This weekend is surprisingly bereft of Midwestern rivalry games (save for Michigan-Notre Dame, but Notre Dame’s already been featured and Michigan is being saved for the Ohio State game), so I had to look for a different angle for this week’s game. It’s quite the logistical puzzle trying to figure out which teams can be used now and which should be saved for later rivalry games. So tired as I am of rightly having to hear about the SEC, this week’s game is a match up between two SEC foes.
But how can an SEC game qualify for the game of the week given the stipulations laid forth in the initial post? Try as it might to join a southern conference and align with the southern schools, Missouri is still a Midwestern state. I guess if you can’t beat ’em, join ’em.
It’s an intriguing match up, with Missouri getting its second crack at securing its first SEC win. Of course the road gets no easier as they have to face a top ten South Carolina team on the road to accomplish it. Plus throw in that both these universities are from towns named Columbia. There might be a future rivalry here. We’re pulling for you up here Missouri, because if we have to hear about an SEC team, well it might as well be a Midwestern one. It’s going to be a hot one at kickoff so ditch the pants for shorts for at least another weekend.
State Traditions Missouri Columbia Gameday Hat ($25) / Southern Tide Skipjack Collegiate Polo ($85) / Smathers & Branson University of Missouri Needlepoint Belt ($165) / Peter Millar University of Missouri Washed Twill Flat Front Short ($93) / Cole Haan Air Monroe Penny Loafer ($198)
Ann Taylor Crepe Draped Dress ($148) / kate spade new york All Wrapped Up Glass Pearl Short Necklace ($128) / Another Line Skinny Belt ($28) / J.Crew Etta Cap Toe ($248)
Brooks Brothers Slim Fit Button-Down Oxford Dress Shirt ($79.50) / Southern Proper x State Traditions South Carolina Flag State Traditional Garnet Tie ($80) / Orvis Farrier’s Belt ($79) / Pennington & Bailes South Carolina Short ($105) / Volunteer Traditions South Carolina Koozie ($3.50) / Martin Dingman Barnes Vintage Penny Loafer ($245)