Missouri 21 | Georgia 30
First Quarter Notes
- Joe Charleston with a great tip on a blitz to force an incompletion on 3rd-and-5.
- KAD loses his first battle of the day with a UGA receiver, as Rara Thomas goes up for a 25-yard catch down the sideline on 4th down. Heady play from Beck there to give his guy a shot with a free play.
- Darius Robinson sheds Georgia’s right tackle with a powerful move to bring down Beck. He’s only been sacked seven times this season. Dawgs are forced to settle for a field goal.
- Great balance and control from Cody Schrader to run through a defender’s arm tackle to pick up a touch 3rd-and-1. This offense certainly does not appear to be fazed by UGA’s defense.
- Cook pump-fakes a screen but can’t find his first reads down the field. Instead, he shifts his eyes to the other side, where he finds Luther Burden in single coverage. A 39-yard touchdown ensues.
- Yet another sack, this time from Nyles Gaddy, who swallows up Beck when the QB attempted to step up in the pocket.
- Georgia’s running game is beginning to flex its muscles. 29 yards on three straight runs with plenty of broken tackles to boot.
Second Quarter Notes
- Georgia finishes off a balanced drive with a screen pass to former Tiger Dominic Lovett, who goes untouched into the end zone from 6-yards out. That drive took seven minutes off the clock and showed that this UGA defense is still red hot as a unit.
- Cook just tripped up on what could have been a big scramble pickup, but he is looking to run early and often in this one. Bulldog defense will have to spy him going forward.
- Theo Wease wins a one-on-one battle on a back shoulder ball for 33 yards. Well-placed by Cook and a solid adjustment by Wease.
- Cook misfires on a couple of throws and Mizzou is unable to convert on 3rd-and-10. Luke Bauer pins the Bulldogs inside of the 10-yard line to swing field position back in Mizzou’s favor.
- Great job from the Missouri defense to hold Georgia when Beck and Co. appeared to be in a solid rhythm.
- Noise may be getting to the Tiger offense. Unit has looked out of sync since a well-scripted first drive.
- Burden draws a flag on a deep ball, yet another downfield shot from Kirby Moore and Brady Cook.
- Cook burns a defender to pick up a first down and then shows that he will most certainly not be running out of bounds in this one by hitting a DB with a high-step on a 19-yard run.
- Schrader physically is putting some hurt on the Georgia defense by finishing runs with power. He’s well-suited for the physicality of this game.
- Burden down in the end zone following a fade route that barely went off his fingers.
- Mevis nails a 38-yard field goal to tie the game up at 10 with 4:14 remaining in the first half.
- Man, Makhi Mews is dangerous as a returner. Tigers have to mind their gaps on kickoff coverage, because if he hits a seam it will be over.
- KAD gets one back against the UGA receiver core, making a great play in coverage on a deep post route. More pressure gets to Beck on the next play to force a punt.
- 3:14: Luther Burden is back in the game.
- Tigers stay conservative on 3rd-and-15 with just over two minutes left. Cody Schrader picks up a couple of yards to give Luke Bauer some more room to work with.
- Drinkwitz upset with a running clock when Schrader appeared to run out of bounds while moving forward. Tigers could have used those extra seconds on this final drive.
Third Quarter Notes
- Cook is dealing on this opening drive. He has found Wease and Mookie Cooper on chunk play completions, and the Cooper pass came after he audibled out of a play. Yet another sign of a quarterback who has full command of his offense.
- UGA sends heavy pressure on 3rd-and-7 and Cook doesn’t sense it from his right. Mevis hits a 43-yarder to give Mizzou its second lead of the game. The kicker is also now Mizzou’s all-time leading scorer (363 points).
- Ty’Ron Hopper picks up the third sack of the game for Mizzou in a much-needed spot with UGA driving. He blitzed when he realized Beck had no where to escape to on the outside.
- Ladd McConkey flashes for the first time in this game after Tre’Vez Johnson missed a crucial one-on-one tackle. Kendall Milton scampers in nearly untouched to give Georgia the lead right back. Methodical is the best way to describe that Bulldog scoring drive.
- Marquis Johnson thought he had to bring the ball out of the end zone because he caught it on the goal line. After a holding call, the Tigers take over at their own 3-yard line.
- Tigers are forced to punt after Schrader carves out some real estate but the Bulldog secondary locks up the Mizzou WRs.
- Beck out-runs Hopper by just enough to pick up what feels like a crucial first down on 3rd-and-3.
- JOSEPH CHARLESTON JUST SENT MARCUS ROSEMY-JACKSAINT DOWN TO SAVANNA. Wow did he bring the smoke on an attempted screen.
- But, Beck and the offense are unfazed as the QB finds McConkey on a post route to get inside the 10-yard line.
- Beck finds Oscar Delp (stepping in for the injured Brock Bowers at tight end) on 3rd-and-goal to extend UGA’s lead to two scores. Tigers’ inability to get stops on third downs may be their downfall in this one.
Fourth Quarter Notes
- Cook finds an open Mekhi Miller for 23-yards in a soft spot of the zone. Miller’s first major contribution since being banged up early in the season.
- Schrader bursts off the edge to bulldoze his way into the end zone from 12-yards out. Cook finds Burden in the back of the end zone to cut the Bulldog lead to just three. Gutsy, gutsy drive from this Tiger offense.
- Again, Mekhi Mews is a dangerous, dangerous man with the ball in his hands.
- Oscar Delp again showing up big in Bowers’ absence.
- Great open-field tackle from Daylan Carnell, who flew in like a missile. Holding UGA to a field goal was a major win for Mizzou in this game.
- Tiger offense threatens, but Cook is hit and throws an interception to a Georgia defensive tackle. Dawgs take over at their own 31-yard line following a blindside block the nullified the return. Backbreaking moment for Mizzou.
- Great play from Chuck Hicks to jump up and tip a Beck pass that may have gone for a first down. He’s been reliable in stepping in for Chad Bailey throughout the season.
- Georgia makes it a two-score game with 3:57 remaining.
- Clutch pitch-and-catch from Cook to Wease on a 3rd-and-8. QB seemed to improvise on a quick throw after not being ready for the snap and taking on some pressure.
- Deja vu? Literally the same thing happens on 4th-and-14. This is still a game somehow.
- Cook has looked for a back shoulder throw on nearly every single play of this drive.
- He then overthrows Wease as he rolls out of the pocket. Bulldogs will win this game.
Ty'Ron Hopper is in uniform and on the field. He entered today's game questionable.@CoMoSports— Brandon Haynes (@BrandonHaynes_) November 4, 2023
Time: 2:30 p.m. CST
Date: November 4, 2023
Location: Samford Stadium, Athens, Ga.
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