UGA’s last chance: Will Missouri finally lose?

Nick Chubb ran through Mizzou last month. (Photo by Kyle Revas/Getty Images)

Nick Chubb ran through Mizzou last month. (Photo by Kyle Revas/Getty Images)

Nick Chubb ran through Mizzou last month. (Photo by Kyle Revas/Getty Images)

A confession: I thought Missouri was more apt to lose its final three games than to win them all, but the Tigers prevailed at Texas A&M and then in Knoxville, and today they’ll play Arkansas in Columbia West, and if they win … well, you know what happens if they win.

I have no doubt that Georgia is a better team than Mizzou — winning 34-0 without Todd Gurley in Columbia West is an leading indicator — but the Tigers have done what the Bulldogs could not. They won in Columbia East and, more to the point, beat Florida the way Georgia should have beaten Florida. But the Bulldogs didn’t beat Florida at all, which is why they’re hoping, for the third time in 13 days, that somebody else can beat Missouri for them.

Thirteen days ago, I’d have thought Arkansas was the least likely of Missouri’s final three foes to do the deed, but the Razorbacks have beaten LSU and Ole Miss without yielding a point, and now the team that went more than two years without a victory in SEC games has become a road favorite against Mizzou. I’m still not that high on the Hogs — I saw them trail Georgia 38-6 at the half in Little Rock on Oct. 18 — but I do think they’re capable of winning today.

I would say this, though: We’ve underrated Missouri for two years, but those Tigers keep winning. They lost at home to Indiana, which is one of the worst losses of the year, and were outclassed by Georgia, but they’re one game from claiming the SEC East for a second consecutive season, and they’ve done it without a half-dozen big names — Franklin, Josey, Washington, Green-Beckham, Sam and Ealy — who powered last year’s run. Gary Pinkel, I’ve decided, must be a halfway decent coach.

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skiper
skiper

Watching the Razorbacks, especially in the 4th Q. was as if the  NE Patriots were playing a JV high school  team. The Hoggs were playing defense  { and poorly } football for a long time. Their QB was hurting, but it was his legs, not his arms, which could not hit a barn from inside.Mizzou could not be as good as the Hoggs made them look for 3 Qs.How did they win any games at all??

50Concept
50Concept

arkansas choked against missouri, as usual---how much longer will their coach keep his job???  

Dawggie
Dawggie

Let's see:

Pinkel - a HC who knew, with 3 SEC games left, he controlled his own destiny, got his team with average talent focused, and won all three.

Richt - a HC who knew, with 3 SEC games left, he controlled his own destiny, FAILED to get his far more talented team focused, and got routed in Jax to a laughably bad, 14-point underdog, Muschamp-led Gator team.

But no worries Coach, just beat Tech and head to Tampa or Orlando for a bowl game, and win or lose, you'll still get a bigger raise than Pinkel.

Like you say, there's more to football than just winning" . . .

HuckFinn1835
HuckFinn1835

GA TECH      65

uga                 10


**Uga will be privileged to  participate and lose yet another irrelevant bowl.

GA TECH will win the ACC.

DawgNole
DawgNole

@HuckFinn1835

Remember, folks, this is the lamebrain who posted this:

HuckFinn1835 November 14, 2014

Auburn 63

UGA 27

This will be a "beat down" of epic proportions . . . .


And this:

HuckFinn1835 November 14, 2014

If Georgia plays the very best game that they're capable of playing the final score will be:

Auburn 63

UGA 27

Otherwise it will be a total blowout in Auburn's favor.

Auburn 91

UGA 13

HuckFinn1835
HuckFinn1835

@DawgNole @HuckFinn1835  UGA lamebrains were the the same lamebrains who thought UGA would wipe the floor with the Florida Gators. How did that work out????ROTFLMAO!!

DawgNole
DawgNole

@HuckFinn1835 @DawgNole

It worked out about like every one of your ignorant predictions.

Get up off your knees; nobody likes a lying whiner.

HuckFinn1835
HuckFinn1835

@DawgNole @HuckFinn1835  How do you make a Gawga Bullfrog cry? ...You don't losing nor missing championships bothers mediocre teams that wholly embrace irrelevancy....Let's all cry for Gawga...OH boo effn hoo!

wreckmaniac
wreckmaniac

Do the number of bones on the helmet correspond to the number of days without an arrest ?

HuckFinn1835
HuckFinn1835

@wreckmaniac  No....there the number of mediocre seasons the Bulllfrogs have known  in the last few decades


wreckmaniac
wreckmaniac

The dwags were going to be drunk tomorrow regardless of what Missou did today.

wreckmaniac
wreckmaniac

Playing UGA  brings down Tech's RPI ranking.

