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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.ATHENS, Ga. — South Carolina got a look at its future Saturday night.Georgia running back Nick Chubb (27) stiff-arms USC safety Jordan Diggs (42) at Sanford Stadium in the Bulldogs’s 52-20 win over South Carolina.Georgia running back Nick Chubb (27) stiff-arms USC safety Jordan Diggs (42) at Sanford Stadium in the Bulldogs’s 52-20 win over South Carolina.What the Gamecocks saw wasn’t good. Getting dominated 52-20 by a Georgia team it has gotten the best of in recent years left no doubt the team has problems that only recruiting can fix.“It’s hard to imagine we beat these guys four of the last six years,” said USC coach Steve Spurrier. “They totally dominated us tonight, no question about it.“Their offense was really good, and we were not very good, not very good on defense and not very good on offense. We couldn’t throw the ball very well and we couldn’t run it very well.”The problems facing USC stretch far and wide. Everyone from Spurrier to the co-defensive coordinator Jon Hoke to several players are convinced the Gamecocks have what takes to turn things around.But, considering how the team played last season and the similarities Saturday, at least defensively, that remains to be seen.The defense allowed its most point in a game since USC’s 52-17 loss to Auburn in the 2010 Southeastern Conference Championship game.Coming off a tight win against North Carolina and a disappointing loss to Kentucky, USC faced its first highly ranked team of the season Saturday night.Entering the contest having defeated the Bulldogs in four of the last five encounters, the Gamecocks and Spurrier were paid back by a Georgia team that is not only talented but wanted to humiliate its rival.Spurrier is enemy number one in these parts, which meant a majority of the sellout crowd left Sanford Stadium happier than it has in years.Georgia also had questions to answer as quarterback Grayson Lambert had yet to be tested as a passer.The Virginia transfer played like he was related to Peyton Manning or Tom Brady as he carved up the USC secondary.Lambert finished with 24 completions in 25 attempts for 330 yards and three touchdowns.It topped his previous passing yard high as a college player by almost 100 yards.Nunez can spice up bland GamecocksGamecocks leave Athens beaten, bruisedLambert set a national record for highest completion percentage by a quarterback who threw 20 or more passes as he completed 96 percent.That left a defense that entered the stadium confident it could put a leash on Lambert wondering what hit it.“Yeah, I guess you can say he was better than I thought he was,” said USC junior linebacker Skai Moore, who led the Gamecocks with 12 tackles. “We thought we would do better, but we didn’t play our schemes the way coach Hoke taught us.”Using a version of the hurry-up offense that gave USC problems in its first two games, Georgia moved the ball virtually at will.When Lambert wasn’t running the show, it was running back Nick Chubb who did nothing to damage his Heisman Trophy propsects.He rushed 21 times for 159 yards and two touchdowns.“I have to give him credit,” Hoke said of Lambert. “He made the plays he needed to make. I’m disappointed that we did not make the plays. That was the thing that probably disappointed me the most. I thought we would compete a little bit better on balls and we did not.”The Gamecocks offense was a bit schizophrenic as Perry Orth had both good and bad moments. He completed six of 13 passes for 66 yards but never managed any consistency.That forced Spurrier to turn to backup quarterback Lorenzo Nunez, who delivered a pick-me-up. Although he didn’t attempt a pass, he rushed twice for 19 yards.Spurrier put Pharoh Cooper in the field backfield on every play Nunez was under center.That worked as the Gamecocks scored their only touchdown on the series Nunez began. It ended, however, with Orth running four yards for the score.The Gamecocks still managed only 258 yards of total offense, by far their lowest total of the season.Spurrier did not commit to a starting quarterback for Saturday’s game against Central Florida.As it turned out, that is one of many problems that will have to be tackled this week. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img

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