Originally posted on Leftover Hot Dog  |  Last updated 10/14/12
South Carolina lost to LSU on Saturday night 23-21. The Gamecocks led several times but were outscored in the fourth quarter to lose. The defense really didn't play badly, but LSU put up 406 yards. The vaunted Gamecock defensive line yielded to a juggernaut of a rushing attack. The Tigers pretty much ran the ball between the tackles all night. That success led to a huge advantage in time of possession. In turn, that meant that in the 4th quarter the USC defense had been on the field most of the game and wasn't able to keep the Tigers out of the endzone. A big reason the Gamecocks defense stayed on the field all night was the offense's inability to keep the ball very long. In the first half USC tried to establish the run, but they had very little success. In the second half they found more success throwing the ball. An offensive line that wasn't able to open holes for Marcus Lattimore was able to protect Connor Shaw. On paper South Carolina didn't keep this game as close a...
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