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No. 4 Georgia finds running game, beats Missouri 53-28

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) Georgia coasted through its first three SEC wins, especially on defense.

When the defense finally encountered adversity, a deep running attack took over to lead a near-record night for the offense.

Sony Michel ran for two touchdowns as No. 4 Georgia answered an early scare with 26 straight points to beat Missouri 53-28 on Saturday night.

Georgia (7-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) gained 696 total yards, the second-most in school history. The Bulldogs ran for 370 yards.

Missouri (1-5, 0-4) suffered its fifth straight loss as it faded following a 21-all tie in the second quarter.

Giving up three first-half touchdowns was a shock after Georgia beat Mississippi State, Tennessee and Vanderbilt by a combined margin of 117-17. Entering the game, Georgia ranked second in the nation, allowing only 10 points per game.

''That defense needed a wake-up call to go out and play better,'' said Georgia coach Kirby Smart, who added ''the offense picked us up.''

Georgia's Mecole Hardman scored on a 35-yard run in the first quarter and a 59-yard catch from Jake Fromm in the fourth quarter.

''That's what I want Mizzou to be,'' Missouri coach Barry Odom said. ''From a game-day atmosphere to the roster. All the above. And that's my vision on where we're going. It's going to take time, but absolutely, that can be done.''

Odom said Georgia is ''as complete of a team as I've seen in a long time.''

Missouri showed the big-play potential in its passing game on Emanuel Hall's two 63-yard touchdown catches in the first half. Drew Lock also threw a 4-yard scoring pass to tight end Albert Okwuegbunam.

''That's not the way we're accustomed to playing defense,'' said Georgia linebacker Roquan Smith, who said the defense ''did a little bit better in the second half, but we still have room to improve.''

Georgia gave up only 112 yards and seven points in the second half.

Lock threw for 253 yards with four touchdowns and one interception.

The Tigers stacked their defense against the run and gave up only 45 yards on the ground in the first quarter. The strategy put pressure on Fromm, the freshman.

Missouri linebacker Cale Garrett's interception in the first quarter set up Lock's scoring pass to Okwuegbunam.

D'Andre Swift ran for 94 yards, including a 71-yarder, Michel had 86 yards and Nick Chubb added 70 yards to lead Georgia's deep ground attack. Fromm threw for 326 yards with two touchdowns and added a 4-yard scoring run.

Georgia scored the final 13 points of the first half and the first 13 points of the second half.

''I thought we showed some grit tonight,'' said Smart, who said the Bulldogs took Missouri's ''best punch.''

On the first play of the second quarter, Chubb bounced outside and jumped over safety Thomas Wilson for a 20-yard gain. That set up Michel's 36-yard TD run.

Missouri linebacker Tavon Ross was ejected after his head-first hit on Hardman, who was returning a kickoff, in the fourth quarter. The targeting call followed a video review.

THE TAKEAWAY

Missouri: An abysmal defense allowing 40 points per game couldn't slow the Bulldogs. Missouri gave up 407 yards in the first half.

Georgia: The test against the best passing game Georgia has faced uncovered problems in the Bulldogs' defense. Georgia's secondary was torched by on the two long scoring catches by Hall. The Bulldogs' pass rush also had difficult putting pressure on Lock at times. Ultimately, Georgia turned to its strength - the running game - to put the game away.

BIG OFFENSE

Georgia total offense trailed only a record 712 yards against Florida Atlantic in 2012. The 53 points were the most for Georgia in a conference since a 63-31 win over Kentucky in 2014.

INJURIES

Georgia wide receiver Terry Godwin left the game in the first half with injured left ribs. He was escorted to the locker room and did not return for the second half. Offensive guard Pat Allen suffered an apparent left leg injury in the fourth quarter. Missouri running back Damarea Crockett suffered a right shoulder injury.

UP NEXT

Missouri: The Tigers will take a break from their SEC schedule when they host Idaho on Saturday.

