Georgia football escapes against the Missouri Tigers 30-21. Georgia gets a top-15 win and continues to stretch their win streak. To start this blog, I will not complain about the refs! I just won’t do it. But I mean, that was an awfully officiated game. But again, I won’t complain!
Offensively, it was an okay game. The only complaint I have is that the offense bogged down in the red zone. I don’t want to be the Monday morning QB, but why not throw the ball vertically in the endzone? The reason this game was a 9-point win for the Dawgs was because we kicked field goals rather than score touchdowns. I’m a genius, I know. Carson Beck was 21 of 32 on pass attempts. Beck threw for 254 yards and two touchdowns. Again, Beck keeps putting up great numbers and doesn’t hurt the Dawgs. All you can ask out of a Quarterback.
The story to me on offense was that it felt like the Dawgs could not get any push-up front. Looking at the stats is unbelievable. The Dawgs ran for 131 yards, but it did not feel like it. They averaged 4 yards a carry for 33 attempts. It’s not as bad as I thought it was. But if Georgia ran the ball more effectively, this game would have been over in the third. Daijun Edwards was the leading rusher for the Dawgs with 77 yards on 16 carries. Edwards continues to be the bell cow for the Dawgs. The more he plays, the bigger fan I become of him.
The biggest story of the game was the defense. I thought they played well, good enough to win. I know a lot of people are going to complain, but I thought they held an excellent offense to only 21 points. Mizzou gained a total of 363 offensive yards. I thought the defense did pretty well against a dynamic passing attack. The only problem I had was the run defense. Mizzou ran the ball on the Dawgs pretty effectively. Also, the Tigers could run the ball on the outside very well. That has been the difference between this year’s defense and last year’s defense. Last year, if someone ran the ball outside the tackles, it went nowhere; now it goes 3 or 4 yards. The defense played okay. It could have done better. However, most of Mizzou’s touchdowns came off of questionable penalties. Again, I’m not complaining, you are!
Overall, a win is a win. I can put my head on the pillow, knowing the Dawgs are still undefeated. That’s a pretty good feeling. I never doubted a victory in this game, but I didn’t like how close it was. I’m sure Kirby Smart cares about what we all think—good win over a 12th-ranked team. Now, we turn our attention to Ole Miss.