It used to be that going on the road in the SEC was an adventure for the Missouri football team.

From 2015 through the middle of last season, the Tigers lost 10 consecutive conference road games, finally breaking that streak with a win at Vanderbilt, followed by a win at Arkansas.

Those two wins have given the Tigers confidence that they can continue a new streak, of victories, when they play their first SEC road game this season on Saturday at South Carolina.

The game begins at 11 a.m. St. Louis time and will be televised on the SEC Network.

Missouri is coming off its bye week, which followed a 43-29 loss at home against second-ranked Georgia in the Tigers’ SEC opener this season. The loss came after the Tigers had won their first three non-conference games.

It’s the start of tough back-to-back trips for the Tigers, who will also have to go back on the road next week to play at No. 1-ranked Alabama.

One aspect of the Tigers’ performance which they know they will have to clean up to have success in either of those games is eliminating turnovers. Georgia scored 17 of its points off Missouri mistakes, including a blocked punt and a fumble return for a touchdown.

Quarterback Drew Lock did not pass for a touchdown for the first time in 14 games, counting last year’s bowl game. So far this season, Lock has completed 101 of 161 pass attempts for an average of 320 yards per game. He has thrown for 11 touchdowns and been intercepted twice. He also has run for three additional scores.

“Really good teams find ways to get you out of your game and you just have to adjust,” Lock told reporters this week. “It’s what I’ve been talking about if teams take away Emanuel (Hall) we will have a lot of other guys making plays. We have a lot of threats on offensive to where if South Carolina does the same thing this week we have a good game plan, and if they don’t we have a good game plan. It goes both ways, we are very versatile.”

South Carolina already has played three conference games, out of their first four games of the season. They lost at home to Georgia, defeated Vanderbilt on the road and lost 24-10 last week at undefeated and No. 17-ranked Kentucky.

In only one of their first four games have the Gamecocks allowed more than 200 passing yards, and opponents have passed for only three total touchdowns while South Carolina has recorded three interceptions. They also have sacked the opposing quarterback seven times.

“They have as good of a defensive line as anybody in the country,” said Missouri offensive coordinator Derek Dooley. “They are very disruptive; they can really wreck a game. So if we lose the line of scrimmage, it doesn’t matter what you call. We have to win the line of scrimmage and if we don’t we are going to have a tough day.”