Saturday, October 10, 2009

Alshon Jeffery … Wow

Seth Emerson, Gamecocks live blogs 

Well, ya think Alshon Jeffery is a big part of the offense now?

The freshman stud receiver caught his first career touchdown last week against S.C. State. It was a long time coming, and took a late throw from backup Reid McCollum to do so. It was remarked that it was a sign of the future.

Yeah, all the way into today, except now it’s starter Stephen Garcia doing the throwing - and Jeffery doing some stupendous catching.

Jeffery just made a highlight-reel, one-handed touchdown catch from 28 yards out. Jeffery never even got his left hand on it. He didn’t need to.

There was a reason Southern California, Tennessee and other national programs wanted this guy. (And I’m not sure I see pumping gas in Jeffery’s future if he has more games like this.)

It was Jeffery’s second touchdown of the game. And USC is now back ahead 14-10.

Long kick returns by Chris Culliver. Great catches from Alshon Jeffery. I’d say that’s a decent formula for South Carolina so far.