First quarter: Sheldon is a beast and the offense is not

First quarter: Sheldon is a beast and the offense is not

Credit: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

The Missouri Tigers take to the field for a game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri on September 8, 2012. This game marks the first for Missouri as a member of the SEC Conference.

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by JJ Bailey / Missouri Football App

KMOV.com

Posted on September 22, 2012 at 3:23 PM

(Missouri Football App) -- Things looked rough when Marcus Lattimore ripped a 20 yard run on the first play of the game, but the Tiger defense has shown yet again that they are more than capable of playing in the SEC.

Sheldon Richardson has led Missouri on the defensive side with key tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble. 

Unfortunately, the Tiger offense is entirely hapless yet again. With a combination of a bad line, odd play calling and Franklin's indecisiveness, the Tigers are starting to cultivate an air of ineptitude. For the first time in years, Missouri is being made by their defense.

Even after a prolonged drive that wore Mizzou down, the Tigers held strong on the goal line and turned the Gamecocks back.

If the offense doesn't show some life, Missouri's defense is going to need oxygen tanks by the end of the half. We need a long drive or this is going to be a long game for the defense and the fans. Franklin and Yost have to do better.

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