USC came up short on the road last weekend as a slight favorite at Missouri. The Gamecocks return home this Saturday night as 7.5-point underdogs to Auburn, a team they upset in Columbia last season 30-22 when the Tigers were ranked 14th. That day the Gamecocks intercepted Auburn quarterback Bo Nix three times.
Nix is out for the season after being injured last week. His replacement is LSU transfer TJ Finley. Last season in Baton Rouge, Finley picked apart the Gamecock defense completing 17-21 for 265 yards and 2 touchdowns. That turned out to be Will Muschamp’s last game as head coach of the Gamecocks.
Wednesday USC coordinators Marcus Satterfield and Clayton White met with the media to discuss their players and Saturday’s matchup.