On one hand I think we win by 35. On the other, you wonder if Helinski is the real deal and a gun slinger than can give us problems and we win by 17, which is still a lot of points to win by versus an SEC team.
And remember, this is a revenge game. I think it will get ugly. Some USCe fans are already predicting a repeat of 2010. They will find out quick that this isn't 2010, the ole ball coach is now the Orlando Apollos coach, and Stephen Garcia is nowhere to be found.
@TerryP, it's coming from their message forums, LOL One of them posted something like "well nobody gave us a chance in 2010 either". Apparently, that individual has a case of revisionist history. That game had been being referred to as a trap game for Bama. We were coming off of a 31-6 win over Florida which had been a rather physical game for us, while USCe was coming off of a bye week. I believe that that was the season where just about every SEC team we faced had their bye week before us. Garcia had a game unlike anything he had had before that, and he never again had one even in the same universe as that. That was one of the strangest days in Bama football history. I've been waiting on this game ever since that October afternoon 9 years ago. I just wish that it was Spurrier instead of Muschamp on the sidelines.
Ingram was hurt before the season started. Upshaw pulled a hamstring in the pre-season and was hurt again playing UF (before UofSC.) Darius was hurt against Arkansas. Julio broke his hand that game as I recall. Nico broke his hand against Florida. Vlachos was hurt all year. I can't recall when Fluker was hurt but it was around that time. Dont'a wasn't back to his true form. Bama was returning two starters on D. Menzie was about 60% all year.
Now, if you want to talk about the schedule, ok.
Garcia had one hell of a game. Never another like that one. They don't have a Lattimore. They don't have a Jefferey.