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Welcome to Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.
@NickAustin_ asks … Do you see a let-down against Florida? We played decent against UGA for three quarters, did it burn the team out?
I think we’ve seen already this season that these guys are capable of bouncing back after tough losses, but falling to the No. 1 team in the country is a different beast. Plus, during his press conference on Tuesday, coach Will Muschamp said several players missed or were limited during practice that morning.
So there could be a hangover of sorts that can linger after playing a tough opponent.
But I don’t think the Gamecocks will come out sluggish or anything like that. They’ll be ready to roll against Florida at noon on Saturday. They’re pretty excited about coming back home and finishing with three games at Williams-Brice. That was apparent in the guys who spoke to reporters on Tuesday.
They seem to be in good spirits, despite the loss to Georgia.
I think where there might be some concern is late in the game, especially if it’s close late, which I tend to think it could be.
@neal13 asks … How do you think the passing game will go against UF? Lots of talent there, but they seem to have mailed it in as a squad.
Florida lost all three games in October: LSU, Texas A&M and Georgia. All three teams are in the bottom half of the SEC in passing offense, so none of them did much through the air against the Gators.
Tennessee, Kentucky, Vanderbilt and Missouri all threw for at least 220 yards and/or 3 touchdowns against Florida.
I think Jake Bentley should be able to top 220 yards and throw for a couple of scores in what should be a win for the Gamecocks over their coach’s former team.
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