Missouri-South Carolina Preview Capsule

Associated Press Published: September 20, 2012
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Missouri (2-1, 0-1 SEC) at No. 7 South Carolina (3-0, 1-0), 3:30 p.m. (CBS)

Line: South Carolina by 10.

Series record: Missouri lead 2-0

WHAT'S AT STAKE

South Carolina is hoping to stay undefeated and beat another SEC Eastern Conference opponent, while Missouri is seeking its first league victory in its inaugural SEC season.

KEY MATCHUP

South Carolina QBs Connor Shaw and Dylan Thompson against Missouri's pass defense. Thompson has thrown for more than 500 yards and five touchdowns the past two weeks in relief of an injured Shaw. But Missouri has given up only 590 yards through the air this season. The Tigers have four interceptions.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Missouri: QB James Franklin. The Tigers junior missed last week's 24-20 win over Arizona State because of inflamation in his shoulder. He's completed 61 percent of his passes with 400 yards and three TDs in two games.

South Carolina: RB Marcus Lattimore. The tailback had only 25 carries combined in the past two victories over East Carolina and UAB. Expect Lattimore to see a lot more work this week with the Gamecocks heading back into SEC play.

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