USC coach Steve Spurrier held his weekly news conference as his 18th ranked Gamecocks prepare to face number 19 Arkansas Saturday night at 7:00 at Williams-Brice Stadium. Carolina enters the game with a 6-2 record, including 4-2 in the SEC. The Razorbacks are also 6-2 and 3-2 in the conference.
Key pre-game notes:
- Spurrier said he may get Stephon Gilmore in on offense to run the Wildcat this week
- Spurrier said Lorenzo Ward has been put in charge of the pass defense. The Gamecocks rank last in the SEC in pass defense, giving up 259.9 yards per game. Arkansas enters Saturday’s game leading the conference in passing offense at 360.2 yards per game.
- Arkansas is 11-7 all-time against USC. The Hogs won last year’s game in Fayetteville,33-16.
- Spurrier is 5-3 all-time against the Razorbacks, he is 2-3 against the Hogs since he took over at USC.
- Arkansas is off to its best start since the 2006 season
- USC is a three point favorite in Saturday night’s game