4. South Carolina 37, Missouri 35
Like a little lightning and rain could stop this from being a phenomenal game.
Missouri had the ball down two in the final few minutes, but the game was delayed with lightning in the area. When the two teams came back, the real fun began.
Missouri’s Tucker McCann gave the Tigers the lead with a 57-yard bomb of a field goal, and then it was up to the backup quarterback.
With Jake Bentley out for South Carolina, it was Michael Scarnecchia’s game to take over. He came through with a 249-yard, three touchdown performance, finishing it off by setting up a 33-yard Parker White field goal for the win.
To get there, the Gamecocks had to fight back from down nine, got a pick six late in the third quarter, and had to survive the fourth quarter field goal fest.
The Gamecock running game didn’t show up, but Missouri’s did. Damage Crockett ran for 154 yards and a touchdown.
Mizzou’s superstar pro prospect quarterback didn’t show up, but Scarnecchia did. Drew Lock hit fewer than half of his passes for 204 yards and no touchdowns with two picks, but he and the Tigers did their part to almost pull off the big road win over a good team.
That’s been missing over the last few years. And who’s next? Alabama. On the road. Uh oh.
South Carolina might be limited, and it might have struggled defensively down the stretch, but it’s 3-2, and with Texas A&M up next, it was the home win it had to have.