Sports XTRA: Mizzou's offensive resurgence continues despite loss to No. 4 Georgia

11 months 1 week 22 hours ago Sunday, October 15 2017 Oct 15, 2017 Sunday, October 15, 2017 5:00:00 PM CDT October 15, 2017 in Sports
By: Joey Schneider, KOMU 8 Sports Reporter
loading

ATHENS, Ga.- The Missouri Tigers dropped their fifth straight game on Saturday in a 53-28 road loss to the No. 4 ranked Georgia Bulldogs.

While Mizzou remains winless in conference play this season, the Tigers scored more points than any opponent throughout Georgia’s season-opening seven-game winning streak.

“It’s hard to walk out after a defeat like that and feel good about much of anything,” Missouri head coach Barry Odom said. “But we’re making progress in a lot of areas I was waiting to see.”

Mizzou elected to take the ball first after winning the coin toss. The Tigers were unable to convert a first down on their first two drives and allowed a Georgia touchdown in between possessions.

On Georgia’s next drive, Mizzou linebacker Cale Garrett intercepted a pass that brought the Tigers within five yards of defensive touchdown. The turnover set up six consecutive scoring drives between the conference rivals.

“We were not going to be afraid,” Mizzou quarterback Drew Lock said. “We were going to take our shots and go after them.”

Lock finished the night with 253 passing yards, four touchdowns and an interception. Tight ends Albert Okwuegbunam and Jason Reese both hauled in one touchdown.

Junior wide receiver Emanuel Hall caught a pair of 63-yard touchdowns as well, adding to his single-game career-high 141 receiving yards.

“When you beat the [defensive back] a couple times, it leaves underneath passes like comeback and wide-open [attempts],” Hall said. “I think we did a really good job of exposing their [defensive backs].”

The Mizzou offense ran into a few speed bumps with a season-low 59 rushing yards.

“Sometimes it’s going to fall in the hands of the of the passing game, sometimes it might even fall in the hands of the running game,” Lock said. “We like to be balanced out every single game, but you have to find ways to adjust.”

Leading rusher Damarea Crockett was removed from the game in the second half with an injured right shoulder. Odom and other players were uncertain about the severity of Crockett’s injury.

Mizzou kept pace with two-possession deficit at halftime, but Georgia scored 26 unanswered points in one stretch that carried over between halves. The Tigers fell to 1-5 this season and have not won against the Georgia Bulldogs since 2013.

“We’re far from where we need to be, but I’m excited about making a push for these last six games to see where we can end up,” Odom said.

Mizzou returns to Faurot Field for their homecoming matchup on October 21. The Tigers host a non-conference match against the Idaho Vandals with kickoff set for 11 a.m.

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA – MU is one of only two Southeastern Conference universities to experience double-digit growth in new freshmen, while several... More >>
1 day ago Friday, September 21 2018 Sep 21, 2018 Friday, September 21, 2018 1:12:00 PM CDT September 21, 2018 in News
SPRINGFIELD - President Donald Trump is set to campaign at the JQH Arena for U.S. Senate candidate Josh Hawley,... More >>
1 day ago Friday, September 21 2018 Sep 21, 2018 Friday, September 21, 2018 12:43:00 PM CDT September 21, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri Board of Curators announced a resolution Friday supporting the University of Missouri-Columbia's efforts to... More >>
1 day ago Friday, September 21 2018 Sep 21, 2018 Friday, September 21, 2018 11:23:00 AM CDT September 21, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - 82,000 Americans are still missing as the result of our country's biggest wars. POW/MIA Recognition Day is... More >>
2 days ago Friday, September 21 2018 Sep 21, 2018 Friday, September 21, 2018 10:59:00 AM CDT September 21, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The Columbia Planned Parenthood clinic will stop abortion services after Oct. 1 following a court ruling allowing the... More >>
2 days ago Friday, September 21 2018 Sep 21, 2018 Friday, September 21, 2018 10:20:00 AM CDT September 21, 2018 in News
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump challenged the woman accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault by name Friday,... More >>
2 days ago Friday, September 21 2018 Sep 21, 2018 Friday, September 21, 2018 9:31:00 AM CDT September 21, 2018 in News
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The daughter of an 84-year-old woman with dementia alleges in a lawsuit that... More >>
2 days ago Friday, September 21 2018 Sep 21, 2018 Friday, September 21, 2018 8:45:00 AM CDT September 21, 2018 in News
VIENNA - 27 year-old Anthony Macclugage has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child, felony Domestic Assault and... More >>
2 days ago Friday, September 21 2018 Sep 21, 2018 Friday, September 21, 2018 6:22:00 AM CDT September 21, 2018 in News
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Attorneys general from West Virginia and 10 other states are asking the U.S.... More >>
2 days ago Friday, September 21 2018 Sep 21, 2018 Friday, September 21, 2018 5:34:37 AM CDT September 21, 2018 in News
(CNN) -- From January 2016 through February 2018, puppies sold at six pet store companies led to infections in 118... More >>
2 days ago Friday, September 21 2018 Sep 21, 2018 Friday, September 21, 2018 4:26:41 AM CDT September 21, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri's Stop Human Trafficking Coalition's 2018 conference is taking place this weekend and is a reminder that... More >>
2 days ago Friday, September 21 2018 Sep 21, 2018 Friday, September 21, 2018 2:54:00 AM CDT September 21, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - MU's School of Health Professions will be crafting a new curriculum starting Friday after the MU Board of... More >>
2 days ago Thursday, September 20 2018 Sep 20, 2018 Thursday, September 20, 2018 8:04:00 PM CDT September 20, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA- A new MU Research building is set to be built by October 2021, after the MU Board of Curators... More >>
2 days ago Thursday, September 20 2018 Sep 20, 2018 Thursday, September 20, 2018 7:32:00 PM CDT September 20, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - A warning from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services closed Stephens Lake Thursday afternoon. Columbia... More >>
2 days ago Thursday, September 20 2018 Sep 20, 2018 Thursday, September 20, 2018 6:19:00 PM CDT September 20, 2018 in News
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The longtime aide of former Democratic leader Mike Sanders was sentenced to six months in... More >>
2 days ago Thursday, September 20 2018 Sep 20, 2018 Thursday, September 20, 2018 6:00:00 PM CDT September 20, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - Boone County Family Resources is just too big. Now, the agency wants a new building with more parking... More >>
2 days ago Thursday, September 20 2018 Sep 20, 2018 Thursday, September 20, 2018 5:46:00 PM CDT September 20, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri prosecutor says he won't press charges related to allegations of conflicts of interest... More >>
2 days ago Thursday, September 20 2018 Sep 20, 2018 Thursday, September 20, 2018 5:42:47 PM CDT September 20, 2018 in News
SUNRISE BEACH - Sunrise Beach Fire Protection District Board President Brian Layman resigned Thursday. Layman's resignation follows Fire Chief... More >>
2 days ago Thursday, September 20 2018 Sep 20, 2018 Thursday, September 20, 2018 5:07:00 PM CDT September 20, 2018 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 64°
11am 70°
12pm 73°
1pm 75°
2pm 77°