LSU's defense is 3-for-3 in sending opposing teams' starting quarterbacks to the bench. Will South Carolina quarterback Blake Mitchell meet the same fate as Michael Henig, Sean Glennon and Joe Craddock?
South Carolina QB vs. LSU
Blake Mitchell vs. Glenn Dorsey
Can the Tigers do it four weeks in
a row? Through the first three games, the starting quarterbacks for teams
opposing LSU have yet to finish a single game. The Tigers knocked Michael Henig
out of the opener with Miss. State. After he had already thrown six
interceptions. Virginia Tech's Sean Glennon was benched in the second half
versus the Tigers and has been replaced. He has actually talked about leaving
the Va. Tech program for another school. Middle Tennessee's Joe Craddock actually had the most
success of any quarterback against the Tiger defense, completing six of 11
passes for 59 yards. Can South
Carolina's Blake Mitchell evade Glenn Dorsey and the LSU
defense long enough to last the entire game?
LSU RB vs. South Carolina
Keiland Williams vs. Jasper Brinkley
Les Miles and offensive coordinator
Gary Crowton have done a good job of getting plenty of touches for each of LSU's
talented running backs. It is literally a revolving door in the Tigers backfield
where as many as eight different players carried the ball for LSU last week.
Keiland Williams has enjoyed the most success, most notably with his 144-yard
performance against Virginia Tech. Jasper Brinkley and the South Carolina defense
has a pretty stingy reputation, much like the Tigers. It'll be interesting to
see who gets the better of whom.
Through three games this year,
has been quite effective running the ball. The Gamecocks ground attack is led by
Cory Boyd, who leads South
Carolina in rushing with 255 yards on 39 carries. Boyd
has scored all four of the Gamecocks rushing touchdowns this season. He is
averaging 6.5 yards per carry and 85 yards per game. Boyd is also tied for
second on the team in receptions with nine. His nine catches have covered 53
yards. In all, Boyd is second on the team, averaging 102.7 all-purpose yards per