I feel for Missouri kicker Andrew Baggett. He had a short chip shot from the left hash mark with a chance to send the game to a third overtime, but his kicked hit the left upright, sending South Carolina to an improbable come from behind victory, 27-24, Saturday night at Faurot Field.
Well before the game came down to a must-have field goal, the Tigers should be kicking themselves for allowing Carolina to tie the game on a touchdown pass on 4th and 15 in the first OT. The game’s momentum was turning well before the first OT.
Plain and simple, the Tigers quit running their offense. Gary Pinkel admitted they started calling plays to work the clock and force Carolina to use timeouts. They got away from their offense with a 17-0 lead and it came back to bite Mizzou.
This game had the feeling of another collapse, as Conner Shaw fought off a bad knee and pressure from the defensive line, and continued to fine open receivers. A gutsy performance by USC.
At the end, I just felt something was going to go wrong as Baggett lined up. Watch (and listen closely for my prediction).