Blame it on the Rain (if You’re a Missouri Fan)
This was one of the craziest games I have ever witnessed. The Gamecocks got outplayed in every phase of the game, but unexpectedly had significantly better QB with Michael Scarnecchia filling in for an injured Jake Bentley. They also benefited from a timely monsoon in the 3rd quarter that Missouri was in no way prepared to handle. If I’m not mistaken weather forecasters only gave a 10% chance of rain that day. In my opinion those guys should only have a 10% chance of staying employed. I believe noted Missouri-grad and football statistician Bill Connelly calculated that Gamecocks would only win 4% of time in game with the same stat differentials seen in this one. I’m glad I was able to witness such a rarity.
Teriyaki Chicken Wings
After each win I’ll hand out a dozen wings to the players most responsible for the victory.
Scarnecchia was calm and collected the entire game and was ready for the chance to lead his team on game-winning drive. 20 of 35, 249 yards, and 3 TDs. He was by far the best QB on the field.
Kicked a total of 3 different FGs to give SC the lead, the last of which was for good.
Scarnecchia was the best QB on the field, but Jaycee Horn was the best player on the field.
Had 2 TD catches and several big plays on 3rd down to go along with a 2 bad drops.
3 TFLs including one sack, as well as 2 QB hurries.
Led the team in receiving yards and had a TD reception.
Took advantage of a Drew Lock Meltdown™ for a Pick 6.
That’s all I’ve got for Missouri. Nice win for the Gamecocks that they shouldn’t have gotten.