2017 Season Rewind: Missouri

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2017 Season Rewind: Missouri

Mecole Hardman, Jr. (4) - UGA vs. Missouri - Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017
Mecole Hardman (4)
– UGA vs. Missouri –
Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017

 
 
Missouri was the next foe to fall as Georgia raced ahead undefeated in 2017:
 
 
Like all those 92,000-plus fans in red and black who packed Sanford Stadium Saturday night for the Georgia homecoming game, Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart was elated with his UGA offensive unit, which ran and passed for a total of 696 yards … the second largest output in school history.
 
 
Coming within 17 yards of matching the record 713 yards the 2012 Bulldogs compiled against Florida Atlantic (as noted by the UGA official media guide), Georgia broke away from a 21-21 tie early in the second quarter to rout the upset-minded Missouri Tigers by 53-28, thus boosting the 4th-ranked Bulldogs to 7-0 on the season and 4-0 in the SEC with the reeling Florida Gators now on tap Oct. 28 in Jacksonville, following next weekend’s open date.
 
 
With freshman Jake Fromm enjoying his most productive game yet in a Georgia uniform with 326 passing yards and two touchdowns and the Bulldogs’ running game rolling up 370 yards after getting off to a slow start, Georgia has now beaten six opponents by 25 points or more, the lone exception, of course, being the 20-19 win at Notre Dame.

 
 

 
 
Everyone was thinking, ‘It is nice to be here, but the hated Gators are next and there’s the matter of the Jax Jinx!”
 
 

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Greg is closing in on 11 years writing about and photographing UGA sports. While often wrong and/or out of focus, it has been a long, strange trip full of fun and new friends.