September 25, 2007

Boyd Reflects On Loss, Looks Ahead

No question Cory Boyd has had more enjoyable afternoons.

Neither Boyd nor the rest of the USC offense were able to figure out LSU's tenacious defense in a 28-16 loss to the Tigers Saturday in Baton Rouge.

But Boyd is far from discouraged. The Gamecocks play three of their next four games at home against teams that head coach Steve Spurrier said USC matches up better with than the senior-dominated Tigers.

The crucial stretch begins Saturday when USC hosts Mississippi State at 12:30 p.m. at Williams-Brice Stadium.

"We're going to take it one game at time and not overlook anybody," Boyd said. "We're going to prepare for the next game the same way we prepared for (the LSU) game. That's how the season is going to go."

The fact USC could be favored in its next four games doesn't impress Boyd. After facing Mississippi State, USC hosts red-hot Kentucky on Thurs., Oct. 4 in a pivotal prime time game on ESPN. The stretch continues with a road game at North Carolina (Oct. 13) and a home contest with Vanderbilt (Oct. 20).

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