Missouri quarterback Kelly Bryant’s hamstring injury will reportedly keep him out of Saturday night’s showdown with Georgia.
The news — first reported by Six Column Sports — hasn’t yet been confirmed by any official sources, but has been echoed by other voices on the Missouri beat.
Bryant was a high-profile transfer for the Tigers. Previously at Clemson, Bryant led the (other) Tigers to the College Football Playoff in 2017.
Bryant has completed 62.2 percent of his passes for 1,845 yards this season. He’s tossed 14 touchdowns and five interceptions. He’s also rushed for 205 yards and a touchdown.
Missouri coach Barry Odom acknowledged this week that Bryant’s status was uncertain.
“I thought he did some things today much better than last week,” Odom said when speaking with reporters Tuesday. “I also know the efficiency on how you can play that position and what it takes. If we played today he wouldn’t be out there.”
“We’ll take it day to day. I think he is a fast healer. I’ve learned that. I know he was anxious during practice today to do a lot more, so we kind of edged it on and had him do maybe more than I had anticipated going into today. He’ll do more tomorrow and we’ll take it from there.”
If Bryant sits out, the Tigers will turn to Taylor Powell — a three-star quarterback from the class of 2017. Powell has completed 11 of his 26 pass attempts this season, and hasn’t thrown a touchdown or interception. Powell was 6 of 14 for 134 yards as a redshirt freshman in 2018.
For more on UGA vs. Missouri, check out the latest edition of the Marlow’s Matchup (linked below). DawgNation Daily host Brandon Adams and former UGA All-American Jon Stinchcomb discuss key storylines for the Bulldogs, as they attempt to take another step towards clinching the SEC East for a third-straight season.
In addition to watching this week’s show, make plans to join DawgNation Thursday, Nov. 14 at the Marlow’s in Brookhaven for a live broadcast and special meet and greet featuring a Q&A.