How South Carolina can derail Auburn
There's a blueprint in the earlier loss: win the point of attack battles
South Carolina Gamecocks defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson is faced this week with the seemingly impossible quandary of figuring out what to do to stop the phenom that is Auburn Tigers quarterback Cameron Newton.
Newton is a key reason Auburn has either gained 300 yards rushing or posted a passer rating of 170 or more in all but one game this year. Even more amazing is the fact they have reached both of those statistical milestones in six contests, four of which were against SEC competition (South Carolina, the Arkansas Razorbacks, Mississippi Rebels, Georgia Bulldogs).
Being on that list does not seem to bode well for Johnson's chances, but a detailed look at the Sept. 25 contest between South Carolina and Auburn showed a road map for how the Gamecocks can stop Newton and company.
For KC Joyner's full argument, you need to be an ESPN Insider.
MORE COLLEGE FOOTBALL HEADLINES
- Fitzgerald: Union push 'unified' Northwestern
- Giving back: Beadles donates $750K to Utes
- Former Cal AD Barbour hired by Penn State
- Sources: Longhorns kick four more off team
MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM
WEEK 14 PREVIEW
ON THE MARK
POWER AND PAIN
SCOUTS INC. PREVIEWS: WEEK 14
- All Conference Men's Auburn Tigers Orange BCS Championship Bound Destiny T-Shirt