Thursday, October 4, 2007

Gamecocks get no Love........

Great match-up tonight deep down in the SEC. Kentucky meets South Carolina in a game that....dare I for sole possession of 1st place in the SEC East. The 'cats (ranked 8th) take on the 11th ranked Gamecocks at Williams-Brice Stadium in a nationally televised game on ESPN.

Interesting facts: Steve Spurrier is 14-o versus Kentucky.

Last meeting: USC won 24-17 in Lexington.

Carolina leads the all-time series 11-6-1.

Whats bazaar is South Carolina is ranked 11th in the AP writers poll, but 18th in the coaches poll. Could it be that the "ole ball coach" has alienated some of his peers? It's rare to have a 7 position difference between the polls. At any rate, the Cocks are a 31/2 point favorite in a game that won't have all that offense every body's been talking about. Sure, Andre Woodson is having a career year, but check out the level of competition he has faced: Eastern Kentucky, Kent State, and Florida Atlantic are controlled scrimmages. Louisville's defense sucks.......see Middle Tenn St. Which gives Woodson one quality win, the 42-29 defeat of Arkansas in which the 'Cats trailed 29-21 before scoring 21 unanswered points in the last 8 minutes of the game. USC's defensive coordinator Tyrone Nix is great at devising schemes aimed at stopping potent offensive teams. The Gamecocks are relying on red shirt freshman Chris Smelley to lead Spurriers' offense. His numbers weren't great last week against an aggressive Mississippi State defense, but he did not make mistakes.....mental or physical. I like the 'Cocks to cover.....USC 26-21.

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