Nick Chubb (Wes Muilenburg/Dawg Post)

Missouri-Georgia By The Numbers

Missouri (1-1) hosts No. 16 Georgia (2-0) in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams on Saturday night.

The Missouri Tigers returned and routed visiting Eastern Michigan in Week 2. Up next is a far more difficult challenge against the Georgia Bulldogs this Saturday in the Tigers’ Southeastern Conference opener.

Missouri is coming off a 61-21 win over Eastern Michigan, while Georgia beat visiting Nicholls 26-24.

“They’ve got athletic ability on the offensive side that causes problems,” Missouri coach Barry Odom said of Georgia. “Their tight ends are three really good players. I like the play of both their quarterbacks. The running game is strong. Then on the defensive side there’s a lot of guys out there running around that are really, really good. I like their scheme and their structure. They do a lot of great things.”

Here’s a look at the matchup by the numbers…

Missouri Tigers (1-1)

Game averages:

36 points per game

554.5 yards per game 

379.5 passing yards per game

175 rushing yards per game

23.5 points allowed per game 

461 offensive yards allowed per game 

270 passing yards allowed per game 

191 rushing yards allowed 

Stat leaders:

QB Drew Lock has completed 47 of 88 passes (53.4 percent) for 730 yards, with six touchdowns. QB Marvin Zanders has completed four of five passes (80 percent) for 29 yards. 

RB Ish Witter has rushed 23 times for 93 yards, an average of 4 yards per carry, with one touchdown. RB Alex Ross has 20 carries for 72 yards, an average of 3.6 yards per carry. RB Damarea Crockett has 14 carries for 72 yards, an average of 5.1 per, and one touchdown.

WR J'Mon Moore has 10 receptions for 124 yards. WR Johnathon Johnson has six catches for 121 yards and one touchdown. WR Chris Black has six catches for 102 yards and one touchdown. WR Dimetrios Mason has six receptions for 58 yards. 

Georgia (2-0)

Game averages:

29.5 points per game 

423.5 offensive yards per game 

195.5 passing yards per game  

228 rushing yards per game

24 points allowed per game 

27.5 offensive yards allowed per game 

133.5 passing yards allowed per game  

142 rushing yards allowed per game  

Stat leaders:

QB Jacob Eason has completed 19 of 32 passes (59.4 percent) for 335 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception. QB Greyson Lambert has completed seven of 11 passes (63.6 percent) for 56 yards.

RB Nick Chubb has rushed 52 times for 302 yards, an average of 5.8 yards per carry, and three touchdowns. RB Brian Herrien has 15 carries for 106 yards, an average of 7.1 per carry, and one touchdown. 

WR Isaiah McKenzie has eight receptions for 183 yards and two touchdowns. WR Michael Chigbu has five catches for 47 yards. WR Terry Godwin has four receptions for 70 yards.

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