Georgia football had to fight a little harder than they are used to doing so on Saturday.
The Dawgs beat Missouri, but the Tigers were able to find success on the ground, and for the first time since the UAB game, gave up over 100-rushing yards.
However, that goal-line stand at the end of the ballgame shows how gritty this unit is.
Georgia’s defense could have given up at the end of the game, but instead, the Dawgs forced Missouri’s will and refused to break.
Georgia made their point goal by allowing under a touchdown, but they should have shut this group out, and they know that.
Missouri rushed for 121 yards but averaged just 3.5 yards a carry and had 152 yards through the air.
The Tigers found success because they converted 6-of-17 third downs, which is just too many.
Georgia’s defense couldn’t get them off the field, and they ate up 31:53 of the clock. However, despite the shortfalls and slip-ups this week, the Dawgs still stopped them when it mattered.
Missouri came to play, and they did enough damage by getting that many yards on Saturday.
Dan Jackson was a monster against the Tigers. He led the Dawgs with six tackles. Channing Tindall was right behind him with five total. However, it was Travon Walker that impressed me the most.
Walker finished with a sack and led the team with two tackles for loss. He was flying all over the field and was so much fun to watch.
The Dawgs weren’t nearly as crisp with their tackles, but back to the one series that mattered.
Georgia wanted to keep them out of the endzone more than the Tigers wanted to score, and that is the sign of a strong defense. Every great team has an “off” day, but they find ways to win, and Georgia’s did just that.
They did their job despite not being their best performance, but a 37 point victory is pretty darn impressive. Georgia needs to learn from its mistakes and get ready for another potent offense next week in Knoxville.