Missouri Tigers vs. Georgia Bulldogs: Start Time, Live Stream, TV Info and More


After an extremely deflating 21-3 loss to the Florida Gators last week, the Missouri Tigers will try to get things back on track with a tough road trip to visit the Georgia Bulldogs this week. Mizzou has not had great success historically against Georgia; they’re 1-3 all time against the Bulldogs, and their only win against Georgia since joining the SEC three years ago came in 2013, when they upset the Bulldogs 41-26 on their home turf.

That game was the coming out party for quarterback Maty Mauk, who replaced starter James Franklin after he was injured. Ironically, this game will now present an opportunity for another young quarterback to continue to establish himself, as true freshman Drew Lock will face the Bulldogs for the first time in his third career NCAA start. Lock took over for Mauk, who was suspended indefinitely three weeks ago and has yet to return.

Mizzou should be well-equipped to handle Georgia, a similarly-constructed team that has averaged just 25 pass attempts per game and had largely relied on star running back Nick Chubb, who was already well on his way to a 1,000-yard season (747 yards and seven touchdowns on 92 attempts) before suffering a brutal season-ending knee injury in last week’s game against Tennessee. If Mizzou’s strong defense can handle the new backfield tandem of Sony Michel and Keith Marshall–who are by no means slouches themselves, with 576 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 91 attempts between the two, as well as 12 catches for 174 yards and three receiving TDs for Michel–they might be able to limit scoring enough to survive with their own struggling offense.

After Lock started off strong with a 21-for-28, two-touchdown performance against South Carolina, he took a hard fall last week when he went 16-for-39 (41%) and threw two interceptions with no touchdown passes. He’ll definitely need to get back to his South Carolina form this week in order to account for Missouri’s running attack (or lack thereof), which has been putrid through six weeks and has produced a combined 687 yards and two touchdowns through 201 attempts (if you didn’t connect the dots, that’s 60 fewer yards and five fewer touchdowns than Chubb had on 109 fewer attempts).

Here’s some important info to know about Mizzou and Georgia’s first prime-time matchup since 2012:

Where: Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA

When: 6:30 PM CT, Saturday, October 17, 2015

TV Broadcast: SEC Network

Live Stream: ESPN3.com, Watch ESPN App

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