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NCAA Football: Missouri at Georgia Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Missouri has used some shrewd play calling and tough running from Tyler Badie to move the ball a bit, but not nearly enough, as Georgia shook off a slow start to lead 26-3 at the half in a chilly Sanford Stadium.

Stetson Bennett has thrown some balls that just aren’t going to work against an elite defense. Mizzou does not have an elite defense, which is why Bennett is currently 11 of 17 passing for 232 yards and a touchdown.

We thought coming in that Georgia would be able to run the ball with impunity, but so far the Tigers have held up better than expected, surrendering only 67 yards on the ground on 20 attempts, a pretty pedestrian 3.4 yards per carry. Mizzou is selling out to make Georgia best them through the air. So far, they are.

The visitors from Columbia have a solid 91 yards on the ground, but that’s a deceptive total because 43 of them came from freshman QB Tyler Macon. Once Georgia began keying on him however that particular well has dried up.

The Red and Black will get the ball to start the second half with the chance to salt this one away early. Let’s finish strong and healthy.