Now that week two of the college football season is in the books, it’s time to see what the Gamecocks learned about their future opponents this weekend.
Missouri gave Georgia a run for its money… For about two and a half quarters. It looks like Mizzou isn’t ready for “old man football” quite yet. When they come to SC’s version of Columbia, they could keep it close for two or three quarters, but SC’s defensive and offensive lines should wear their opposition down and by the fourth quarter it will be all but over.
Georgia has offensive line problems and they won’t get better by the time Ugga comes to Cola. SC’s defensive line is one of the best in the nation, and if UGA had trouble blocking Missouri’s big guys, they’ll have a nightmare against Clowney and Co.
Florida was just good enough for the second week in a row to knock off an inferior opponent. Texas A&M is much better than Bowling Green, and it was a road game for the Gators, but if they fall behind early to the Gamecocks, Lattimore’s pounding rushing style will make it hard to come back.
Tennessee’s offense looks legit. We’ll get a better idea of just how good it can be when they play Florida in week three.
Clemson gave up 27 points to… um… Ball State! That’s right. I keep forgetting Clemson’s early season opponents each year, because I’ve never heard of them.
LSU looks scary, Kentucky got one of their only wins of the year and Wofford… Well, it’s Wofford.
The SEC landscape should become clearer after a few big matchups next weekend. By that time we should know just how good each of SC’s conference foes are.