The Side Line: USC v. Furman
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In case of error or omissions in advertisement, the publisher's sole liability shall be to publish the advertisement at a later date. Notice of error must be made within ten days of first insertion. � 2010 Portico Publications, LTD. All rights reserved. 10 6 8 9 12 14 18 16 20 21 22 23 28 30 moving forward farmers market another Piece of athletic master Plan on The cover: Marcus Lattimore. Photo by Paul Collins. 2010 Carolina Football Schedule Opponent Preview: Furman Roster: Furman Senior Profile: Brian Maddox Explaining The Game: Jay Graham Cupcakes Are Not Always Unhealthy Gameday Poster GamecockCentral.com's Recruit to Watch: Tanner McEvoy WVOC Corner: Lessons from 1982 Olympic Sports Roundup USC Softball Coach Hits the Ground Running USC Roster, Depth Chart USC Stats The side Line is available around Williams-Brice Stadium on gamedays and at select locations in Columbia, S.C. For a full list of locations go to sideline.gamecockcentral.com. If you would like to advertise in The side Line please contact Kerry Powers at 803.765.0707 ext. 128 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. 4 usc VS furmanu nusc VS furman 5 scheduLe 2010 sePT. 02 sePT. 11 sePT. 18 sePT. 25 ocT. 09 ocT. 16 ocT. 23 ocT. 30 nov. 06 nov. 13 nov. 20 nov. 27 6 vs caroLina fooTbaLL souThern miss uSc 41 SOutHerN miSS 13 vs w georgiaH uSc 17 GeOrGiA 6 w vs furman home 7 P.m. aT auburnH auburn, ala. Tba vs aLabamaH home Tba aT KenTucKyH lexington, ky. Tba aT vanderbiLTH nashville, tenn. Tba vs TennesseeH home Tba vs arKansasH home Tba aT fLoridaH gainesville, Fla. Tba vs Troy home Tba aT cLemson clemson, s.c. Tba H = SEC game usc VS furmanu nusc VS furman 7 8 USC FURMANU usc VS furmanu NUSC FURMAN nusc VS furman 9 usc athletics Director eric hyman has a grand vision for the future of the farmers market. Photo by Paul Collins. moving forward farmers market another Piece of athletic master Plan B Y D AV I D C L O N I N G E R s South Carolina's campus continues to grow and swell, the areas off campus begin to follow. One such area, the Farmers Market, is next in line. The 50-acre property on Bluff Road, directly across from the West stands of Williams-Brice Stadium, is finally under the control of USC, which has a grand vision for the lot. While the market hasn't been officially released to USC to begin its revitalization project yet -- that should happen by November -- it's another big piece in athletic director Eric Hyman's master plan. "What it will do is allow us to be able to move the cars from around the stadium for the most part, and we will pattern it off The Grove and some of its strengths," Hyman said. "It will be a beautiful place. We'll have a walk for the football team, places for the band and cheerleaders, basically take more steps in the direction of having a football stadium on a college campus." The Grove, the legendary 10-acre spot at SEC brother Ole Miss, has long been a guiding light for other colleges as they try to recreate the atmosphere. The space, protected by elm and magnolia trees, is shady and pleasant, even with up to 25,000 fans lining up more than 24 hours before kickoff to claim a spot. The Grove becomes a sea of tents (no cars are allowed) and the food spreads are magnificent, with patrons often trotting out their best Sunday silverware and dining sets. With the "Hotty Toddy" chant echoing every five minutes or so and the crowd a rising as one on an invisible cue to make the trek to the football stadium, The Grove has become as much of a game staple as the first-down markers. USC wants to mimic it, with its own touches thrown in. Set for completion by the opening of the 2012 season, the Farmers Market will be transformed into a grassy tree-lined spot, complete with ornate black fencing and the same beautification techniques that were used for the Fairgrounds parking lot on the north side of Williams-Brice. Hyman estimated the amount of cars that could fit into the space as a little less than 3,000, but there will be clear walkways and paths so fans can stream into the area to get a true feel for game day. The plan calls for a space where the USC band and cheerleaders can set up. The Gamecocks want to have their own version of Ole Miss' "Walk of Champions" or Tennessee's "Vol Walk," where the team walks through and can high-five or shake hands with fans on the way to the stadium. The current "Gamecock Walk," where the team bus pulls up to Bluff Road right by the southwest entrance to the stadium and the team has a short trot to the locker room, is nice but USC wants more. "What that does for the adjacent area around the stadium -- parking, beautification, black wrought-iron fencing -- it will probably transform the place, to tell you the truth," said Chuck Allen, a member of the USC Board of Trustees and former football team captain. "We're looking at an amphitheater where the band could go and basically have a pep rally before the game." With Williams-Brice perched away from campus, it will never have the feel of most of the other SEC schools in terms of an on-campus, game-day experience. Since there's no moving the stadium, Hyman aims to bring the game-day atmosphere to it, further achieving his goal of placing USC at the top of the SEC heap. "It'll be beautiful, with the trees, restrooms, large parking areas, tents, those kind of things," Hyman said. "We'll have better access to the stadium than anyone in the country." Hyman's master plan has already produced Carolina Stadium, which is labeled by 10 usc VS furmanu garnet Way on the garnet