With another Thursday upon us, the 2015 football season is now just nine weeks away.
Steve Spurrier is entering his 11th season as South Carolina's head coach, so we are taking a trip down memory lane as the regular season approaches.
The staff at Gamecock Central has compiled the 11 most memorable games of the Spurrier Era. Today, we present #9.
(List compiled by Trey Asbelle, Chris Clark, Paul Collins, Scott Hood, Rixon Lane, and Chris Wellbaum)
9. Oct. 26, 2013 - South Carolina 27 Missouri 24
Why It Makes The List
South Carolina entered its road contest against No. 5 Missouri without starting quarterback Connor Shaw, who was sidelined with a knee injury from the previous week's loss at Tennessee. When the Gamecocks fell behind by 17 points in the third quarter, things seemed bleak. However, a hobbled Shaw entered the game and ignited one of the greatest comebacks in school history. The senior quarterback rallied the Gamecocks for 17 points to force overtime, then found Bruce Ellington on an improbable 4th-and-15 pass to send the game to another overtime session. Elliott Fry's 40-yard field goal gave South Carolina its first lead and a missed field goal by Missouri on the ensuing possession capped the comeback.
Why It's Not Higher
Although the incredible win kept South Carolina alive in the hunt for the SEC East title, it would not be enough. Losses to Georgia and Tennessee kept the Gamecocks from advancing to Atlanta.