Ge­or­gia clears an­other SEC hur­dle at Mis­souri

Austin American-Statesman Sunday - - SPORT SUNDAY - By Joe Walljasper

COLUMBIA, MO. — Fueled by op­por­tunis­tic de­fense and spe­cial teams early and a quick-strike pass­ing game late, No. 2 Ge­or­gia notched an­other road vic­tory against a di­vi­sional foe.

Jake Fromm threw three sec­ond-half touch­down passes and the Bull­dogs re­turned a fum­ble and a blocked punt for scores to beat Mis­souri 43-29 on Satur­day.

didn’t play with dis­ci­pline, com­po­sure and re­ally not much phys­i­cal­ity when you look at the run game for us and stop­ping the run game de­fen­sively, but I am proud of the way we com­peted and I am proud of the way we were re­silient,” Geor- gia coach Kirby Smart said. “When they made a play, we came back and made a play.”

The Bull­dogs (4-0, 2-0 South­east­ern Con­fer­ence) blan­keted Mis­souri’s wide re­ceivers, ha­rassed star quar­ter­back Drew Lock, and forced three turnovers in the first half against the sev­enth-best of­fense in the coun­try en­ter­ing the game. Lock, the highly touted NFL prospect, com­pleted 23 of 48 passes for 221 yards for the Tigers (3-1, 0-1 SEC).

The Bull­dogs opened a 20-7 half­time lead with­out an of­fen­sive touch­down. In the first quar­ter, Ge­or­gia cor­ner­back Tyson Camp­bell stripped Mis­souri tight end A lbert Ok­wuegbu- nam, scooped up the ball

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Ge­or­gia quar­ter­back Jake Fromm passes on a two-point con­ver­sion at­tempt in the third quar­ter against Mis­souri on Satur­day. Fromm threw three sec­ond-half touch­down passes.

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