Missouri followed up road blowouts at LSU and Florida with home losses against Middle Tennessee and Kentucky. South Carolina has won two straight games, against visiting Massachusetts and then-No. 18 Tennessee.
Here’s a look at the matchup by the numbers…
Missouri Tigers (2-6, 0-4)
33.1 points per game
490.1 yards per game
295.1 passing yards per game
195 rushing yards per game
30.4 points allowed per game
475.6 offensive yards allowed per game
235.6 passing yards allowed per game
240 rushing yards allowed
QB Drew Lock has completed 155 of 288 passes (53.8 percent) for 2,215 yards, with 18 touchdowns and six interceptions. QB Marvin Zanders has completed 10 of 12 passes (83.3 percent) for 114 yards and one touchdown.
RB Damarea Crockett has 96 carries for 601 yards, an average of 6.3 yards per carry, and seven touchdowns. RB Ish Witter has rushed 107 times for 471 yards, an average of 4.4 yards per carry, with three touchdowns. Zanders has 33 carries for 192 yards, an average of 5.8 yards per, and two touchdowns.
WR J'Mon Moore has 33 receptions for 551 yards, an average of 16.7 yards per catch, and six touchdowns. WR Dimetrios Mason has 26 receptions for 350 yards and two touchdowns. WR Emanuel Hall has 18 catches for 299 yards, an average of 16.6 yards per reception, and two touchdowns. WR Johnathon Johnson has 15 catches for 246 yards, an average of 16.4 yards per catch, and one touchdown.
South Carolina Gamecocks (4-4, 2-4)
17.8 points per game
318.4 offensive yards per game
205.1 passing yards per game
113.3 rushing yards per game
21.3 points allowed per game
382.5 offensive yards allowed per game
180.8 passing yards allowed per game
201.8 rushing yards allowed per game
QB Perry Orth has completed 57 of 90 passes 63.3 percent) for 661 yards, with no touchdowns and two interceptions. QB Brandon McIlwain has completed 56 of 107 passes (52.3 percent) for 567 yards, with two touchdowns and one interception. QB Jake Bentley has completed 32 of 46 passes (69.6 percent) for 368 yards, with four touchdowns and no interceptions.
RB A.J. Turner has rushed 75 times for 328 yards, an average of 4.4 yards yards per carry, and two touchdowns. RB Rico Dowdle has 59 carries for 291 yards, an average of 4.9 per carry, and three touchdowns. RB David Williams has 41 carries for 186 yards, an average of 4.5 per, and two touchdowns.
TE Hayden Hurst has 32 receptions for 406 yards, averaging 12.7 yards per catch. WR Deebo Samuel has 24 catches for 345 yards, an average of 14.4 yards per reception. WR Bryan Edwards has 27 catches for 341 yards and two touchdowns. TE K.C. Crosby has 17 receptions for 170 yards and three touchdowns.
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