In 2013, the South Carolina Gamecocks defeated the Missouri Tigers and had to wait and see if Mizzou would drop another game, which would ultimately send them to Atlanta. Unfortunately for the Gamecocks, the Tigers would continue their winning ways, eventually winning the SEC East.
In 2014, the same fate seems to be in the future for the Georgia Bulldogs.
Mizzou had what was arguably their best performance in weeks, as they continue their winning ways on the road. Borrowing the moniker of one of professional wrestling's greatest tag teams, the Missouri Tigers look like Road Warriors after their 29-21 victory in front of a packed house at Neyland Stadium. The victory is the ninth road win in a row for Gary Pinkel's football team, as they have not lost since the 2012 season finale in College Station, Texas to Johnny Manziel and the Texas A&M Aggies.
Perhaps the most impressive note to come out of this game was the performance of quarterback Maty Mauk. Since the calendar turned to November, Mauk has been playing terrifically, and he compiled yet another good outing on Saturday night. With a yards per attempt of 9.2, Mauk threw 230 yards with two touchdown throws: one to Jimmie Hunt, and another to Bud Sasser.
The combo of Sasser and Hunt combined for 182 yards on the afternoon, with the latter rocking a staggering 35.3 yards per catch.
The ground game was solid enough for the Tigers, as Marcus Murphy led the way with 74 yards rushing on 18 carries. Russell Hansbrough, meanwhile, complemented Murphy with 68 yards rushing on 15 carries. Murphy added two touchdowns of his own on the run.
The Mizzou defense was stellar again, racking up six sacks on the evening. Josh August and Lucas Vincent each had solo sacks, while Shane Ray and Harold Brantley had .5 sacks, along with Michael Scherer and Ian Simon.