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    The AutoZone Liberty Bowl produces an overtime thriller as South Carolina escapes with a 41-38 victory!​


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    What a game this was as both offenses decided that today would be the day to air it out, and the fans were treated to one hell of an aerial show today! The Gamecocks won the toss and elected to receive, and would score the first points of the game as backup QB Zac Brindise (who only came in for this one play as Garcia had the wind knocked out of him) found his target WR Jason Barnes for a 7 yard score. Not wasting anytime Houston came on the field and on their second play from scrimmage senior QB Case Keenum dropped back and launched one deep for WR Patrick Edwards, and it looked like the Gamecock defender was in perfect position to bat down the ball, but instead he hit it right into the hands of Edwards who took it to the house for an 80 yard score (highlight on hub). Houston would take their first lead of the game near the end of the quarter as Case Keenum found his target James Cleveland, this time for a 67 yard pass to give Houston the 14-7 lead.

    The Gamecocks would tie the score with 4:08 left in the half as Stephen Garcia was able to find Moore for a 15 yard score, but Houston would take the lead at half as Case Keenum connected for his 3rd TD of the day, this time to Tyron Carrier with 20 seconds left in the half to give Houston the 21-14 lead at half.

    The 3rd quarter would see the Gamecocks come back and tie it again, as Fullback Patrick Dimarco took it in from 1 yard out on 3rd and goal, but once again Houston would march down the field with ease and Keenum connected yet again for his 4th of the day, this one to HB Beall for 39 yards. South Carolina would tie up the score for the 3rd time near the end of the quarter as backup HB Miles took it in from 3 yards out, again on 3rd and goal to tie up the score at 28 a piece heading into the 4th quarter.

    South Carolina would finally regain the lead with 3:03 left in the game as Stephen Garcia dropped back and found WR Alshon Jeffery for a 19 yard pass (highlight on hub). However, with literally NO time on the clock Houston were able to tie the game up once again quite incredibly as Keenum got his 5th passing touchdown on the day, this time he found Edwards yet again for a 14 yard pass in which Edwards was not only able to stay inbounds after catching the ball on the left sideline, but was able to somersault his way into the endzone when it looked like the Gamecock defense could have stopped him short (highlight available on hub).

    With the Gamecocks winning the toss they elected to go on defense first, and after knocking out Keenum on 1st down the Houston offense stalled and were forced to take the field goal. South Carolina's offense came onto the field wanting to end the game right then and there, and used some quick passes and timely runs to get down to the Houston 2 yard line. From there freshman HB Marcus Lattimore was able to take it up the gut and into the endzone to cap off a quite incredible game as the Gamecocks were able to beat the #9 team in the country, 41-38.


    Individual Stats:

    Houston->
    QB Case Keenum: 22-35, 448 yards, 5 TDs
    WR Tyron Carrier: 6 catches, 97 yards, 1 TD
    WR Patrick Edwards: 5 catches, 136 yards, 2 TDs
    WR James Cleveland: 4 catches, 112 yards, 1 TD
    HB Bryce Beall: 5 catches, 87 yards, 1 TD

    South Carolina ->
    QB Stephen Garcia: 31-53, 359 yards, 2 TDs
    WR Tori Gurly: 10 catches, 128 yards
    WR Alshon Jeffery: 6 catches, 96 yards, 1 TD
    WR Jason Barnes: 7 catches, 75 yards, 1 TD
     
