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UGA Football Listed as Considerable Favorite to top Missouri Tigers in Sanford Stadium

October 29, 2023

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ATHENS - Kirby Smart’s UGA Football program has been listed as a major favorite over 7-1 Missouri. The Tigers took the week off as the No. 1 Dawgs hammered the Gators again in Jacksonville. 

According to FanDuel, Georgia is listed as an 17.5-point favorite to beat Mizzou Saturday afternoon Between the Hedges. UGA and Missouri will kick at 3:30 on CBS this SaturdayGeorgia is 82-2 stright up in games where they are 14-point or more favorites since 2010. 

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With today’s 43-20 win, top-ranked Georgia (8-0, 5-0 SEC) has extended its school record for consecutive victories now to 25. The streak began during the 2021 season (Dec. 31) when the Bulldogs beat #2 Michigan 34-11 in a CFP semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl. This streak ranks as the fourth longest in SEC history.

*Georgia now has set a school record with its 24th consecutive regular season SEC victory dating to a 31-24 win over Miss. State on Nov. 21, 2020. The 24-game streak ranks tied for second in SEC history with UF (1994-97).

*The Bulldogs extended their school record for consecutive regular season wins to 35, which leads all of FBS. This streak began during the 2020 season with a 31-24 win over Miss. State. on Nov. 21.

*The Bulldogs are now 41-1 in their last 42 games.

*Georgia improves to 8-0 for the fourth time in the Kirby Smart era (now 89-15 overall), joining the 2017, 2021 and 2022 clubs.

* With the latest victory over UF, Georgia now holds a 56-44-2 edge in the series history including 6-2 under Smart. 

*A first in the series history, Georgia has beaten Florida three straight by at least 20 points (34-7 in 2021; 42-20 in 2022; 43-20 in 2023). 

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*Summary Of The Offense: Georgia finished with 486 yards of total offense on 66 plays, tallying 43 points. UF was allowing just 20.0 ppg.

*Junior QB Carson Beck, a Jacksonville native, finished 19-for-28, 315 yards, 2 TDs in his first start in the series. 

*Junior WR Ladd McConkey had his second career 100-yard receiving game and finished with six receptions for 135 yards, both career highs. He had a 41-yard TD catch, his first of the year, and 13th overall.  

*Junior Dominic Lovett (4 rec. for 83 yards) had a career-long 55-yard reception from Beck which was his longest completion too.

*Sophomore Dillon Bell notched a 17-yard TD, his first this year (4th career), to cap a six play, 76-yard drive to put the Bulldogs up 36-7.

*Senior Kendall Milton’s one-yard plunge finished off a 10 play, 75-yard drive in 6:32 to make it 43-13. Milton had 55 yards on 13 carries. Senior Daijun Edwards rushed 16 times for 95 yards including a pair of TDs to lead rushers.  

*The Bulldogs had 110 rushing yards on 18 attempts for a 6.1 average at the half and finished with 171 yards on 38 carries for a 4.5 avg.

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