Drew Lock hasn’t had much luck against the Bulldogs but thinks Missouri can make waves in the East this season. 

Mizzou QB Drew Lock reflects on his first UGA game

Drew Lock has fond memories of his time in Athens. That is where he got his first road start as Missouri’s quarterback, and he remembers it quite well.

“The Floyd guy that plays for the Bears was coming off the edge screaming at me,” he recalled, referring to former Georgia linebacker and first-round draft pick Leonard Floyd. 

The game itself wasn’t exactly noteworthy. The teams exchanged field goals until the clock expired with Georgia winning 9-6, but the next season brought a much closer matchup. The Bulldogs held on to win 28-27 in 2016, then trounced the Tigers 53-28 last season. 

UGA and Mizzou will meet again in Week 4, and Lock said the Tigers have “a semi-decent chip on (their) shoulders” while playing the reigning conference champions. 

Missouri also will bring a new offense to the matchup, courtesy of offensive coordinator Derek Dooley. The name may ring a few bells for UGA fans, as Derek is the son of former Georgia head coach and athletic director Vince Dooley. He joined the Tigers in January and will be watching his father’s team from the opposite sideline come September. 

Under Dooley’s direction, Lock is confident the offense can put more points on the board and make a move in the East. 

Georgia linebacker D'Andre Walker recorded 40 tackles in 2017, tied for seventh on the team, but ranked second in tackles for loss (13.5) and in sacks (5.5). Defensive back J.R. Reed recorded 79 tackles in 2017, second on the team behind Roquan Smith, who left for the NFL. Reed also recorded five tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and two interceptions. Cornerback Deandre Baker ranks second among 2018 returning players in tackles and interceptions in 2017. Linebacker Monty Rice recorded 22 tackles as a freshman

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