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Mizzou welcomes No. 2-ranked Georgia to Columbia

Mizzou welcomes No. 2-ranked Georgia to Columbia
Posted at 9:46 PM, Sep 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-20 15:52:38-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As far as big games go, this one is almost as good as it gets.

The no. 2 team in the nation that finished as the no. 2 team in the nation a season ago is visiting Columbia, Missouri this Saturday. 

Tiger quarterback Drew Lock sees opportunity.

"It makes it fun for us," says Lock, a Lee's Summit native. "Keep writing us off. That's what I like. I like being able to come up from behind and surprise people. That's what we're trying to do here."

There’s plenty on the line for 3-0 Mizzou. 

A chance to put the Tigers on the map, a leg up in the SEC East, and a charge into Lock's Heisman Trophy campaign. Lock's coach doesn't quite share in his star QB's giddiness.

"Drew said it was almost fun watching Georgia on video and I would disagree to that," says Barry Odom. "I haven't found the fun part of it yet. I have a lot of respect for Kirby (Smart) and the job that he has done."

Mizzou vs #2 Georgia.

The only thing bigger than this game would be the no. 1 team in the nation, which the Tigers get (Alabama) in three weeks.