brick road. Artist renderings courtesy USC Athletics. Since there's no moving the stadium, Hyman aims to bring the game-day atmosphere to it, further achieving his goal of placing USC at the top of the SEC heap. many as the best college baseball stadium in the country, and The Dodie Anderson Academic Enrichment Center. Improvements to the football locker rooms and training room were next. Construction is currently under way at the area currently occupied by The Roost and Sarge Frye Field. A parking garage, new tennis courts and a coaches' support building will be built there, as well as an athletic village. Potential improvements to Williams-Brice (perhaps a video board, new stadium entrance, office space) and the Bluff Road practice fields are on tap. The Farmers Market improvements will be the next step. Plans are to clear the Farmers Market for the 2011 season, removing all of the open-air warehouses and greenhouse structures that are currently occupying the property. Parking will still be available next year, but it will mostly be a barren lot. The real improvements -- paved walkways, planters, a potential amphitheater, entrances, fencing -- will come after that season and be done in time for 2012. USC's game-day atmosphere -- which has been credited by ESPN and **Sports Illustrated**, among others, as one of the best in the nation -- will have a new tradition to embrace and present a classic made-for-TV view. Hyman, a visionary who took immediate charge when he was hired and has tremendously improved the athletic facilities, recommends everybody walk through the present Farmers Market and just try to imagine. Then do it after a USC win, and imagine the celebration. Between Park & Assembly nusc VS furman 11 10 12 USC FURMANU usc VS furmanu nusc VS furman 13 14 USC FURMANU usc VS furmanu nusc VS furman 15 Sept. 02 Sept. 11 Sept. 18 Sept. 25 Oct. 09 Oct. 16 usc 41 | s. miss 13 usc 14 | georgia 6 usc | furman usc | auburn usc | alabama usc | kentucky Oct. 23 Oct. 30 NOv. 06 NOv. 13 NOv. 20 NOv. 27 usc | vanderbilt usc | tennessee usc | arkansas usc | florida usc | troy usc | clemson CATCH SOUTH CAROLINA vs. FURMAN on September 18th at 7 p.m. on Time Warner Cable Pay-Per-View! Order it right on your TV using your remote on Channel 597! Incremental charge for pay-per-view events will apply. Digital set-top box is required to order pay-per-view events. Some services not available to CableCard customers. Other restrictions may apply. � 2010 Time Warner Cable Cable. All rights reserved. cupcakes are not always unhealthy OPINION BY JAMEs HARLEY trength of schedule has always been an important factor in determining the true quality of a college football team. In the BCS era, where the national championship match-up is determined as much by computer as by human voters, criticism is frequently leveled at schools from major conferences who schedule particularly weak opponents, often referred to as "cupcakes." A cupcake may be a smaller school from a lesser conference, or even from a lesser division, as is the case with this week's USC match-up with Furman. Unfortunately, this knee-jerk condemnation of playing such games is defined by the worship of the national scene and tends to completely overlook the benefits of the traditional occasional game with an in-state cupcake, which are many, beyond simply gaining an easy win. If one is obsessed with the path to the title alone then he is missing much of the true spirit of college football, which is embodied in these local contests. To begin with, the landscape of college football constantly changes, and teams that were powerful once will fall, while other traditionally weak schools will inevitably rise. We may look at Furman as a cupcake today, but the fact is that the Paladins beat USC in their last meeting in 1982, and in fact have 20 wins in the overall series (46 games). Indeed, these teams were in the same conference in the mid-century. Many fans brought up in the BCS era may not realize this, but many South Carolina locals who have been alive a while remember it either directly or through the stories of their parents. It may not be a rivalry at this point, s TAILGATE SPECIALS Chicken Salad and Pimento Cheese Sandwich Tray $ 49.95 Chicken Salad on Mini Crossaint Tray (20 crossaints) $49.95 Sub Sandwich Tray $ 49.95 Chicken Salad with Crackers Snack Tray $39.95 Pimento Cheese with Crackers Snack Tray $ 39.95 Terri-Hot Chicken Finger Tray Chicken Tender Tray Cheese Cake Tray (priced by the slice) Pasta Salad Tray $ 22.95 CALL AHEAD TO ORDER WWW.STEPHANOSRESTAURANT.COM 420 COLU MBI A AVE . � LE XINGTO N , SC � 803. 359.5 436 but there is a substantial history behind this game and there is no shame in preserving that by meeting up again on occasion and engaging the memories of these fans who are our neighbors. Beyond history, such games as USC vs. Furman or Clemson vs. Presbyterian benefit the state athletically as well, dialing up the level of competition for the smaller schools and thereby making them better teams. Furthermore, recruits who fail to receive offers from the top schools are more likely to pursue their passion somewhere like Furman if they know they may play in front of larger crowds and in the spotlight occasionally, improving the quality of football in our state as a whole. Then, of course, there is the economic impact of scheduling in-state games. Not only does it keep the travel and game day money here, but it helps the lesser school earn a much larger paycheck than it would receive playing another school on its athletic level. This helps make the cupcake a better school in