Jackson Sallee – 23 Sports

After not playing a football game at all in November due to COVID-19 guidelines, the Tigers took on South Carolina in Columbia, South Carolina for a shot at retaining the Mayor’s Cup.

Both teams were down numbers in roster due to the pandemic, but that did not mean anything to the Tigers, as they were able to get the job done on both sides of the field in some form.

In the first half, along with their defense being on point, the Tigers were able to get two touchdowns on the board, with the biggest one of the game coming from quarterback Connor Bazelak to wide receiver Tauskie Dove for a 20-yard touchdown reception. At the end of the half, Tigers kicker Harrison Mevis put a field goal on the board to extend the lead 17-0 at the end of the half.

In the second half, the defense prevailed here, as nobody scored in the third, but South Carolina was able to use a 13 play drive to make it 17-10 and make it a one possession game. 

South Carolina gets the ball back after the Tigers take up two minutes of the clock, but they start from their own one-yard line, after a successful 38-yard punt from Grant McKinniss. During the drive, Devin Nicholson gets his first career interception to seal the win for the Tigers and gets the turnover robe on the sideline. Bazelak kneels a couple of times and the game is over.

The Tigers will be home next Saturday, Nov. 28th now playing Vanderbilt instead of Arkansas due to COVID-19 in the Arkansas program. The game will kick off at 11:00 a.m. on the SEC Network.

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