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Tigers destroy Gamecocks in lopsided Palmetto Bowl

Behind the strong passing of Deshaun Watson, No. 4 Clemson (11-1) claimed a 56-7 victory over South Carolina (6-6) on Saturday evening at Memorial Stadium. Clemson held a 21-0 lead after the first quarter, all coming from the arm of Deshaun Watson. He hit Mike Williams for the first two scores, with Williams bringing down 19- and 34-yard receptions. Jordan Leggett made it 21-0 with an 11-yard scoring... 

Gamecocks, Tigers square off for state championship

Clemson and South Carolina recently came together to agree on one thing; their historic football rivalry needed an official nickname. The gridiron enemies put their stamps of approval on the “Palmetto Bowl”, the two coaches just call it the state championship game. The Tigers (10-1, 7-1 ACC) will host the arch-rival Gamecocks (6-5, 3-5 SEC) on Saturday in a matchup that might seem meaningless... 

Don’t look now: Gamecocks in thick of SEC East title race

Three turnovers forced by the Gamecock defense and a big day rushing by freshman Rico Dowdle led South Carolina (5-4, 3-4 SEC) to a 31-21 win over Missouri (2-7, 0-5 SEC) on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium. A forced fumble helped the Gamecocks get on the board first. Sophomore Steven Montac ripped the ball away from a Missouri receiver after a pass play deep in Tiger territory, and junior Chris... 

Freshmen Bentley, Edwards help Gamecock shock Vols

Taking three turnovers from No. 18/18 Tennessee (5-3, 2-3 SEC), South Carolina (4-4, 2-4 SEC) picked up a 24-21 victory on Saturday evening at Williams-Brice Stadium. South Carolina claimed an early 7-0 lead when freshman Rico Dowdle capped a 73-yard drive with a one-yard touchdown run. Freshman quarterback Jake Bentley had a big 16-yard run on fourth down to keep the drive alive, and he followed... 

Conway’s Edwards catches first TD in win over UMass

South Carolina (3-4), led by freshman quarterback Jake Bentley in his first career start, captured a 34-28 win over UMass (1-7) on Saturday afternoon at Williams-Brice Stadium. The Gamecocks jumped out to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter after two one-yard touchdown runs from freshman Rico Dowdle and junior David Williams. The Minutemen answered seven seconds into the second quarter, as Andrew... 

Gamecocks fall to Sunday Dawg attack in Columbia

Behind its ground game, Georgia (4-2, 2-2 SEC) claimed a 28-14 victory at South Carolina (2-4, 1-4 SEC) on Sunday afternoon at Williams-Brice Stadium. Georgia posted a 14-0 lead in the first half behind its strong running attack. Nick Chubb scored both touchdowns on runs of 15 and 1 yard, respectively, as the Bulldogs racked up 195 yards on the ground. Chubb had 72 of those yards, while Sony Michel... 

Gamecocks move Georgia game to Sunday afternoon

The Georgia at South Carolina football game scheduled for Saturday night in Columbia has been moved to Sunday at 2:30 p.m. due to Hurricane Matthew, it was announced Thursday. The game will air on the SEC Network. “Due to the potential impact of the hurricane on Columbia and the surrounding area, it is in the best interest of safety to play the game on Sunday rather than Saturday night,” SEC... 

Conway’s Edwards has big game in win over Pirates

The South Carolina Gamecocks (2-1) held on after a big first quarter to claim a 20-15 win over East Carolina (2-1) on Saturday afternoon at Williams-Brice Stadium. South Carolina jumped out to a 17-0 lead, putting the first touchdown on the board just 17 seconds into the contest. Freshman quarterback Brandon McIlwain ran in the first score from nine yards out after A.J. Turner posted an 80-yard... 

Reports: Socastee big man Cudd chooses Gamecocks

South Carolina men’s basketball coach Frank Martin landed a big local recruit – both literally and figuratively – in receiving a verbal commitment from Socastee High 7-foot-1 center Jason Cudd over the weekend, according to multiple media reports. SportsTalkSC’s Phil Kornblut was the first to report that Cudd has chosen the Gamecocks over fellow suitors East Carolina, Tulane... 

Gamecocks no match for Bulldogs in first SEC loss

South Carolina (1-1, 1-1 SEC) looked stronger in the second half for the second-straight week, but it couldn’t overcome Mississippi State’s first-half tally, as the Bulldogs claimed a 27-14 win on Saturday night at Davis Wade Stadium. Mississippi State (1-1, 1-0 SEC) claimed a 24-0 lead in the first half, using a trio of three-minute-or-less drives to take the lead. Fred Ross had a... 
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