general, again improving our state in ways beyond football. Frankly, these games are a neighborly thing to do and thus highlight some of the best qualities of living in the South. Then there is the real beauty of these match-ups -- the rare occasion when David slays Goliath. Will anyone ever forget the last Michigan vs. Appalachian State game? Could the spirit of college football be captured any better than by what happened there? That game will be talked about for decades, far longer than this year's Alabama vs. Penn State out-of-conference powerhouse contest. Of course, that type of drama is a rarity, and the key to maintaining respect on the national scene is to not load up on the cupcakes, limiting them to one per year at most. If you play in a strong conference like USC, where our strength of schedule is routinely rated in the top 10 nationally, there is no reason not to fertilize your state with a local match-up. If you play in the ACC then that's another matter, and you should probably get North Texas off your list or be completely ashamed of yourself. Just saying. 18 usc VS furmanu ARCADIA LAKES Gated Community w/ Community pool & pond. 4BR/2.5BA, 2596 sq. ft. granite countertops, fireplace in master, dual showerheads hardwoods down, screened porch, irrigation system. $279,000 www.108branchhilllane.com Candace Perry 803.309.0612 email@example.com nusc VS furman 19 gamecockcentral.com recruiT To waTch BY CHRIs CLARK Tanner mcevoy HT: 6'5" WT: 200 LBS 40: 4.7 SECS CLASS: 2011 (HIGH SCHOOL) HOMETOWN: ORADELL, NEW JERSEy SCHOOL: BERGEN CATHOLIC check out USC's program. "The facilities all looked new and the locker room was under construction," McEvoy said in June following the visit. "[It was a] very impressive facility. It was obvious that the school and coaches only want the best for the players." While USC may not be the closest program to McEvoy's New Jersey home, he does have a level of familiarity with the program even outside of what he has seen personally on his visit. He has multiple family connections to the Columbia school and the state of South Carolina. "My mom, her sister and her brother all went to USC," he said earlier this summer. "My aunt and her family live in Columbia. My grandmother lives in Hilton Head." While his family's level of comfort with USC could certainly help the Gamecocks, McEvoy says that he is not worried about distance. "My decision will be based on many factors: the stability of the coaching staff; the team and its potential; academics and the academic support system; the position and depth chart. Location will not factor into my decision." McEvoy, the recipient of double-digit major scholarship offers, hopes to narrow his list in the coming weeks but says that he does not have any official visits scheduled at the moment. "I'm probably going to come out with a top five, top seven," he recently told ScarletNation.com, a Rivals.com affiliate that covers Rutgers. "We're trying to find weekends [for official visits]." McEvoy is rated a three-star athlete by Rivals.com. PHOtO cOurteSy rivALS.cOm T here are a lot of things that Tanner McEvoy can do. The 6-foot-5, 205-pounder from Bergen Catholic High School (in Oradell, N.J) could play wide receiver, tight end or on defense at the next level, and has been recruited by a host of major college programs to do so. But the Garden State product's best days may be ahead of him as a signal-caller. South Carolina, led by Northeastern-area recruiter G.A. Mangus (also the Gamecocks' quarterbacks coach), was the first program to see that McEvoy could be a very good quarterback at the next level. "The more I play quarterback, the more I like it," McEvoy recently told GamecockCentral.com. "If my season goes the way I want it to, I would prefer to play QB at the next level but I know I can play wide receiver and tight end and would be happy to do that too." Since Carolina offered McEvoy as a quarterback, other programs like Rutgers, Duke, Boston College and more have also told him that he could be behind center in their offense. Over his junior and senior seasons, McEvoy collected more than 75 catches and over 1,000 yards as a receiver in Bergen Catholic's offense before making the fulltime move to quarterback for his senior season under coach Nunzio Campanile. Bergen made a trip to the Upstate to take part in Byrnes High's seven-on-seven passing camp earlier this summer, and McEvoy has also made a trip to the Palmetto State to 20 usc VS furmanu Lessons from 1982 BY CHRIstOPER tHOMPsON ant to identify the longsuffering Gamecock fans in your group? Here's a simple way to get an accurate gauge of Carolina fans' devotion and patience that should also weed out the Johnny-come latelys at your tailgate party on Saturday. w Corner bers didn't matter on that fall day. Carolina faithful walked away from the 28-23 loss in stunned disbelief. The team would go on to defeat in four of its last five games. Bell would be shown the door after just one season at the helm. Was it a fluke? Furman would beat Georgia Tech the following season, proving the Paladins were not one-hit wonders. Meanwhile, as Gamecock fans know all too well, 1982 would not be the last time a Southern Conference team celebrated in Columbia (see The Citadel, 1990). So much has changed since then. Furman's status as an elite program in the SoCon, and among the ranks of FCS teams, diminished over the years even as its reputation as an academic institution Just toss in this verbal grenade: "Should we be worried about playing Furman?" Then watch the reactions of everyone around you. The so-called Gamecock experts who