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.