A great rivalry is renewed tonight, for all the nation to see in glorious high definition. That said, you are about to witness a major challenge – Tom O’Brien is bringing a knife to a gunfight (thank God he’s a Marine). But we’ll be watching and hoping anyway. Set your baseline appropriately – as long as we get everyone back to Raleigh alive and in one piece, that’s a positive after the week we’ve had.
Depressing fact for the day – South Carolina placed more players on The Sporting News’ pre-season all-SEC first team (4). That’s four more than NC State before everybody got hurt.
My personal prediction is South Carolina 31, NC State 7. And I believe that’s fairly optimistic. See you at 8:00 sharp!
8:17 – offensive offense so far. D looks good, though.
8:36 – Spurrier’s ego and the Pack’s defense keep the game scoreless. There’s no rational reason for SC to pass.
8:40 – If Wilson is playing QB, that would have been a State touchdown. Damn it.
8:48 – Our defense spending way too much time on the field. On the plus side, we just ripped a guy’s helmet off with a hit. Nice.
8:53 – Beecher may be the worst QB I’ve ever seen. Wilson back under center, thank God.
8:56 – Don’t get hurt, Andre.
8:58 – Oh God, Underwood misses handoff and Wilson gets crushed. He’s not moving.
9:01 – I think this is the end of the liveblog. I can’t believe this is happening. Everyone pray with all your heart and soul. Our living room is in tears.
Halftime – South Carolina 3, NC State 0. I’ll update when someone scores, in case anyone is relying on updates.
9 yard TD drive after gruesome Evans pick. 10-0 USC.
I’m going to shift to tape delay now. My apologies, but my heart’s just not in it.