The Georgia Bulldogs are coming off a narrow victory over SEC foe, the Tennessee Volunteers. Losing many key players, the Bulldogs look to be fighting for their SEC title lives every week now that players are dropping like flies all of a sudden. Sitting at 4-1 after the rugged early season schedule is quite a feat.
Cracking the top-25 for the first time in recent memory, the Missouri Tigers are the last team in the rankings for week seven, but that doesn’t show just how well they’ve played this season thus far. The second-year SEC squad has taken to the road twice this season against major conference opponents and won in blowout fashion. Watch out for the Tigers this season in the SEC East.
Aaron Murray has been nothing short of great this season for the Bulldogs as he single-handedly engineered a victory against Tennessee last week and has been Heisman-worthy in the previous weeks. Passing for 1,534 yards and 13 touchdowns, the senior quarterback has made the most with a tough situation with multiple injuries on the offensive unit. Todd Gurley sat out against Tennessee with an ankle injury, but the talented running back is one of the best in the nation, rushing for 450 yards and four touchdowns in four games.
Playing a whole lot better than he was a season ago, senior quarterback James Franklin looks to be the leader of this team and he’s also on pace to finish with the best season of his four-year career at Missouri. Leading the Tigers to a 5-0 record and a big win to begin the SEC on the road, Franklin has passed for 1,407 yards and 13 touchdowns while running for another 278 yards and two scores. Dorial Green-Beckham is one of the most talented young receivers in the nation, catching 23 passes for 364 yards and four touchdowns — not nearly reaching his full potential yet.
Defensively, the Bulldogs have struggled this season to keep teams out of the endzone, giving up just over 400 yards per game while giving up over 32 points per game. This isn’t the same Georgia defense of old. Missouri has allowed a little more than Georgia with 412 yards per game, but have been more efficient at keeping teams out of the endzone, allowing just 22.4 points per game.
Missouri will travel to Georgia to take on the Bulldogs at 12 p.m. EST on Saturday, Oct. 12. The game will be broadcasted on ESPN.
PREDICTION: Missouri 31, Georgia 44