September 9, 2007
Athens -- The South Carolina football team got the best of Georgia between the hedges Saturday night in Athens, but it wasn't Steve Spurrier's offense causing problems.
It was the Gamecock defense.
Bulldog quarterback Matthew Stafford attempted 45 passes in the game, and completed just eighteen of them.
The sophomore threw for 180 yards, and the offense was kept out of the endzone by South Carolina in the 16-12 loss.
Head Coach Mark Richt gave the play calling duties to offensive coordinator Mike Bobo this season, and Bobo says the Dogs have to take advantage of their opportunities.
"We got to look at what we're doing on 3rd down," says Bobo, "and what we're doing in plus territory. I know it says 2 of 2 in red zone, but we had our chances down there, and we were unable to get into the endzone."
Stafford says, "It wasn't reads, it was just not throwing the ball well. I didn't make enough plays with my arm. We just gotta work hard, take each game as it comes, and prepare and get ready to go."
Georgia will look to rebound next week as they host West Carolina.