COLUMBIA — Missouri blew a 17-point fourth-quarter lead and lost 27-24 against South Carolina in double overtime at Memorial Stadium on Saturday night.
Tigers kicker Andrew Baggett had a chance to tie the game, but his short field goal attempt bounced off the left upright.
In front of a packed crowd at Memorial Stadium, the Tigers got off to a fast start. Missouri forced three South Carolina turnovers in the first half, two of which came with the ball in Missouri territory.
With the defense keeping the Gamecocks off the board for the first three quarters, the Tiger offense provided the big plays. A touchdown run from Marcus Murphy opened up the scoring for Missouri. But a 96-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Maty Mauk to wide receiver L'Damian Washington — the longest pass play from scrimmage for Missouri since 1976 — extended the lead to 14 points before halftime.
South Carolina didn't go away quietly. In the second half, the Gamecocks pulled quarterback Dylan Thompson from the game in favor of Connor Shaw, who didn't start because of an injury. He led South Carolina to a game-tying fourth-quarter touchdown drive, and then 10 more points in the overtimes.
Missouri continues Southeastern Conference play at home against Tennessee on Nov. 2.