Running game helps Bulldogs rout Mizzou
ATHENS — Georgia coasted through its first three SEC wins, especially on defense.
When the defense finally encountered adversity, a deep running attack took over to lead a near-record night for the offense. Sony Michel ran for two touchdowns as No. 4 Georgia answered an early scare with 26 straight points to beat Missouri 53-28 on Saturday night.
Georgia (7-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) gained 696 total yards, the second-most in school history. The Bulldogs ran for 370 yards.
Missouri (1-5, 0-4) suffered its fifth straight loss as it faded following a 21-all tie in the second quarter.
Giving up three first-half touchdowns was a shock after Georgia beat Mississippi State, Tennessee and Vanderbilt by a combined margin of 117-17.