Columbia, SC (WLTX) --- University of South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier was quick to forget the dramatic double-overtime win over Missouri and shift his attention to Mississippi State.
Spurrier made it clear that they were not overlooking the Bulldogs.
"Mississippi State is very good team...probably a lot like us," he said." "They've lost to good teams we haven't played."
With the win over Missouri, South Carolina is still alive in the SEC Eastern division race.
"We have to play well if we expect to stay in the hunt for the Eastern Division," Spurrier said. "We'll do our best to win this one."
Quarterback Connor Shaw did not practice Monday and will not practice Tuesady. According to Spurrier, Shaw is sick with a virus. If Shaw is unable to play against Mississippi State, Dylan Thompson will get the starting nod.
14th ranked South Carolina (6-2) hosts Mississippi State (4-3) Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium at 12:21 p.m.