South Carolina News
12-1-14: South Carolina could not keep Steve Spurrier's dominance over Clemson Saturday as they were defeated 35-17. The Gamecocks have never won more than four straight in a Palmetto Bowl series. Dylan Thompson was 21-of 39-for 249 yards, which was good enough to become South Carolina’s all-time single-season yardage leader. The Gamecocks will await their bowl opponent.
11-24-14: For a second straight game, South Carolina held an opponent to under 300 yards and forced five turnovers as they beat South Alabama 37-12 to become bowl eligible. Dylan Thompson was 10 of 17 for 237 yards and a touchdown on the day. Brandon Wilds ran the ball 16 times for 77 yards, while Pharoh Cooper caught three passes for 95 yards. The Gamecocks play Clemson this week.
11-10-14: Auburn kept its playoff hopes alive last week with a fumble recovery in the end zone. This time weekend, a goal line lost fumble by the Tigers could crush their hopes as they lost 41-38 to Texas A&M. The Tigers lost the ball twice in the final three minutes. Quarterback Nick Marshall and running back Cameron Artis-Payne messed up an exchange on the goal line that the Aggies recovered with 2:37 left. After forcing a punt, a bad snap by center Reese Dismukes was recovered by A&M. The Tigers will travel to Georgia this week.
11-3-14: The Gamecocks blew a 42-28 lead with 4:52 remaining, losing to Tennessee 45-42. Pharoh Cooper caught two touchdowns, ran and passed for two others. He had 11 catches for 233 yards receiving total for the game. Dylan Thompson threw for 347 yards and one touchdown. Steve Spurrier’s squad has a bye this week.
10-27-14:Steve Spurrier’s sputtering Gamecocks fell to Auburn 42-35 Saturday night. Quarterback Dylan Thompson was 29 of 51 passing for 402 yards. He was also intercepted three times near the goal line. It was the most passing yards by a Gamecoack signal caller since Steve Taneyhill threw for 473 yards against Mississippi State back in 1995. The South Carolina defense gave up 551 yards with 395 on the ground. The Gamecocks will host the Vols this week.
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.