Missouri's SEC Opener Arrives...And It's Georgia

7 years 1 week 2 days ago Friday, September 07 2012 Sep 7, 2012 Friday, September 07, 2012 1:22:00 PM CDT September 07, 2012 in Tiger Talk
Source: Associated Press

COLUMBIA (AP) -- The conference affiliation is new and the tailgaters no doubt will show up much earlier. Expect the interstate to be clogged, too.

A new era has dawned at Missouri, which makes its Southeastern Conference debut Saturday night against No. 7 Georgia.

There are plenty of firsts ahead, with top-ranked Alabama coming to town in October. Players know they can't afford to get too fired up for the Bulldogs, but they want to win.

Georgia is coming off a 45-23 opening victory over Buffalo. Missouri opened the season with a 62-10 rout of lower-division Southeastern Louisiana.

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