Missouri Stuns Georgia in Athens, 41-26

By Vico on October 12, 2013 at 3:39p
Marcus Murphy celebrates a touchdown run against Georgia

Last year's contest between both teams in Columbia, which was Missouri's debut season, was an uneven contest characterized by an unstoppable Georgia running game and pass rush, and a Missouri team decimated by injuries.

That script flipped this contest. Georgia was limping into this contest after an exhausting win last week in Knoxville. Missouri, which lost a defensive end to the first round of this year's NFL Draft, had the unstoppable pass rush. Missouri overwhelmed Georgia in Athens, 41-26.

To make matters more interesting, Missouri finished the game without James Franklin. Franklin, the star quarterback for Missouri, suffered what appeared to be a shoulder injury on a QB draw. Redshirt freshman, and Kenton, Ohio native, Maty Mauk finished the game for the Tigers.

This is Missouri's first road win against a top ten team since a 1981 upset of the Sooners in Norman. Missouri returns to Columbia to start a challenging three-game homestand that includes Florida, South Carolina, and Tennessee.


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Urban Nation Army's picture

Now Bama just needs to lose and odds are 7 straight won't lead to 8

Bet you can't say "Bert Bielma is a bumbling buffoon" five times fast.

dubjayfootball90's picture

Georgia might jump us after this loss because it shows that the conference is so stacked...

You can feed a bobcat all the chili it wants. That don't mean it's going to crap out diamonds.

buckeyedude's picture

^^^^LMAO. Sad, but that's how they think, Dubjay.



AndyVance's picture

I've been confused all day about the Mizzou QB deal: every time I heard "James Franklin" I thought they were talking about Vandy's coach. Glad to see an Ohio boy doing good things, though.

biggy84's picture

Herbie will have to find another one loss SEC team to campaign for to jump an undefeated tOSU.

Scarlet_Lutefisk's picture

He can just move Missouri straight up to #2.

harleymanjax's picture

Living in SEC country all I heard on sports talk radio when they announced Mizzou was joining the SEC was about how horrible they were and how they would go winless in the mighty SEC!

"Because I couldn't go for 3"

Haybucks's picture

Same holds true for tAm.  It appears mid-level Big 12 teams fit nicely in the upper echelon of SEC if they are not injury plagued as Mizzou was last year.  But now that they're there, their might has mystically grown. That is, if mysticism is equivalent to media hype.

Go MoCats!  Go stalk the Rebellious ones, Tigers, Elephants, Lizards, Chickens, Hogs, Dogs, and Cats. Roll them like a twelfth man would. Then, summon Jayhawks to scavenge the carcasses and Cyclones to sweep away the dried bones.

If the world comes to an end, I want to be in Cincinnati. Everything comes there ten years later. -  Mark Twain


Hovenaut's picture

So is Georgia (yes, injuries, I know) not as strong as initially thought?
Or Mizzou much better?
Or...is the SEC just overhyped?

FitzBuck's picture

But this can't be right.  Missouri and A&M where not going to be able to compete because the SEC is sooooooo strong.  A&M just got lucky with a QB that ended up being pretty good.  Where's Paul finebaum I need him to explain this to me.  

Fitzbuck | Toledo - Ohio's right armpit | "A troll by any other name is still a troll".

mb5599's picture

The pundits will move Georgia up in the polls because they were playing without so many starters and because they will call them a "gritty" team.

Big B

mb5599's picture

Looks like we got a twofer in this game today.  the loss should knock Georgia out of any NC talk and Mizzou lost Franklin for the rest of the season which means they will undoubtedly lose a game or two.

Big B

You can't spell chump without UM's picture

Nice to see two Big 12 rejects putting the smackdown (yes I just said that) in the SEC. By the way, what happened to the unbreakable SEC defenses? I thought no one outside of the almighty SEC could score on any of their defenses. 

Brady Hoke ate my comment

cplunk's picture

Turns out they just had sucky quarterbacks all those years.

MN Buckeye's picture

The difficulty in playing a good team the week after an emotional game is what concerned me the most about Northwestern. They were coming off a bye week, and we had a physical night game with WI. Just look what happened to NW this week, they had nothing left for WI. You cannot take anything for granted.

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