ATHENS, Ga. – The Missouri Tigers have started strong and proved on Saturday that they are legit. They proved it by winning at seventh ranked Georgia 41-26 and improving to 6-0 overall and 2-0 in SEC play. It’s the Tigers’ first road win over a top-ten ranked opponent since 1981.
The Tigers led by 18 at halftime. The Bulldogs weren’t ready to go quietly and cut the lead to 28-26 in the fourth quarter. With the Bulldogs threatening to take the lead, Mizzou lost quarterback James Franklin to a shoulder injury.
Backup Maty Mauk came in and after converting a key third down with his legs, facilitated the play that would prove to be the difference. In Georgia territory, Mauk tossed a lateral to Bud Sasser who in turn threw the ball deep to L’Damian Washington for a 40-yard touchdown.
Henry Josey’s seven-yard touchdown run sealed it for the Tigers after Randy Ponder intercepted Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray on the previous possession.