COLUMBIA , MO - SEPTEMBER 8: James Franklin #1 of the Missouri Tigers is stripped of the ball by Jarvis Jones #29 of the Georgia Bulldogs in the second quarter at Memorial Stadium on September 8, 2012 in Columbia, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Georgia Vs. Missouri: Jarvis Jones, Aaron Murray Lead Bulldogs Over Tigers 41-20

Georgia came up big in the second half as they defeat Missouri 41-20 to capture their first conference win of the season.

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Georgia Vs. Missouri: Kicker Marshall Morgan Up And Down At Missouri

Georgia Bulldogs freshman kicker Marshall Morgan spent Saturday's game against the Missouri Tigers impressive and head-scratching at the same time.

Morgan was first to get the Bulldogs on the board at Faurot Field with a 52-yard field goal in the second quarter to tie the game at 3-3. According to Jonathan Branch of Dog Bytes Online, it was the longest made field goal for a Georgia kicker in a road game since Blair Walsh hit a 53-yarder against the Oklahoma State Cowboys in 2009.

Right before halftime, Georgia scored on a five-play, 71-yard drive to get within one point at 10-9. Morgan then missed the extra point, pushing it wide right. It was the first missed extra-point attempt for a Georgia kicker since Walsh missed one against the Kentucky Wildcats in 2010.

At the time, it seemed like a big moment. Neither team had much success moving the ball, and one point could have been the difference in the game. But Georgia broke the game open in the second half and won 41-20.

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Georgia Vs. Missouri: OT Austin Long Eager To Contribute

Junior Georgia Bulldogs offensive tackle Austin Long is finally contributing on Saturdays after his first three years on campus cast serious doubts over his career.

Long could be the first offensive lineman off the bench Saturday night for Georgia against the Missouri Tigers. Right tackle Watts Dantzler did not make the trip to Columbia after suffering an ankle injury last week against Buffalo. Starting tackle John Theus is traveling, according to Travis Ragsdale of BulldawgIllustrated.com, but is banged up with a similar injury. It's unclear how much he'll play Saturday night.

Long is eager to finally get to this stage in his career. He was sidelined his entire freshman season in 2009 after two back surgeries, and he was relegated to the scout team in 2010 as a redshirt freshman. He appeared in two games last season.

March Richt has the following to say about Long, from Yousef Baig of Dog Bytes Online:

We want him to fight for playing time. We want him to fight for an opportunity to start. Let's say Theus gets in there and he guts it out for a while, but he can't go anymore, then who's going in? Whoever that is, whether it's Austin, you've got to prove you can do it. Sometimes that's how guys win jobs.

Scout.com rated Long the No. 5 offensive tackle in the Class of 2009.

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Georgia Vs. Missouri: Bulldogs Play At Faurot Field For First Time

The Georgia Bulldogs open their SEC schedule Saturday against the Missouri Tigers, Georgia's newly minted SEC Eastern Division foe. It's the first-ever SEC game for the Tigers, and as such, Faurot Field is expected to be rocking off its foundation Saturday.

But Macon Telegraph sports columnist Daniel Shirley doesn't think it will bother the Bulldogs.

Through the years, Mark Richt's program has played road games against LSU, Tennessee, Alabama, Auburn, South Carolina, etc. Those teams' stadiums are large and loud and can be pretty intimidating for road teams, especially at night. Missouri's stadium Saturday will have the added energy of the Tigers' first SEC game, but Georgia will be able to fall back on past road conference games to handle anything it encounters in this game.

Shirley also points to Georgia's experience at quarterback with junior Aaron Murray, which seems like a point more valid than general team experience. As a sophomore starter last season Murray was 4-0 in true road games, but the four games were against Ole Miss, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Georgia Tech.

When Murray started as a freshman in 2010, the Bulldogs were 1-4 in true road games. They beat Kentucky but lost to South Carolina, Mississippi State, Colorado and Auburn.

Overall, Georgia is 8-6 in true road games over the last three seasons. None of those appearances happened at either Alabama or LSU; so if Shirley's assertion that the program is experienced in those environments were to be accurate, it would apply to coaching staff only.

The Bulldogs kick off against Missouri at 7:45 p.m. ET Saturday on ESPN2.

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Georgia Vs. Missouri 2012: Game Time, TV Schedule, Spread And More

The Georgia Bulldogs will make a trip to Columbia, Mo., on Saturday to face the Missouri Tigers in the first-ever SEC conference game for the Tigers. Georgia enters the game ranked seventh in both the AP Top 25 poll and the USA Today coaches' poll. Missouri is not ranked in either, but should provide a tough test in front of what is sure to be a lively home crowd.

The Bulldogs opened the 2012 season with a 45-23 win over the Buffalo Bulls. In that game, freshman running back Todd Gurley rushed for 100 yards and two touchdowns on just eight carries. Gurley also stole the show on special teams, returning a kick 100 yards for a score.

Missouri got off to a nice start in Week 1 with a 62-10 trouncing of the Southeastern Louisiana Lions of the FCS. Mizzou's offense was led by senior running back Kendial Lawrence, who carried the ball 10 times for 121 yards and two touchdowns.

Game time, TV channel: 7:45 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Spread: Georgia favored by two points. Over/under set at 54 1/2.

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Georgia Football Injury Report: RB Ken Malcome Expects To Be Ready For Missouri

The Georgia Bulldogs updated the status of several injured players on Monday, including running back Ken Malcome, who anticipates being ready to go for the Missouri game, according to Seth Emerson. Malcome left last Saturday's game against Buffalo with a hand injury; he finished the day with six carries for 32 yards.

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Offensive lineman John Theus (ankle sprain) was not able to practice on Monday, while cornerback Malcolm Mitchell (ankle sprain) was limited. Reserve offensive lineman Watts Dantzler (ankle sprain) also missed practice, and both wide receiver Marlon Brown (hamstring strain) and running back Richard Samuel (hip contusion) were limited.

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Georgia Vs. Missouri: RB Todd Gurley Could Start On Saturday

Freshman Todd Gurley impressed in his Georgia debut, running for 100 yards and two scores on just eight carries. Starting running back Ken Malcome suffered a hand injury in the opener, which could mean that Gurley gets the start in the Bulldogs' second game. Mark Richt hasn't made a decision on that yet, though he said Sunday that Gurley will certainly figure into their offensive plans.

Richt wasn't ready to name his starting tailback, but it's clear Gurley has earned a prominent role.

"He'll definitely get the ball, that's for sure," Richt said.

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Gurley, who also had a 100-yard kick return for a TD, and fellow freshman Keith Marshall finished Saturday's win over Buffalo as the team's top two rushers.

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