(vs. Southern Miss, 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN)
The question: Will controversy kill the Gamecocks?
South Carolina started the summer as a popular sleeper pick to win the SEC East. Now, eligibility questions surround several players who lived in a hotel near campus, and talented tight end Weslye Saunders, part of the NCAA’s investigation of player conduct with agents, won’t play because of a disciplinary suspension.