South Carolina vs Missouri prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, November 13
South Carolina vs Missouri How To Watch
Date: Saturday, November 13
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Columbia, MO
How To Watch: SEC Network
Record: South Carolina (5-4), Missouri (4-5)
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Why South Carolina Will Win
So what did South Carolina do that was so right against Florida in the stunning 40-17 win?
Hey, running game, welcome to the 2021 season.
The Gamecocks had the talent in the backfield from the start, but it hasn’t been able to get going on a regular basis without more than 153 rushing yards against any FBS team.
Kevin Harris looked like his 2020 self with 128 yards against the Gators, ZaQuandre White took off for 111 yards, and the O went for close to 300 yards in a dominant performance.
The Florida defensive front is a brick wall compared to Missouri’s line.
It’s a bit of an upset that Georgia only ran for 168 yards in its 43-6 win over Mizzou last week, but South Carolina isn’t going to get away from what it wants to do. Run, run, run some more against the nation’s second-worst defense.
Why Missouri Will Win
That South Carolina offensive performance against Florida wasn’t normal.
The attack really didn’t run all that well all year, there are too many turnovers, and there’s a massive problem on third downs.
No, Missouri’s defense can’t hold up against anything, but the offense can move the chains a bit – at least when it’s not going against Georgia – and the D can force a few takeaways.
The South Carolina run defense has had its issues at times – Tennessee, Texas A&M, and Kentucky all ran without a problem – and this week it has to deal with Tyler Badie. He wasn’t used much against Georgia, but he ran for over 200 yards in two of the three games before that and he should be ready to roll after running just nine times against the Bulldogs. It’ll be up to him to take over the game because …
What’s Going To Happen
Missouri QB Connor Bazelak is still banged up. He missed the Georgia game, but he practiced this week and might have a shot at playing – don’t count on him quite yet. Even so, Missouri should be able to run well and keep the offense moving.
It won’t be enough.
South Carolina will keep the mojo going from the Florida win by running on the porous Tiger D on the way to a sixth win and bowl eligibility.
South Carolina vs Missouri Prediction, Lines
South Carolina 34, Missouri 30
Line: South Carolina -1, o/u: 55
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2.5
Must See Rating: 3
5: House of Gucci