The No. 6 ranked Georgia football (7-1, 4-1) team returns to action on Saturday when it takes on the Missouri Tigers (5-3, 3-2). The game is set for a 7 p.m. kickoff and will air on ESPN.
Georgia is coming off a 24-17 win against the Florida Gators last week. Missouri meanwhile was last in action on Oct. 26, when it lost at Kentucky 29-7.
When these two teams met last season, the Bulldogs came away with a 43-29 victory in Columbia, Mo. But Missouri was able to move on the ground, as it ran for 180 yards and 4 touchdowns.
This game features the No.1 and No. 2 defenses in terms of total yards in the SEC, as Georgia ranks first and Missouri ranks second in the conference in that category.
Georgia football-Missouri: TV channel
The Georgia football game against Missouri will be broadcast on ESPN. Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Todd McShay will call the game.
Georgia football-Missouri: Game time
The Georgia football game against Missouri set for a 7:00 p.m. ET kickoff.
Georgia football-Missouri: How to watch online
The Georgia football-Missouri game can be streamed online on WatchESPN if you have a subscription. Click here for more details.
Georgia football-Missouri odds:
Georgia football is a 16.5-point favorite over Missouri. The over/under for the game is 48 points. Georgia is 4-4 against the spread this season.
Georgia football-Missouri: How to listen to the game on the radio
Georgia fans can listen to the Georgia football-Missouri game on 95.5FM WSB or AM750 WSB.
What Georgia football coach Kirby Smart said about Missouri
Kirby Smart on Missouri:
“Barry Odom and his staff have done a tremendous job. Got a lot of respect for him. He’s a guy that I share a lot of ideas with and discuss a lot of things with when we are at SEC meetings, very similar to me, a defensive guy and also coaching his alma mater. I think he’s done a great job motivating this team, and putting them in a good situation.
They are extremely physical. They are a tough match-up from their defensive perspective because they are so big and physical up front. You look historically against us, they have done a really good job. They are top probably 15 in the country in almost every defensive category and they do a good job of that.
Their offense has been very explosive. They are tied for the most plays over 50 yards in our conference and they have done a good job of that. They have a tight end and stuff to match-up with and a quarterback that’s played in a lot of big football games. Have a lot of respect for what they have done and I know coming off an off-week, they will be ready and prepared.”
Kirby Smart on Kelly Bryant:
“We’ll prepare for his style, which he’s a really good athlete. They run him. He’s got quarterback runs. They make you count extra hats in the box when he’s a quarterback run guy. In a lot of ways, they can be like Lynn (Bowden, Jr.) from Kentucky with a really good passer back there. Now you’re defending two things. That’s tough. And the quarterback run element is always hard to prepare for, but he has a lot of experience in big games. It’s not like he hasn’t played in big games and been in these kind of stadiums. Been in the SEC and also playing at Clemson. Got a lot of respect for the way he plays. He plays with toughness, passion, runs the ball, scrambles, makes a bunch of throws. Really good player.”
On Missouri’s unique game-style and techniques”
“It probably helps the coaches more than the players because we go back and pull the tape on Sunday, and say, ‘Remember we worked these guys for a period during the day,’ and we watch it analyze it. A lot of players don’t remember what they did about week ago to be honest with you. We will show them the tape and it triggers memories and things like that—calls you make and the rules you make. So we have to do that with these guys.”
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- Kirby Smart explains James Cook’s lack of touches and more we learned about Georgia football this week
- What the national media is saying about Georgia football heading into Missouri
- Missouri coach updates QB Kelly Bryant status for Georgia football game
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