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2 Ex-Gamecock quarterback's strike gold with portal moves

Oct. 18, 2021

Over in the Big Ten, QB Ryan Hilinski worked his way to becoming Northwestern’s starting quarterback after not playing in the Wildcats’ first two games. The former Gamecock has started Northwestern’s last three matchups and has helped the Wildcats improve to 3-3 after their 1-2 start.

QB Jake Bentley has continued to have one of the best seasons of his six-year collegiate career with the Sun Belt Conference’s South Alabama. He’s led the Jaguars to a 4-2 record off a career-best 68.2% completion percentage, totaling a conference-leading 1,505 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions.

Bentley’s 389-yard performance in South Alabama’s 41-14 win over Georgia Southern last weekend was the third-most productive of any quarterback in the country last week. He completed 24 of his 31 passes and scored three touchdowns. Bentley spent four years at South Carolina from 2016-19. After passing for over 7,500 yards and 55 touchdowns with the Gamecocks, Bentley suffered a season-ending foot injury in USC’s 2019 season opener against North Carolina and elected to transfer to Utah in the PAC-12 conference for 2020.

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  • Korey Banks, WR (NC A&T): 17 catches for 173 yards in 6 games
  • Derek Boykins, LB (Charlotte): 7 tackles in 3 games
  • Stephan Davis Jr, LB (NC A&T): 2 tackles in 2 games
  • John Dixon, DB (Penn State): 4 tackles in 5 games
  • Deshaun Fenwick, RB (Oregon State): 50 carries for 318 yards in 6 games
  • Joseph Anderson, DE (Purdue): 4 tackles in 4 games
  • Jammie Robinson, DB (Florida State): 45 tackles, 1 forced fumble, 3 passes deflected in 6 games
  • Shilo Sanders, DB (Jackson State): 25 tackles, 2 forced fumbles in 6 games
  • Keir Thomas, DE (Florida State): 16 tackles, 1 sack, 1 pass deflected in 5 games
  • Keshawn Toney, TE (UT Chattanooga): 4 receptions for 61 yards in 3 games
  • Jamyest Williams, RB (Georgia State): 43 carries for 239 yards in 6 games, made a position change from defensive back.
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15 hours ago, FeatheredCock said:

2 Ex-Gamecock quarterback's strike gold with portal moves

Oct. 18, 2021

Over in the Big Ten, QB Ryan Hilinski worked his way to becoming Northwestern’s starting quarterback after not playing in the Wildcats’ first two games. The former Gamecock has started Northwestern’s last three matchups and has helped the Wildcats improve to 3-3 after their 1-2 start.

QB Jake Bentley has continued to have one of the best seasons of his six-year collegiate career with the Sun Belt Conference’s South Alabama. He’s led the Jaguars to a 4-2 record off a career-best 68.2% completion percentage, totaling a conference-leading 1,505 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions.

Bentley’s 389-yard performance in South Alabama’s 41-14 win over Georgia Southern last weekend was the third-most productive of any quarterback in the country last week. He completed 24 of his 31 passes and scored three touchdowns. Bentley spent four years at South Carolina from 2016-19. After passing for over 7,500 yards and 55 touchdowns with the Gamecocks, Bentley suffered a season-ending foot injury in USC’s 2019 season opener against North Carolina and elected to transfer to Utah in the PAC-12 conference for 2020.

OTHERS:

  • Korey Banks, WR (NC A&T): 17 catches for 173 yards in 6 games
  • Derek Boykins, LB (Charlotte): 7 tackles in 3 games
  • Stephan Davis Jr, LB (NC A&T): 2 tackles in 2 games
  • John Dixon, DB (Penn State): 4 tackles in 5 games
  • Deshaun Fenwick, RB (Oregon State): 50 carries for 318 yards in 6 games
  • Joseph Anderson, DE (Purdue): 4 tackles in 4 games
  • Jammie Robinson, DB (Florida State): 45 tackles, 1 forced fumble, 3 passes deflected in 6 games
  • Shilo Sanders, DB (Jackson State): 25 tackles, 2 forced fumbles in 6 games
  • Keir Thomas, DE (Florida State): 16 tackles, 1 sack, 1 pass deflected in 5 games
  • Keshawn Toney, TE (UT Chattanooga): 4 receptions for 61 yards in 3 games
  • Jamyest Williams, RB (Georgia State): 43 carries for 239 yards in 6 games, made a position change from defensive back.

This is interesting. I wondered about Hilinski. It's a shame he decided to leave. The transfer portal has really changed college football. I guess the jury is out on whether the good outweighs the bad.  I think Beamer did a pretty good job using the portal to find some key players. One could argue that transfers are a safer way to go when acquiring players. They have college football experience which is a plus even if they are from smaller conferences and schools. We all remember the "can't miss" recruits both for the Cocks and other schools that never made an impact. Anyway, whether it is via the high schools or through the portal, recruiting is the key to winning now and has been for sometime. As someone one said " it ain't the Xs and Os; it's the Jimmies and Joes".

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