HOOVER, Ala. — Missouri quarterback Drew Lock still can’t shake last season’s loss to Georgia, when the Bulldogs’ Jacob Eason hit Isaiah McKenzie with the winning TD pass with 1:29 left for a 28-27 victory.
“The Georgia loss is definitely upsetting,” Lock said Wednesday at SEC Media Days. “Because when you throw for 330 yards in one half, you definitely want to come out and possibly do the same thing. I came out and kind of laid an egg. I’ve learned from that, I definitely have. I’ve watched that game multiple times.”
Lock threw for 332 yards and two touchdowns in the first half. But he threw for only 54 more yards and one touchdown.
After Eason’s TD toss to McKenzie — which came on a fourth-and-10 from Mizzou’s 20 — Missouri got the ball at its 30 with 1:21 left. But on first down, Lock completed a pass to Tigers wide receiver J’Mon Moore, who had the ball stripped by Georgia defensive back Juwuan Briscoe at midfield.
Moore also said the loss still stings.
“That’s probably going to stay with me for the rest of my life,” Moore said. “… In the moment that competitive players want, I felt like I lost it. I fumbled it.”
Moore finished with eight catches for 196 yards and two touchdowns.
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