Sunday was a pick up the pieces day for USC coach Shane Beamer following the 38-6 loss at Florida Saturday. And there were a lot of pieces to pick up. The Gamecocks could not run the ball and could not stop the run. They did not score an offensive touchdown. They suffered three turnovers and collected 11 penalties.
Ahead is a monumental task as 5th ranked Tennessee comes to Williams-Brice Stadium. The Vols are coming off a 66-point performance, and they need impressive wins to show to the College Football Playoff Committee. They are favored by 21 points.
USC coach Shane Beamer, on his Sunday night media conference call, felt like his players had flushed the Florida loss and were excited about the challenge of playing the Vols. He also pointed out they will have to be better in a lot of areas to have a chance to pull off the upset.