COLUMBIA, S.C. – Will Muschamp’s time on the SEC coaches teleconference Wednesday was short. But the South Carolina coach did say he felt his team was having “good preparation” leading up to a Saturday night game at Mississippi State, including some situational work.
“We worked through third down and red zone this morning,” Muschamp said. “Mississippi State has a very physical football team and Dan has done a fantastic job. We look forward to playing in Starkville on Saturday night.”
The Gamecocks were 6 of 16 on third downs offensively in a 13-10 win at Vanderbilt. They also held the Commodores to just four conversions in 15 attempts.
The red zone is where the USC offense needs improvement, as it made good on just one of its two red zone trips Thursday. Freshman quarterback Brandon McIlwain fumbled at the Vanderbilt 12-yard line on the Gamecocks first red zone opportunity this season.
The lone red zone conversion and touchdown of the night was a Deebo Samuel 8-yard touchdown run.
The Gamecocks also were inside the Vanderbilt 20-yard line as quarterback Perry Orth took a knee to end the game.