South Carolina vs. Missouri: Live Score and Highlights
South Carolina 27, Missouri 24—FINAL / 2OT
The No. 8 Missouri Tigers hosted South Carolina as the Tigers were looking to start 8-0 for the first time since 1960, not to mention grab a strangle-hold on the SEC's East Division with a win against Jadeveon Clowney and the No. 21 Gamecocks.
But it wasn't to be.
After heading into the fourth quarter down 17-0, South Carolina comes roaring back to force overtime, and an errant field goal attempt smacks the left upright and falls to the side for Missouri, giving the Gamecocks their first-ever OT win in program history (now 1-2 all-time).
Missouri still controls its own destiny in the SEC, but the margin for error just got a lot smaller. Behind the Tigers are three teams in the SEC with two losses, and any further loss by Mizzou would put the tie breaker in the hands of the BCS—never something the perceived "little guy" wants.
A few final thoughts and 10 things we learned about South Carolina in today's win...
That's going to wrap it up for our live blog of South Carolina at Missouri.
A thrilling overtime comeback with the Gamecocks emerging victorious, 27-24 thanks to a missed field goal by Missouri in the second overtime. Stay tuned to Bleacher Report for complete wrap up of this game, and all the other goings on around the college football world.
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The player of the game today has to be Connor Shaw. No question about it.
Shaw was 20-of-29 for 201 and 3 touchdowns. He also brought an attitude of confidence to the South Carolina offense that had been missing all game.
For Missouri, the defensive front shouldn't be blamed for this loss. The front seven for the Tigers are the real deal, but there just wasn't enough magic left in the hopper this week to pull out another victory over a ranked opponent.
Missouri QB Maty Mauk (10-of-25 for 249, 1 TD, 1 INT) was certainly a solid performer, but he (and the rest of the offense) just couldn't seem to stem the tide of the South Carolina onslaught late in the game.
The dream season comes off the rails...
For Missouri, the dream season is over.
But there's still hope for a trip to the BCS. Missouri still controls its own destiny. It's simple: win out, and the Tigers win the SEC East title. Every other team in the division has at least two losses, meaning even another loss wouldn't eliminate the Tigers (but BCS rankings would then decide who wins the division).
Let's just put it this way: Missouri fans would rather not have that happen.
Connor Shaw 20-of-29 for 201 and 3 TDs in about 20 minutes of work.— Josh Kendall (@JoshatTheState) October 27, 2013
Connor Shaw was clearly the difference maker in this one. Before his return, South Carolina looked sluggish. After he returned, the Gamecocks had a spark they had been missing all evening.
The Gamecocks forced overtime, and then this...
What a heart-breaker for Missouri!
After heading into the fourth quarter down 17-0, South Carolina comes roaring back to force overtime, and an errant field-goal attempt smacks the left upright and falls to the side for Missouri, giving the Gamecocks their first-ever OT win in program history (now 1-2 all-time).
Here are the final stats, via NCAA.com...
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
South Carolina 27
Stay tuned for final stats, analysis and wrap up.
The field-goal attempt kills the upright and falls wide left.
South Carolina wins, scoring all of its points in the fourth quarter and overtime.
Missouri's field-goal attempt is NO GOOD!
4th-and-goal for Missouri.
Marcus Murphy runs right at Jadeveon Clowney and gets 16 yards.
A touchdown for Missouri wins it...
South Carolina field-goal attempt IS GOOD!
South Carolina is forced to attempt a long field goal...
South Carolina not having quite the quick start to this overtime.
Third down for the Gamecocks, as Mike Davis is down on the turf after getting his knee completely twisted.
Ow ow ow.
Wow TD for South Carolina on 4th down. Shaw is one tough customer.— LD White (@LDWhite36) October 27, 2013
Just when you thought Mizzou's defense could pull this one out, Connor Shaw does what Connor Shaw does.
We're tied at 24, heading to OT number two!
TOUCHDOWN, South Carolina!
4th-and-15 and Shaw finds, who else, Ellington!
Fourth-and-goal from the 15.
Here's the ballgame...
Third-and-goal from the 15 for South Carolina.
Missouri's defense stepping up big here in overtime...
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