- David Ching, ESPN Staff Writer
Here’s a look at some positives and negatives from Georgia’s 41-20 win over Missouri.
1. Offense rebounds: Georgia’s offense certainly showed resilience in bouncing back from an atrocious first 28 minutes of Saturday’s game against Missouri. The Bulldogs poured on the points in the second half, launching a 32-3 run after going down 17-9 in the third quarter.
2. Jones comes through: The Bulldogs might be without safety Bacarri Rambo and linebacker Alec Ogletree for another couple of games, but they’ve still got Jarvis Jones. The All-American forced two fourth-quarter turnovers that allowed Georgia to put away the victory.
3. It’s a league win: OK, it wasn’t pretty for most of the game, but the Bulldogs got a leg up in the SEC East race by beating a divisional opponent on the road. And they did so under trying circumstances by coming from behind to win in Missouri’s first SEC game.
1. O-line concerns: Georgia’s offensive line didn’t have the strongest outing -- particularly freshman right tackle John Theus, who was twice beaten for sacks and was twice flagged for false-start penalties. It should be noted, however, that they gave quarterback Aaron Murray enough time to help the offense begin to click in the second half.
2. Murray struggles early: Murray got off to a fairly slow start for the second consecutive game. He was phenomenal starting late in the second quarter, but the Bulldogs were fortunate that their defense performed well enough to keep things close early.
3. Miscues in the kicking game: The Bulldogs had a few spotty special teams issues at points. Marshall Morgan hit field goals of 41 and 52 yards, but he also missed an extra point and banked another one off the inside of the left upright before it went through. Malcolm Mitchell also ran into a crowd in an attempt to field a punt and fumbled, giving Missouri possession at the Georgia 32-yard line.
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