Friday, September 07, 2007

Question of the Day --- Can the Gamecocks win?

that is the question going into the weekend....can the gamecocks beat the dawgs? This is the 60th meeting between these two schools. Georgia holds a 44-13-2 lead in the all-time series, including a 25-6 advantage when the teams have played in Athens. The Bulldogs have won each of the last five meetings, but three of those contests were decided by six points or less. Carolina's last win came by a 14-9 margin in Athens in the 2001 season.

Recent history is not on the side of the Gamecocks who were 1-5 against ranked opponents in 2006 with their lone win coming against No. 24 Clemson. In 2005, Carolina was 2-1 against ranked opponents, knocking off No. 23 Tennessee and No. 12 Florida after losing to No. 9 Georgia. This year Jawga is ranked #11 (or #12 depending on who you believe), and the game is going to be in Athens where the last time the two played in Athens the 9th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs escaped with a 17-15 win over South Carolina on Sept. 10, 2005. Remember Georgia wore down the Gamecocks with its running game. Thomas Brown finished with 144 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries, leading Georgia's 238-yard effort on the ground. A missed extra point early in the game forced USC to go for two when they had a chance to tie the game midway through the fourth quarter, but pass to Sidney Rice failed....result a 17-15 loss for Carolina.

We all agree, at least the Carolina fans, that this is a must win game for the gamecocks. Yeah we could lose this game and still have a successful season but back to reality here with what is the second hardest schedule and history will show that this is a must win for Carolina on Saturday to have success in the SEC. Oh and not to mention that a win on Saturday gets the USC program and its' record to .500 percent......Carolina owns an all-time record of 516-517-44 in its' 114 seasons of doing the college football thing. We need a 'W'!


So here is the question of the day - Who will win USC or UGA and what is your predicted score?

2 comments:

Big Angry said...

31-28 with a succoup field goal with 1:30 to play

strom thermos said...

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=rules/070905