South Carolina opened the season with back-to-back losses to Tennessee and Florida. It’s rebounded with back-to-back wins over Vanderbilt and Auburn.

What exactly has been going better for the Gamecocks after their slow start?

“We’ve gotten better every week, I thought we’ve been able to run the ball really well the last two weeks,” South Carolina quarterback Collin Hill told the media on Tuesday. “… Being balanced has been a key. I thought we capitalized on some turnovers created by our defense, too. So we’re just playing good complementary football right now and we just want to continue to build on that.”

The Gamecocks had their biggest offensive performance of the season at Vanderbilt on Oct. 10, compiling 485 total yards, including 289 on the ground. In its win over Auburn this past Saturday, South Carolina rushed for 153 yards, gaining more on the ground than it did through the air (144).

Hill has been effective leading the Gamecocks’ offense, passing for 842 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions in four games, while also rushing for four touchdowns. He passed for one and threw for another in South Carolina’s big home win over Auburn, which gives it momentum heading into this week’s contest.

“That definitely gave us a boost, but LSU, they’re a good football team, they have a lot of talent and we’ve got to be ready to go,” Hill said.

South Carolina and LSU are set to kick off on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.