Gamecock Central Game one of the 2013 started off with a bang as South Carolina squeaked by the Trojans of USC 42-38. The S. Carolina defense couldn't stop Matt Barkley and the Trojan air attack, yielding 345 yards and 3 TD. 5* QB recruit Alfred Carey was knocked out of the game early with a bruised sternum. Luckily, Joe Taylor was able to answer the Old Ball Coach's call, going 15-19 for 227 yrds and 4 TD. RS freshman RB Atkins was the difference, allowing the Gamecocks to control the ball for 16:36 on his 29 carries for 127 yards. Defensively there are a ton of questions as USC exploited a lot of weaknesses. On offense, Scruggs came to play, hauling in 5 balls for 106 yrds and a 67 yrd TD. Sean Perry came up huge at TE, with 4 catches for 68 yrds and 2 TDs. His second was the game winner with 30 seconds left to play. USC nearly came back if it wasn't for a game saving tackle by FS Dan Larsen at the South Carolina 3 yard line... Glad this one is over.