2011 South Carolina Gamecocks- Recaps Columbia, South Carolina: Under threat of bad weather and a couple delays, the Gamecocks were unsure if this game was going to be played at all. Duke did come to play and put a slight scare into the SC faithful after taking a quick 7-0 lead on an Alshon Jeffrey punt return fumble that was returned for a TD. The Gamecocks would answer on their next drive, and tie the game up with a 37 yard strike to WR Ace Sanders. Duke would rebound and take a 14-7 lead on a Donavan Varner strike. This drive was aided by a questionable 4th and 3 conversion in a tie ballgame. Gamecocks coaches were not impressed, and decided that would be the time to turn it on. And turn it on they did as they went on to score 31 unanswered points. QB Zac Brindise looked really good, passing for 241 yards and 3 TD with a 71% completion. Marcus Lattimore converted some huge 3rd downs, and battered the Blue Devil line and linebacking corps for 165 yard, 2 TD on 25 carries and 2 receptions. The defense also stepped up forcing 2 crucial Sean Renfree INT's. Next up for the Gamecocks is Illinois. The line on this game opened at 14 points. Expect a blowout.