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USC surges in first quarters

Based on how the two teams have played so far this year, South Carolina’s best chance to pull the upset over Auburn on Saturday is to get out to an early lead in the first quarter.

The first quarter is the only one in which South Carolina has outscored Auburn in total points this year. The Tigers have scored at least 32 more points than the Gamecocks in every other quarter.

Scoring

1st 2nd 3rd 4th
USC 123 122 75 79
Auburn 121 157 107 111

The Tigers have also allowed 70 more points than the Gamecocks in the first quarter so far this year, more than any other quarter.

The Gamecocks have also given up 31 more points than the Tigers in the 4th quarter so far this year, another reason USC needs to get out to an early lead.

Scoring

1st 2nd 3rd 4th
USC Opp. 40 70 56 76
Auburn Opp. 110 77 69 45

South Carolina has had possession of the ball for an average of 2 minutes and 15 seconds longer than Auburn in the first quarter this year.

Average time of possession

1st 2nd 3rd 4th
USC 0h 8m 26s 0h 7m 47s 0h 7m 16s 0h 7m 52s
Auburn 0h 6m 11s 0h 7m 6s 0h 7m 40s 0h 7m 52s
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