As you guys know, I loves me some trends. Here are a couple worth noting.
Tonight, South Carolina faces a fairly daunting task when it takes on highly ranked Ole Miss. It’s fair to say that the ‘Cocks don’t have the best track record in games like this.
… South Carolina is 1-31 all-time against top-5 teams. The Gamecocks’ only win came in 1981 over No. 3 North Carolina in Chapel Hill. That was six head coaches ago.
They have never beaten a top-5 team at Williams-Brice Stadium.
And under Spurrier, the Gamecocks are just 1-7 against top-10 opponents and 5-13 against Top-25 foes.
Meanwhile, Arizona State has its own cross to bear when it rolls into Athens.
… The Sun Devils, who face No. 17 Georgia this week in Athens, are 3-26 against top-25 teams since 2000. The program is also winless in four tries against the Southeastern Conference.
And it’s hard to see how this will help.
… Arizona State does have one big problem: All-America kicker Thomas Weber has been lost for possibly six weeks because of a groin injury, leaving the kicking chores to either walk-on freshman Bobby Wenzig or 26-year-old linebacker Mike Nixon.
Wenzig’s name isn’t even listed in the school’s media guide. Nixon, a former catcher in the Dodgers organization, enjoyed some kicking success at Phoenix’s Sunnyslope High — he made six field goals . . . in 2001.
Think they’ll be going for it on fourth-and-four at the Georgia 30?