Oct 26, 2013; Columbia, MO, USA; Missouri Tigers head coach Gary Pinkel watches from the sidelines during the second half against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Faurot Field. South Carolina won 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Postgame: Missouri Falls To South Carolina, Still Lead SEC East


Score: South Carolina 27, Missouri 24 – Overtime

It was over when: Well… we know when.

Player of the Game: Michael Sam




1. The Future

Nothing is going to make Saturday’s loss better. Absolutely nothing.

However, Missouri still leads the SEC East by one game and control their own destiny. Tennessee and Texas A&M at home, Kentucky and Ole Miss on the road. Win them all and no matter what Missouri is in the SEC title game.

2.Running Game

Henry Josey and Marcus Murphy combined for 132 rushing yards on 27 carries. The ground attack is still very strong and will be key in getting Mizzou back on track.

3. Defense

The first three quarters anyway. And I’m not sure how much the fourth quarter wasn’t about what they were asked to do as opposed to what they did.




1. Fourth Quarter

Yeah. …

2. Adjustments

The inability to adjust to what South Carolina was doing on offense when Connor Shaw entered the game and to SC’s adjustment against Missouri’s passing attack doomed the Tigers. Make an adjustment on either side of the ball and Missouri wins. Field goals be damned.

3. Maty Mauk

The “legend” talk was too much, too soon for Mauk. Not that he may not one day deserve it, but the expectations for what a red-shirt freshman can accomplish has been skewed by the success of Johnny Manziel and Jameis Winston. The hope now is that the experience of this game doesn’t ruin what is a bright future for Mauk.


Missouri will host Tennessee next Saturday night.


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