Georgia football-Missouri live updates, injury news, practice notes for Week 5 game

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Georgia head coach Kirby Smart and players take the field to play South Carolina in a NCAA college football game on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in Columbia, South Carolina. (Curtis Compton/The Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

The No. 1 Georgia football team goes on the road this week to take on the Missouri Tigers in an SEC game. Below you can find live updates, injury news and practice noted for the Week 5 game.

Georgia will look to move to 5-0 on the season and continue to play up to the standard of being the No. 1 team in the country.

Georgia football-Missouri live updates, practice notes for Week 5 game

6 p.m. update: Georgia coach Kirby Smart will speak to reporters, along with MJ Sherman and Jack Podlesny.

  • “I feel like Missouri has always been massive and one of the most physical fronts we play against.” -- Smart on the Missouri defensive front
  • “We got the same guys up. Just trying to play better. When you don’t punt, it’s hard to say you played poorly. When you have over 500-yards of offense,it’s hard to say you’ve played poorly.” -- Kirby Smart on the guard position.
  • “He’s a leader on punt block and return team. Really proud of his maturity.” -- Smart on MJ Sherman
  • “You can lean on him for input. He has a good pulse of the team. I think he’s been a key cog in our success. A lot of our players have really good relationships with Dell.” -- Smart on Dell McGee.
  • “He’s started to make more and more plays out there.” -- Smart on MJ Sherman.
  • “We have to do a better job. We looked at first down run percentage, second down run percentage. We’ve been there a lot. We just haven’t been successful.” -- Smart on the red zone struggles.
  • “We were still going to be comfortable getting out of here. As of right now, it looks like we’ll get out of Athens.” -- Smart on the weather plans for Georgia leaving to Missouri.
  • “He handled it with class and ownership. It hasn’t phased him. He got to see Hot Rod and see his routine. Psychologically, he’s really strong. A lot of times kickers can get into their own head.” -- Smart on Jack Podlesny.
  • “You recruit wide receivers independently of tight end. When you have 10, 11, 12 receivers you need a variety of receivers. That’s hard across the board. It’s hard to have enough receivers.” -- Smart on wide receiver recruiting.
  • “Arian more than AD but still hopeful on both.”

12 p.m. update: Georgia coach Kirby Smart is set to speak to reporters.

  • “I’ve always thought a lot about the jobs they create upfront. They just played a tough game against Auburn. Tough way to lose a game.” -- Smart on Missouri.
  • “We missed fit on one of them. Kid didn’t get outside leverage. Football 101. We didn’t do a good job of doing it. Good job by them and poor job us.”

Related: Kirby Smart updates injury status of several Bulldogs entering Missouri game

  • “Disappointed. Hate it for him. Made poor decisions. It will be dealt with internally.”-- Kirby Smart on Javon Bullard
  • “I’m very pleased with those guys as leaders, as football players. You guys didn’t see Smael and Pop much last year and they were practicing really hard.” -- Smart on the inside linebacker position.
  • “He didn’t necessarily play tight end in high school. Tight ends are different within tight ends. Running backs are different within running backs. James Cook was not Zamir White. There’s a variety that exists within the tight end position.” -- Smart on Brock Bowers
  • “He has progressed slowly. He had shoulder surgery and that set him back some. He’s also gotten a little more opportunity because he’s of some injuries to other players.” -- Smart on Bear Alexander
  • “We think we are successful in the run game. We think we hit our run goals. We could certainly be more explosive in that area.” -- Smart on the Georgia run game.
  • “We’ve got a really physical offensive line.”
  • “I knew his personality led to fitting our culture which was physicality, toughness, special teams. He’s done a great job of carrying that message.” -- Kirby Smart on Marcus Rosemy-Jacksaint.
  • “Not much information right now to know how it will affect us this far up.” -- Smart on Hurricane Ian.
  • Smart says Georgia is focused on Missouri, not the going ons at Georgia Tech. “Concentrate on playing Georgia Tech.”

Georgia returns to SEC play this weekend against the Missouri Tigers. The Bulldogs are 1-0 in conference play, beating South Carolina 48-7 earlier this season.

The Bulldogs will look to have a better showing than their performance against Kent State, as the Bulldogs came away with a 39-22 win. It was the smallest margin of victory this year for the No. 1 ranked Bulldogs.

Kirby Smart has not lost to Missouri since taking over as the team’s head coach in 2016. That includes a 43-6 win last season over the Tigers in Athens and a 49-14 win over Missouri the last time these two teams met in Columbia, Mo.

The Tigers are coming off a gutting 17-14 overtime defeat against Auburn. Missouri had multiple chances to win the game, including on the game’s final play, only for the ball to be fumbled out of the end zone. Missouri is 2-2 on the season and 0-2 against Power 5 teams.

Georgia regardless of the competition will be looking to play up to its standard on Saturday night.

“When you walk in on Monday and say, ‘This team’s really good. They might be better than what we’ve played,” Smart said. “‘You’ve got to practice well,’ then they go practice good, they’ve listened. After the game, I’m not going to go back and be like, ‘Gah guys, this team stinks.’”

Georgia football-Missouri injury news for Week 5 game

  • Andrew Paul (knee, out)
  • CJ Washington (neck, out)
  • Nyland Green (hamstring, doubtful)
  • Arian Smith (ankle, questionable)
  • AD Mitchell (ankle, questionable)
  • Kenny McIntosh (thigh, questionable)
  • Jalen Carter (ankle, probable)
  • Javon Bullard (personal reasons, questionable)

Georgia football-Missouri game time

The Georgia football game against Missouri is set for a 7:30 p.m. ET start time.

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