Will Muschamp is sticking with his two freshmen quarterbacks the rest of the way. Jake Bentley performed well in his first career start Saturday and he will be the guy going forward. Brandon McIlwain will still factor in the mix as Muschamp lets the two push each other.
Muschamp broke down how Jake Bentley ended up on campus a year ahead of schedule, giving a lengthy explanation on the timeline and the factors that went into the decision. With Bentley’s status no longer a mystery, Muschamp seemed more at ease than he has the past couple of weeks. Some of that may be because the Gamecocks snapped a three game losing streak Saturday.
You can check out a few highlights from Muschamp below. You can also listen to the audio from the call.
WILL MUSCHAMP SUNDAY CONFERENCE CALL:
- Muschamp said he liked the start they had Saturday. They scored on four of their first six possessions, all touchdowns.
- It was the first time since 2014 that USC scored 34 points in a game.
- USC is one of seven teams in the country that has not allowed 30 points in a game.
- Muschamp did not do a player of the game for the defense. He did not think there was someone that deserved it.
- Muschamp said they didn’t finish off UMass the way he would have liked. They were up 20 and couldn’t put them away.
- Muschamp said that Jake Bentley and Brandon McIlwain are the two quarterbacks that give them the best chance to win.
- Muschamp said Perry Orth has been great at supporting the other QBs and has been a great teammate.
- No major injuries coming out of the game for USC. Donnell Stanley is expected to be back for Tennessee.
Muschamp said he almost had a heart attack when he saw they Texas Tech QB had over 800 yards of passing Saturday night.
Muschamp said they still want to go fast on offense, but they have to slow it down at times because they aren’t going to get into a shootout and win.