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Cocktail Thursday: Missouri Edition

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I know I am supposed to be afraid of Drew Lock. If you look at his raw passing numbers you should be, too. The guy is completing 69% of his passes and throwing for 354 yards per game. Those numbers are all th e more impressive because, as the Chapel Bell Curve crew pointed out, everyone and his creepy Auburn grad cousin Skeeter knows Lock is going to throw it 40 times a game.

The thing is, it seems like the Mizzou QB was supposed to come in and set Georgia on fire with his arm last year. And the year before. The past results simply have not borne that out. Lock put up decent enough numbers in Athens last season, hitting 15 of 25 passes for 254 yards and 4 touchdowns.

Ultimately, however, the Tigers lost that night, 53-28. The truth is the best quarterback in the world can't save you when your defense just can't stop anyone. Georgia does not have to stop Drew Lock on every possession. In fact they won’t. I don't know that anyone has.

Georgia just needs to hold serve every once in a while and force Lock to make one or two mistakes. It will be a steep test for the Bulldog secondary, but it's one that I think they're up to passing with at least a Gentleman's C. If they do so, Georgia should be fine.

So what's the drink for the game in which you hope the Georgia defense can keep Lock down just long enough for the Bulldog offense to put things away?

The Lockdown.

Mix one and a half ounces of bourbon, one ounce of Campari, one and a half ounces of grapefruit juice, and a teaspoon of lime juice. Shake together over ice then strain into a cocktail glass. Finish with a dash of lemon zest. Enjoy. And...

Go ‘Dawgs!!!