COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Georgia coach Kirby Smart learned plenty in his days as an assistant under Alabama's Nick Saban.
Among those lessons was a tendency to nitpick victories. After the second-ranked Bulldogs beat Missouri 43-29, Smart bemoaned his defense's inability to stop the run and some costly mistakes that turned a potential blowout into the closest game of the season.
He was finally asked if it said something about Georgia that the team could play a little sloppy and still win by two touchdowns.