That’s right y’all, the Gamecocks (#21) beat Missouri (#5)!
It was an unbelievable game. The Gamecocks came back for a double overtime to beat the Tigers 27-24. The Tigers, however, still have 4 conference games left in the SEC season, so if they are trying to win the SEC East they better tighten up after that loss.
In the first half of the game the Gamecocks missed a field goal and fumbled twice. At this point, the Gamecocks were setting themselves up to lose the game, and by the end of the first half they were down 17-0. By the looks of this, the Gamecocks needed a miracle.
Dylan Thompson started the second half again as Quarterback, and his stats were decent, but Spurrier wanted a change of pace in the 4th quarter – he put in Conner Shaw as Quarterback, when Shaw was supposed to have missed this game due to two sprained knee ligaments. The Gamecocks ended up with a 17-0 run of their own in the fourth, and to force the overtime, Conner Shaw had a two yard touchdown strike to Nick Jones.
The Gamecocks and Tigers traded touchdowns in the first overtime. Missouri then forced Carolina to settle for a field goal in the second overtime. The Tigers were coming down to the last few seconds, and Carolina forced the Tigers to a field goal. Unfortunately, Andrew Baggett’s 24-yard field goal bounced off the uprights, and the clock sounded. Carolina won the game, and boy was that a game for the books.
The Gamecocks will now take on Mississippi State this coming Saturday, and all us Gamecocks fans are hoping to see a game as great at the one this past weekend.
Let’s hope that the real Gamecocks, that we all know and love, are back!!!!!!