Georgia Football released a hype trailer for this week’s game against Missouri.
The Georgia social media team released a trailer for the game. This week’s game is Homecoming weekend. With that in mind, the trailer title is “Welcome Home.” A kid narrates and talks about the importance of the University of Georgia and its football team. I have to say, this is probably the best trailer of the season, given that it is straight propaganda and is targeted at someone like myself. So, good job by the creative team behind the trailer!
Georgia football runs deep in many families; I know it does in my mind. Most of my family members went to Georgia, except one cousin who went to Tech. We don’t talk about the fact they went to Tech; we just saw they are a little “different” than us all.
But this trailer took the homecoming theme and ran with it. The trailer took just about everybody’s childhood growing up a Georgia fan. I will not say if I teared up or not. It was dusty in my room, so water came out of my eyes. But let’s move on from my eyes watering and get into the game a little.
The first meeting between Georgia and Mizzou was the 1960 Orange Bowl. That 1959 Georgia team was 9-1, the first SEC champion in 11 years, and led by Fran Tarkenton. That 1959 team is remembered fondly by many older Georgia fans. I grew up with one, and he constantly talked about Francis Tarkenton and the ‘59 SEC Champions. Georgia beat the Tigers 14-0 to win the Orange Bowl for the first time. Georgia did not play in the Orange Bowl again until 2021 against Michigan.
Georgia and Mizzou met for the first time as SEC foes in 2012, and that matchup was Mizzou’s first game playing in the SEC. That game, if you remember, was the game where Mizzou defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson said Georgia played “old man football.” Jarvis Jones and company introduced Mizzou to grown-man football and won the game 41-20.
Georgia is 11-1 all-time against Mizzou. The lone loss to Mizzou came in 2013. The game was played in Athens, and the Tigers went in there and jumped the Dawgs early.
The Dawgs are 15.5-point favorites, and some around the country suspect Mizzou could pull off the upset. I don’t know about y’all, but I do not see it happening. I guess we will find out on Saturday.