Missouri Stuns Georgia in Athens, 41-26

By Vico on October 12, 2013 at 3:39 pm
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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