USC’s offense continues to lag behind most of the nation in total offense. After gaining only 279 yards in Saturday night’s loss at Texas A&M, the Gamecocks are ranked 106th out of 129 FBS teams in total offense with an average of 336 yards per game. The running game is the biggest culprit. The Gamecocks are managing just 84.6 yards per game on the ground ranking 122nd nationally. On his Sunday conference call, Will Muschamp said quarterback Jake Bentley is doing a good job throwing the football and his job, and that of offensive coordinator Kurt Roper, is to figure out how to make the running game better.
Some key notes from Muschamp:
- Inability to run the ball is becoming an issue making them one dimensional.
- Not maintaining drives with any consistency due to run, throwing the ball very well.
- Bailey is day to day, same for Helms and Young, Googer is going fine and is day to day.
- Bentley is playing well and throwing the ball well. Has to make sure he stays within system and not try and do too much.
- They were whipped up front a lot and missed a lot of assignments. Said he can live with getting beat physically, not mentally.
- They did not play well at all on the offensive line.
Muschamp Sunday conference call