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    Stephen Garcia WHO??
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    Zac Brindise's monster day (20-27, 326 yards, 4 TDs, 0 INTs) lead Gamecocks to 33-13 victory​
    North Carolina
    As South Carolina got ready for their opening week game away to the Tarheels of North Carolina, all the questions from the media surrounded the decision taken by Garcia to leave for the pros a year early. Could the Gamecocks survive without him? How long would it be until Zac crumbled under the pressure of leading a top 25 team? Well, if this game was any indication for what is in store for this year, then the rest of the SEC better watch out! The game started off as a defensive battle as North Carolina's defense was getting some major pressure from their front 4, not giving Marcus Lattimore any room to breathe in the run game. This led to only 3 points being scored in the quarter, as North Carolina's Casey Barth kicked a 19 yard field goal to give the Tar Heels the 3-0 lead after 1.​
    With 6:01 left in the half, the South Carolina defense came up with what was probably the play of the game as Bryn Renner tried to roll out on a playaction pass from his own 8 yard line but instead was sacked by rookie DT Kelcy Quarles in the endzone for a safety. The South Carolina offense would take advantage of their field position after the kickoff as Brindise found WR Toni Gurly for 34 yards, giving the Gamecocks the 9-3 lead. With 42 seconds left in the half North Carolina added a field goal, but with all 3 timeouts left the Gamecocks really wanted to add another score before the half, and with 6 seconds left Zac Brindise was able to find Jason Barnes on a beautifully thrown 18 yard pass to give South Carolina the 16-6 lead and deflate the home crowd.​
    North Carolina got right back into the game in the 3rd quarter, as Bryn Renner found WR Dwight Jones for a 14 yard touchdown throw, narrowing the South Carolina lead to 3 at 16-13. This is the closest North Carolina would get as the Gamecocks put up 17 unanswered points to close out this game. First, Zac Brindise would throw his 3rd touchdown of the day as he found 5th WR Stephen Flint on a 4 yard throw, and less than a minute later Brindise would throw his 4th touchdown pass of the day, finding DL Moore on a 52 yard bomb after escaping heavy pressure from the North Carolina defense. With the 30-13 lead heading into the 4th, the Gamecocks decided to run the ball and control the clock, and with no time on the clock and after taking a delay of game penalty after some clock mismanagement from the coaching staff (who thought they could just run out the clock to end the game), Todd Bower stepped in and nailed a 29 yarder to give the South Carolina Gamecocks the 20 point win, 33-13.​
    Player Stats:
    South Carolina ->
    QB Zac Brindise: 20-27, 326 yards, 4 TDs.​
    HB Marcus Lattimore: 17 carries, 78 yards.​
    WR Toni Gurly: 6 catches, 118 yards, 1 TD.​
    LOLB Antonio Allen: 7 tackles​
    DT Kelcy Quarles: 6 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 safety.​
    MLB Toquavius Gilchrist: 7 tackles​
    Next week South Carolina (1-0) head home for their home opener against Pittsburgh​
     
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    South Carolina 35 Pittsburgh 24

    South Carolina

    The Gamecocks came into week 2 fired up as their home opener pitted them against Pittsburgh, a hungry team coming off a week 1 loss. The game started off horribly for South Carolina, as Pittsburgh were able to drive down and hit a 50 yard FG before capitalizing off Zac Brindise's first interception of the year when Tino Sunseri hit WR Andre Wright for a 10 yard touchdown and all of a sudden the home crowd were stunned and the home team were down 10-0 early. With 30 seconds left in the quarter South Carolina were able to get on the board, thanks to a Marcus Lattimore 2 yard run on 3rd and goal. Then, the game changing play occurred, when the Pittsburgh return man fumbled the ball, and it was returned for a 17 yard fumble return for a touchdown and just like that, in a span of 6 seconds, Pittsburgh saw their 10 point lead evaporate and become a 4 point deficit. That would be all the scoring in the 1st quarter with South Carolina up 14-10.

    South Carolina were able to build on their lead as their FB, Travis Stallings, took it in from 1 yard out, again on 3rd and goal to give the Gamecocks the 21-10 lead, but Pittsburgh answered right back with a touchdown drive of their own as Tino Sunseri threw his 2nd touchdown pass on the day, this one to TE Brock DeCicco from 26 yards out. With 1:49 left in the half South Carolina went on the attack, and with 23 seconds left in the half Travis Stallings scored his second touchdown of the quarter, again taking it in from 1 yard out, to give the Gamecocks the 28-17 lead at half.

    The second half was quiet on the offensive side of the ball for both teams, as only 1 touchdown was scored by both teams, both of them coming in the 3rd quarter. First, Pittsburgh were again able to creep within 4 as Tino Sunseri got his 3rd passing TD of the day on a 2 yard pass to his halfback, Dion Lewis. But once again, South Carolina responded immediately, scoring on the ensuing possession as Zac Brindise threw his only touchdown of the day to Stephen Flint from 3 yards out to give the Gamecocks the 35-24 lead, and that would be enough as neither team would score after that. The win gives the Gamecocks a 2-0 record to start the season, while Pittsburgh drops to 0-2.

