Not High on Gamecocks Passing Attack


At the mid point of the college season, has ranked how every college quarterback has performed and they are not high the Gamecocks passing attack.  The site ranked Dylan Thompson 57th out of 128 teams and mentioned that he has hit some big plays, but also has been inconsistent with his accuracy.  This is also right in line with Dylan’s rank in passing rating in which he is 58th in the nation with a 136.7 overall qb rating.  For the season, Dylan is 133 for 215 for 1577 yards and has 13 TDs to go with 6 interceptions, 3 of which came in the Kentucky game alone.  Thompson has struggled many games with overthrowing receivers early in the game, then being severely off target at the end of several games. 

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The site doesn’t just rank them on talent, but how the quarterback has produced inside his team’s offense.  The site also did this before the season began.  Dylan was ranked 42nd at that time one spot ahead of Hutson Mason, who has now flip-flopped with Thompson.  The biggest surprise between the two different polls  is Brandon Doughty of Western Kentucky who went from 74th in the preseason to 9th now, mostly from his averaging 433 yards a game passing.  The two not-so-big surprises are are Dak Prescott of Mississipi State who went from 20th to 1st overall, and his SEC and in-state counterpart Bo Wallace of Ole Miss who went from 21st to 6th overall.

Hopefully the bye week last week will help Dylan Thompson and the rest of the Gamecock passing game get back on track at the level Head Coach Steve Spurrier knows they can.