COLUMBIA, S.C. -- My early thoughts on Georgia-South Carolina are twofold.
For starters, South Carolina freshman running back Marcus Lattimore is even more powerful than I thought he was. I knew he had great acceleration, great vision and that knack for making the right cut.
But he’s even better than I thought he was at pushing the pile and making yards after contact.
In South Carolina’s 16-play scoring drive to open the game, Georgia simply couldn’t get him on the ground.
The two teams were 6-of-6 on third down until Georgia stalled near the end of the first quarter and had to settle for a Blair Walsh field goal.
It looks like the Bulldogs think they can run on the Gamecocks and wear them down.