Through 3 Quarters

The Missouri Tigers are flexing their muscles against the South Carolina Gamecocks, showing why they were favored to win all along. After three quarters it's looking more and more like Mizzou's high-powered offense is just too much for USC as the Tigers lead 17-3.

No one has had a standout game offensively for Mizzou, but they have gotten scores from RB Larry Rountree III and WR Tauskie Dove. The squad has gotten extra help from defensive menace LB Nick Bolton and his ten tackles.

USC has been relying on RB Kevin Harris, who has picked up 58 yards on the ground on 16 carries, and QB Luke Doty, who has picked up 38 yards on the ground.

Mizzou's lead is tied with the biggest they have had this season going into the fourth quarter.

Who's Playing

Missouri @ South Carolina

Current Records: Missouri 2-3; South Carolina 2-5

What to Know

The Missouri Tigers have had a week off and are no doubt ready to get back on the field. The Tigers and the South Carolina Gamecocks will face off in an SEC battle at 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium. Both teams took a loss in their last game, so they'll have plenty of motivation to get the 'W.'

Mizzou was expected to have a tough go of it three weeks ago, and, well, they did. They suffered a grim 41-17 defeat to the Florida Gators. Mizzou was down 34-7 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. QB Connor Bazelak had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: besides failing to produce a single touchdown, he fumbled the ball once with only 5.2 yards per passing attempt.

Meanwhile, USC received a tough blow last week as they fell 59-42 to the Ole Miss Rebels. USC might have lost, but man -- RB Kevin Harris was a total machine. He rushed for five TDs and 243 yards on 25 carries. Harris' performance made up for a slower contest against the Texas A&M Aggies two weeks ago. Not surprisingly, Harris' sharp performance set his single-game rushing touchdown high for the season.

Mizzou is the favorite in this one, with an expected 6-point margin of victory. Those burned by picking them against the spread three weeks ago might want to keep in mind that the squad has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.

The Tigers had enough points to win and then some against the Gamecocks when the two teams previously met in September of last year, taking their matchup 34-14. Will Mizzou repeat their success, or does USC have a better game plan this time around? We'll find out soon enough.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Where: Williams-Brice Stadium -- Columbia, South Carolina
  • TV: SEC Network
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $32.96

Odds

The Tigers are a solid 6-point favorite against the Gamecocks, according to the latest college football odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Tigers as a 5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

South Carolina have won three out of their last five games against Missouri.

  • Sep 21, 2019 - Missouri 34 vs. South Carolina 14
  • Oct 06, 2018 - South Carolina 37 vs. Missouri 35
  • Sep 09, 2017 - South Carolina 31 vs. Missouri 13
  • Nov 05, 2016 - South Carolina 31 vs. Missouri 21
  • Oct 03, 2015 - Missouri 24 vs. South Carolina 10