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Game 5: South Carolina 37, Mizzou 35
October 6 | Columbia, S.C.
Mizzou Football dropped a heartbreaker at South Carolina, 37-35
at Williams-Brice Stadium. Mizzou rushed for a season-high 286
yards and held a 35-34 lead in the fourth quarter before Carolina’s
Parker White hit a 33-yard field goal with 0:02 remaining for the win.
Mizzou rushed for a season-high 286 yards. Junior RB Damarea Crockett
led the way with his seventh career 100-yard game as he finished with
154 rushing yards and one touchdown on 20 carries.
Mizzou’s defense posted a season-high 10.0 tackles for loss, its most
since posting 11.0 in the Texas Bowl vs. Texas to close the 2017 season.
The game featured two separate weather delays late in the fourth quarter
as Mizzou was attempting a game-winning drive with less than three
Just as it looked like South Carolina seized control of the game in the
third quarter, it was a special teams play followed by a tremendous defensive
stand that got Mizzou back in the game. Senior LB Tavon Ross blocked
a Carolina punt and it was recovered by Jerney Jones. That set Mizzou up
at South Carolina’s 21-yard line, trailing 31-23. Mizzou then scored three
plays later (failed on the two-point conversion) to cut the lead to 31-29.
It was another special teams play that led to Mizzou’s next score as Carolina
fumbled the snap on a punt, which again set Mizzou up deep in Carolina
territory. That led to a 44-yard field goal by Tucker McCann to give
Mizzou the lead back at 32-31. It was McCann’s fourth FG in the game, a
South Carolina then got a 42-yard field goal with 6:23 remaining to regain
a 34-32 lead. On third down, DT Walter Palmore juggled what would
have been a highlight reel interception on a busted screen play to likely
set Mizzou up for a win.
After a pair of weather delays, Mizzou regained the lead, 35-34, following
a career-long 57-yard field goal from McCann with 1:18 remaining in
the game. Following the field goal, South Carolina was able to drive down
the field and connect on a 33-yard field goal to seal the game.
THE TIGER DEFENSE HAD A SEASON-BEST 10.0 TACKLES FOR LOSS AGAINST
MEMPHIS NATIVE TYLER BADIE AND HIS TEAMMATES RAN FOR AN MU SEASON-HIGH 286 YARDS AT SOUTH CAROLINA.