Here’s hoping South Carolina Gamecocks QB Stephen Garcia proclaims this the least important game in school history, prompting Steve Spurrier to instruct media to go ahead and listen to Stephen, fine, because you’re only making yourselves dumber by doing so. But let’s learn three facts about the Troy Trojans, Trojans from Troy.
- They’re 4-2 in the Sun Belt and stand a good chance at becoming bowl eligible with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers still on the schedule.
- One of their most exquisitely named players, Jerrel Jernigan, leads the team in receptions, is fourth in rushing, and has completed six of his seven pass attempts. Carolina struggled with the Florida Gators many multiple-threat weapons last week, if by struggled you mean noticed running sideways across the backfield.
- The Troy Trojans, whose name Gregg Easterbrook could talk about for 20 minutes, are good at one thing: flipping the pill and flipping it constantly. They’re ranked 13th in the nation in passing yards per game. They don’t do it with high profit margins — they do it with volume and factory incentives, ranking eighth in the nation in attempts.
TV time: 12:21, SEC Network or ESPN3.
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