Step 2 of the Missouri Tigers-SEC transition takes place Saturday when Mizzou hits the road for the first time in-conference to take on one of their new blood rivals, the South Carolina Gamecocks.
The Tigers head to Columbia, S.C., with a 2-1 mark, with the one loss coming at home to SEC foe Georgia two weeks ago. The seventh-ranked Gamecocks will prove a tough test as the team still seeks its first SEC victory. It's also the first road game of the year for Missouri after three home games to start the season, which in addition to the 41-20 loss to Georgia included a blowout win over FCS team Southeastern Louisiana and a 24-20 win over Arizona State last week.
South Carolina, meanwhile, is on a roll, coming off a 49-6 home win over UAB. The Gamecocks have also topped Vanderbilt (17-13) and East Carolina (48-10) en route to a 3-0 start. South Carolina's defense is allowing only 53.0 yards a game so far. And the Tigers' task could be made even tougher without their starting quarterback James Franklin, who could be a game-time decision.
Saturday's game is set for a 2:30 p.m. CT kickoff and will be televised nationally by CBS.
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