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Errors on offense, Lock’s sloppy play doom Mizzou in 43-29 loss to No. 2 Georgia – Kansas Metropolis Star

Posted in Trending Topics on 22nd September 2018

Barry Odom, Derek Dooley and Drew Lock missed probabilities to safe an upset victory Saturday as Missouri misplaced 43-29 to No. 2 Georgia at Memorial Stadium.

Lock threw for 221 yards with no touchdowns and an interception in entrance of 15 NFL scouts. As an alternative of firmly getting into himself into the Heisman race and beating a ranked crew, he accomplished simply 47 p.c of his passes and had points with ball safety.

Georgia gave Missouri a number of presents within the first half, and the Tigers offense was unable to capitalize. Tigers cornerback Christian Holmes picked off Jake Fromm on the Bulldogs’ opening drive, giving Missouri the ball at its personal 39. Georgia bought the ball proper again after tight finish Albert Okwuegbunam fumbled a catch on third down and Bulldogs defensive again Tyson Campbell recovered it and went 64 yards for a landing.

On Missouri’s ensuing drive, Lock led the Tigers to the Georgia 23 however Tucker McCann missed 41-yard field-goal try.

Mizzou’s protection, nonetheless, got here to play after a poor efficiency final week in a win at Purdue. Defensive coordinator Ryan Walters’ unit saved the Bulldogs offense out of the tip zone for the primary half and held them to 2 out of eight third-down conversions.

Missouri operating again Larry Rountree III helped the Tigers tie the rating at 7-7 with 2:03 left in first quarter. Rountree was shoved into the tip zone by Missouri’s offensive line.

The Tigers offense went from stagnant to unhealthy within the second quarter. After Georgia took a 10-7 lead off a subject aim by Rodrigo Blankenship, Lock was picked off at midfield 4 performs into his subsequent collection. The move was heading in the right direction to fit receiver Johnathon Johnson, however bounced off his arms to linebacker Tae Crowder, who returned it to Missouri’s 7.

Walters’ protection held Georgia to a different subject aim. Missouri’s offense adopted with a three-and-out. Corey Fatony’s punt was blocked and recovered by Eric Stokes on the Tigers’ eight and he scored, extending the Georgia result in 20-7 with 5:45 left within the half.

Lock fumbled on Missouri’s ensuing drive, however the Tigers bought the ball again with 1:00 left within the first half. They squandered the prospect to attain after Lock induced a 10-second runoff with a delay-of-game penalty.

Within the second half, Georgia wideout Riley Ridley faked out cornerback Adam Sparks and scored on a 33-yard completion.

Missouri responded with a stronger collection from Lock that ended with a 5-yard landing run by Damarea Crockett, who rushed for 67 yards on 13 carries. Crockett had solely 17 speeding yards towards Purdue.

Georgia added to its lead after Fromm discovered wideout Jeremiah Holloman for a 61-yard landing.

The Tigers’ speeding saved Mizzou within the sport. True freshman Tyler Badie ran for a pair of first downs and Johnson had a catch that bought Missouri into the purple zone. Badie ran for a Three-yard landing and Lock fired a bullet to Okwuegbunam on a two-point conversion that made the rating 33-22.

Fromm, who hasn’t performed within the fourth quarter all season, began it off with 54-yard landing move to Mecole Hardman. Lock responded along with his third speeding landing in as many weeks, making it 40-29 with 10:47 left.

With 5 minutes remaining and Missouri needing a primary down to remain on the sector, Lock discovered Crockett for a catch simply wanting the marker.

Regardless of the fumble, Okwuegbunman was Missouri’s main receiver with 9 catches for 81 yards. Senior Emanuel Corridor was held catchless by Georgia’s secondary.

Missouri is off subsequent weekend and heads to South Carolina for its subsequent sport on Oct. 6. Kickoff time might be introduced on Monday.

Alex Schiffer

Alex Schiffer covers College of Missouri athletics for The Star.