Georgia: Following an off week, Georgia will play Florida on Oct. 28 in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Two Point Conversion 10:27
11-J.Fromm incomplete.
plays
yds
pos
28
53
Touchdown 10:27
11-J.Fromm complete to 4-M.Hardman. 4-M.Hardman runs 59 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
61
yds
01:38
pos
28
53
Point After TD 12:19
19-T.McCann extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
28
47
Touchdown 12:19
3-D.Lock complete to 10-J.Reese. 10-J.Reese runs 27 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
68
yds
01:52
pos
27
47
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 6:05
98-R.Blankenship extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
47
Touchdown 6:05
1-S.Michel runs 16 yards for a touchdown.
3
plays
87
yds
01:03
pos
21
46
Field Goal 8:32
98-R.Blankenship 27 yards Field Goal is Good.
3
plays
0
yds
01:32
pos
21
40
Field Goal 10:54
98-R.Blankenship 29 yards Field Goal is Good.
9
plays
68
yds
04:01
pos
21
37
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:05
98-R.Blankenship 43 yards Field Goal is Good.
9
plays
44
yds
02:24
pos
21
34
Point After TD 3:53
98-R.Blankenship extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
31
Touchdown 3:53
11-J.Fromm runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
41
yds
02:30
pos
21
30
Field Goal 7:06
98-R.Blankenship 37 yards Field Goal is Good.
7
plays
67
yds
04:28
pos
21
24
Point After TD 11:24
19-T.McCann extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
21
Touchdown 11:24
3-D.Lock complete to 84-E.Hall. 84-E.Hall runs 63 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
84
yds
01:53
pos
20
21
Point After TD 13:24
98-R.Blankenship extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
21
Touchdown 13:24
1-S.Michel runs 36 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
75
yds
00:00
pos
14
20
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:34
19-T.McCann extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
14
Touchdown 0:34
3-D.Lock complete to 84-E.Hall. 84-E.Hall runs 63 yards for a touchdown.
7
plays
90
yds
02:42
pos
13
14
Point After TD 3:16
98-R.Blankenship extra point is good. Team penalty on MIZ Offside declined.
plays
yds
pos
7
14
Touchdown 3:24
11-J.Fromm complete to 8-R.Ridley. 8-R.Ridley runs 19 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
75
yds
03:26
pos
7
13
Point After TD 6:50
19-T.McCann extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 6:50
3-D.Lock complete to 81-A.Okwuegbunam. 81-A.Okwuegbunam runs 4 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
5
yds
00:38
pos
6
7
Point After TD 10:30
98-R.Blankenship extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 10:30
4-M.Hardman runs 35 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
96
yds
03:04
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 10 24
Rushing 4 13
Passing 6 11
Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Conv 6-14 13-18
4th Down Conv 0-1 0-0
Total Net Yards 312 695
Total Plays 49 77
Avg Gain 6.4 9.0
Net Yards Rushing 59 370
Rush Attempts 24 51
Avg Rush Yards 2.5 7.3
Net Yards Passing 253 325
Comp. - Att. 15-25 18-26
Yards Per Pass 10.1 12.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 1-1
Penalties - Yards 4-40 8-42
Touchdowns 4 6
Rushing TDs 0 4
Passing TDs 4 2
Other 0 0
Turnovers 1 1
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 1 1
Punts - Avg 6-43.5 1-55.0
Return Yards 70 84
Punts - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 2-49 3-66
Int. - Returns 1-21 1-18
Kicking 4/4 9/9
Extra Points 4/4 5/5
Field Goals 0/0 4/4
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Missouri 1-5 1470728
4 Georgia 7-0 142013653
253 PASS YDS 325
59 RUSH YDS 370
312 TOTAL YDS 695
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Lock 3 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60% 253 4 1 189.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
53.5% 1723 17 7 146.9
D. Lock 15/25 253 4 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Crockett 16 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 32 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
80 481 2
D. Crockett 9 32 0 8
L. Rountree III 33 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 22 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
31 129 1
L. Rountree III 6 22 0 5
D. Lock 3 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 15 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
16 19 1
D. Lock 2 15 0 12
I. Witter 21 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
56 307 0
I. Witter 5 8 0 2
J. Johnson 12 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
J. Johnson 1 0 0 0
C. Fatony 26 P
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -18 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
2 -15 0
C. Fatony 1 -18 0 -18
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
E. Hall 84 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 141 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 374 3
E. Hall 4 141 2 63
J. Reese 10 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 27 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 134 3
J. Reese 1 27 1 27
J. Johnson 12 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 27 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
26 357 3
J. Johnson 2 27 0 26
A. Okwuegbunam 81 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 22 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 102 2
A. Okwuegbunam 2 22 1 18
D. Crockett 16 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 35 1
D. Crockett 2 10 0 7
I. Witter 21 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 38 0
I. Witter 1 8 0 8
J. Moore 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
20 406 4
J. Moore 1 8 0 8
D. Collins 18 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 36 1
D. Collins 1 6 0 6
R. Floyd 17 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 69 0
R. Floyd 1 4 0 4
Defense T-A SACK INT
C. Garrett 47 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-4 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-4 2 0.0
C. Garrett 7-4 0.0 1
T. Wilson 8 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 1 0.0
T. Wilson 7-0 0.0 0
D. Acy 17 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
D. Acy 6-0 0.0 0
R. Perkins 3 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
R. Perkins 5-0 0.0 0
T. Hall 24 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-5 0 0.0
T. Hall 5-5 0.0 0
M. Frazier 16 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
M. Frazier 4-0 0.0 0
E. Beisel 38 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
E. Beisel 4-0 0.0 0
B. Lee 4 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
B. Lee 4-0 0.0 0
A. Sparks 14 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
A. Sparks 4-1 0.0 0
K. Prewett 20 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
K. Prewett 3-1 0.0 0
T. Williams 93 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
T. Williams 2-1 0.0 0
