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Big early-season bowl implications in this one. Hold onto your hats. M-I-Z...

NCAA Football: Missouri State at Missouri Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

WELCOME TO MIZZOU FOOTBALL SATURDAY

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South Carolina comes to town in the Tigers’ SEC-opener, and the game has all the makings of a Saturday night dandy.

The Gamecocks and Tigers squared off last year in the eastern Columbia, with SC’s Rico Dowdle running amok for 149 yards and two touchdowns en route to a 31-21 Gamecock win. Mizzou dropped to 2-7 with the loss, before a stretch of two wins in their final three games ended their season.

Dowdle is back for South Carolina along with the ever-dangerous wide receiver Deebo Samuel, who had two receiving scores in SC’s 35-28 thriller against NC State last week, in which the Gamecocks gave up about as twice as many yards as they gained.

Of course, Mizzou still has Drew Lock, Damarea Crockett and Co., who torched FCS Missouri State for a school-record number of offensive yardage last Saturday. Whether or not Lock can cut through the Gamecock defense as well as he did the Bears’ last week is yet to be seen, but the Vegas bookies have the over/under set at 71 points, making the expectation Saturday another offensive clinic for Mizzou.

Big implications for the rest of the season here, folks. Win, and Mizzou climbs another rung on the SEC East ladder, spurred on by a dynamic offense and a (we hope) adequate defense. Lose, and...well, this doesn’t bode well for our next two games against a much-improved Purdue and Auburn, does it?

So hang tight, Tiger fans. M-I-Z!


WHO ARE WE PLAYING?: South Carolina (1-0)

WHEN'S KICKOFF?: 6:00 p.m. CT

WHERE'S IT AT?: Faurot Field (71,186)

WHAT DOES VEGAS SAY?: TBA

WHAT DOES S&P+ SAY?: TBA

WHERE TO WATCH/LISTEN:

TV: ESPN2 (Anish Shroff, Mike Golic, Jr.)

RADIO: TIGER NETWORK (Mike Kelly, Howard Richards, Mike Gervino)

Television: ESPN2 - Channel Finder

Radio: Tiger Radio Network // Sirius/XM -119/199

Twitter: @MizzouFootball

Facebook: Mizzou Football

Live Stats: StatBroadcast