Live updates: South Carolina cashes in turnover, cuts deficit to Missouri to 31-28

Oct 23, 2021; College Station, Texas, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks quarterback Jason Brown (15) runs the ball during the fourth quarter against the Texas A&M Aggies at Kyle Field. Mandatory Credit: Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports

USC Gamecocks cash in interception

South Carolina ain't dead yet! Brad Johnson picked off the tipped pass from Bazelak and three plays later, White goes in from 3 yards out.

The deficit is now 3. Missouri clinging to 31-28 with 4:32 left.

ZaQuandre White breaks free for touchdown for South Carolina

Did Missouri's defense think the game is already over? White catches the pass and streaks to the end zone. South Carolina now trails Missouri, 31-21. There's 6:56 left.

Tyler Badie extends Missouri's lead over Gamecocks

Badie goes 19 yards untouched to the house. This is such a stark difference from how South Carolina looked last week, it's rough to watch.

Mizzou now leads 31-14 with 12:31 left.

END 3 | Missouri 24 South Carolina 14

It's bad, y'all.

Missouri defense scores on a strip sack

Missouri's Martez Manuel, coming free on the edge blitz, just blasted Brown and caused a fumble. The ball rolled into the end zone and Columbia, South Carolina native Trajan Jeffcoat fell on the ball for the touchdown.

Mizzou doing South Carolina things. Tigers lead 24-14, 4:28 3Q.

Missouri playing field position against South Carolina

The Gamecocks' two drives in this third quarter have both started inside their own 7-yard line. With USC's struggles today, the strategy has worked out with the Tigers clinging to a 3-point lead. There's 4:58 left in the third, Mizzou up 17-14.

HALFTIME | Missouri 17 South Carolina 14

Tigers sprint the field goal out onto the field and somehow got the 19 yard field goal off.

A rough first half performance from the Gamecocks on the road. Defense is missing tackles while the offense has plenty of issues.

Jason Brown to Josh Vann for TD pass for USC Gamecocks

What a beautiful throw from Brown, over the top of the Mizzou defense into the breadbasket of Josh Vann.

Brown evades and steps up in the pocket again. Great play made by the QB there.

It's 14-14, 4:19 remaining in first half

Missouri hit a big pass play for a touchdown against USC Gamecocks

Mookie Cooper creeps behind the coverage of Jaylan Foster and David Spaulding and Bazelak connected with him for a 60-yard TD bomb.

USC's coverage busts are still a thing. And the Tigers capitalize and grab their first lead today, 14-7. 12:09 2Q

Connor Bazelak throws touchdown pass for Missouri Tigers

The both playaction fake pays off for Bazelak and Mizzou. The Tiger quarter found a wide open Daniel Parker Jr. PAT ties the game, 7-7, 34 seconds into the second quarter.

RJ Roderick bit hard on the play fake.

END 1 | South Carolina 7 Missouri 0

Tigers are knocking on the door. 1st and goal at the 9 when play resumes.

South Carolina has two turnovers in first quarter

Not the cleanest start for the Gamecocks on offense. First, an underthrown ball from Brown that gets easily picked off, then MarShawn Lloyd puts the ball on the turf, recovered by Mizzou.

Both of those turnovers also have come in plus territory, but USC has shot itself in the foot from potentially putting points on the board. But Shane Beamer's team still has the early lead, 7-0.

Kevin Harris scores the game's first TD

Two interceptions in rapid succession by both offenses. On South Carolina's second possession, they lean more heavily on the run game and Kevin Harris capped the drive with a 3-yard touchdown run.

10:22 1Q, South Carolina leads Missouri 7-0

COLUMBIA, Missouri – Will South Carolina be able to clinch a bowl game berth today at Missouri?

The Gamecocks (5-4, 2-4) have a tone of momentum in their favor against the Tigers (4-5, 1-4) after obliterating Florida, 40-17, last weekend at Williams-Brice Stadium. If USC can stay hot and win today, it'll secure the football team's first bowl game since 2018.

Senior transfer quarterback Jason Brown made his first start as a Gamecock against Florida and provided a spark for a meandering offense, which put up 33 points. But it was the offensive line and South Carolina's stable of running backs that packed the ultimate punch, rushing for more than 280 yards.

Missouri has a historically bad defense and there will be opportunities for the Gamecocks to earn their sixth win this season in the other Columbia.

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This article originally appeared on Greenville News: Live updates: South Carolina faces Missouri football on the road