COLUMBIA, Mo. — Missouri’s comeback juice ran dry.
Eli Drinkwitz’s Tigers stormed back from an early 14-point hole to tie the game with 1:20 before halftime. Georgia took that personally, rattling off 35 points unanswered on five straight drives, cruising to a 49-14 win Saturday in Columbia.
Missouri managed a single first down and just 48 yards in the decisive third period. The 35-point win is Georgia's largest in the series. Missouri's last win against the Bulldogs came in 2013.
It’s the second consecutive game Missouri has allowed more than 45 points. Arkansas tagged Mizzou’s defense for 48 points in a Battle Line Rivalry loss.
Defense has been a struggle in 2020 for MU, allowing 41 or more points in four of their nine contests this season.
Missouri (5-4) concludes the season Dec. 19 at Mississippi State.