Missouri Tigers vs. South Carolina Gamecocks: Start Time, Live Stream, TV Info and More


The Missouri Tigers and South Carolina Gamecocks face off on Saturday morning at Faurot Field, continuing what has become one of the Tigers’ best rivalries since they entered the SEC in 2012. Mizzou beat South Carolina for the first time as a member of the Southeastern Conference last season, defeating the Gamecocks 21-20 in a thrilling fourth-quarter comeback victory that featured three rushing touchdowns from running back Russell Hansbrough. The outlook may not be as good for Mizzou this season, as they suffered a draining 21-13 loss to the perennial SEC bottom-dwellers, the Kentucky Wildcats, last week. That ruined the Tigers’ perfect record, but they’ll be looking to maintain a sense of respectability and a realistic chance at a trip to the SEC Championship Game by bouncing back against the Gamecocks.

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That could be a tall task for the Tigers, however, considering the awful circumstances that have been thrown upon them. Quarterback Maty Mauk has been suspended indefinitely by the team for a rules violation, which means that true freshman quarterback Drew Lock will be forced to make his first collegiate start in the midst of heated SEC action. It’s arguable that Lock deserved the starting job anyway, as his 60 percent completion rate and 15 yards per completion were preferable on the stat sheet to Mauk’s 51.8 completion percentage and 11.5 yards per completion, albeit with Lock having seen much less action. With that said, the replacement of Mauk with Lock will likely mean that the run game will be less effective without the exceptionally mobile Mauk at the helm.

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The Tigers may also be without (or at least experience lessened production from) their top player, linebacker Kentrell Brothers, who is rebounding from an ankle injury suffered last week at Kentucky. They’ll also be without starting right tackle Nate Crawford, tight end Sean Culkin, and wide receiver DeSean Blair, all of whom are usually key contributors to the offense. That will make the task extra tough for Lock, whose handoff options are also minimized with virtually every running back on the Tigers’ roster banged up in some way or another.

Where: Memorial Stadium/Faurot Field, Columbia, MO

When: 11:00 AM CT, October 3, 2015

TV Broadcast: SEC Network

Live Stream: ESPN3.com, Watch ESPN App

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