Mizzou Falls Late to Georgia

The Mizzou Tigers gave the defending national champs a scare, but the #1 Georgia Bulldogs escaped Columbia with a 26-22 win. After holding the Bulldogs to two three-and-outs and a fumble on first down on their first three drives, Harrison Mevis’s 41-yard field goal with just over four minutes remaining in the first quarter put the Tigers on the board first. The Tigers tacked on early in the second quarter.

Mike Kelly with the call on 99.9, The Captain, and the Tiger Network from Learfield. Mevis added field goals from 49 and 22 yards before halftime to put the Tigers up 16-6 at the break. Mevis went five for five in the game, including a 56-yarder in the fourth quarter to put the Tigers back up by 10.

Georgia came back with a pair of touchdowns to grab the lead for the first time with just over four minutes left. The Tigers then went three-and-out and never got the football back. Coach Eliah Drinkwitz…

Wide receiver Barrett Bannister…

Former Truman Bulldog Cody Schrader led the Tigers with 89 yards on six carries, including a 63-yard second quarter run that was stopped at the one, forcing Mizzou to eventually settle for a field goal.

The Tigers fall to 2-3, 0-2 in the SEC, and will play at Florida next Saturday. Georgia is now 5-0, 2-0 in the conference.