South Carolina’s 41-17 loss to Georgia in Columbia on Saturday afternoon has left many searching for answers as to why the Gamecocks struggled to find the end zone for much of the game.

Most of their success came early in the game, including a 13-yard strike on a trick play featuring Deebo Samuel throwing a pass to Bryan Edwards for a touchdown.

Even if the Gamecocks had to turn elsewhere for one of their touchdown passes, head coach Will Muschamp still deflected the blame away from quarterback Jake Bentley, who completed 30 of 47 passes for 269 yards with only one touchdown and two interceptions. Muschamp put most of the struggles in the passing game on the receivers and the playcalling

The Gamecocks threw 48 passes while running the ball 20 times, which Muschamp felt was an unacceptable lack of balance. With no running threat to speak of, Georgia could sit back and defend the pass.

Junior Tyson Williams managed just 26 yards on the ground while Edwards totaled seven catches for 111 yards, most of that came on a 44-yard touchdown pass with South Carolina already trailing 41-10. Fortunately for them, Muschamp and his receivers have Marshall next weekend at home, which should provide an opportunity to work out some of the kinks.