Marcus Satterfield has shepherded South Carolina’s offense to a remarkable turnaround behind Jason Brown as the third quarterback to pilot the offense this season.

This week against Clemson, the Gamecocks can’t afford to be conservative, Satterfield said in a press conference on Wednesday.

“We have to throw the ball,” he said. “It can’t be a shot here, a shot there, a throw to Z-White. We’ve got to throw the ball.”

Satterfield added that Clemson’s defense is “multiple” with a very disruptive defensive line which is fun to watch, but not play against. The key, he said, will be not getting in 3rd and long situations because that’s where Clemson is at its best.

South Carolina gets Clemson at a time when the Tigers are hitting their stride coming into the Palmetto Bowl.

H/T Ben Portnoy.