PREVIEW: LSU/S. Carolina - Interesting angles

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?

Head to Head:


South Carolina QB vs. LSU DT

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 LB

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.






Player to Watch:


Cory Boyd

TB, Senior

6-1, 214

Orange, N.J.; Orange HS


Through three games this year, South Carolina 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 game.

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