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?
Posted by Flounder at 7:42 AM