adopt a serious expression and start rhapsodizing about parity and Appalachian State (or Jacksonville) and "any team on any given day" -- blah, blah, blah; they're automatically eliminated. They're rookies who can't comprehend the pain. Watch the reactions carefully. Look for the distant gaze, the grimace, the forlorn acknowledgement of a nightmare from 28 years ago that still haunts Carolina fans today. Look for the distant gaze, the grimace, the forlorn acknowledgement of a nightmare from 28 years ago that still haunts Carolina fans today. soared. The Gamecocks, meanwhile, joined the SEC 10 seasons later and took a lightyear leap forward in terms of competition. Still, there are a few remaining connections that linger on from that horrible game in 1982. Bobby Lamb carried a clipboard on the Furman sideline that day, an anonymous freshman quarterback for the Paladins. He'll lead the team into Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday as the head coach, motivating his players with the memories of that game. Eric Hyman served on the Paladins' staff that plotted that upset win. As the athletics director at South Carolina now, he knows too well the devastation a loss could cause for his current program. And those long-suffering Gamecock fans in your group, those that endured the horror the first time around -- leave them to their memories. Steer clear of the topic during your tailgate. And hope that history doesn't repeat itself. The calendar tells us that 1982 came just two seasons after George Rogers' Heisman Trophy run and a bowl trip, and just two seasons before the most successful campaign in Carolina history. But between those two milestone years came a season of turmoil and transition, much of it caused by one event. The Furman game on Oct. 16, 1982. Richard Bell had taken over the program after the unceremonious firing of Jim Carlen. His Carolina team started the year in seesaw fashion, with home wins over Pacific and Richmond followed by home losses to Duke and Georgia. But Bell's Gamecocks seemingly righted the ship with a huge October victory over Cincinnati, and were gearing up for a trip to Baton Rouge to face a Top 20 LSU team. Right after a seemingly innocuous visit from Furman. The Gamecocks out-rushed, out-passed and out-gained the Paladins, but the num- nusc VS furman 21 OLymPic SPOrtS rOuNDuP B Y D AV I D C L O N I N G E R Our weekly roundup of how South Carolina's other sports are doing. "I'm pretty excited about our schedule," coach Kalen Anderson said in a statement. "There should be some very good fields, especially in the fall season, and we're close to home for the first three tournaments." USC returns Katie Burnett, Amanda Strang and Meredith Swanson from last year while the team's roster is rounded out with Katie Rose Higgins, Suzie Lee and Samantha Swinehart. men's soccer South Carolina earned the school's first rivalry win of the year, beating Clemson 2-0 last week to begin its regular season. A record crowd on hand for a televised matchup saw the Gamecocks whip the Tigers for the fourth straight year, all by shutout. Clemson hasn't scored on USC since 2006. After beginning the year with an exhibition loss to High Point, USC won a physical exhibition against College of Charleston with a sizzling second half. That previewed the Clemson game, which kicked off the regular season. Blake Brettschneider and Will Traynor each scored in the second half against the Tigers, part of an 11-5 upper hand in shots. Jimmy Maurer played 90 minutes in goal and his back line of Traynor, Mark Wiltse, Mike Mangotic and Eric Martinez didn't allow a Clemson shot on goal. THIS WEEK'S GAMES vs. connecticut/1 p.m. sunday at charlotte/7 p.m. saturday voLLeybaLL At the Carolina Challenge, USC was shut out by Clemson and fell 3-2 to College of Charleston. Against host Winthrop, USC won a game but lost the match 3-1. The Gamecocks have begun 0-6 and are hoping conference play can reverse their season. men's Tennis First-year coach Josh Goffi will keep his team close to home for most of the fall, playing two tournaments in North Carolina and one in Georgia before embarking on a trip to Cambridge, Mass., for The Chowder Fest, hosted by Harvard. Then it's back to North Carolina for a tournament at Chapel Hill, N.C., in October. "I'm really excited about this year's schedule," Goffi said in a statement. "We'll use the fall primarily as a developmental period with tournaments that give our players the best opportunities to grow individually. Our spring season is a perfect combination of both teams that will present great challenges and teams that give us opportunities to build the necessary confidence to compete in the postseason." women's soccer South Carolina played unbeaten Arizona State to a 1-1 tie, the first overtime match of the season, last week. Maria Petroni scored her first goal of the year and Kayla Grimsley notched her fourth assist, which leads the SEC. Goalie Mollie Patton had seven saves. Starters Ellen Fahey and Kortney Rhoades returned to action after missing the first part of the season with injuries. THIS WEEK'S GAMES at kentucky/1:30 p.m. sunday vs. ole miss/7 p.m. Friday cross counTry Beatrice Biwott won the individual title at the Gamecock Invitational that began USC's season, but the Gamecocks lost the team title to first-place Clemson and second-place Coastal Carolina. Biwott ran the course in 17:58.70, far ahead of second-place Elyse Borisko from Clemson. Liz Locke finished ninth as USC's second-highest finisher. The Gamecocks next compete at the Winthrop Invitational today. THIS WEEK'S GAMES at Wake