Gamecocks QB Ryan Hilinski ‘should be fine’ for Gators Game


In Saturday's upset win over UGA, South Carolina QB Ryan Hilinski went down with some type of leg injury after being inadvertently rolled up on.

USC Head Coach Will Muschamp expects Hilinski to return to the field to face Florida in Week 8.

“Ryan practiced [Tuesday] and should be fine for Saturday,” the head coach said. “He wore a brace, but he’ll be fine.”

Hilinski took over as the leader of the Gamecocks’ offense after longtime starter Jake Bentley went down with with a foot injury in the opener ultimately resulted in season-ending surgery. In five games, Hilinski has completed 103-of-164 passes for 1,028 yards, six touchdowns and three interceptions. His 123.9 passer rating is 10th in the SEC and 89th nationally.

The Gators, incidentally, are currently listed as a six-point favorite over the Gamecocks for Saturday’s game at Williams-Brice Stadium.