Without D.J. Swearinger and with or without Connor Shaw, South Carolina should be able to outmuscle Missouri Saturday.
The difference? The Big Uglies.
USC's lines, especially the defensive folks, will be too much for the other Columbia school. The Tigers strength is offense, but Jadevon Clowney and Devin Taylor at the ends and Byron Jerideau and Kelcy Quarles inside spell big trouble.
In a Top Ten matchup, Clemson is biting off more than they can chew against Florida State.
Many Clemson fans have been calling the show talking about how the Tigers receivers can beat press man coverage. But, really, do you think Florida State is going to do that Saturday?
They'll mix it up with some cover 1, but expect mostly an aggressive cover 2.
What impresses me about the Half-Asses is that returning starters Devonta Freeman, Jacob Fahrenkrug and Bobby Hart are second-teamers.
Clemson fans, take heart, though. Haven't we been hearing for about 10 years that Floirda State is "back?"