Forest/2 p.m. sunday at vanderbilt/8 p.m. Friday THIS WEEK'S GAME at Duke invitational/sept. 17-19 women's Tennis Coach Arlo Elkins begins his 28th season at USC by returning six letter-winners and all but one starter from the 2009 team. Last year's Gamecocks finished 17-9 and were ranked No. 19, while making their 16th straight appearance in the NCAA tournament. Dijana Stojic and Anya Morgina lead the team as the Gamecocks begin with five fall tournaments. THIS WEEK'S GAME at Winthrop invitational/10 a.m. saturday men's goLf Veterans Wesley Bryan and Clint Tolleson return from a team that had at least a share of first place in two events last season, giving USC golf a strong backbone to support it as it embarks on a new season. The Gamecocks, who also finished second in three events, also welcome back Dean Hester, Dykes Harbin and Chase Liebler. The Gamecocks, after beginning the season at the Carpet Capital Collegiate in Rocky Face, Ga., will next compete at the Mason Rudolph Invitational in Franklin, Tenn., beginning on Sept. 24. THIS WEEK'S GAME at milwaukee Fall tennis classic/ sept. 17-19 eQuesTrian South Carolina's two-time national champion equestrian team will begin its season with two home matches on the Sept. 24 weekend. The Gamecocks host Southern Methodist at 2 p.m. on Sept. 24 and South Dakota State at 2 p.m. on Sept. 25. With the addition of new assistant coach Carol Gwin and the promotion of longtime assistant Ruth Sorrel to associate head coach, USC hopes to return to the top of the nation's programs. women's goLf Auto Home Life Business USC will play four of its eight regularseason tournaments in either North or South Carolina; the team will also play two new events as they attempt to defend their NCAA East Regional championship last year. INSURER 22 usc VS furmanu usc softball coach beverly smith hits the ground running BY CHRIs DEARING outh Carolina softball coach Beverly Smith spent her first football Saturday on the job busy at work. s The first-year coach spent the day hosting recruits while her current team signed autographs in Gamecock Village prior to the USC-Georgia football game. Given the current state of the softball program, her hitting the ground running could be a good sign. Smith, who was officially hired on July 15, replaced long-time coach Joyce Compton, who retired at the end of the 2010 season. "I am honored to join the University of South Carolina and its athletics department," Smith said at the time of the hire. "The softball program at South Carolina is rich in tradition. I am excited for the opportunity to lead such a historic softball program and reestablish the winning tradition." Smith is given the task of rebuilding the Gamecocks' softball program that once was one of the best in the country. In Compton's final season, South Carolina slumped to an 11-40 record, 1-27 in the SEC. She comes to Columbia after playing and coaching at North Carolina, where she was the associate head coach. She spent 12 combined years on the staff and helped the Tar Heels to eight of their nine NCAA tournament appearances and two ACC titles (2001 and 2008). She was the program's pitching coach during much of her tenure. Smith played for North Carolina from 1991-94, claiming ACC Player of the Year honors in 1994. She still ranks as one of the top 10 pitchers and hitters in the Tar Heels' record books. The rebuilding job she undertakes with USC begins with 13 returning players along with 10 newcomers to try and breathe life back into the program. The biggest addition could be the return of Audrey Broyles to the pitching rotation. The junior only appeared in eight games last year and was 3-3 before her season was cut short by a shoulder injury. She was the staff ace when the injury occurred and had a 0.99 ERA in 42 1-3 innings. If she returns healthy, Smith will have a bonafide top starter. When Broyles went down last year, the Gamecocks ended up having to use four other pitchers. Broyles is expected to get the bulk of the work this year. Also expected to compete for innings on the mound is Ashley Chastain and Kierstyn White. Offensively, senior Laura Mendes returns. She batted .355 with a team-best three home runs last year. She was the only hitter over .300 and had little protection in a lineup that struggled to score runs. Junior Lauren Lackey and sophomore Hannah Milks return as the other top offensive threats. April Borchardt, Evan Childs and P.J. Fulmer also look for bigger years in Smith's first season. The list of newcomers looks to be an impressive group even though Smith had very little time on the recruiting trail. Among the players expected to challenge for early playing time are freshmen Chelsea Hawkins, Dana Hathorn, Sarah Eidt and Julie Sarratt. They are joined by sophomore transfers Molly Brossart and Samantha Garcia. Junior college transfers Kelley Dillion, Kaeia Jackson, Kylie Morin and Jackie Slawson will also be in the mix. Smith knows what she is looking for when she goes on the recruiting trail. "There is an amazing amount of softball talent out there. I think the key is to find the right players to fit your program and your coaching philosophy," Smith said. "If you can do that, you're going to be very successful." "I think you want to look at players with tremendous talent, but they have to have the academics and the character. I think that's the tricky part sometimes, finding the kids who are really competitive, self-motivated and have a strong work ethic. Those are the kinds of things I'm trying to dive in and find out about the player, because that's the player you see over four years improve, really