Arkansas: The Razorbacks head to No. 1 Alabama next Saturday.
It's the third-straight win over the Razorbacks, and they have outscored them 138-47 over those three games. However, the Gamecocks managed to hang 48 points against Bret Bielema's team providing relief for the fans and instilling confidence in themselves. Jake Bentley went 16 of 31 for 199 yards and three touchdowns, including a critical 18-yard pass to Bryan Edwards in the corner of the end zone with four seconds in the first half. Bielema has never beaten the Crimson Tide, losing by an average of 22 points. The graduate transfer had just seven carries for 33 yards and a touchdown.
Immediately after forcing its first two turnovers-for-touchdowns, the Gamecock "D" forced a three-and-out that gave the football back to sophomore quarterback Jake Bentley and the SC offense. It was short-lived, though. The Gamecocks gained 358 yards, scoring on five of eight possessions in the final three quarters.
After that, the defense would smother the Razorbacks. Allen was 12 of 24 for 84 yards, a TD and a pick returned for a score in three quarters ... Moore's interception was the 13th of his career, one behind Bo Davis' record set in 1971. Brunson scooped it up sprinted 73 yards for a #ScoopNScore touchdown.
Here are three things we learned from Saturday's game between Arkansas and SC. Since 2012, they are 3-8 against Western opponents. He finished with two tackles, including a sack. When starting with the ball, the Gamecocks scored on a kick return in the season opener and had an opening-drive touchdown against Kentucky.
It started up front where defensive linemen Keir Thomas, Dante Sawyer, Taylor Stallworth, D.J. Wonnum, Javon Kinlaw, Ulric Jones and Brad Johnson made it a long day for any Razorback with the football. Pass protection isn't the only area in which the SC offensive line has faltered; the team is averaging a awful 3.0 yards per carry on 139 attempts - the third-worst rate in the SEC - and its 84.6 rushing yards per game ranks 122nd out of 129 FBS teams. Kickoff is scheduled for noon on either ESPN or ESPN 2.