Gameday info: USC vs. Mississippi State

October 13, 2011 

Who: No. 15 South Carolina (5-1, 3-1 SEC) vs. Mississippi State (3-3, 0-3 SEC)

When: 12:21 p.m. Saturday

Where: Davis Wade Stadium at Scott Field, Starkville, Miss.

TV: SEC Network with Dave Neal, Andre Ware, Cara Capuano

Radio: WNKT-FM 107.5 with Todd Ellis, Tommy Suggs, Terry Cousin

Satellite Radio: Sirius 220/XM 199

Line: South Carolina by 3

Just the facts

Series Record: South Carolina leads series 7-6

Last Meeting: South Carolina won 38-21 in Columbia in 2007

Current Streak: The Gamecocks have won five straight after losing four straight from 1996-1999

Injury Report

Out: OT Kyle Nunn (back), CB Akeem Auguste (foot), RB Eric Baker (ankle); questionable: RB Kenny Miles (wrist); probable: DE Melvin Ingram (foot), FB Dalton Wilson (foot), OT Rokevioius Watkins (concussion), CB Marty Markett (concussion).

Key head-to-head matchup

-- USC defensive tackle Travian Robertson vs. MSU running back Vick Ballard

-- About Robertson: The 6-foot-4, 303-pound senior is 10th on the team in tackles with 19.

-- How He’ll Win: Robertson must clog the middle to divert the Bulldogs’ power running game, which starts with Ballard.

-- Key Number ... 25: Starts Robertson has made for the Gamecocks, including the past 20 in a row.

-- About Ballard: The 5-foot-11, 220-pound senior is fifth in SEC with an average of 88.5 rushing yards per game.

-- How He’ll Win: The Bulldogs’ offense is predicated on Ballard being able to move the chains by gaining yards up the middle.

-- Key Number ... 6.2: Ballard’s yards-per-carry average, which is third-best in the SEC.

Compiled by Josh Kendall

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