want to bleed for their school. Those are the qualities you look for, because there is plenty of talent. It's finding that competitive kid, the strong character that's going to take you places." Smith hired new assistant coaches Janelle Breneman and Calvin Beamon, has already begun fall practice and she likes what she sees so far. The Gamecocks faced Spartanburg Methodist in an exhibition on Friday. "I think things have gone great so far," Smith said. "It's been fun for the coaches to be able to evaluate our players. This is the first time we've seen them out on the field live and it's been exciting. We've been chomping at the bit to get out there. I've seen a lot of hard work and hustle out there so far. It's exciting for sure." nusc VS furman 23 sePT. 11, 2010: usc 17 GEORGIA 6 PHOtOS by PAuL cOLLiNS/GAmecOcKceNtrAL.cOm 24 usc VS furmanu nusc VS furman 25 sePT. 2, 2010: usc 41 SOUTHERN MISS 13 PHOtOS by PAuL cOLLiNS/GAmecOcKceNtrAL.cOm 26 usc VS furmanu nusc VS furman 27 rosTer no. name Pos. hgT. wgT. cL. no. name Pos. hgT. wgT. cL. homeTown/high schooL/LasT coLLege homeTown/high schooL/LasT coLLege 1 3 3 4 5 5 6 7 7 8 9 9 10 10 11 12 12 13 14 15 15 16 17 18 18 19 20 21 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 28 29 30 31 31 32 33 34 35 36 39 40 41 42 42 43 43 44 45 46 46 47 48 49 50 50 51 52 53 54 55 57 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 65 66 Alshon Jeffery Akeem Auguste Jarvis Giles Jason Barnes Stephen Garcia Stephon Gilmore Melvin Ingram Corey Addison Dylan Thompson Lamar Scruggs Sharrod Golightly Ace Sanders Brian Maddox Cadarious Sanders Seth Strickland Andrew Clifford C.C. Whitlock Nick Jones Connor Shaw Payton Brady Patrick Fish Shaq Wilson Chris Culliver Dion LeCorn Jay Wooten DeAngelo Smith Cedrick Snead DeVonte Holloman Marcus Lattimore Bryce Sherman Brandan Davis Quin Smith Alonzo Winfield Antonio Allen Victor Hampton Eric Baker Jared Shaw Chaun Gresham Bret Morgan Kenny Miles Matt O'Brien Reginald Bowens Damario Jeffery Spencer Lanning Jimmy Legree D.J. Swearinger Marty Markett Calvin Lee Josh Dickerson Eric Davis Travian Robertson Jacob Baker Qua Gilchrist Tony Straughter Rodney Paulk Joey Scribner-Howard Dalton Wilson Patrick DiMarco Matt Coffee Blake Baxley Billy Byrne A.J. Cann Walker Inabinet Aldrick Fordham Corey Robinson Connor McLaurin T.J. Johnson C.J. Heinz Tramell Williams Ryland Culbertson Charles Turner Terrence Campbell Travis Ford Davis Moore Chris Vaughn Ryan Broadhead Hutch Eckerson WR FS TB WR QB CB DT SS QB WR SS WR TB CB QB QB CB WR QB QB P LB CB WR PK WR WR SS TB TB CB LB SS Spur CB TB FS DE FS TB FS LB Spur P/PK CB FS CB LB LB P DT FB LB LB LB PK FB FB/TE FB Spur LB OG DS DE OT LB OC P OG DS DS OG OL DS/LB DS OC OT 6-4 5-10 5-11 6-4 6-2 6-1 6-2 6-0 6-2 6-3 5-10 5-7 5-11 5-11 6-2 6-2 5-10 5-8 6-1 6-2 5-11 5-11 6-1 5-11 6-3 6-0 5-7 6-2 6-0 5-4 5-11 6-0 6-0 6-2 5-9 5-11 5-10 6-1 5-10 5-10 5-11 6-2 6-3 5-11 5-11 5-11 5-10 6-3 6-1 6-2 6-4 5-9 6-1 6-0 6-0 6-1 6-1 6-1 5-11 5-9 5-11 6-3 5-9 6-4 6-6 6-0 6-4 6-2 6-0 6-4 6-4 6-3 6-4 6-1 6-0 6-5 6-4 233 191 186 211 227 189 264 204 209 227 181 166 229 180 191 219 178 189 202 210 170 229 201 217 198 181 181 228 218 155 174 233 218 205 188 190 182 238 180 192 182 240 220 192 178 201 168 225 225 172 293 189 231 201 225 207 220 243 225 198 223 286 194 263 317 225 302 200 299 260 250 305 250 212 272 264 281 SO JR SO JR JR SO JR RS FR FR RS FR FR FR SR FR SO RS FR JR FR FR SO FR JR SR SR JR RS FR JR SO FR SO JR RS FR SO JR FR JR SO RS FR SO SO RS FR SO SO SR RS FR SO JR SO SR SO JR SO SO SR SR JR SO SR FR SR RS FR FR SO SO FR RS FR SO SO FR FR SR JR RS FR RS FR JR JR SR St. Matthews, S.C./Calhoun County Hollywood, Fla./Cham-Madonna/Frk Union Mil. Tampa, Fla./Gaither Charlotte, N.C./Independence Lutz, Fla./Jefferson Rock Hill, S.C./South Pointe Hamlet, N.C./Richmond County Jacksonville, Fla./Andrew Jackson Boiling Springs, S.C./Boiling Springs Jacksonville Beach, Fla./Fletcher Decatur, Ga./Southwest Dekalb Bradenton, Fla./Manatee Anderson, S.C./T.L. Hanna LaGrange, Ga./Troup County Laurens, S.C./Laurens Tampa, Fla./Wharton Chester, S.C./Chester Moore, S.C./Byrnes Flowery Branch, Ga./Flowery Branch Lincolnton, N.C./E. Lin./Chas. S./Campbell Shelby, N.C./Burns Jacksonville, Fla./First Coast Garner, N.C./Garner Ocala, Fla./Trinity Catholic Laurinburg, N.C./Scotland Cty/N. Carolina Kingsland, Ga./Camden County Garner, N.C./Garner Rock Hill, S.C./South Pointe Duncan, S.C./Byrnes Winston-Salem, N.C./Carver Columbia, S.C./Dutch Frk/Carson-Newman Lenoir, N.C./Hibriten Winston-Salem, N.C./Carver Ocala, Fla./Trinity Catholic/Fork Union Mil. Darlington, S.C./Darlington Jacksonville, Fla./Ed. H. White/Frk Un. Mil. Fort Mill, S.C./Fort Mill/Newberry Auburn, Ga./Apalachee Hudson, Mass./Hudson/Dean College Lawrenceville, Ga./Brookwood New Milford, N.J./Bergen Catholic Holly Springs, N.C./Garner Columbia, S.C./Columbia Rock Hill, S.C./York Comprehensive Beaufort, S.C./Beaufort Greenwood, S.C./Greenwood York, S.C./York Comprehensive Chapin, S.C./Chapin/Alabama Kingsland, Ga./Camden Cnty/Georgia Mil. Newberry, S.C./Newberry Laurinburg, N.C./Scotland County Ridgeland, S.C./Thomas Heyward Academy Abbeville, S.C./Abbeville/Butler County CC Madison, Fla./Madison Cnty/Georgia Mil. Columbia, S.C./Richland Northeast Irmo, S.C./Dutch Fork/Carson-Newman Williston, S.C./Williston-Elko Altamonte Springs, Fla./Lake Brantley Mary Esther, Fla./Fort Walton Beach Columbia, S.C./Lexington Palm Harbor, Fla./East Lake Bamberg, S.C./Bamberg-Ehrhardt Columbia, S.C./Hammond School Jamestown, S.C./Timberland Havelock, N.C./Havelock Raleigh, N.C./Garner Aynor, S.C./Aynor