Quick Impression: Gamecocks Football Beats Troy Easily

gamecockoldlogoThe South Carolina Gamecock made easy work of the Trojans from Troy by beating them 69-24.  For us South Carolina fans this was a nice win to watch and the kind of win needed heading into the Clemson game next weekend.  Today’s win moves USC to 8-3 on the season. 

What was impressive besides the score was the balance the offense had and the aggression the defense had as they forced four turnovers on the game, two fumbles and two interceptions.  All of the turnovers led to points.

Here are some quick thoughts as we (the General) will provide a better recap on Sunday.

The 69 points is the most since 1995. The Gamecocks scored 77 against Kent State. The 93 combined points is the 3rd most in history.

Lattimore is a Stud
Latti now has 1,066 yards in 10 games, he becomes the first Gamecock to rush for 1,000 yards since 2000 (Derek Watson). His three touchdowns give him 17 for the season, pushing Lattimore past Harold Green for the single-season record.  Lattimore is now one TD away from the SEC freshman record of 20 set by Tennessee’s Reggie Cobb in 1987.

Alshon is Alshon
Alshon Jeffery had five catches for 123 yards, enough to get the sophomore past Sidney Rice’s single-season record of 1,143 yards. Jeffery now has 70 catches for 1,210 yards this season.

Garcia’s Easy Day
Garcia didn’t have to throw much, 9 of 12 for 198 yards and two touchdowns.

Pick Six Times Two
D.J. Swearinger and Chaz Sutton each had a INT for a score.  It was like icing on the cake.

Spurrier’s Quote says it all…
“The next two weeks are going to determine what we’re ultimately going to be this season,” he said. “And we’re still pushing. The opportunity’s there and we’ll see how we can handle it.”

About flounder

Two-time grad of THE University of South Carolina.