USC football is off to a 2-0 start and feeling good about itself, following a 20-17 win at East Carolina last Saturday. This week, the Gamecocks face their biggest challenge to date, traveling to #2-Georgia for a 7pm kickoff on ESPN. The Bulldogs are also 2-0 with wins versus Clemson and UAB prior to their SEC opener.
On Tuesday, head coach Shane Beamer, along with running back Kevin Harris, wide receiver Dakereon Joyner, and OL Jovaughn Gwyn visited with the media to preview the trip to Athens. Saturday’s contest will be the 74th meeting all-time between the Gamecocks and Bulldogs with UGA leading the series 52-19 with two ties. The Bulldogs have won five of the last six, though USC claimed a 20-17 2 OT triumph in Athens two seasons ago. Georgia is Carolina’s second most played rival behind the Clemson Tigers.
Key notes from Beamer’s presser …
- Fully expects Luke Doty to be 100% for Saturday night’s game.
- Says because of the turnover in personnel at Georgia and a new scheme for the Gamecocks, he has not watched last year’s game.
- When sizing up the Bulldogs, Beamer is very matter of fact, “they are really, really good. It will be a big challenge for us.”
- In Beamer’s opinion, this may be the most talented team in the history of Georgia football.
USC HC Shane Beamer Weekly Press Conference