Dominic Lovett, WR No. 6
Last year, when Missouri nearly upset Georgia, Lovett was disappointed by the outcome. That’s because he was on the opposite sideline, a sophomore receiver for the Tigers. He was Missouri’s leading receiver, making six grabs for 84 yards.
This year, Lovett is the No. 1 receiver for the Bulldogs after transferring over from the rival SEC East school. Last week against Florida, it was Ladd McConkey was the favorite target of Carson Beck with six catches for 135 yards and a touchdown, but this year, Lovett leads Georgia wide receivers in catches and receiving yards. He had four for 83 in the win over the Gators.
Lovett is averaging 10.4 yards per reception compared to McConkey’s 16.1, but that could mean Beck will look Lovett’s way more often this week. Missouri does give up some big plays, but the Tigers are also 35th best in yards per completion while allowing opposing QBs to complete 61.6% of their passes. A possession receiver will thrive in this matchup.
McConkey has only played in four games this season and his target-share is increasing, but Lovett is still the No. 1 guy on the outside, and he’ll be extra motivated facing his former team. Lovett led Missouri with 846 yards and three touchdowns on 56 catches last year.