Run­ning game helps Bull­dogs rout Miz­zou

The Standard Journal - - SPORTS - As­so­ci­ated Press Sports Writer Georgia’s Mecole Hard­man runs for a touch­down against Mis­souri.

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.

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