A quick recap of the first quarter between USC and Mizzou:
- USC won the toss and elected to take the ball to start the game. The Gamecocks picked up nine yards on first down, but they didn’t end up moving the chains. Mike Davis was stuffed on second down and Thompson threw incomplete on third down.
- Mizzou took over on its 29 after the USC punt. The Tigers picked up one first down, but the drive ended a few plays later on a Kaiwan Lewis interception of Maty Mauk. The Gamecocks took over on their own 47.
- USC didn’t do anything with its good field position. The Gamecocks punted after three straight incomplete passes.
- After a 46 yard punt Mizzou took over on its own seven. The USC defense held and forced the Tigers to punt three plays later.
- After another shaky effort on the punt return team, USC reclaimed possession on its own 23. The Gamecocks put together their best drive of the night, moving it to the Tigers 23 before things stalled and they had to settle for a field goal attempt. Elliott Fry’s 40 attempt was off the mark.
- Mizzou took over on its own 23. Mauk threw a pass that should have been intercepted on first down. Jimmy Legree dropped it. Mauk got things going after that. The next pass went for 33 yards. Two plays later the Tigers were knocking on the door of the red zone. A few plays later Mizzou was inside the red zone. A few plays after that Marcus Murphy ran it in from 11 yards out to give Mizzou a 7-0 lead with 1:23 left in the quarter.
- Mizzou drive summary: 9-77-2:52
- USC had the ball on its own 32 with a third and one as the quarter ended.
FIRST QUARTER SCORE: MIZZOU 7, USC 0