Yesterday’s game between South Carolina and Missouri actually made SEC history, as it was the first contest in conference history to feature two freshmen starting at quarterback!
Lorenzo Nunez started under center for the Gamecocks, while the Tigers rolled with Drew Lock in lieu of junior Maty Mauk, who drew a suspension earlier in the week.
In the end, it was Lock who won the battle as Missouri won 24-10 and improved to 4-1 (1-1 SEC). Lock made 21 of 28 throws for just 136 yards, but had two touchdowns. Nunez did not fare as well, unfortunately, posting 172 yards and a touchdown but also three interceptions.
South Carolina’s lost season continued as the team’s record fell to 2-3 (0-3 SEC), but there’s no denying that the future is bright for both quarterbacks.
Nunez will get an opportunity to right the ship when the Gamecocks host the rolling LSU Tigers on Saturday, while Missouri has a tough decision to make. The Tigers next play the red-hot Florida Gators in Columbia and based on how Lock did not crack under the pressure in SEC play, it’d be hard to justify not starting him.
Campus Sports will update the statuses of both players as their respective games draw closer.
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