R. Brandon 13 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
R. Brandon 2-1 0.0 0
J. Alton 33 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Alton 1-0 0.0 0
J. Harold 55 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
J. Harold 1-1 0.0 0
M. Utsey 90 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
M. Utsey 1-1 0.0 0
J. Bledsoe 18 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
J. Bledsoe 1-2 0.0 0
K. Whiteside 78 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Whiteside 1-0 0.0 0
W. Palmore 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
W. Palmore 0-1 0.0 0
T. Beckner Jr. 5 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
T. Beckner Jr. 0-1 0.5 0
C. Turner 39 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.5
C. Turner 0-1 0.5 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
T. McCann 19 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 4/4
SEASON FG XP
6/8 20/21
T. McCann 0/0 0 4/4 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Fatony 26 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 43.5 4
SEASON NO AVG IN20
29 46.3 4
C. Fatony 6 43.5 4 57
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
L. Rountree III 33 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 24.5 38 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 28.0 38 0
L. Rountree III 2 24.5 38 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Fromm 11 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
69.2% 326 2 1 192.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62% 1162 12 3 170.4
J. Fromm 18/26 326 2 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Swift 7 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 94 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
42 358 1
D. Swift 6 94 0 71
S. Michel 1 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 86 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
68 492 6
S. Michel 9 86 2 36
N. Chubb 27 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 70 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
107 688 8
N. Chubb 16 70 0 20
E. Holyfield 13 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 48 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
28 178 1
E. Holyfield 6 48 0 21
M. Hardman 4 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 35 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 40 1
M. Hardman 1 35 1 35
B. Herrien 35 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 31 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
45 156 1
B. Herrien 6 31 0 8
J. Fromm 11 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 14 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
26 74 3
J. Fromm 4 14 1 11
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Wims 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 95 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
18 312 2
J. Wims 5 95 0 30
M. Hardman 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 71 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 129 2
M. Hardman 2 71 1 59
C. Woerner 89 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 66 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 74 0
C. Woerner 2 66 0 50
T. Godwin 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 42 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 369 5
T. Godwin 4 42 0 28
R. Ridley 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 41 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
5 106 1
R. Ridley 2 41 1 22
I. Nauta 18 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 86 1
I. Nauta 1 9 0 9
B. Herrien 35 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 1 0
B. Herrien 1 1 0 1
A. Crumpton 16 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 18 0
A. Crumpton 1 1 0 1
D. Bellamy 17 LB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
D. Bellamy 0 0 0 0
D. Swift 7 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 45 1
D. Swift 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
R. Smith 3 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
R. Smith 8-0 0.0 0
J. Ledbetter 13 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
J. Ledbetter 4-1 0.0 0
L. Carter 7 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
L. Carter 3-1 0.0 0
J. Reed 20 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 0.0
J. Reed 3-1 0.0 0
D. Bellamy 17 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Bellamy 2-0 0.0 0
J. Atkins 97 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
J. Atkins 2-1 0.0 0
M. Rice 32 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
M. Rice 2-3 0.0 0
D. Walker 15 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Walker 2-0 0.0 0
D. Baker 18 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
D. Baker 1-0 0.0 0
T. Clark 52 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
T. Clark 1-1 0.0 0
D. Sanders 24 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 2 0.0
D. Sanders 1-0 0.0 1
M. Carter 76 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
M. Carter 1-0 0.0 0
J. Taylor 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Taylor 1-0 0.0 0
T. McGhee 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 1 0.0
T. McGhee 1-1 0.0 0
A. Davis 35 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
A. Davis 0-1 0.0 0
M. Herring 10 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
M. Herring 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Blankenship 98 K
IN-GAME FG XP
4/4 5/5
SEASON FG XP
10/11 31/31
R. Blankenship 4/4 43 5/5 17
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Nizialek 92 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
1 55.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
26 43.7 0
C. Nizialek 1 55.0 0 55
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Hardman 4 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 22.0 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 25.4 23 0
M. Hardman 3 22.0 23 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:48 MIZZOU 48 1:08 4 6 Punt
10:30 MIZZOU 25 1:14 4 4 Punt
7:28 UGA 5 0:38 2 5 TD
3:16 MIZZOU 25 2:42 7 74 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:17 MIZZOU 16 1:53 4 84 TD
7:01 MIZZOU 25 0:21 3 34 INT
3:53 MIZZOU 25 1:15 3 4 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:49 MIZZOU 25 0:37 4 -15 Downs
8:26 MIZZOU 25 1:11 3 8 Punt
6:05 MIZZOU 25 3:28 7 28 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:11 MIZZOU 32 1:52 5 68 TD
10:27 MIZZOU 25 2:33 6 23 Punt
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:34 UGA 9 3:04 8 91 TD
9:02 UGA 14 1:27 4 -1 INT
6:50 UGA 25 3:26 10 75 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:34 UGA 25 0:00 5 75 TD
11:34 UGA 23 4:28 7 57 FG
6:23 MIZZOU 41 2:30 6 41 TD
2:29 UGA 30 2:24 9 44 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:55 UGA 20 4:01 9 68 FG
10:04 MIZZOU 10 1:32 3 0 FG
7:08 UGA 18 1:03 3 82 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
2:26 UGA 6 1:47 6 7 Punt
12:05 UGA 39 1:38 3 61 TD
7:43 UGA 21 7:17 12 49 Game