Missouri -2.5 3.3% SEC GOW

Both offenses have 10 returning starters and both have QB’s that are getting a lot of hype, but I tend to lean towards Missouri’s offense a bit more and they are home in this game. Drew Lock put up great numbers a year ago and I think Jake Bentley is a year away from being really really good.

In this match up a year ago South Carolina won at home 31-21 despite being outgained because they had 3 turnovers and they had the ability to control the clock against Missouri’s banged up defense. Last week they were able to win as dogs, but it was very misleading against NC State. South Carolina was outgained 504 to 246 and had just 12 first downs, but gave up 29. They were lucky to get a 97 yard kickoff return TD.

Missouri’s offense returns 10 starters, but it’s their defense everyone will want to talk about as they really took a major dip last year, but mostly because of the uptempo offense moving from 64 plays per game to 79 a year ago. However, I see this defense improving this year because they were rattled with injuries and even though they return 5 guys more players have experience. In what looks like an offensive game I don’t think South Carolina can hang on the road. They had just 246 yards a week ago and put up 13, 14, 10, 7, and 7 points in road games a year ago.

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