full sack of his career in the second quarter. It was his first sack of the season as his last came against Oklahoma State on Dec. 31, 2018, in last year's Liberty Bowl.
    With one less game played than his counterparts, Bolton is tied for the most tackles in the SEC with 82 tackles (9.1 per game).
    Junior DT Jordan Elliott tallied four tackles in the game and now has 10 over this last two games after tallying a career-high six last time out at Kentucky.

    Mizzou Football Falls at No. 6 Georgia, 27-0 - University of Missouri Athletics
     
  3. tilly

    tilly Superhero Mod. Fast witted. Bulletproof posts. Moderator VIP Member

    We made it too easy for Fromm.
     
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  4. Montanagator

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    The uniform guy needs to pack the long johns for the trip to Mizzou. Arctic blast will be in town.
     
  5. The_Graygator

    The_Graygator GC Hall of Fame

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    Did something happen to Mizzou's starting QB against UGA?
     
  6. jamegumb

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    Kelly Bryant didn't play.

    Once again, Georgia faced a backup QB, just like they did vs UT, UK, UF, and SC.

    It's truly amazing.

    People are totally sleeping on Georgia's backloaded schedule. They play @ Auburn and then Texas A&M. I'd be shocked if they won both.