It took him one drive to settle in, but South Carolina senior quarterback Michael Scarnecchia looked sharp early on for the Gamecocks against Missouri on Saturday, throwing a pair of excellent passes to lead USC on a quick 37-yard scoring drive that ended with his first career touchdown pass.
After Mizzou scored a touchdown, the Tigers attempted an onside kick to take the ball and put significant distance between themselves and Carolina. Instead, the ball was touched by a Missouri player before it went 10 yards, and Scarnecchia, playing in the place of injured starter Jake Bentley, went to work.
Scarnecchia’s first throw was to Deebo Samuel on a slant, springing the electric senior for a 32-yard gain to the five-yard line. Two plays later, the QB found junior Bryan Edwards on a fade route to the corner of the end zone, making it 7-7 with just over 10 minutes left in the first quarter.
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