No. 9 Georgia at Missouri


Published: Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 7:10 p.m.

Gatorsports.com counts down the top 25 games in the SEC for the 2012 season.

No. 9 GEORGIA AT MISSOURI

When: Sept. 8

Where: Memorial Stadium, Columbia, Mo.

Why it's No. 9: This will be Missouri's first game in the SEC, and it's a crucial early test for the Bulldogs, and one of UGA's toughest games on a schedule that is not all that formidable. With all the build-up to this game in Columbia, the Bulldogs should find themselves in a championship type atmosphere, and this could be one of the more interesting SEC matchups this season. The game will feature two of the league's best quarterbacks — Georgia's Aaron Murray and Missouri's James Franklin.

Series history: This will be only the second time the Bulldogs and Tigers have met. The last time was in 1960, in Miami, with Georgia shutting out Missouri 14-0.

Rivalry on a scale of 1-100: 10. With almost zero history, this isn't anything close to a rivalry at the moment. But give it some time. With Missouri being aligned in the same division, this game could grow into a pretty good rivalry over the coming years.

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