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Sep 19, 2015; Athens, GA, USA; South Carolina Gamecocks quarterback Perry Orth (10) passes against th Georgia Bulldogs during the first half at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Perry Orth

Perry Orth is making his second career start on Saturday for the South Carolina Gamecocks, and the junior quarterback will be looking for a different result this time around.

Orth, a former walk-on, will be lining up under center for the Gamecocks against LSU after Lorenzo Nunez suffered a shoulder injury last week. Nunez had started each of the past two games for South Carolina after a disappointing showing from Orth during his first career start against Georgia.

Orth got the start in that game due to starter Connor Mitch suffering a separated shoulder against Kentucky the previous week, and things got ugly quick. He completed just 6-of-17 passes against the Bulldogs for a mere 66 yards, recording zero touchdowns and one interception.

LSU has a defense that is perfectly capable of overwhelming a struggling South Carolina offense. They have experienced little trouble getting to the quarterback, and have recorded a total of five interceptions on the year.

If the Gamecocks can provide Orth with protection, he will have an opportunity to deliver a respectable performance. If not, he will not stand much of a chance against one of the most dangerous defenses in the SEC.

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