With the bye week coming up this Saturday, we will be taking a look at how USC stacks up against the rest of the SEC so far this year.
Today we will look at the offense.
The Gamecocks are seventh and sixth in the conference, respectively, in total offense and scoring offense. However, they lead the conference in time of possession and are second, behind only Vanderbilt, in red zone conversion percentage. They are also tied for second with Kentucky in red zone touchdowns.
|Yards/Game||Points/Game||Time of Poss.||Red Zone Off.||Red Zone TD|
|390.2||30.8||0h 31m 37s||93.8%||13|
The Gamecocks are seventh in rushing offense and fifth in passing offense. However, they are fifth in rushing touchdowns and third in completion percentage.
|Rushing YPG||Passing YTD||Rushing TDs||Passing TDs||Comp. %|
The Gamecocks have done fairly well, compared to the rest of the conference, in moving the ball down the field. South Carolina is fourth in the SEC in first downs and leads the conference in third down conversion percentage. Looking at a more obscure statistic, USC is tied with Mississippi State for the lead in number of first downs by penalty.
|First downs||Third downs||Conversions||Percentage||First downs by penalty|
The Gamecocks are in, or just outside of, the top half of the conference in most offensive categories. They also lead the SEC in some important statistics.
If USC hopes to have a special year, they must maintain their performance in some areas, while working improve in others. With an open date coming up this week, they will have plenty of time to work shore up some of the weaknesses from the first four games of the year.