Undefeated Bulldogs Beat Missouri 30-21

The Georgia Bulldogs secured a win Saturday from arguably its strongest opponent, the Missouri Tigers, 30-21.

The hard-fought win gave NCAA college football playoff selectors something to chew on after their last ranking had the undefeated Bulldogs at number two behind Ohio State. At 7-2, the Tigers posed a strong challenge to the Dawgs and made the 9-0 team work hard for their victory.

The Dawgs scored first, with a Peyton Woodring 33-yard field goal. The Tigers would top that in the first quarter with a 39-yard touchdown pass from Missouri QB Brady Cook toΒ  Luther Burden III. In the second quarter, the Dawgs scored a TD and the Tigers got a FG. After halftime, a Harrison Melvis FG was answered by two UGA touchdowns.

In the fourth quarter, a 12-yard run by the Tigers’ Cody Schrader helped the Tigers score a TD. But two FG’s, the last of which came thanks to an interception received by UGA’s defensive tackle Nazir Stackhouse would put the Bulldogs on top for good.

The Dawgs’ Carson Beck went 21 of 32 for 254 passing yards. He got two touchdowns. Cook, Missouri’s passer, got only one TD and one costly interception. He went 14 of 29, for 212 yards. Daijun Edwards got 16 carries for 77 rushing yards. Ladd McConkley got 95 receiving yards from 7 receptions.

The Dawg’s win today keeps their undefeated season intact. It also continues their 26 total game-winning streak.

The Bulldogs face #11 Ole Miss (another tough team at 8-1) at Sandford Stadium next Saturday.

BY THE NUMBERS Georgia Bulldogs 30 βœ… 


Missouri Tigers 21 


Score trend 3-7-14-6 7-3-3-8
Total Yards 385 363
Pass Yards 254 212
Rush Yards 131 151
First Downs 21 21
Third Down Conversions 6(13) 5(13)
Penalties/Yards 5/55 8/49
Turnovers 0 1
Time Possession 34:18 25:42