Head coach Scottie Montgomery told the press the team struggled through some leftover fatigue.
One major focus was fixing the mistakes that occurred on Saturday. Looking ahead, the Pirates will have to contend with a tough South Carolina defense on Saturday.
"We will prepare the way we know how to prepare," Montgomery said. "We know it's going to be physical, so we are going to have to add that into our practices."
The question is whether coach Montgomery will continue to attack the defense on the ground against the Gamecocks.
"We got to continue to run the ball to maintain a decent line of scrimmage to slow down their defense," Montgomery said.
As the preparation for this week's game continues to build, the team plans to stay focused and work hard.