Georgia Bulldogs: 4 Things Learned vs. Missouri

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Oct 17, 2015; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs players linebacker Lorenzo Carter (7) and linebacker Davin Bellamy (17) and defensive back Kirby Choates (33) react after defeating the Missouri Tigers at Sanford Stadium. Georgia defeated Missouri 9-6. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Georgia Bulldogs managed a close victory in a must win game against the Missouri Tigers on Saturday at Sanford Stadium by a final score of 9-6.

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In a battle of field goals, the Georgia Bulldogs managed to shake off some struggles, including a big missed field goal by Marshall Morgan in the fourth quarter. After two consecutive losses to Alabama and Tennessee, Mark Richt’s squad needed this victory; and with Florida’s loss to LSU in Baton Rouge, sets up a huge SEC East matchup in Jacksonville on October 31.

With Mark Richt thought to be on the hot seat by many, and with the huge loss of RB Nick Chubb in last week’s game against the Tennessee Volunteers, the Georgia Bulldogs needed to display some tenacity in this contest — especially against a team that has given the Dawgs fits over the past few years.

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Saturday’s game was no different, as the Mizzou difference held strong the entire game, limiting the Georgia Bulldogs’ offense to no touchdowns and only 3 field goals. The Georgia defense also played exceptionally well, and ultimately was the difference in this tightly contest game.

Given the lack of offense and the perceived importance of this game, this is a huge victory for the Georgia Bulldogs — especially after losing Nick Chubb for the rest of the season. Here are 4 things we learned from the Georgia vs. Missouri game on Saturday.

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