Irmo, S.C./Dutch Fork/Tennessee Jacksonville, Fla./Lee Laurens, S.C./Laurens Academy Roebuck, S.C./Dorman Austell, Ga./South Cobb Fork, S.C./Lake View/Coastal Carolina Buford, Ga./Mill Creek/Emory & Henry Columbia, S.C./Irmo Leesburg, Ga./Lee County Lumberton, N.C./Lumberton 67 68 69 70 73 75 76 77 78 80 81 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 90 91 92 94 95 97 98 99 Ronald Patrick Kyle Nunn Matthew Grooms Byron Jerideau Rokevious Watkins Steven Singleton Jarriel King Garrett Chisolm Cody Gibson DeMario Bennett Tori Gurley Adam Yates D.L. Moore Cliff Matthews Kyle Madden Kevin White Blair Lowery Justice Cunningham Weslye Saunders Mike Triglia Joshua Newton Chaz Sutton Ladi Ajiboye Byron McKnight Kenny Davis Corey Simmons J.T. Surratt Devin Taylor Jordan Butler OC OT DS DT OG OG OT OT OT WR WR PK WR DE TE WR WR TE TE TE PK DE DT DE DT DE DT DE PK 6-1 6-5 6-0 6-0 6-4 6-2 6-5 6-6 6-6 6-2 6-5 6-1 6-4 6-4 6-3 6-2 6-1 6-3 6-5 6-4 6-1 6-4 6-1 6-5 6-3 6-4 6-1 6-7 6-1 292 304 244 339 325 303 324 303 269 174 230 217 211 268 248 206 190 268 270 239 193 244 290 235 303 253 300 249 175 FR JR SR SO JR SR SR SR FR RS FR SO SO SO SR SO JR SO SO SR SO SO RS FR SR JR SO FR FR SO FR Cocoa, Fla./Cocoa Sumter, S.C./Sumter McColl, S.C./Marlboro County Green Pond, S.C./Colleton County/Fort Scott C.C. Fairburn, Ga./Creekside/Georgia Military Buford, Ga./Buford/Georgia Military N. Charleston, S.C./N. Charleston/Georgia Military Charleston, S.C./West Ashley/Pikeville College Tallahassee, Fla./Lincoln Douglas, Ga./Coffee County Rock Hill, S.C./Rock Hill/New Hampton Prep Sparks, MD/Hereford Bowling Green, Ky./Bowling Green Cheraw, S.C./Cheraw Powder Springs, Ga./Harrison/UCF N. Charleston, S.C./Ft Dorch./Newberry Irmo, S.C./Dutch Fork Pageland, S.C./Central Durham, N.C./Riverside Jacksonville, Fla./The Bolles School Aiken, S.C./South Aiken Savannah, Ga./Jenkins/Fork Union Military Riverdale, Ga./Banneker/Hargrave Military Laurinburg, N.C./Scotland County Newberry, S.C./Newberry Lawrenceville, Ga./Grtr Atlanta Christian Winston-Salem, N.C./Parkland Beaufort, S.C./Beaufort Myrtle Beach, S.C./Myrtle Beach SOUTH CAROLINA DEPTH CHART SOUTH CAROLINA DEPTH CHART Offense WR WR WR WR WR WR LT LT LG LG C C RG RG RT RT TE TE QB QB FB FB TB TB 1 19 �OR� 1 8 19 �OR� 81 8 9 81 80 9 80 82 4 82 4 68 �OR� 76 68 �OR� 76 77 73 77 73 55 67 55 67 73 60 73 50 60 50 66 �OR� 68 66 �OR� 68 47 87 47 89 87 89 5 14 5 12 14 12 10 47 10 47 21 �OR� 31 21 3 �OR� 31 3 Alshon Jeffery 6-4 233 DeAngelo Smith 6-0 181 Alshon Scruggs 6-4 233 Lamar Jeffery 6-3 227 DeAngelo Smith 6-0 181 Lamar Scruggs 6-3 227 Tori Gurley 6-5 230 Ace Sanders 5-7 166 Tori Gurley DeMario Bennett 6-5 230 6-2 174 Ace Sanders 5-7 166 DeMario Bennett 6-2 174 D.L. Moore 6-4 211 Jason Barnes 6-4 211 D.L. Moore 6-4 211 JasonNunn 6-4 211 Kyle Barnes 6-5 304 Jarriel King 6-5 324 Kyle Nunn 6-5 304 Jarriel King 6-5 324 Garrett Chisolm 6-6 303 Rokevious Watkins 6-4 325 Garrett Chisolm 6-6 303 Rokevious Watkins 6-4 325 T.J. Johnson 6-4 302 Ronald Patrick 6-1 292 T.J. Johnson 6-4 302 Ronald Patrick Rokevious Watkins 6-1 292 6-4 325 Terrence Campbell 6-3 305 Rokevious Watkins 6-4 325 A.J. Cann 6-3 286 Terrence Campbell 6-3 305 A.J. Cann 6-3 286 Hutch Eckerson 6-4 281 Kyle Nunn 6-5 304 Hutch Eckerson 6-4 281 Kyle Nunn Patrick DiMarco 6-5 304 6-1 243 Justice Cunningham 6-3 268 Patrick DiMarco 6-1 243 Mike Triglia 6-4 239 Justice Cunningham 6-3 268 Mike Triglia 6-4 239 Stephen Garcia 6-2 227 Connor Shaw 6-0 202 Stephen Clifford 6-2 227 Andrew Garcia 6-2 219 Connor Shaw 6-0 202 Andrew Clifford 6-2 229 Brian Maddox 5-11 219 Patrick DiMarco 6-1 243 Brian Maddox 5-11 229 Patrick DiMarco 6-1 243 Marcus Lattimore 6-0 218 Kenny Miles 5-10 192 MarcusGiles 6-0 186 Jarvis Lattimore 5-11 218 Kenny Miles 5-10 192 Jarvis Giles 5-11 186 dePTh Offense St. Matthews, S.C. SO-1L FR-RS SO-1L FR-RS FR-RS FR-RS SO-1L FR-HS SO-1L FR-RS FR-HS FR-RS SO-1L JR-2L SO-1L JR-2L JR-2L SR-2L JR-2L SR-2L SR-1L JR-SQ SR-1L JR-SQ SO-1L FR-HS SO-1L FR-HS JR-SQ JR-1L JR-SQ FR-HS JR-1L FR-HS SR-3L JR-2L SR-3L JR-2L SR-3L SO-1L SR-3L SO-1L SO-1L SO-1L JR-2L FR-HS JR-2L FR-RS FR-HS FR-RS SR-3L SR-3L SR-3L SR-3L FR-HS SO-1L FR-HS SO-1L SO-1L SO-1L Kingsland, Ga. St. Matthews,Beach, Fla. Jacksonville S.C. Kingsland, Ga. Jacksonville Beach, Fla. Rock Hill, S.C. Bradenton, Fla. Rock Hill, Ga. Douglas, S.C. Bradenton, Fla. Douglas, Green, Ky. Bowling Ga. Charlotte, N.C. Bowling Green, Ky. Charlotte, N.C. Sumter, S.C. North Charleston, S.C. Sumter, S.C. North Charleston, S.C. Charleston, S.C. Fairburn, Ga. Charleston, S.C. Fairburn, Ga. Aynor, S.C. Cocoa, Fla. Aynor, S.C. Cocoa, Fla. Fairburn, Ga. Austell, Ga. Fairburn, Ga. Bamberg, S.C. Austell, Ga. Bamberg, S.C. Lumberton, N.C. Sumter, S.C. Lumberton, N.C. Sumter, S.C. Altamonte Springs, Fla. Pageland, S.C. Altamonte Springs, Fla. Jacksonville, Fla. Pageland, S.C. Jacksonville, Fla. Lutz, Fla. Flowery Branch, Ga. Lutz, Fla. Tampa, Fla. Flowery Branch, Ga. Tampa, Fla.S.C. Anderson, Altamonte Springs, Fla. Anderson, S.C. AltamonteS.C. Duncan, Springs, Fla. Lawrenceville, Ga. Duncan,Fla. Tampa, S.C. Lawrenceville, Ga. Tampa, Fla. 98 Devin Taylor Defense 6-7 249 SO-1L Beaufort, S.C. DE 92 Byron McKnight 6-5 235 JR-2L Laurinburg, N.C. 52 Aldrick Fordham 6-7 249 SO-1L Beaufort, S.C. 6-4 263 SO-1L Jamesown, S.C. DE �OR� 98 Devin Taylor 92 Byron McKnight 6-5 235 JR-2L Laurinburg, N.C. 42 TravianFordham Robertson 6-4 293 JR-2L Laurinburg, N.C. DT �OR� 52 AldrickJerideau 6-4 263 SO-1L Jamesown, S.C. 70 Byron 6-0 339 SO-JC Green Pond, S.C. Robertson 6-3 303 JR-2L Newberry, N.C. 94 Kenny Davis SO-SQ DT �OR� 42 TravianJerideau 