Injury leads to South Carolina QB switch
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Freshman Lorenzo Nunez’s shoulder injury has led to the latest quarterback switch for South Carolina and coach Steve Spurrier.
Spurrier said Thursday former walk-on Perry Orth will start against No. 7 LSU on Saturday because Nunez had not practiced much this week after injuring his shoulder at Missouri.
Orth, a junior, started at Georgia three weeks ago in a 52-20 loss. Nunez took over the following week and also started in a loss at Missouri.
Connor Mitch, who began the season as the starter, remains out with a separated shoulder he sustained in a loss to Kentucky last month.
The Gamecocks (2-3, 0-3 Southeastern Conference) had their home game with LSU (4-0, 2-0) shifted to Louisiana because of flooding in South Carolina.