Top-ranked Georgia has history on its side vs. Missouri

Top-ranked Georgia will look to continue its dominance over host Missouri on Saturday at Columbia, Mo.The Bulldogs (4-0, 1-0 SEC), traditionally, have had little trouble against the Tigers (2-2, 0-1 SEC).Georgia is 10-1 all-time against the Missouri, including a perfect 5-0 at Columbia, and 9-1 since it joined the SEC from the Big 12 in 2012. Georgia has won the past eight meetings, including a 43-6 victory last year at Athens, Ga.The Bulldogs struggled at times during their 39-22 victory over visiting Kent State last week. UGA turned the ball over three times after not committing one in its first three games.Georgia, which gave up just a combined 10 points in its first three games, allowed 13 in the first half against the Golden Flashes. Georgia was also burned for a fake punt by Kent State.Missouri is coming off a devastating 17-14 overtime loss at Auburn. Tigers running back Nathaniel Peat fumbled the ball just before crossing the goal line for what would have been the game-winning touchdown in overtime. Missouri kicker Harrison Mevis missed a 26-yard field goal that would have won the game in regulation.The Bulldogs are led by quarterback Stetson Bennett — who is completing 74.2 percent of his passes for 1,224 yards with five touchdowns and an interception — but tight end Brock Bowers has emerged as the offense’s brightest star.Bowers has touched the ball 18 times and has produced 358 total yards and five touchdowns. He has 15 receptions for 276 yards and two touchdowns, but he’s been even more efficient as a runner, finding the end zone on each of his three carries, averaging 27.3 yards per rush.On the second play against Kent State, Bowers took a handoff and sprinted down the sideline untouched for a 75-yard touchdown. He added a two-yard touchdown run in the second quarter and caught five passes for 60 yards.”He’s unique, but I think the position has evolved, right? So, he’s evolved with the position,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said of Bowers. “If you’ve watched his high school tape, he was not really just a tight end. So, I think part of the sale in recruiting was you won’t be used just as a tight end.”Missouri counters with receiver Dominic Lovett, who has an SEC-leading 376 yards with two touchdowns on 21 receptions.

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