Greetings Mizzou Tiger fans! Hope everyone is doing well on this fine evening. Get ready for a hell of a game this upcoming week when your Missouri Tigers take on #7 in the nation South Carolina! This battle will take place on South Carolina’s turf formally known as Williams-Brice Stadium. Will James Franklin be ready to go? Can the Tigers defense hold as strong as it did against Arizona State? Be sure to stay tuned in the rest of the week as we get going on all these questions leading up to the game!
Game: Mizzou Tigers @ #7 South Carolina Gamecocks
When: 3:30 ET, Saturday 9/22. (Be in front of your T.V. by at-least 3 so you can get all jazzed up when the announcers talk about Missouri upsetting the irrelevant Gamecocks.)
Where: Williams-Brice Stadium, South Carolina
The Gamecocks will be heading into the game down a player. The league’s one-game suspension of Swearinger for a helmet-to-helmet hit on UAB’s Patrick Hearn last week will provide that. Freshman T.J. Gurley will start for Swearinger, who had a 65-yard fumble return touchdown in the 49-6 victory over UAB. Which I find quite hilarious. Let’s see what Franklin and the gang can do against “Gurley”. Heads up Yost!
There is also a quarterback controversy going on in South Carolina, no matter what they say, Connor Shaw was hurt in the season opener against Vanderbilt but his replacement Dylan Thompson has thrown for 507 yards and five touchdowns in relief of Shaw the past two games. Still, Spurrier said Shaw is good to go against the Tigers.
They believe he will bring a lot of positives back to the offense. You know what I say? If it’s not broke, don’t under ANY circumstances fix it. I understand the outpouring of support for Shaw though. Connor Shaw’s running ability has been crucial to South Carolina’s game-plan the past two years. Despite the injury, Shaw ran for 92 yards against Vanderbilt and led the game-clinching touchdown drive in South Carolina’s 17-13 win.
Can’t wait for this thriller over at South Carolina. We will be blogging a ton leading up the game this weekend so stay tuned Tigers! So tell us Mizzou Nation! What can the Tigers do to stay tough and hold off the Shaw/Thompson duo?
Time is ticking Tigers! Your opinion matters!
- Jordan Pollock, Lead Editor, Zoulogy.com