What went right what went wrong Saturday night vs. App State
Nov. 10, 2019, | GCF Staff Report
A look at what went right and wrong for the Gamecocks in the 20-15 loss to Appalachian State on Saturday night.
WHAT WENT RIGHT
Bryan Edwards: The senior from Conway became the school’s all-time leader in receiving yards. He finished the game with nine catches for 90 yards and a TD.
The Comeback: The Gamecocks couldn’t get much going until the fourth quarter but rallied and came within one play of rallying from an 11-point deficit.
Trey Adkins: Redshirt freshman walk-on was pressed into duty with injuries to Gamecock receivers and he came up with two catches, including a 29-yarder to set up a Gamecock field goal.
WHAT WENT WRONG
Dropped passes: Gamecock receivers left to many balls on the field Saturday night had they had several dropped passes, including one by Xavier Legette that went up in the air and was returned 20 yards for a touchdown by Nicholas Ross.
Gamecocks running game: This one bugles the mind. After rushing for 205 yards last week against Vandy, the Gamecocks got just 21 against Appalachian State and were dominated up front.
Finishing off drives: Gamecocks drives ending in field goals. The Gamecocks drove inside the Appalachian State 25 on its first two possessions and came up with field goals both times.
Third-down woes continue: The Gamecocks all season long has struggled on third down for the season and Saturday was no different. The Gamecocks were 4-of-18 on third downs.