The South Carolina offense is struggling in many ways, but RB Juju McDowell believes the Gamecocks are in position to succeed because of offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield.

McDowell even called him an “offensive mastermind.”

“We have a game plan each and every week and we adapt to it,” McDowell said, per Mike Uva.

While McDowell speaks highly of Satterfield, the numbers suggest something different.

The Gamecocks have struggled, but especially did last week against Kentucky. The Gamecocks had 216 yards of offense with just 58 yards on the ground against the Wildcats on Saturday.

Luke Doty was 17-of-25 passing for 158 yards, and RB Kevin Harris was held to just 38 yards rushing on 12 carries. South Carolina recovered fumbles on back-to-back Kentucky possessions but couldn’t get any points despite going for it twice on fourth down. Each time, a dropped pass ended the drive.