This time, it’ll be different.

Second-ranked Georgia opened as a two-touchdown road favorite this week.  Missouri doesn’t exactly have a recent track record of success against highly ranked teams…

When was Mizzou’s last win over a team ranked as high as No. 2? You have to go all the way back to the Armageddon at Arrowhead, when No. 3 MU toppled No. 2 Kansas 36-28 to capture the Big 12 North Division. Since that night in Kansas City, the Tigers are 1-8 against teams ranked in the top five of the AP poll.

… or as a big home dog.

Georgia has dismantled its three opponents, outscoring Austin Peay, South Carolina and Middle Tennessee by an average score of 45-8. Oddsmakers are expecting a more competitive game Saturday, though this marks just the third time Missouri has been a double-digit home underdog since joining the Southeastern Conference in 2012.

Since the 2000 season, the Tigers are 0-9 in home games as double-digit underdogs and 3-6 against the spread in those games.

Of course, all of that was pre-SOD.

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29 responses to “This time, it’ll be different.

  1. Biggus Rickus

    If Georgia doesn’t cover, I’ll be shocked. I do think they’ll have to play starters on offense in the fourth quarter though, so that will be new.

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  2. Greg

    Will be pulling the starters before 4th qtr…..Dawgs by 21+

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  3. illini84

    But but, SACKS!!!!

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  4. Mayor

    Let’s not get overconfident. Remember 2013?

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  5. William (the other one)

    This game still makes me nervous though, TBH. I keep seeing that bomb SC got and think “Hell, Drew’s gonna be able to do that too”. Sorry, its the Munson effect.

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  6. Dawgy1

    Georgia was a 10 point favorite at S.C. This week they are a 14 point favorite at Missouri. I expect the same result.

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  7. stoopnagle

    When it’s 17-10 at halftime, don’t panic.

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  8. Russ

    #3 Missouri against #2 Kansas? Basketball games don’t count.

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  9. Opportunity is nowhere for MU, as GROWN MAN FOOTBALL hops in the rumble seat in favor of Fromm-Ball.

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  10. Spike

    Time for some Old Man Football!!!!!

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  11. DawgPhan

    dawgs by 50.

    every team in the east is a garbage fire.

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  12. CB

    I expect Georgia will cover, but what does Mizzou’s performance in the Big 12 or even 5 years ago in the SEC have to do with Saturday’s game? Talk to me about recruiting, depth, injuries, and production, but who cares about win loss history. I doubt Georgia’s coaching staff does, but I could be wrong.

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  13. 1smartdude

    Missouri almost lost to an 0-3 Purdue team. I’m shocked the spread isn’t 30. By the way, I think we’d cover that.

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  14. HiAltDawg

    Acting like Goddamn Cowards and hoping to be “proven right” on Tuesday if Georgia loses and lording it all over this blog like you’re some sort of football savant really insults the Great Larry Munson.

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  15. Macallanlover

    UGA and the Over for me. We will give up some points, but will roll on offense. Little Old Man Football with some New Math mixed in. Score from last year wouldn’t be surprising, but hope they don’t get into the 20s this year. Locke is very good at what he does, good test for our secondary and LBs.

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