The South Carolina Gamecocks (2-2) head to Death Valley to face the LSU Tigers (1-2) Saturday night.
HOW TO WATCH
Time: 6 p.m. CT
Line: LSU -5.0
South Carolina: The Gamecocks defeated Auburn for the first time since 1933 to move to 2-2 on the year.
LSU: The Tigers were scheduled to play Florida but had their game postponed due to the Gators COVID outbreak.
The defending national champions are in a bit of trouble. LSU having to replace as many players and coaches as they did likely should have made it so we saw this coming, but for the Tigers to be 1-2 and having absolutely dismantled by Connor Bazelak and the Missouri Tigers a couple weeks ago has a lot of pressure on defensive coordinator Bo Pelini. Can LSU’s defense recover and settle into a groove against a South Carolina team that has been inconsistent on offense this season, or will the Tigers’ downward spiral continue.
Offensively, things don’t look much better for LSU. Myles Brennan suffered a lower-body injury against Missouri and still isn’t cleared, so true freshman TJ Finley will be getting the start for the Tigers.
South Carolina has been perfectly average on defense this year, so this is could be a good opportunity for the Gamecocks to improve their defensive numbers against the inexperienced Finley.