After opening up the quarterback competition this week in Columbia, Will Muschamp and offensive coordinator Mike Bobo have made the decision to stick with Collin Hill as the team’s starting quarterback heading into the Ole Miss game.

News of South Carolina’s decision to start Hill this weekend was first reported by Mike Uva of WACH FOX 57. Hill beat out sophomore Ryan Hilinski and freshman Luke Doty for the opportunity to start.

After a strong start to the season, Hill’s production has significantly dipped in recent weeks for the Gamecocks during the team’s two-game losing streak. However, the South Carolina staff must still feel that the graduate transfer from Colorado State still has the best grasp of Bobo’s offense heading into this crucial game on the road at Ole Miss.

So far this season, Hill has completed 104 of 177 attempts (58.5 percent) for 1,142 yards with five touchdowns and five interceptions. While those numbers clearly aren’t great, you can’t put the lack of production all on Hill’s shoulders, as South Carolina’s receiving corps doesn’t feature many standouts outside of Shi Smith.

During South Carolina’s two previous games, both blowout losses, Hill has completed just 20 of 43 passes for 300 yards with a touchdown to interception ratio of 1 to 3.