COLUMBIA — South Carolina football had its most prevailing presentation of the time against South Carolina State, beating the Bulldogs 50-10 on Thursday at Williams-Brice Arena.
The Gamecocks (3-2) scored something like 50 focuses in continuous games interestingly starting around 1995, and the Bulldogs (1-3) were the primary adversary they have held under 14 focuses this year.
This is the way we evaluated the exhibition:
It was a somewhat messy beginning for the Gamecocks offense after Xavier Legette bobbled a pass on the principal drive that brought about a capture, and afterward there was a close to bungle in the red zone on the third drive. In any case, it didn’t take long for South Carolina to track down a musicality, and Marshawn Lloyd scored the group’s most memorable first-quarter score of the time.
Interestingly, the Gamecocks tracked down balance between the run and pass. They scrambled for 185 yards, drove by 80 from Marshawn Lloyd. Spencer Rattler was 21-for-27 passing for 212 yards and three all out scores (two passing, one surging).
South Carolina’s protection came up grasp at least a time or two. After both Rattler capture attempts, the safeguard recorded three-and-outs to prevent the Bulldogs from underwriting.
The optional secured S.C. State’s passing game, surrendering only three gets for 62 yards to star recipient Shaquan Davis and recording three capture attempts. Linebacker Sherrod Greene logged his second vocation interference, and he imparted a sack to lineman Tonka Hemingway.
The clincher was Hemingway’s unexpected hostile appearance to punch in a two-point change on the Gamecocks’ most memorable score.
Exceptional groups: A
The unique groups went about its business again this week. Kai Kroeger hit his solitary dropkick inside the 20 and Mitch Jeter was amazing on additional focuses.
There was a messed up onside kick, however it eventually no affected the game, and the Gamecocks compensated for it with an obstructed dropkick by Debo Williams in the second from last quarter that was recuperated by Ahmarean Brown.
The Gamecocks’ mentors weren’t tested to go with numerous difficult choices in the victory. There were some highs and lows in their play-calling — they were booed by the home group subsequent to drop-kicking on fourth-and-2 in the main quarter — yet they used sound judgment particularly in the red zone, where the group went 6-for-7.
Generally speaking: A
Beyond the turnovers, there’s little to whine about in Thursday’s exhibition. The Gamecocks were predictable between the two parts, made huge plays on offense and compensated for botches on guard. It establishes an uplifting vibe heading into the game versus SEC opponent Kentucky one week from now.