Missouri rallies to beat No. 13 Gamecocks 21-20
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ Russell Hansbrough scored two of his three touchdowns in the final seven minutes and Missouri rallied from 13 points down to beat No. 13 South Carolina 21-20 on Saturday night.
The Tigers (4-1, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) trailed 20-7 and managed just 181 yards of offense through three-quarters when Maty Mauk began the comeback with passes of 41 yards to Bud Sasser and 26 yards to Wesley Leftwich to South Carolina’s 1 before Hansbrough drew them within a score.
After the Gamecocks (3-2, 2-2) went three-and-out on their next series, Missouri was in business again. The Tigers converted two fourth downs in the sequence, including Hansbrough’s 1-yard TD run.
The outcome was a sweet turnaround for Missouri, which lost a 17-point lead in the Gamecocks’ double-overtime victory last year.