Nov 10, 2012; Clemson, SC, USA; Clemson Tigers quarterback Tajh Boyd (middle) looks to pass the ball during the third quarter against the Maryland Terrapins at Clemson Memorial Stadium. Tigers won 45-10. Mandatory Credit: Joshua S. Kelly-US PRESSWIRE

What The Gamecocks Learned About Their Opponents: Week 11


There’s just two weeks left in the season, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing left to learn about the South Carolina Gamecocks and their final two opponents.

Saturday’s win over Arkansas proved that Carolina could still get a rushing attack going… well, at least against weak defenses… Like the defenses they’ll face in their final two matchups.

But what did the Gamecocks learn about their opponents?

Well, Wofford finished its DII schedule at 8-2 (6-2 SOUTHERN), but ended the year on by going 3-2. All five of their final games were close, and the last three were decided by seven points or less. The Terriers started the year on an offensive tear scoring 30+ points in their first four games. In their final six, they scored 30+ points just once, and more than 20 just three times. South Carolina should be able to handle this team.

Clemson’s offense is good. Like, better than it was last year. Like, not a paper tiger. This year Clemson has scored fewer than 38 points just once, and last year they scored less than 35 points six times. But that doesn’t mean South Carolina can’t shut that offense down. After all, one of those six times last year was against the Gamecocks, and the only time Clemson has scored fewer than 38 points this year is when they narrowly beat one of the worst teams in the SEC, Auburn, to start the year off (yeah, Clemson suspensions, blah blah blah).

 

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