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In week 5 the Missouri Tigers head to Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina to face the 13th ranked South Carolina Gamecocks Saturday. The Tigers are 3-1 SU and 2-2 ATS. The Gamecocks are 3-1 SU and 1-3 ATS.

Missouri is coming off a loss to Indiana 31-27 last week. Quarterback Maty Mauk who has 978 passing yards and 14 touchdowns leads the offense this season. Russell Hansbrough leads the rushing game with 377 yards, 3 touchdowns and a 6.6 yards per carry average. Bud Sasser leads the wide receivers with 360 yards and 4 touchdowns.

The Missouri Tigers defense through week 4 has allowed 20.8 points per game and 391 yards per game.

South Carolina is coming off a win over SEC opponent Vanderbilt 48-34 last week.  Quarterback Dylan Thompson who has 1140 passing yards and 11 touchdowns leads the offense this season. Mike Davis leads the rushing game with 264 yards, 2 touchdowns and a 4.6 yards per carry average. Nick Jones leads the wide receivers with 259 yards and 3 touchdowns.

The Gamecocks defense has not been very good through week 4 allowing 36 points per game and 480 yards per game.

Keys to Missouri win

Missouri will have to shut down quarterback Dylan Thompson. In addition, the Tigers need Russell Hansbrough to play a great game.

Keys to South Carolina win

South Carolina needs to shut down running back Russell Hansbrough. In addition, the Gamecocks need Mike Davis to play a great game.

Injuries

Missouri – Darius White, Morgan Steward, Anthony Gatti, Levi Copelin

South Carolina – David Johnson, Blake McClain, Brock Stadnik, Caleb Hines, Cody Waldrop, Devin Washington, Donell Stanley, Kevin Crosby, Matrick Belton, Jamari Smith, Mike Matulis

Favorite

South Carolina -6

Conclusion

This will be a very close game. However, Mike Davis will have a great game and lead the Gamecocks to a win. The Gamecocks will improve to 4-1 on the season.

About David Campbell

David makes his home in Guatemala and follows the worlds greatest games from there. David contributes on all leagues across the world and had over 25 years experience. He has covered 10 World Cups and will do so again this year in Brazil.

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