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.