There has been a change of plans.
Perry Orth — not Lorenzo Nunez — will start at quarterback for South Carolina when the Gamecocks take on No. 7 LSU Saturday in Death Valley, coach Steve Spurrier confirmed on Friday, according to the Post and Courier’s David Caraviello. The Bleacher Report’s Barrett Sallee was the first to report the information.
Nunez started each of the past two games under center for South Carolina, but was injured in the fourth quarter against Missouri last week. Nunez suffered a shoulder sprain and has not practiced this week, but according to Sallee, is available to play.
Nunez is 1-1 as South Carolina’s starting quarterback, leading his team to a win over Central Florida but falling on the road at Mizzou. In four games, Nunez leads the team in passing (374 yards), passing touchdowns (3) and rushing yards (299).
Orth drew the start against Georgia for the injured Connor Mitch. The redshirt junior completed 6-of-17 pass attempts for 66 yards and an interception before being replaced by Nunez.
On the season, Orth has completed 48.9 percent of his passes for 283 yards, one touchdown and a pair of interceptions.
Steve Spurrier says #Gamecocks QB Lorenzo Nunez is "still a little gimpy," so Perry Orth will start against LSU.
— David Caraviello (@dcaraviello) October 8, 2015