Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports
Through the first few games of the season, the South Carolina secondary did not look so great.
Sure, the defense gave up a couple of huge passing plays at inopportune times to UCF's Rannell Hall and Breshad Perriman. But, let's look past those mistakes.
The secondary forced some interceptions.
On the trick play, Jimmy Legree was completely fooled and out of position. It was nice that the ball sat up so long and was across the field, but credit Legree for reading the play, making the adjustment and getting the interception.
Victor Hampton also made an impact.
The other big play was the penalized one on Brison Williams where he was ejected and then reinstated.
Williams hit was violent and clean. It was a textbook hit that rattles a wide receiver. It asserts a secondary's presence.
Plays like those helped South Carolina's secondary even though it did give up some big plays.