-The Gamecocks win the toss and elect to receive to start the game and start their first drive at their own 20 yard line. The Mizzou defense forces and three and out and after a punt the Tigers start at their own 29 yard line.
-After quarterback Maty Mauk rushes 11 yards for a first down he has a pass deflected and intercepted by Kaiwan Lewis. Gamecocks ball at their own 47 yard line with 12:27 left in the quarter.
-South Carolina throws on all three downs and all three are incomplete setting up a punt. The 46 yard punt rolls out of bounds at the Missouri 7 yard line which is where the Tigers start their second drive of the game with 12:01 left in the quarter.
-The Tigers are unable to gain a first down and put from their own 10 yard line… A 54 yard punt and -7 yard return puts South Carolina at their own 23 yard line with 9:55 left in the quarter.
-The Gamecocks put together the game’s first solid drive and they get a key 4th and 2 conversion at the Tigers 31 yard line to keep possession. The Missouri defense gets a stop on 3rd and 6 from the 23 yard line and Elliott Fry misses a 40 yard field goal try to keep it scoreless with 4:15 left in the quarter.
-Mizzou would move the ball into South Carolina territory on a 32 yard pass from Maty Mauk to Marcus Lucas. On 3rd and 10 Mauk connects with Bud Sasser for a 12 yard gain to the Gamecocks 15 yard line. Marcus Murphy would then break tackles and score on an 11 yard touchdown run to make it 7-0 Mizzou with 1:23 left in the quarter. The drive goes 9 plays and covers 77 yards in 2:52
-South Carolina begins their next drive at their own 24 yard line. The quarter ends with South Carolina facing a 3rd and 2 at their own 32 yard line.
End 1st Quarter: Missouri 7 South Carolina 0