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Hotty Toddy, Errybody

With the University of South Carolina playing what should be a suspense-free game against FCS foe Coastal Carolina, the eyes of “Gamecock Nation” will be squarely focused on Oxford, Mississippi – where the No. 24 Ole Miss Rebels (7-3, 3-3 SEC) play host to the eighth-ranked Missouri Tigers (9-1, 5-1…

With the University of South Carolina playing what should be a suspense-free game against FCS foe Coastal Carolina, the eyes of “Gamecock Nation” will be squarely focused on Oxford, Mississippi – where the No. 24 Ole Miss Rebels (7-3, 3-3 SEC) play host to the eighth-ranked Missouri Tigers (9-1, 5-1 SEC).

Kickoff is scheduled for 7:45 p.m. EST with ESPN televising the game nationally.

After being blanked by top-ranked Alabama 25-0 in week five, the Rebels hung tough in a pair of losses to top tier SEC West foes Auburn and Texas A&M. Of course it hasn’t all been moral victories … on October 19, Ole Miss upset then-No. 6 LSU in Oxford.

Is another Top Ten upset in the works against Mizzou?

Gamecock fans hope so … although Ole Miss will have to contend with James Franklin, the Missouri starting quarterback who is returning to the starting lineup for the first time in over a month after injuring his shoulder.

Franklin was on fire – completing 67.7 percent of his passes for 1,577 yards, 14 touchdowns and just three interceptions – prior to his injury. He also ran for 290 yards and three touchdowns. In his place, freshman Maty Mauk was won three of four games – completing 51.7 percent of his passes for 961 yards, 10 touchdowns and two picks (including one against South Carolina).

Ole Miss is led by junior quarterback Bo Wallace – who has completed 64.7 of his passes for 2664 yards and 17 touchdowns against only five interceptions. Wallace is also a bit of a dual threat – rushing for 232 yards and four additional scores on the season.

The Rebels also have three talented running backs – Jeff Scott, I’Tavius Mathers and Jaylen Walton – on their roster.

A Missouri loss this week – or next week at home against Texas A&M – means South Carolina would win the SEC Eastern Division and head to Atlanta next month for the right to play the winner of the Alabama-Auburn game.

UPDATE: Well, well … Mississippi sure didn’t help South Carolina out. 

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17 comments

TontoBubbaGoldstein November 23, 2013 at 11:05 am

Hotty Toddy, indeed.

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William November 23, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Mizzou is going down today, and next week. Gamecocks headed to Atlanta.

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Squishy123 November 23, 2013 at 2:49 pm

If so, I expect the game to look like the USC – Coastal game today, with the scores reversed.

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Carls Jr. November 23, 2013 at 6:38 pm

Hey Tony the Tiger. Congrats on Clemson’s big win today. I know you were decked out in orange from head to toe this afternoon. Enjoy the game when your Tigers come to Columbia next week. It will be a great one.

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Squishy123 November 23, 2013 at 7:56 pm

Sorry not a Tiger fan. I believe Byrnes High School could have beat Coastal Carolina this afternoon.

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coolhandluke November 24, 2013 at 1:02 pm

Clemsucks was playing a far worse team than Coastal Carolina, Squishit, do you believe that Chapin High School beat them yesterday. But USC got a good feel yesterday, playing Coastal, what it would be like playing in the ACC on a weekly basis.

Squishy123 November 25, 2013 at 12:09 am

Is that how USC fans felt when they were in the ACC and the last conference title won by USC? Dirtpeckers across the state are praying that first year team Missouri loses so they can get their dicks knocked into the dirt by Alabama. Would Clowney play, or fear for his life and decide that his tummy is upset and not dress?

Bee November 23, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Since the Gamecocks are not on free TV, I was watching the Duke-Wake Forest game. At least I was trying to watch. That female play-by-play announcer is nerve racking. Trying to listen to her call the game is like hearing fingernails on a chalk board. I had to switch over the Arkansas-Mississippi State game. She’s awful. !!

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TontoBubbaGoldstein November 23, 2013 at 6:25 pm

GEORGIA SOUTHERN 26
FLORIDA 20

SEC!
SEC!!
SEC!!!

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Tater Tom November 23, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Ummm not so fast my friend DUKE is going to the ACC championship game. There isn’t much you can really say there bud.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein November 23, 2013 at 7:08 pm

Duke didn’t get beat by an FCS school, Homie

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Tater Tom November 23, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Duke playing for the ACC title, or being beat by a FCS school? I don’t know seems to be a wash there. Just image this. They have only played in that title game 1 less time than Clemson. Hell they could have the same amount of titles since 1991 if they win it.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein November 23, 2013 at 8:08 pm

1) Duke is better than you think. Cutcliffe is a very good coach.
2) Didn’t Sakerlina struggle with Florida?
3) If Florida State crushes Duke, Duke will still have the same number of conference titles (since 1991) as Sakerlina.

Tater tom November 23, 2013 at 10:57 pm

then I guess Duke, USC, and Clemson will all have the same amount of titles that actually mean something since 1991 (really 1981). I hope you liked the fact that USC had 70 tonight. Did it bring up a memory?

TontoBubbaGoldstein November 24, 2013 at 1:43 pm

It brought up a memory when the scoreboard @ Williams-Bryce had “63” on it. By the time y’all hit 70, TBG was on a country road, heading home, to the place…he belongs…..

Tater Tom November 24, 2013 at 2:18 pm

you sure about that? I think it brought back memories to way back to 2008. The last time you actually won. Or since you like to remember those very old days what about a period just as relevant as that 63 point game. remember 1943-1954 when you won just 2 times? It means just as much now as the game you speak of old timer. Fact is the ACC had a 6 win team in the championship game last year, they had to pay people to attend the game, which was the year after their ‘champion” got laughed at on live TV by the announcers. you tube West Virginia scored again and you will see the anchors on sports center laughing at you. Now this year Duke going this year. Shows you the ACC title is as useful as a shit flavored lollipop, and Clemsux cant even play for it. Hell not only are you not the best team in your conference, you aren’t in your division, and you aren’t in your own state. That shit is true now in the present, not the past that all of you tigers dream of everyday.

Squishy123 November 25, 2013 at 12:06 am

Yeah that was quite something, I think Byrnes High School could have hung 70 on Coastal Carolina. It is fun to listen to Dirtpecker fans who think that Coastal Carolina is in the same league as Alabama.

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