    South Carolina Player Stats:

    QB Zac Brindise: 21-33, 367 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT
    HB Marcus Lattimore: 19 carries, 61 yards, 1 TD (is anyone else finding it as hard as me to get any running room???? seems like as soon as I hand off the ball there are 3 defenders already in the backfield...maybe its just me?)
    WR Alshon Jeffery: 10 catches, 210 yards.
    ROLB Shaq Wilson: 6 tackles
     
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    South Carolina 72 Georgia 66 (5 OTs)
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    In one of the craziest games South Carolina has ever played, a game in which Zac Brindise broke the school record for passing yards with 495, Alshon Jeffery broke the record with 272 yards receiving, and middle linebacker Toquavius Gilchrist broke the school record for sacks with 4, the South Carolina Gamecocks were able to outlast the Georgia Bulldogs in a 5 overtime thriller 72-66. What's even crazier about this game is that at one point South Carolina had a 35-10 lead in the 3rd quarter, before Georgia came storming back. Onto the recap:​
    The scoring started with South Carolina getting on the board first, as Zac Brindise would find Stephen Flint for a 14 yard score to put the Gamecocks up 7-0. Georgia would then score 10 unanswered, first Caleb King would score on a 16 yard run before a Zac Brindise interception would lead to a 48 yard field goal for Georgia to take the 10-7 lead after 1.​
    Then South Carolina took, what they believed, was absolute control of the game, scoring 28 unanswered. They would score 3 touchdowns in the 2nd quarter, first Zac Brindise would find Tori Gurly for a 10 yard score, followed by Marcus Lattimore scoring his first touchdown on the day, rushing it in from 9 yards out, before Brindise would get his 3rd touchdown of the day, finding Alshon Jefferey on a 66 yard bomb with 56 seconds left in the half to give South Carolina the 28-10 lead at half (highlight on hub).​
    The 3rd quarter started with South Carolina getting the ball, and on the 2nd play from scrimmage Marcus Lattimore took a handoff up the middle and used his incredible break-away speed to score on a 81 yard touchdown run, and with the 35-10 lead at this point, South Carolina's fans thought this one was in the bag, boy were they wrong! Georgia would score the next two touchdowns on the day, first Aaron Murray would find ORson Charles on a 9 yard pass, before Murray would find Israel Troupe on a 2 yard pass to narrow the deficit to 11, as South Carolina took a 35-24 lead into the 4th.​
    In the 4th South Carolina would add a field goal with about 6 minutes left, as Todd Bower would hit it from 35 yards out to give the Gamecocks the 14 point lead. A lead they held onto till Georgia scored with 46 seconds left in the game as Murray found Tavares King on a 53 yard pass to make it a one score game. However, with all their timeouts having been burned earlier, Georgia went for the onside kick, and incredibly, after a Gamecock receiver had the ball bounce of his hands, Georgia were able to recover and with 22 seconds left in the game Murray found King yet again, this time from 20 yards out to pull the Bulldogs even in the game at 38-38. Onto overtime we went, but this game was far from over!​
    South Carolina started OT with the ball, and scored as Brindise found Alshon Jeffery. Advantage South Carolina. However, Georgia would answer right back as Caleb King rushed it in from 4 yards out. Tied once again and onto a 2nd OT​
    Georgia would start with the ball this time, and Murray was able to find Tavares King for a 3rd time this game, as they hooked up for the 11 yard score. Advantage Georgia. South Carolina would respond themselves, as Marcus Lattimore took it in from 1 yard out to tie the game up yet again as we headed into a 3rd OT, where extra points were no longer allowed.​
    South Carolina started with the ball in the 3rd OT, and the Zac Brindise - Alshon Jeffery combination connected for a 3rd time today, for a 13 yard score, and with the successful 2 point conversion, South Carolina were in great position to finally end this one, or so we thought. Georgia would respond yet again, as Murray found AJ Green for a 14 yard passing touchdown, and THEY were succesful on their 2 point conversion, tie game yet again, onto a 4th OT.​
    Georgia started with the ball and scored on a 2 yard rush by fullback Ben Flanagan, but they were unsuccessful on their 2 point conversion. Down 6 and with the ball, South Carolina had a chance to finally end this one. They did the first part by getting the touchdown as Brindise threw his 6th on the day, and 2nd to Flint, on a 6 yard pass, but they were unsuccessful on the 2 point conversion and onto a 5th OT we went in this incredible game!​
    South Carolina made it 5 for 5 in OT as fullback Travis Stallings took it in from 1 yard out, but they were unable to score on the 2 point convo. Now, Georgia got the ball and South Carolina decided that staying back in a soft zone just wasn't working. So here came the blitz, and it worked! Aaron Murray was sacked on both 1st and 2nd down, and with an incomplete pass on 3rd Georgia faced a 4th and 24, and as Aaron Murray dropped back, middle linebacker Toquavius Gilchrist came up the middle and hit Murray hard, sacking him for a 4th time in the game and finally ending this incredible game as both teams were almost too tired to walk off the field, as South Carolina outlasted Georgia 72-66.​
    South Carolina Player Stats: (inflated because of all the OTs)
    QB Zac Brindise: 31-49, 495 yards, 6 TDs, 1 INT​
    HB Marcus Lattimore: 22 rushes, 133 yards, 3 TDs​
    WR Alshon Jeffery: 12 catches, 272 yards, 2 TDs​
    WR Jason Barnes: 8 catches, 97 yards.​
    MLB Toquavius Gilchrist: 9 tackles, 4 sacks, 1 FF.​
    ROLB Shaq Wilson: 8 tackles.​
    LOLB Antonio Allen: 7 tackles​
    Next week the South Carolina Gamecocks 3-0 (1-0) are on the road to face Mississippi State in another SEC showdown, the Gamecocks hope that they will be able to win in less than 5 OTs in that one though!!​
     
