Saturday, October 10, 2009

Garcia's perfect streak ends

Seth Emerson, Gamecocks live blogs 

October 10th, 2009

Stephen Garcia should probably stick to throwing to Alshon Jeffery.
Garcia’s streak of passes without an interception ends at 124. He’s picked off by big Kentucky linebacker Sam Maxwell, when Garcia tried a pass up the middle … to someone other than Jeffery.
Garcia’s previous two passes were to the stud freshman, the first to convert a third-and-long, the next a 31-yarder to get into Kentucky territory.
We could start writing odes to Alshon Jeffery based on the first half alone. It’d be hard to do that in a loss, though, and while it’s still quite early, USC can’t be happy with the way things are going.
Right tackle Hutch Eckerson was hurt after the interception. He came off on his own power, but got help on the sideline.