Plain and simple, this is the biggest game of the year for South Carolina.
The Gamecocks' waning SEC East title hopes will be all but a vague and complicated possibility with a loss to the Missouri Tigers.
Win—and keep winning—and let Missouri lose once more, and South Carolina is right there in the hunt.
Georgia and Florida also factor in, but there are too many possibilities to list here.
If Missouri wins Saturday, it would take a total collapse for the Tigers not to represent the East in the SEC title game.
Who: No. 21 South Carolina (5-2, 3-2 SEC) at No. 5 Missouri (7-0, 3-0 SEC)
When: 7 p.m. ET, Saturday, Oct. 26
Where: Memorial Stadium, Columbia, Mo.
Series History: Missouri leads 2-1
Unless otherwise indicated, rankings refer to BCS.