Missouri opened the 2012 football season against FCS opponent Southeast Louisiana. The SEC's newest member had no trouble, winning 62-10. However, these sentences buried at the end of a Columbia Tribune article on the game may be of some interest to Georgia fans.
Regardless, the Tigers have their own attrition issues, most notably an offensive line that his been decimated by injuries. The line paved the way for 261 yards rushing yards, including a 76-yard TD by Kendial Lawrence, but couldn't stop the Lions from harassing James Franklin in the passing game. Georgia and its vaunted defense will baptize that group.
No matter how thin the offensive line, Missouri will be ready for the Dawgs:
Will the Tigers be ready to flex their new SEC muscles immediately?
This team is looking forward to sending a rather emphatic message to the rest of this powerhouse league that Faurot Field will be no easy destination on the SEC road.
"'Looking forward to it' doesn't do it justice," said wild-haired guard Max Copeland. "Tonight, we're not going out and (celebrate). Tonight we're staying in, we're watching film tonight."
So here we go. One blood donor down, a whole bunch of SEC heavyweights to go.
"It's about to get weird," Copeland said. "We're ready to rock and roll. Georgia is a great team. They're a great team and we respect them and it's no time to get complacent."
[St. Louis Post-Dispatch]