The Gamecocks are playing East Carolina in the first home game of the year, a sell-out. Tackling has been a priority for the Gamecocks after the loss at Mississippi State. The Pirates are no slouch and they have shown an explosive offense in registering a 2-0 record for 2016 to date.
“We are excited about playing in a big time atmosphere and in a big time football game.” Coach Mo on traveling to South Carolina.
— ECU Football (@ECUPiratesFB) September 12, 2016
The Pirates offense is led by Minnesota and Rutgers transfer, senior quarterback Philip Nelson. His quarterback statistics for 2016 are impressive.
The Gamecocks secondary, missing starting safety Chaz Elder, will be tested this weekend. The Pirates offense has given up just one sack in 2016. The DL must throttle the running game and disrupt Nelson’s rhythm while passing leading to turnovers.