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Georgia Vs. Missouri 2012: Final Score And Game Recap

Georgia used a strong second half to capture a key SEC win 41-20 over Missouri in the Tigers first game as a member of the conference. After struggling throughout most of the first half, the Bulldogs finished strong outscoring Missouri 32-10 in the second half.

Aaron Murray's 11-yard touchdown to Marlon Brown late in the third quarter gave the Bulldogs their first lead of the game at 24-20. A key interception by Jarvis Jones set up a one-yard touchdown run by Todd Gurley to finish off the Tigers. Ken Malcome added a six-yard touchdown run for good measure after Jones forced another fumble on a sack of Missouri quarterback James Franklin.

After a very slow start to the game, Aaron Murray finished 22 of 35 for 242 yards, three touchdowns and one interception. Gurley led the way on the ground with 68 yards on 11 carries most of which came on a 44-yard run in the second half. Marlon Brown enjoyed a career night for the Bulldogs catching nine passes for 124 yards and two scores.

James Franklin completed 25 of 41 for 269 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. Marcus Murphy rushed for 43 yards on six carries and Marcus Lee caught six passes for 88 yards and a touchdown.

Georgia's defense bounced back significantly against Missouri after a subpar opening week against Buffalo. The Bulldogs limited the Tigers to 102 yards rushing on 39 carries which averages out to 2.6 yards per carry. Georgia also forced three turnovers two of which came late that helped turn a seven point lead into a 21-point advantage.

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