Tigers have an opportunity to make a statement against Georgia

Tigers have an opportunity to make a statement against Georgia

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by Brian Feldman, Missouri Football App

KMOV.com

Posted on September 5, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 5 at 11:09 AM

(Missouri Football App) -- This is a huge opportunity for Mizzou to show it will not be run over in the SEC. The offensive line play for MU will be a key factor against Georgia. The status of starting RG Jack Meiners is questionable. If he does not play, MU will be without 4 of the 10 OL from the Spring 2-deep chart. Depth is certainly is an issue against the first SEC Defense that they will face. Is the line up for the task? We will find out.

Also... in fall camp, the Tigers had multiple injuries to starters. The good thing about week 1 against Southeastern Louisiana is that no one got injured except for MLB Will Ebner. He got a neck stinger last year and is questionable for this week. However, he stated that he will be playing. The defense will need to play big against Georgia's offense led by QB Aaron Murray.

Offensively, a lot hinges on whether 2 of Georgia's starters will be playing. That defense was 5th best in the nation last year but did give up 23 points last week. That was partially due to the fact 4 starters from last year were suspended for the game. 2 of them, starting safety Bacarri Rambo and linebacker Alec Ogletree, may be back for this game. Coach Richt hasn't decided yet.

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