Posted: Oct 7, 2013 8:03 PM by Jack Bernstein, KOMU 8 Sports Digital Producer
Updated: Oct 7, 2013 8:11 PM
COLUMBIA - Coming off a dominant 51-28 victory over SEC foe Vanderbilt last weekend in Nashville, Tenn. the 5-0 Missouri Tigers switch their focus toward this season's first big challenge. The 25th ranked Tigers will travel down to Athens, Ga. this Saturday to take on the 7th ranked Georgia Bulldogs.
With five wins already in the 2013 campaign, the Tigers have matched their entire win total from last season. This year's team seems poised for many more victories as the meat of their SEC schedule quickly approaches, beginning with this Saturday's game.
Quarterback James Franklin spoke Monday on the opportunity to start 6-0. Franklin simply said "We always see opportunities in the games we play and we want to go in confident, but not overconfident. This week we are playing Georgia and we are going to go out there and do our best to win."
Senior defensive lineman Kony Ealy also spoke at media day Monday about playing at Georgia for the first time and the excitement inside the stadium. Ealy said "It is going to be an exciting and competitive game, we know that. There is nothing better than playing against great competition, and that is what you are going to see on Saturday."
This Mizzou-Georgia matchup is just the third meeting between the two programs. The Tigers look to notch their first win in the series this weekend. You can watch the action on the gridiron live this Saturday on ESPN at 11:00 a.m.