COLUMBIA, Mo. - Georgia trails 10-9 at the half, in a game that at times has resembled old man football, and at times has looked like neither team wants to win.
Here are seven observations:
1. When your freshman kicker hits a 52-yard field goal, then misses an extra point, you kind of get the impression it's going to be this scattershot all season.
2. Aaron Murray was having one of the worst games of his career until the final drive of the half. He has missed on a lot of passes, sometimes not even close. His interception deep in his own territory set up Missouri's only score.
Murray finally joined the game after Missouri's go-ahead touchdown, hitting three different receivers on three passes to get down to the Missouri 2. (The third was to Tavarres King, who hadn't caught a pass yet.) Then Murray hit Marlon Brown for the 2-yard touchdown.
3. But overall, the Georgia offense is still maddeningly inconsistent, in play-calling and execution.
4. Missouri didn't have an answer for Jarvis Jones. The All-American was beating his man, or men, on pretty much every play, and preventing Missouri from getting in its offense - except late in the half. Georgia has to hope Missouri hasn't finally found its plan, because its secondary is playing like it's missing two starters. Which it is.
5. Cornelius Washington isn't playing so bad either. Georgia would have a lot of sacks right now if Franklin were less mobile.
6. Malcolm Mitchell has been playing pretty well at cornerback, and he's very lucky that his dunderhead decision to field that punt didn't cost the team any points. Mitchell fumbled, and arguably deserved to, but he and his defensive mates bailed out the decision.
7. Georgia gets the ball to start the second half. It has a chance to gain control of this game if it can play with some purpose on offense, as it did at the end of the half. The rest of the time, it has appeared out of sorts and unsure.