ATHENS, Ga. — Georgia didn't settle with beating Missouri on Saturday -- to coin an phrase of Bulldogs radio legend Larry Munson, they "stomped 'em with a hob-nailed boot!"
Quarterback Jake Fromm tossed two touchdown passes to George Pickens in the game, which moved Georgia closer to a berth in the SEC Championship.
The Bulldog defense completely dominated the Tigers' offense, which was missing two of their biggest playmakers due to injury -- quarterback Kelly Bryant and receiver Johnathon Johnson.
Saturday night's 27-0 shutout of Mizzou positioned the No. 6 Bulldogs to move up in the College Football Playoff Standing when they are released on Tuesday.
While top-ranked Ohio State crushed Maryland 73-14, second-ranked LSU knocked off No. 3 Alabama, 46-44 in a game which was watched by many fans across the nation, including President Donald Trump, who made the trip to Tuscaloosa.
No. 4 ranked Penn State was shocked by 17th-ranked Minnesota, 31-26, while fifth-ranked Clemson polished off NC State to remain unbeaten.
So, the Bulldog faithful are expecting Georgia to rise in the rankings on Tuesday. The big question - can they make it into the coveted Top Four, which would give the a shot at a National Championship Playoff berth?
Time will tell. Meanwhile, here's what the national sporting media are saying about Georgia's victory last night:
- College football power rankings after Week 11: #5 Georgia (8-1) - Mark Schlaback, ESPN
- CFP Projections: Oklahoma up, Alabama out - Jerry Palm, CBS Sports
- Does Georgia's future schedule hint that playoff expansion is coming? - Dan Wetzel, Yahoo Sports
- Mizzou defense digs in to keep loss at Georgia respectable - Christina Long, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
- Missouri's defense impresses in loss to Georgia. The offense? Not so much. - Liam Quinn, Columbia Missourian
- Missouri falls 27-0 to No. 6 Georgia for third straight loss - Emily Leiker, The Missouri Maneater
Next week, the Bulldogs head down to Auburn and the annual showdown with the Tigers.
A victory there will likely give Georgia the SEC East crown and a ticket to the SEC Championship Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Saturday, December 9 -- most likely against LSU, who are currently ranked number one in the nation.
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