Georgia does have one of the elite quarterbacks in the nation in Aaron Murray, and it's going to need him to make some plays in the passing game Saturday.
But if the Bulldogs are going to win this game, they are going to have to run the football.
The Tigers spread the field and have the capability to score quickly. Georgia does not want to get into an offensive shootout with Missouri, as the Tigers will most likely outlast the Bulldogs in a high-scoring game.
Dealing with suspensions and injuries, the Bulldogs are not nearly as deep on defense as they would like to be. Georgia is going to need to pound the football and sustain long drives to keep its defense off the field and fresh in the fourth quarter.
Fortunately for Georgia, after the performances of freshmen Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall last week, the Dawgs rushing attack looks to be formidable.
According to Seth Emerson of The Telegraph, Week 1 starter Ken Malcome is probable for this game after sustaining a hand injury last week. He will get a fair share of carries, and all three backs should stay fresh throughout the game.