Missouri rebounded after allowing 572 passing yards to Purdue, keeping Georgia without an offensive touchdown in the first half.
Missouri had three turnovers and shot itself in the foot with multiple errors on offense.
Missouri’s defense didn’t allow an offensive touchdown until the second half of play Saturday.
The Tigers suffered their first defeat of 2018 despite not allowing an offensive touchdown until the second half.
Missouri kicks off against No. 2 Georgia at 11 a.m. Saturday from Memorial Stadium in Columbia.
Just under a third of Missouri’s offensive yardage against Purdue was produced by the two freshmen.
After two straight dominating displays against smaller opponents, the secondary failed its first test against a power five opponent.
The Tigers' lackluster pass coverage against Purdue remains their biggest question mark entering a strenuous conference slate.
Missouri allowed 37 points to a Purdue pass offense and backup quarterback that had barely been utilized the first two weeks of the season.
Not even the ever-efficient Tiger offense was without minute vulnerabilities in a wild 40-37 win.
Missouri took the game’s final 3:28 on a drive that ended with a walk-off field goal by Tucker McCann.
Tucker McCann knocked in a 25-yard field goal as time expired to boost Missouri after the Tigers lost multiple double-digit leads.
Missouri football travels to West Lafayette, In. to take on an 0-2 Purdue team on its turf.
After a slow start, running backs Damarea Crockett and Larry Rountree are looking to give Mizzou a more consistent rushing attack.
A 97-yard drive deep in the first half against Wyoming sped things up for the Tigers and allowed them to ease back into their deliberate, pro-style offense the rest of the way.
Lock leads the way and defense pulls together for all-around high marks.
Drew Lock totaled 441 all-purpose yards and five all-purpose touchdowns to lead Missouri to a second-straight win.
The Cowboys allowed the ninth-fewest points per game of any FBS program in 2017, a better mark than Auburn, LSU or Ohio State.
Memories of the 43 points allowed to Missouri State behind them, the Tigers started strong in their outing against Tennessee-Martin, though room for improvement remains.
The Tiger offense finished Saturday’s game with 558 total yards from scrimmage.