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MB’s McGonigal chooses to walk on with Gamecocks

The Grand Strand will have another major college football walk-on to root for next season – Myrtle Beach High senior defensive end/linebacker Sean McGonigal. Following in the footsteps of former Socastee and current Clemson standout Hunter Renfrow, McGonigal has decided to attend rival South Carolina as a preferred walk-on, bypassing the Ivy League colleges and smaller schools that have been... 

Gamecocks’ comeback bid falls short to South Florida

South Carolina (6-7) stormed back from an 18-point deficit to force overtime, but USF (11-2) came through in the end to claim a 46-39 victory in the 2016 Birmingham Bowl from Legion Field. The Bulls wasted no time in taking the advantage in overtime, as quarterback Quinton Flowers scrambled before finding Elkanah Dillon in the end zone for the decisive score. The Gamecocks benefited from a face... 

Clemson edges Gamecocks in back-and-forth contest

No. 22/20 South Carolina (9-2) fell at home Wednesday night to Clemson (9-2), 62-60, giving the Tigers the season sweep over the rival Gamecocks in football and men’s basketball. Colonial Life Arena was electric from the start and to the finish as the game went down to the wire. The Gamecocks led 54-52 at the final media timeout with 3:32 remaining. Dozier made a tough, second-effort bucket... 

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... 
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