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COLUMBIA -- This week, Mizzou travels from Columbia to Columbia, South Carolina for a matchup with the 7th ranked South Carolina Gamecocks. So far the story has been the safeties.

For Mizzou, it's good news - Kenronte Walker wins SEC Defensive Player of the Week. Walker's clutch play down the stretch against Arizona State sealed the win for the Tigers -- including his 4th quarter interception in the endzone.

For South Carolina, the news is not so good. Starting safety DJ Swearinger is suspended for the game against Mizzou for a helmet-to-helmet hit this past weekend against UAB. Tough player loss for SC as Swearinger finished second on the team in tackles this past year.