ShootinTheHooch
ShootinTheHooch

@wreckmaniac What kind of math are they teaching at the trade school where 16 comes before 9?


RPI UGA: 45.02          Tech: 41.05


You've got to quit holding in your f**ts. It's clouding your mind!

wreckmaniac
wreckmaniac

We all knew know the SEC Least was bad  but did not know how bad until today. How did UGA luck out being

placed into that division ?    How can UGA not have won the last 5 SEC East divison championships ?  Has

any major conference had a group of teams as poor as the SEC Least ?    Can we  get the data or is

ESPN too ashamed to tell us ?  No way ESPN can pump up the national image of this set of turkeys.  ESPN

wanted to own a conference and now they know what they got.  A rehab project.   SEC Least is the middle east

of college football.

Princess_Leia
Princess_Leia

The mobile home and double-wide association of Georgia just declared a week of mourning.


K-Mart is unloading UGA T-shirts 5 for $10.


Mark Richt is giving his players an extra lollipop when he tucks them in tonight. Actually he has extra lollipops because most of his players are hitting the bars tonight with their fake IDs.


Who will lead off with the always popular "Wait til next year!"

kerryb
kerryb

What will be Richt's record after the Tech game tomorrow? 13-1? That's complete domination.

Grant1296
Grant1296

Doesn't matter if they're still drunk in the morning Larry..They still demolish Tech..

HuckFinn1835
HuckFinn1835

@kerryb  How many National Championships has he even played in?.That's complete domination by SEC opponents....Tee hee!

SadDawgFan
SadDawgFan

Well see yaw next year GOD willing and I don't drink too much tonight

SadDawgFan
SadDawgFan

Sorry tablet got that auto spell on

SadDawgFan
SadDawgFan

Hey Falcons still in 1st place matey some hope there LMAO

SadDawgFan
SadDawgFan

Gt might they playing pretty damn well 

MarkBradley
MarkBradley moderator

We have our answer. Missouri did not lose. I have great admiration for that team and its coach.

kerryb
kerryb

Yeah, they beat three mediocre teams that caved in the 4th quarter. Their next opponent won't do that. The SECCG will be over by halftime.

HuckFinn1835
HuckFinn1835

@MarkBradley  Indeed, we have our answer; Miizzou took care of business and  Uga didn't....They are to be commended  for and excellent  season.  Meritocracy wins again.

Dawggie
Dawggie

@MarkBradley  Me too MB.  I put Pinkel at the top of the "does more with less" group of HCs.

Big Wally
Big Wally

@MarkBradley Me too.  Their coach and players don't pee in their pants when playing SC and Fla.

Eric_C
Eric_C

If GT wins tomorrow, I will pull for them to beat FSU

Dewnsav
Dewnsav

@Eric_C I'll be pulling for them against FSU regardless...go dogs

SadDawgFan
SadDawgFan

Need a coach with fire in his eyes 

ShootinTheHooch
ShootinTheHooch

The scheduling gods smiled down on UGA nation and said, "Bless you my children. I have granted you off-weeks prior to your biggest games of the year and an FCS cupcake before Auburn. You will easily win the East, win the SEC championship and the NC. Go forth and be grateful!"


CMR said, " There are more important things here than winning." And so it was!

SadDawgFan
SadDawgFan

So what bowl will we be in the mountain dew bowl?

HuckFinn1835
HuckFinn1835

The most compelling evidence of a mediocre team is having five star players with a 9-4 record and repeating this for say 34 years.....

Falcaints
Falcaints

No coach has ever done so little with so much, the legacy of Richt

ShootinTheHooch
ShootinTheHooch

Mizzou is doing a good job of holding down the fort until UF gets a championship quality HC. Once, UF begins playing championship quality football again, it will have absolutely no affect on Richt's Dawgs. He will still be able to work on his tan at a bowl in Orlando.

SadDawgFan
SadDawgFan

Guess coach MR will get another raise. Oh well same stuff next year

ShootinTheHooch
ShootinTheHooch

@SadDawgFan Of course he will if we beat Tech. Richt and the people who matter at UGA and in the Dawg nation are very content to play for and win state championships.

HuckFinn1835
HuckFinn1835

Excuses are the only medicine that's effective in combatting the kind of mediocrity and irrelevancy that the Gawga  Bullfrogs suffer from.

Eric_C
Eric_C

Congrats to Missouri, they earned it and Pinkel deserves coach of the year

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