Good morning, Gamecocks fans. You probably didn’t envision waking up to a 2-3 football team, but such is the reality of South Carolina’s season following a 24-10 loss to Missouri Saturday. But Sunday marks the start of a fresh week, and it also means we’re six days away from LSU making a rare trek to Columbia, S.C.
Here’s everything from the weekend you need to catch up on as the Gamecocks get ready to shift gears:
- “Only thing we had was Lorenzo,” said Spurrier, referring to quarterback Lorenzo Nunez. The true freshman did not fare nearly as well in his second career start, throwing three third-quarter interceptions and spending most of his day scrambling toward the sideline. Yet, the freshman still accounted for 232 of the team’s 298 total yards.
- Except, the Gamecocks actually did not have Nunez for part of the fourth quarter. He had to come out of the game because of a shoulder sprain, an injury Spurrier addressed during his postgame press conference. His status moving forward is questionable.
- Spurrier also made a point of mentioning the game’s officiating crew, which upheld a questionable targeting call against Missouri and also allowed the Tigers to escape what might have been an intentional grounding penalty-turned-safety.
- It’s not all gloom and doom, however. Check out this sweet (if lucky) touchdown pass from Nunez to tailback Shon Carson.
Other South Carolina news from around the Internet
- Junior linebacker Skai Moore says the team has “got to keep it together.”
- Nunez’s inexperience showed against a tough Missouri defense.
- Gamecocks exhibit spirit, but not results.