South Carolina Gamecocks: Two Takeaways From the Win Over Missouri

The South Carolina Gamecocks defeated the Missouri Tigers, 37-35. Carolina is now 3-2, 2-2 in the SEC. Parker White hit a 33-yard field goal with two seconds left, lifting the Gamecocks to a victory. It was his third field goal of the game.

For Missouri, Drew Lock was 17-36 for 204 yards and two interceptions. One of the picks got returned for a TD by Carolina LB Sherrod Greene.

The South Carolina Gamecocks will be home again next weekend. USC will host the Texas A&M. The game will be at 2:30 pm on SEC Network.



In his first career start, the 5th-year senior played excellently. Michael Scarnecchia finished with 249 yards, three TDs, and most importantly zero interceptions. The game didn’t seem too fast for him. Scarnecchia got the football into the hands of his playmakers. Deebo Samuel caught four for 88 yards and a TD. Bryan Edwards had seven receptions for 73 yards and two touchdowns.

I can hear South Carolina Gamecocks fans everywhere now clamoring for Scarnecchia to start. I get the sentiment, but if Jake Bentley is healthy, he is going to start. Bentley could have played today in an emergency.

While I was impressed with his play, Missouri isn’t exactly fielding the ’85 Bears defense. So, simmer down Gamecock Nation and enjoy this win.



Sometime in the third quarter, the skies opened up. The rain came down so hard that it was difficult to even see on the television. The Gamecocks handled the downpour, while Missouri wilted. Anyone who has seen Caddyshack, the monsoon looked like that.

With two minutes left in the fourth quarter and Missouri driving, the game stopped for nearly 90 minutes. After the delay, Missouri kicker Tucker McCann drilled a 57-yard field goal. Fortunately for the Gamecocks, the lead didn’t hold.

What did you think of the South Carolina Gamecocks win over Missouri? Let us know in the comments!

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