For the first time this season, USC football players are dealing with the aftermath of a defeat. The Gamecocks lost at home to Auburn last Saturday 16-13 ending their four game winning streak.
While the loss ends all talk of a national championship for USC, the Gamecocks still control their own destiny regarding the SEC East race. That, of course, gives the players something to aim for.
But overshadowing talk of the SEC race is the change at quarterback as Connor Shaw replaces Stephen Garcia.
Saturday’s game kicks off at 12:20 and will be televised on the SEC Network. The game marks the end of a four game homestand for the Gamecocks.