South Carolina Gamecocks News
10-15-14: The Gamecocks had a bye this week before FCS Furman visits Williams-Brice Stadium this weekend. South Carolina hasn’t lost three games in a row since 2009, when it lost to Tennessee, Arkansas and Florida in October and November. The Gamecocks won’t do it in this game either. Furman has lost four straight and should be the first “easy” game of the season for a team that needs to build confidence.
10-6-14: Has there ever been a more overrated team then South Carolina? The Gamecocks allowed 477 total yards as they were upset by Kentucky 45-38. Mike Davis was the only bright spot for South Carolina as he had a career-high 183 yards rushing and three TDs on 23 carries. The Gamecock defense blew a 38-24 lead in the fourth quarter. Steve Spurrier’s team has a much needed bye this week.
10-1-14: The Gamecocks came into their meeting with Missouri Saturday allowing an SEC-worst 480 yards per game. They played much better than against the Tigers, but not when it counted in the fourth quarter. South Carolina fell 21-20 and gave up two touchdowns in the final eight minutes. QB Dylan Thompson was 21 of 37 for 219 yards. Mike Davis carried the ball 22 times for 104 yards. Steve Spurrier’s team will travel to Lexington this week to face Kentucky.
9-22-14: The Gamecocks spotted Vanderbilt a 14-0 first-quarter lead before their offense woke up, eventually winning the game 48-34 behind Dylan Thompson's passing and some big plays on defense. Thompson threw three touchdowns and also ran for a score. Brison Williams returned an interception 53 yards for a touchdown right before halftime to give South Carolina a 17-14 lead. The Gamecocks racked up 449 yards total. They play host to Missouri this week.
9-15-14: One game into the 2014 season, South Carolina looked lost. The Gamecocks looked awful in a 52-28 home loss to Texas A&M, which snapped their 18-game home winning streak. Well, that’s a different story now. South Carolina survived a slugfest and hung on to nip Georgia, 38-35 this past Saturday. Mike Davis had just 66 yards on 17 carries, but backup Brandon Wilds ran for 93 yards. Steve Spurrier’s team travels to Nashville to take on a weak Vanderbilt squad.
9-9-14: Steve Spurrier earned his 200th win as an SEC head coach Saturday as the Gamecocks beat East Carolina 33-22. It wasn't an easy game as his team trailed by six points twice in the first half before taking control. Running back Mike Davis rebounded from last week to rush for 101 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries. Quarterback Dylan Thompson threw for 266 yards and a touchdown. The Gamecock pass defense was exploited again this and they will need to be clicking on all cylinders next weekend when they play host to AP No. 6 Georgia.
9-4-14: Coming into their game against Texas A&M last Thursday, the Gamecocks were ranked #9 in the AP Top 25 poll. If you ask me, that was way too high for a Steve Spurrier team that continues to get overhyped year in and year out. Well, the Gamecocks were run out of their own stadium in the season opener, losing for the first time at Williams-Brice They lost badly 52-28, giving up nearly 700 yards to the Aggies, including a school-record 511 passing yards to quarterback Kenny Hill. Running back Mike Davis is questionable for Saturday’s game against East Carolina. This is the first time South Carolina begins a season 0-1 since going 0-11 in 1999.