Will Muschamp announces South Carolina’s starting QB for Florida game
Earlier this week, South Carolina coach Will Muschamp made it seem that quarterback Ryan Hilinski would be fine to play on Saturday against Florida. And that has turned out to be the case.
On Thursday, Muschamp confirmed that Hilinski will start for the Gamecocks at home against the Gators.
“Ryan was limited on Tuesday but he took every snap Wednesday and [Thursday]. He’s fine and he’ll start the game,” Muschamp said, according to Wes Mitchell of GamecockCentral.com.
Last Saturday, Hilinski went 15-for-20 for 116 yards and a touchdown in South Carolina’s road matchup at Georgia. However, he left during that game with a knee injury. Dakereon Joyner took over at quarterback and helped the Gamecocks notch a double-overtime victory over the Bulldogs.
It’s important that South Carolina has Hilinski healthy, as it’s already without starter Jake Bentley, who is out for the rest of the season.
In five games, Hilinski has passed for 1,028 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions.
The Gamecocks and Gators are set to kick off on Saturday at noon ET on ESPN.