(5) Missouri Inching Closer To SEC East Title; Hosts (21) South Carolina Saturday Night

The undefeated Missouri Tigers will take on SEC East rival South Carolina Saturday, as the Tiger look to keep their SEC and national championship hopes alive. This will be a 7 pm ET kickoff on Saturday night, with coverage on ESPN2.

S. Carolina vs. Mizzou
  • When:

Sat., Oct. 26th, 2013 @ 7:00pm ET

  • Where:

Faurot Field, Columbia, MO

  • Who’s Favored?

Mizzou by 3 ~ 45.5 o/u @ BetOnline

  • More Info:

South Carolina / Missouri

Missouri is the last unbeaten team in the SEC East, and one of two total in the SEC along with Alabama. The Tigers are the surprise team of the country alongside the Baylor Bears out of the Big 12. Missouri has not been without breaks, which includes catching both Georgia and Florida at the right time with the two teams being absolutely decimated by injuries. But you can’t blame the Tigers for that, they just play the games. Plus they lost quarterback James Franklin to a separated shoulder.

Back up quarterback Maty Mauk has stepped in and done very well in Franklin’s absence. The latest was a 36-17 win over Florida at home,which gives the Missouri a two-game lead in the East. A win over South Carolina would all but clinch the East division for the Tigers this season.

As for the Gamecocks, it was a loss on Rocky Top this past Saturday, with a last-second Tennessee field goal ending the hopes of a national championship, and closing the door further on an SEC East title. A win over Missouri though would open things back up in the SEC East big time, especially for South Carolina.

The Gamecocks will be without quarterback Connor Shaw, but in his place Dylan Thompson has shown to be more than adequate at replacing Shaw.

This game is being played in Columbia….Missouri. The Tigers will have the home-field behind them which is big.

South Carolina Gamecocks @ Missouri Tigers – Matchup Info + Stats

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