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Gamecocks keep title hopes alive with win over Bulldogs

South Carolina proved it can still be a factor in the SEC East race after a thrilling 38-35 victory over No. 6 Georgia on Saturday night in front of 84,232 fans at Williams-Brice Stadium. The No. 24 Gamecocks lost the season opener to Texas A&M two weeks ago and knew they couldn’t fall two games behind the Bulldogs in the loss column this early in the season. They got enough offense from... 

Gamecocks hold off Pirates; Spurrier gets 200th victory

No. 21 South Carolina defeated East Carolina, 33-23, tonight at Williams-Brice Stadium, giving Head Coach Steve Spurrier his 200th win as a coach in the Southeastern Conference. Junior running back Mike Davis led the way with his eighth-career 100-yard rushing game, as he totaled 101 yards and a pair of touchdowns. After forcing the Gamecocks to punt on the opening possession of the game, a 53-yard... 

Gamecocks, Tigers plummet in polls after Week 1 defeats

South Carolina and Clemson nearly dropped in the AP Top college football poll after suffering tough opening-week losses to nationally ranked teams. The Gamecocks fell to 21st in the AP Poll after falling 52-28 to Texas A&M, which took South Carolina’s No. 9 preseason spot in the poll. Clemson fell from 16th to 23rd after now No. 6 Georgia scored a 45-21 victory over the Tigers. Florida State... 

Aggies QB Hill dismantles Gamecocks in season debut

Forget  Johnny Football; Texas A&M has Kenny Backup, and he won’t be soon forgotten by the South Carolina Gamecocks. Texas A&M sophomore Kenny Hill showed solid command of the Texas A&M juggernaut offensive attack and then some in the season opener Thursday night. Hill threw for a school-record 511 yards and directed the offense efficiently in the No. 21 Aggies’ 52-28 dismantling... 

Gamecocks RB Davis may miss opener vs. Aggies

South Carolina starting running back Mike Davis sat out practice most of the week with injured ribs and is questionable for Thursday’s season opener against Texas A&M. Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier is taking a wait-and-see approach on the junior’s status for his team’s debut against the visiting Aggies. “Mike Davis has been hurt and hasn’t practiced all week,”... 

Gamecocks ranked ninth, Tigers 16th in first AP poll

South Carolina football team enters the 2014 season ranked ninth in the Associated Press preseason poll, released today. The Gamecocks were also ranked ninth in the preseason USA Today Coaches poll, released earlier this month. Carolina finished the 2013 season ranked fourth in both major polls. The Gamecocks, coming off three straight 11-2 campaigns, received 1,015 points to place ninth. Florida State... 

Gamecocks suffer first key injury in final scrimmage

South Carolina football squad scrimmaged on a steamy Saturday morning at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia. After being fortunate on the injury front throughout much of the preseason camp, the Gamecocks suffered a blow when junior starting right guard Mike Matulis had to be helped off the field with a left knee sprain. “Mike Matulis sprained his knee fairly severely,” said head coach Steve... 

Gamecocks seize spotlight during SEC Network launch

More than 500 South Carolina alumni and fans had a chance to be part of history along with football coach Steve Spurrier, 1980 Heisman Trophy winner George Rogers, athletics director Ray Tanner, and several other Gamecock coaches with the launch of the SEC Network Thursday night in Columbia. The SEC Network went on the air at 6 p.m. with its three-hour “SEC Now” news show and had live reports... 

Gamecocks hold season’s first scrimmage in the rain

The South Carolina football team held its first scrimmage of the fall preseason camp on Saturday morning at Williams-Brice Stadium. A few hundred fans braved the inclement weather, which kept the Gamecocks inside for an extra 30 minutes, but the rain subsided, allowing the team to conduct a 1 hour and 45 minute workout session. “It was a good scrimmage I think,” said USC coach Steve Spurrier.... 

Gamecocks open practice with strong QB showings

The South Carolina football team avoided the showers that lingered throughout the day in Columbia and opened fall camp Friday night with a two-hour session at the Bluff Road practice fields in front of a few hundred fans. “We had a pretty good workout,” said head coach Steve Spurrier. “The guys are in excellent shape. Joe Connolly and our strength staff have done a super job as usual... 
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