Kirk Herbstreit explains Georgia’s ‘biggest challenge’ against Missouri
Could Georgia really be entering into a trap game this weekend?
Even though Missouri is an undefeated team heading into Saturday, Kirk Herbstreit says the answer could be yes.
“You always worry about those early kicks on the road for a team,” Herbstreit said on the latest edition of his ESPN podcast — Herbstreit & Fitzsimmons. “I mean, it’s 11 a.m. local kick. That’s the biggest challenge for Georgia as much as anything is not to be flat. Make sure they respect Missouri and Missouri’s ability to score. I think Missouri is better this year.”
The ESPN College GameDay host went on to discuss how Missouri is a more talented team than the one that test Georgia in Athens last season. While the Bulldogs won that game 53-28, the Tigers put up more points in that game than Georgia surrendered the entire season until facing Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl Playoff game.
“They got a quarterback who’s going to be a first-round pick,” Herbstreit continued. “They’ve got wide receivers and running backs who are really talented. So, I’m looking forward at the very least just watching this Georgia defense … I’m just really impressed with Georgia overall.
“If Georgia shows up and they’re Georgia, everything’s fine. If they show up and they’re not quite dialed in, then you got to hold onto your hat against Drew Lock and the way he can throw it around.
“Georgia will go on the road and win the game. It may be closer though than the 14 that they’re suggesting.”
Georgia enters the game as a 14.5-point favorite. The game kickoffs from Columbia at Noon ET on ESPN.