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    South Carolina 34 Miss State 14
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    Mississippi​
    After the 5 OT thriller last week at home against the Georgia Bulldogs, South Carolina went on the road this week as they faced off against Miss State. South Carolina jumped out to an early 14-0 lead to take the crowd a little out of it as Zack Brindise would find his TE Mike Trigila for a 4 yard score before hitting Stephen Flint for a 27 yarder to give the Gamecocks the 14-0 lead after 1.​
    Mississippi State were able to half the deficit in the 2nd quarter, as Chris Relf found his wide receiver Brandon Heavens, but South Carolina were able to get a field goal on their ensuing drive and take a 10 point lead into half time with the score 17-7.​
    There would be no scoring in the 3rd quarter but South Carolina would rally off 10 straight points in the 4th to effectively end this game. First they would add a 39 yard field goal, before Zack Brindise would throw his 3rd touchdown pass of the day, as he found Alshon Jeffery for a 21 yard score to put the Gamecocks up 27-7. Both teams would score a touchdown late on in the game as South Carolina would end up with the 34-14 victory. The Gamecocks are now 4-0 and next week they welcome in #25 Auburn.​
    South Carolina Gamecocks Player Stats:
    QB Zac Brindise: 21-30, 316 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT​
    HB Marcus Lattimore: 25 carries, 101 yards, 1 TD​
    WR Alshon Jeffery: 10 catches, 183 yards, 1 TD​
     
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    South Carolina 42 Auburn 17
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    Week 5 brought with it a matchup between top 20 undefeated SEC teams as the Gaemcocks welcomed in Cam Newton and his Auburn team. The game started off real slow for the Gamecocks, who were unable to do much on offense, as Auburn opened up a 10-0 lead in the 1st half thanks to a 73 yard touchdown throw from Newton to TE Philip Lutzenkirchen on an all out blitz by the South Carolina defense and a 53 yard field goal in the beginning of the 2nd quarter gave Auburn the 10-0 lead. On the ensuing kickoff Alshon Jeffery did what he does best, make a play. He took the kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown and suddenly the home crowd came roaring back to life and this turned out to be the game-changing play as you could see the whole Auburn sideline deflated after this one. South Carolina took their first lead of the game with 3:42 left in the half when Marcus Lattimore took it in for 2 yards out for the 14-10 lead; then the game became crazy. South Carolina were able to cause back-to-back fumbles on kickoff returns, both which were taken back for a touchdown; the first by the punter Eric Davis and the second by ROLB Brandon Golson, and just like that, in a span of 16 seconds, South Carolina put up 21 straight points and blew this game wide open taking the 28-10 lead into halftime.​
    In the second half South Carolina would score 14 straight before Auburn added a garbage time touchdown near the end. First Zac Brindise would throw his only touchdown on the day, on a 40 yard heave down the right sideline to all-world WR Alshon Jeffery to give the Gamecocks the 35-10 lead in the 3rd, and in the 4th quarter Marcus Lattimore took a handoff up the middle and sprinted past the Auburn defense for a 49 yard rush to add to the Gamecock lead, 42-10. Auburn would add a touchdown with 1:39 left in the game as Newton found wide receiver Travante Stallworth for a 23 yard touchdown for the final score of 42-17 for South Carolina. That moves the Gamecocks to 5-0 in the year, as they hope to move up from their #14 ranking.​
    Next week the Gamecocks stay home as they host the Kentucky Wildcats.​
    South Carolina Gamecocks Player Stats:
    QB Zac Brindise really struggled on the day, going 17-26 for 235 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs.​
    HB Marcus Lattimore: 19 carries, 100 yards, 2 TDs​
    WR Alshon Jeffery: 4 catches, 80 yards, 1 TD​
    MLB Toquavius Gilchrist: 6 catches, 1 sack.​
    ROLB Shaq Wilson: 8 tackles​
     

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