Thursday, September 04, 2008

5 keys to a win for USC vs. Vandy

South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt
WHO: USC (1-0) at Vanderbilt (1-0)
WHEN: 8:30 p.m. Thursday
WHERE: Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, Tenn.
LINE: USC by 10

5 Keys to a USC Win

1. Contain and limit the Vandy QB

Sounds easy and should be for the mighty Carolina D. If the D is unable to limit the Vandy QB for creating then it could prove ugly. I am confident that Ellis Johnson will stack the box and force Nickson to hurt us through the air.

2. Carolina O Line Play

The Carolina O line needs to play like it is the 4th quarter against NCSU. If they do that then they should be able to protect Smelley and create running lanes for the Carolina RBs. If they struggle then the offense will struggle like it did the 1st 3 quarters against NCSU.

3. Carolina QB Play

Chris and/or Tommy needs to step up. I think Chris will play most of the game and have a lights out game...he will make a statement as to why he will be the starting qb in 2008.

4. Carolina Special Teams

Carolina can not allow DJ Moore to hurt us. Succop needs to continue to kick the shit out of the ball and make FGs. The rest boils down to tackling and blocking.

5. No injuries for USC

This is a important key to the game b.c of what is next. Not saying we are overlooking Vandy b/c USC is out for revenge. But in beating Vandy don't get hurt!

My Prediction is ----USC 30 Vandy 13

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