J'Mon Moore's fumble late in the game was the crushing blow in Mizzou's 28-27 SEC opening loss to Georgia at Faurot Field on Saturday night. Georgia quarterback Jacob Eason threw a 20-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah McKenzie on fourth down with 1:31 seconds to play to give No. 16 Georgia a 28-27 lead. Eason making his first collegiate start, completing 29 of 55 passes for 308 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. McKenzie caught 10 passes for 122 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead score. He also carried the ball twice for 19 yards, with a 6-yard touchdown run near the end of the first quarter.
The Tigers (1-2) turned the ball over five times, including four in the second half. Missouri's Drew Lock was 23 of 38 for 376 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. J'Mon Moore had eight catches for 196 yards and two touchdowns, including a 79-yard score that gave the Tigers a 20-14 lead midway through the second quarter.
The Bulldogs (3-0) were 0-2 on field goal attempts. William Ham missed two field goals wide left, both of which were set up by Lock's interceptions.
Missouri hosts Delaware State (0-2) next Saturday, September 24, 2016 in the first meeting between the schools.