Posted: 11:50 pm Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Kenny Hill shows South Carolina is missing more than Jadeveon Clowney 

By Andy Johnston

Kenny Hill threw for 511 yards and three TDs in his first collegiate start. (Getty)

Kenny Hill threw for 511 yards and three TDs in his first collegiate start. (Getty)

So maybe Johnny Manziel was a product of the system.

Don’t believe that.

But Kevin Sumlin has something special going on at Texas A&M.

And some Aggies fans will be getting free furniture.

Kenny Hill picked and plucked South Carolina from his first pass to his last. He threw for 511 yards — breaking Manziel’s team record — to lead the Aggies to a shocking 52-28 victory over the Gamecocks.

We were once used to seeing Steve Spurrier’s QBs putting up obscene numbers, but Hill — making his first career start in a stadium that’s given plenty of visiting QBs the 1,000-yard stare — was practically unstoppable.

He completed 44 passes, missed just 16 and threw for three TDs. And just think, it was thought freshman Kyle Allen would succeed Manziel.

“Did anybody like that 3-4 defense? But I don’t know if it would have mattered if we’d play a 6-6 defense,” Spurrier said.

We know that South Carolina really misses Jadeveon Clowney — and several other defensive players — right now.

As poorly as the Gamecocks played, don’t expect this kind of effort when Georgia visits Columbia in two weeks.

Bo knows how to pull out a win

Ole Miss QB Bo Wallace struggled early, but threw three fourth-quarter TD passes to help the Rebels defeat Boise State 35-13 at the Georgia Dome.

The knack on Wallace has been his inconsistency and propensity to threw interceptions.

He hasn’t kicked that habit, throwing three in the first half against Boise State, but he connected with Cody Core on two long TD passes.

Overall, it was a strong opening night of college football. I look forward to the rest of the weekend.

19 comments
Chuck_UGA
Chuck_UGA

Probably lost because we all know that SOS always spends the entire pre-season preparing for Georgia. I suspect Georgia will be lucky to escape with any kind of win, even one point. SC will play their best game of the year on the 13th. Always do.

gbal
gbal

SC is definitely missing a lot more than JC from last year..... I mean the dude was out over 1/3 of the snaps and obviously didn't give it his all many times hen he was in the lineup..... Los of JC s not the issue.

TravisBickle2014
TravisBickle2014

RUSS "the Temporary mascot" now Uga IX is licking parts unknown over that win...LOL

D-Sheets
D-Sheets

Kenny Hill shows South Carolina .... 


Kenny Hills shows the buffoonery that is "experts" like Phil Steele, et.al, who make top 25 predictions. 


Steele's 2014 top 40? ........  South Carolina #10 ... Texas A&M #39   


CowbellHell
CowbellHell

Are you kidding me.. the ole pissers looked terrible last night against a horrible Boise state.  Barely got 30K in to see it, what a joke.  Mississippi State OWNS the state of Mississippi and you know it!

PigIron
PigIron

Bo Wallace is a very talented quarterback, but he sure makes some bone-headed decisions. The Ole Miss defense was pretty impressive last night.


Dylan Thompson, on the other hand, looked like a deer in the headlights most of the night. South Carolina has some serious issues to deal with if they expect to have a winning season this year.

WeRunTheEast
WeRunTheEast

Rover- Once you get past the SC, UGA, AU, Bama, Gator, Vol, etc... exterior we all place on our sleeves (the self identification with a program we love), most on this blog, and in the SEC universe of fans,  are all the same.  I will be rooting and praying for any and all SC victories this year, and as always want and need a victory over the Dawgs most of all.  Looks real bad right now- no where to go but up! Desperate, yes.

RangeRover
RangeRover

Aside from their domination, the most impressive think about Texas A&M is they never took their foot off the gas pedal.  I thought they'd try to nurse that 24 point lead, and then 17 point lead, but no, they kept throwing it and throwing it knowing they had the Carolina defenders gassed.

Are you listening Coaches Richt and Smith?

96JB
96JB

Their DC was lost. No adjustment at all.....Maybe they HAD no answers. The QB for AM is a talent.

He puts the ball on the money.......ALL night.

96JB
96JB

I don't know about that. You can practice hard for two weeks....but you can't add talent. Worst coached Sprurrier team I've seen in a while.....but yes, they will give the Dawgs a lot more effort......But they ain't got the horses they had.

WeRunTheEast
WeRunTheEast

Very bad game. We are down, we were over confident. I thought SC had moved past getting blown out at home, no matter the opponent. I am SC all the way, but the bloom is off this rose of a season. Ok, posters, I am here, SC looks bad, have at me. I can take it!

I was watching with friends, and they were telling me, " it's ok, you scored to hang (in the first half)". But if you cannot stop the other team, don't matter if you score to hang, gotta have D!

Maybe UGA will get over confident ( heck, I would be), maybe we will be 0-2 when UGA visits. Maybe Ga will think they need to pass and leave the running backs in Athens!

Good luck versus Clemson, as a matter of fact, use all your luck against Clemson, then eat twinkles and drink lots and lots of beer during the off week and don't even game plan for SC, just start thinking about SEC championship game. Send practice squad to Columbia. I think we played our practice squad against A&M.

te29wr
te29wr

Hung 1/2 hundred on the ole ball coach, More to come

DawgNole
DawgNole

@WeRunTheEast

Kudos for coming back. I didn't think we'd see you for awhile--given your unhealthy dose of overconfidence leading up to last night.

Personally, I was pulling for SC. Your loss to A&M did us no favors in terms of our chances Sept 13 in Columbia. I'd much rather play an undefeated, highly ranked SC riding a 20-game home winning streak than a team mad as hell about being soundly walloped in a home upset.

Ghost13
Ghost13

@WeRunTheEast I agree I think Sc was  way over  confident  and  bought into the hype, hard  for any program to lose  the  quality of the players  SC lost and not have a  drop off. Lot of  season left to play , be interesting to see if  Spurrier  can get his team to put this  behind  them and not let  the loss cost them another  game. 

RangeRover
RangeRover

@WeRunTheEast

LOL!

Takes courage to come on here...touché! 

You can forget about this game when the Dawgs arrive in Columbia.  A team playing with desperation--and at home--is a tough team to beat!