Stephen Garcia is third in the SEC with a 61.2 completion percentage and has thrown just three interceptions in 178 passes.
Running backs B-minus
Kenny Miles (6.0 yards per carry) averaging nearly twice as many yards per rush as Brian Maddox (3.1), who remains best blocking back.
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Receivers/tight ends C-plus
Time to get TE Weslye Saunders involved in the passing game again.
Offensive line C
Much improved under first-year coach Eric Wolford, but still giving up too many sacks.
Defensive line B-minus
DE Cliff Matthews has been a beast, but injuries and suspensions have hurt consistency at tackle.
Eric Norwood does it all, but Gamecocks miss middle linebacker Rodney Paulk.
So much for those personnel hits: Gamecocks are sixth in the nation in pass defense.
Special teams B-minus
Kickoff coverage cost USC a win at Georgia; K Spencer Lanning has been on a roll.
Gamecocks notched biggest home win in school history with 16-10 takedown of No. 4 Ole Miss.
- Joseph Person