A ranked matchup in the SEC East Division kicks things off at Noon ET on Saturday in Week 7 of the 2013 season. The No.25 Missouri Tigers travel to Athens to take on the No.7 Georgia Bulldogs.
Sat., Oct. 12th, 2013 @ 12:00pm ET
Sanford Stadium, Athens, GA
- Who’s Favored?
Dawgs by 8 ~ 65 o/u @ BetOnline
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Georgia escaped Knoxville last Saturday with a 34-31 overtime win to keep their SEC and national championship hopes alive, but it was at a great cost. Already playing without top running back Todd Gurley, Georgia lost running back Keith Marshall, and receivers Justin Scott-Wesley and Michael Bennett during the game. That is three of top receivers in terms of production this season, with Malcolm Mitchell already lost for the year during the Clemson game.
That puts the Bulldogs in a tough spot. Bennett won’t be back for the Missouri game, and Gurley is day-to-day, but the others are gone for the year.
Fortunately, quarterback Aaron Murray is playing his best football, and looks like a Heisman Trophy candidate. The Bulldogs will need young players to step up this Saturday to get the job done on offense.
Missouri is the only unbeaten team in the SEC East coming in at 5-0. But none of their wins are exactly impressive, though the beatdown of Vanderbilt last weekend did raise some heads. The Tigers are statistically one of the best offenses in the league, which can present some matchup problems for the Georgia defense.
The Tiger offense and the Bulldogs defense will be a compelling matchup. Georgia will need its defense to step up and start making some plays. Missouri has got some big, physical wide receivers that can go up and get the ball from quarterback James Franklin.