SEC East Battle in Columbia, Missouri

 

The South Carolina Gamecocks will travel to Columbia to challenge the undefeated SEC-East leading Missouri Tigers on Saturday.

South Carolina is coming off a 23-21 loss in Knoxville, TN to the Volunteers, while  Missouri routed the Florida Gators at home 36-17. This game has division implications and expect a great game from both teams on Saturday.

Gamecocks quarterback Connor Shaw was injured in the Volunteers game and expect junior Dylan Thompson to get the start against Missouri. Freshman Maty Mauk took over for injured Tigers’ quarterback James franklin against Georgia and won his first start last week. However, this week could be a difficult game for the freshman.

Key Stats:

-USC back to back road games (Tennessee and Missouri).

-USC is averaging 247.3 passing yards per game (54th in the nation).

-USC is averaging 224.6 rushing yards per game (19th in the nation).

-USC is 50th in the nation in scoring offense with averaging 32.6 points per game.

-USC offensive line giving up 14 sacks in 7 games (2 sacks per game).

-USC defense is allowing 22.7 points per game.

-USC is a -2 in turnover margin on the year.

-Mizzou is averaging 44.3 points per game (8th in the nation).

-Mizzou is averaging 279 passing yards per game.

-Mizzou is averaging 234.4 rushing yards per game 15th in the nation.

-Mizzou has to big play wide receivers in L’Damian Washington and Dorial Green-Beckham.

-Mizzou is surrendering 22.1 points per game in scoring defense.

-Mizzou is a +10 in turnover margin on the year.

-Mizzou has 23 sacks through 7 games this season.

-Mizzou is allowing 116. 5 rushing yards per game.

-Mizzou is allowing 264.4 passing yards per game.

Check back for the prediction on Thursday!!!

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