What happened in the UT game shouldn't come as a surprise
Our D gave up a lead. This time, it burned them.
But that is nothing new this season.
Except for the UNC, Georgia and ARkansas game, USC have given up an early lead in EVERY GAME.
Vandy-Up 35-10 heading to fourth quarter...gave up 15 in that quarter.
UCF-Up 14-10 heading into fourth...gave up 15 but luckily scored 14.
Kentucky-Up 27-7 heading into fourth...gave up 21 and scored just 8.
UT-Up 21-17 heading into fourth..gave up 6.
Teams with championship aspirations don't have a defense that gives up fourth quarter leads. Period.
A winning team doesn't allow inferior opponents (those four) to score an average of 14 points in the fourth quarter.
Our offense has been able to bail out our defense nearly this entire season.
But we all know, depending on offense to win games is like depending on the home run ball in baseball...it is nice, it is exciting and it gets fans crazy...but it is also unreliable and can go cold.
Defense wins championships, and it is clear THIS defense isn't going to win us a championship.
And I hope I am wrong, and will admit it if this team wins the SEC this year.
(I'll eat my crow the same way I did after the Arkansas game).
SEC Champs: 2000, 2002, 2011
1975, 1977, 1981, 1982, 1985, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2010, 2011, 2012
Two-time National Champs