2011 South Carolina Gamecocks- Recaps

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  1. PAgamer07

    PAgamer07 We're the ship without a storm

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    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.
     
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    Columbia, South Carolina: This game had all the makings of a blowout, but in the words of Chris Berman, "Thats why they play the games."

    #10 South Carolina struggled early, allowing a Darius Willis 78 yard rush which saw the Gamecock defensive line manhandled, and the secondary missing several tackles. SC would return the favor, marching methodically down the field, and scoring on the first of 2 Alshon Jeffrey TD's.

    The Gamecocks would go on to score 24 more unanswered points, to take a commanding 31-7 lead late in the 3rd quarter. That's when things got interesting. With the 2nd string offense and defense subbed in to give them some playing time, the coverage, tackling and even offense looked putrid.

    We quickly allowed 17 unanswered points to make the team and the Vegas bookies nervous. Thankfully when we subbed back in the first team offense and defense we were able to hold the lead.

    Marcus Lattimore struggled to get going in this one, and if not for two 50+ yard runs, he would have had a pretty bad day on the ground. QB Zac Brindise was also pretty bad, only completing 50% of his passes.

    Next week we open conference play against Georgia. We need to play a lot better.
     
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    Columbia, South Carolina:

    Well with the Gamecocks coach back in action for his first game in awhile, it was definately a tough contest. Our first try at a game was disconnected tied 14-14 in the 2nd quarter, so we had to restart.

    What an epic game it was. Ive played a ton of NCAA 11 and this one ended up ranked #2 in ESPN Classics...

    It was all Vanderbilt for 3 quarters... We couldnt stop them at all. Down 24-0 with about 20 seconds left in the 3rd, we went no huddle until we could close the gap to one score.

    Zac Brindise and a talented cast of receivers got red hot at the right time. TD pass after TD pass closed the gap to 2 points with around 5 minutes to play. This included a fumble off of a kickoff by Vanderbilt which helped to pull us closer.

    Finally with 42 seconds left, Brindise hit WR Stephen Flint on a corner route and he streaked down the sideline to cap an improbable 29 point 4th quarter!

    Everyone but Marcus Lattimore was named player of the game, as numerous receivers stepped up big, getting open and making huge plays.

    Column 1
    Receiving Catches Yards TD Long
    Stephen Flint 5 119 2 43
    Tori Gurley 5 97 1 27
    Alshon Jeffery 2 70 0 63
    Ace Sanders 5 56 0 20
    Marcus Lattimore 5 36 0 11
    Roy Cook 1 3 0 3


    A huge win for the Gamecocks as they try to climb out of the cellar...
     

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