Found September 08, 2012 on
Last week got us back in the swing of things as college football returned and the Tailgater crew resumed its gridiron speculation. The results varied (as a reminder, all picks are against the spread):
Zach Bigalke: 3-3
John Mitchell: 5-1
Matt Strobl: 3-3
While week 2 doesn’t offer the top tier matchups that opened the season, there are still a handful of compelling games. Here are our weekly selections along with some thoughts on who might emerge with wins.
Week 2 Picks
This week offers some interesting betting lines and competitive inter-conference games among good (but not great) programs. We also have the SEC debut of the Texas A&M Aggies and the Missouri Tigers, who will looking to prove that they belong with the big boys by securing home victories against Florida and Georgia, respectively.
Here’s what the Tailgater crew is predicting. Rankings are according to the AP Top 25 poll. All times are eastern. All picks are against the spread as defined by Yahoo! Sports’...
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Steve Spurrier hasn't given up on No. 9 South Carolina hitting a few passes, no matter how good the Gamecocks look running the ball or how much Connor Shaw's right arm might hurt.
The Gamecocks coach says South Carolina (1-0) will keep trying to ignite a passing game Saturday against East Carolina (1-0) that was largely missing in its 17-13 opening victory at Vanderbilt...
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Dylan Thompson completed 21 of 37 passes for 330 yards and three touchdowns to help No. 9 South Carolina (2-0) beat East Carolina 48-10 Saturday.
Thompson started the game in place of the injured Connor Shaw, and left little doubt coach Steve Spurrier made the right choice to let Shaw rest.
Thompson's first completion was a 53-yard pass to Damiere Byrd. He...
Not an overly impressive slate of games to pick from this week. We had some really interesting matchups last week for the opener, but this seems to be Cupcake Central across the country, even moreso than what we see in a typical opening weekend. Last night's game between Pitt and Cincy was a snoozer, as Pitt fully lived down to everyone's expectations. But here'...
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Steve Spurrier hasn't given up on No. 9 South Carolina hitting a few passes, no matter how good the Gamecocks look running the ball or how much Connor Shaw's right arm might hurt.
The Gamecocks coach says South Carolina (1-0) will keep trying to ignite a passing game Saturday against East Carolina (1-0) that was largely missing in its 17-13 opening victory...
For one game, South Carolina's head ball coach showed off his old game plan.
Steve Spurrier said Sunday he was pleased that backup quarterback Dylan Thompson got the ball away and finally gave Gamecock receivers the chance to make plays.
Thompson threw for 330 yards in a 48-10 victory over East Carolina on Saturday. Thompson played for injured starter Connor Shaw.
Dylan Thompson makes his first career start and gives the USC offense a boost in the 48-10 win over East Carolina. Thompson throws for 330 yards and three touchdown passes in leading the Gamecocks to a big victory.
Week 2 of the college football season is in the books. Here’s what we learned.
South Carolina may have found their quarterback
With Connor Shaw sitting out due to a shoulder injury, backup quarterback Dylan Thompson threw for 330 yards and 3 TDs in a win against East Carolina. Thompson isn’t the runner that Shaw is but he is the better passer and that’s the only way...
Marcus Lattimore scored a touchdown on the first drive of Saturday's contest between South Carolina and East Carolina. The touchdown began the rout that ended in a 48-10 win and also helped Lattimore close in on several school records.
While we're still enjoying many of the great games this evening, let's take a quick look back at some the games from this afternoon. Not too many surprises, but we're definitely beginning to learn more about the 2012 college football landscape.
#9 South Carolina 48, East Carolina 10
No Connor Shaw? No problem. Shaw was unable to go today due to a bruised shoulder...