COLUMBIA, MO - Georgia on Saturday had four interceptions, more than half it had all of last season when it finished with seven.
“It goes to show that we’re putting in work,” said Damian Swann
, who played the star nickel back position on Saturday when he grabbed his second interception of the season and fifth of his career. “Yeah, we give up points, we give up yards, but we’re still working. We’re not going to get down on ourselves.”
Georgia didn’t give up any points Saturday and only 97 passing yards.
Safety Quincy Mauger had two interceptions on a day Missouri’s Maty Mauk went 9 of 21 for 97 yards and had nearly half as many interceptions as completions.
Missouri was driving in the third quarter when Mauger picked off a pass deflected off the hands of receiver Jimmie Hunt. Freshman Dominick Sanders also had his first interception at Georgia.
“I thought when we did pressure, the DBs did a good job of sticking close to the receivers,” Richt said. “The defensive backfield has to cover well to do some of the things that we were trying to do with some of the blitzing we were doing and some of the pressures that we brought.”
Georgia forced five turnovers in all on the day. It was the most interceptions for Georgia since the Sugar Bowl win over Hawaii at the end of the 2007 season.