South Carolina and Ole Miss have amazingly only played each other 6 times since SC entered the SEC in 1992. With the addition of Missouri and Texas A&M to the conference in 2012 those meetings have become even less frequent, with the last trip to Oxford for the Gamecocks occurring a full ten years ago. The infrequency of this game is one of the main reasons I decided to get on a plane a little more than a week ago. I do not believe I was alone in my desire to make this road trip. Judging my the amount of garnet of black I witnessed in Memphis yesterday and in Oxford this afternoon, I expect the Gamecocks to have a good crowd at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium tomorrow.
Get ready for some points in this one. The Ole Miss Rebel ….. Landsharks (???) have a very potent Offense that includes one of the best WRs in the SEC, one of the best O-lines, and a very mobile QB. They are only averaging 19 points per game against SEC opponents, however, and calling their defense hot garbage would be an insult to whatever was residing in the dumpster behind the Chili’s on Harbison Blvd back in August. The Gamecocks should find success both running and throwing the ball, but Ole Miss will get their points as well. I think the Gamecock Defense gets just a few more stops than Ole MIss and will fly back to Columbia with their first consecutive win of the season.
Prediction: USC 38 - Ole MIss 31. Miss Teriyaki Chicken calls it as 32 - 28 from Armenia.
Ohh, what could have been…….