Sunday, September 02, 2007

Well it is a "win" for the Gamecocks...

South Carolina got a 'W' yesterday with a 28-14 win over Louisiana-Lafayette.

Lord knows it was not pretty and the big question coming out of the game is the run defense. The run defense of SC gave up 250+ yards rushing to UL-La. I know that UL-La type of run offense is unique with the spread formation, qb draws and unorthodox misdirection run-dominated attack but to give up 250+ to them is not a good sign. I say this b/c UGA is next week and they are a much stronger team and can run the heck out of the ball (i.e last years game which they controlled due to SC not stopping the run game). I hope Mr. Nix gets the boys ready and after watching game film addressing some of those interior holes along the line because USC will see a more traditional rushing offense in UGA. The secondary looked pretty good despite being young. Seems the defense did play at a higher level when their backs were against the wall and had a few nice stops inside the 20.

My Offensive Player of the Game - 6th yr TE - Andy Boyd (3 rec., 1 TD)

My Defensive Player of the Game - Going with the Brinkley brothers here (12 tackles, 3 assists, and 1 for a loss) even though I liked the play of Captain Munnerlyn for the game.

Final Game Stats can be viewed HERE.

USC (1-0), which won its eighth consecutive opener, travels to Georgia next week. The 13th-ranked Bulldogs beat Oklahoma State 35-14 on Saturday. Spurrier improved to 17-1 in opening games, while Louisiana-Lafayette (0-1) fell to 0-48 all-time against SEC teams.

Any other thoughts out there about the game?

1 comment:

Psycho Cocky said...

Has Carolina ever looked good in an opener under the HBC? Also, this game reminds me of last year's Wofford game. The bright spots were Mike Davis, the Tight Ends and the Brinkley brothers. Plus, if Mitchell is ever hurt or does something else to get into trouble, then we have two solid kids waiting in the wings.