6-4 293 SO-JC Laurinburg,S.C. 70 Byron 6-0 339 Green Pond, S.C. �OR� 94 Kenny Davis 6-3 303 SO-SQ Newberry, S.C. 91 Ladi Ajiboye 6-1 290 SR-3L Riverdale, Ga. DT �OR� 6 Melvin Ingram 6-2 264 JR-2L Hamlet, N.C. Ladi Ajiboye 6-1 290 Ga. DT �OR� 91 Melvin Ingram 6-2 264 SR-3L Riverdale,S.C. 6 83 Cliff Matthews 6-4 268 JR-2L Hamlet, N.C. SR-3L Cheraw, DE 90 Chaz Sutton 6-4 244 FR-RS Savannah, Ga. 83 Cliff Matthews 6-4 268 SR-3L Cheraw, S.C. DE 90 Chaz Sutton 6-4 244 FR-RS Savannah, Ga. 41 Josh Dickerson 6-1 225 SR-1L Kingsland, Ga. MLB 45 Rodney Paulk 6-0 225 JR-2L Columbia, S.C. 41 Josh Dickerson 6-1 225 SR-1L Kingsland, Ga. MLB 45 Rodney Paulk 6-0 225 JR-2L Columbia, Fla. 44 Tony Straughter 6-0 201 SR-1L Madison, S.C. WLB 24 Quin Smith 6-0 233 SO-1L Lenoir, N.C. 44 Tony Straughter 6-0 201 SR-1L Madison, Fla. WLB 24 Quin Smith 6-0 233 SO-1L Lenoir, N.C. 26 Antonio 6-2 205 JR-1L Ocala, Fla. SPUR �OR� 33 DamarioAllen Jeffery 6-3 220 SO-1L Columbia, S.C. 26 Antonio Allen 6-2 205 JR-1L Ocala, Fla. SPUR �OR� 335 Damario Jeffery 6-3 220 SO-1L Columbia, S.C. Stephon Gilmore 6-1 189 SO-1L Rock Hill, CB 35 Jimmy Legree 5-11 178 FR-RS Beaufort, S.C. 5 Stephon Gilmore 6-1 189 SO-1L Rock Hill, S.C. CB 35 Jimmy Legree 3 Akeem Auguste 5-11 178 FR-RS Beaufort, S.C. 5-10 191 JR-2L Hollywood, Fla. FS 17 Chris Culliver 6-1 201 SR-3L Garner, N.C. 3 Akeem Auguste 5-10 191 JR-2L Hollywood, Fla. FS 17 Chris Culliver 21 DeVonte Holloman 6-1 201 SR-3L Garner, N.C. 6-2 228 SO-1L Rock Hill, S.C. SS 36 D.J. Swearinger 5-11 201 SO-1L Greenwood, S.C. 21 DeVonte Holloman 6-2 228 SO-1L Rock Hill, S.C. SS 17 Chris Culliver 6-1 201 SR-3L Garner, N.C. CB �OR� 36 D.J. Swearinger 5-11 201 SO-1L Greenwood, S.C. 12 C.C. Whitlock 5-10 178 JR-2L Chester, S.C. 17 Chris Culliver 6-1 201 SR-3L Garner, N.C. CB �OR� 12 C.C. Whitlock 5-10 178 JR-2L Chester, S.C. Head Coach Spurs & SS/Recruiting Coord/ Special Teams Coord shawn elliott Offensive Line/Running Game Coordinator craig fitzgerald Director of Football Strength & Conditioning Jay graham Running Backs/Asst. Special Teams Coordinator Johnson hunter Tight Ends/Assistant Special Teams Coordinator ellis Johnson Asst. Head Coach/Asst. Coach Defense/Linebackers brad Lawing Defensive Line g.a. mangus Quarterbacks Jamie speronis Director of Football Operations steve spurrier, Jr. Receivers Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Lorenzo ward mike gasparato Graduate Assistant dennis Thomas Graduate Assistant orus Lambert Graduate Assistant robbie Liles Director of High School Relations Graduate Assistant scott morgan Patrick shine Administrative Coordinator for Recruiting 9/5/10 scott spurrier Graduate Assistant 9/5/10 Defense steve spurrier shane beamer coaches KO KO PK PK P P 46 18 46 18 34 18 34 18 34 18 34 18 Joey Scribner-Howard6-1 207 Jay Wooten 6-3 198 Joey Scribner-Howard6-1 207 Jay Wooten 6-3 192 Spencer Lanning 5-11 198 Jay Wooten 6-3 198 Spencer Lanning 5-11 192 Jay Wooten 6-3 192 Spencer Lanning 5-11 198 Jay Wooten 6-3 198 Spencer Lanning 5-11 192 Jay Wooten 6-3 198 JR-SQ JR-SQ JR-SQ JR-SQ SR-2L JR-SQ SR-2L JR-SQ SR-2L JR-SQ SR-2L JR-SQ Irmo, S.C. Laurinburg, N.C. Irmo, S.C. Laurinburg, N.C. Rock Hill, S.C. Laurinburg, N.C. Rock Hill, S.C. Laurinburg, N.C. Rock Hill, S.C. Laurinburg, N.C. Rock Hill, S.C. Laurinburg, N.C. Specialists KR �OR� 17 Chris Sherman Specialists 22 Bryce Culliver KR PR PR DS DS H H 17 �OR� 22 5 3 5 3 59 51 59 51 11 9 11 9 Information courtesy USC Athletics 28 6-1 201 SR-3L Garner, N.C. 5-4 155 SO-1L Winston-Salem, N.C. Chris Culliver 6-1 201 SR-3L Garner, N.C. Bryce Sherman Stephon Gilmore 5-4 155 SO-1L Winston-Salem, N.C. 6-1 189 SO-1L Rock Hill, S.C. Akeem Auguste 5-10 191 JR-2L Hollywood, Fla. Stephon Gilmore 6-1 189 SO-1L Rock Hill, S.C. Akeem Auguste 5-10 191 JR-2L Hollywood, Fla. Charles Turner 6-4 250 SR-3L Roebuck, S.C. Walker Inabinet 5-9 194 SO-SQ Columbia, S.C. Charles Turner 6-4 250 SR-3L Roebuck, S.C. Walker Inabinet 5-9 194 SO-SQ Columbia,S.C. Seth Strickland 6-2 191 SO-SQ Laurens, S.C. Ace Sanders 5-7 166 FR-HS Bradenton, Fla. Seth Strickland 6-2 191 SO-SQ Laurens, S.C. Ace Sanders 5-7 166 FR-HS Bradenton, Fla. usc VS furmanu nusc VS furman 29 sTaTs South Carolina overall team StatiStiCS (as of Sept. 11, 2010) Team STaTiSTicS Sc 58 29.0 48 25 19 4 413 462 49 87 4.7 206.5 6 390 32-47-1 8.3 12.2 195.0 1 803 134 6.0 401.5 6-138 3-24 1-0 23.0 8.0 0.0 1-1 10-65 32.5 5-255 51.0 40.2 32:04 13/24 54% 0/0 0% 4-38 0 7 3-4 0-0 (8-8) 100% (6-8) 75% (7-7) 100% 151412 2/75706 South Carolina overall individual StatiStiCS (as of Sept. 11, 2010) RuShing gP aTT gain lOSS neT avg M. Lattimore 2 51 241 5 236 4.6 Ace Sanders 2 1 53 0 53 53.0 Stephen Garcia 2 17 61 27 34 2.0 Connor Shaw 1 7 44 13 31 4.4 Kenny Miles 2 4 24 0 24 6.0 Stephon Gilmore 2 1 14 0 14 14.0 Jarvis Giles 2 2 12 0 12 6.0 Brian Maddox 2 3 13 2 11 3.7 TEAM 1 1 0 2 -2 -2.0 Total 2 87 462 49 413 4.7 Opponents 2 53 180 52 128 2.4 PaSSing gP effic cOmP-aTT-inT Stephen Garcia 2 145.2 28-40-0 Connor Shaw 1 199.8 4-5-0 Stephon Gilmore 2 0.0 0-1-0 Andrew Clifford 1 -200.0 0-1-1 Total 2 140.6 32-47-1 Opponents 2 125.3 52-78-1 Receiving gP Alshon Jeffery 2 Tori Gurley 2 M. Lattimore 2 2 Ace Sanders D.L. Moore 2 Patrick DiMarco 2 Jason Barnes 2 J. Cunningham 2 Lamar Scruggs 2 DeAngelo Smith 1 Total 2 2 Opponents PunT ReTuRnS Stephon Gilmore Total Opponents nO. 14 5 3 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 32 52 nO. 3 3 4 ydS 209 26 37 47 23 18 16 7 6 1 390 529 ydS 24 24 34 PcT 70.0 80.0 0.0 0.0 68.1 66.7 Td 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 Td 0 1 0 0 1 1 lg avg/g 24 118.0 53 26.5 22 17.0 24 31.0 11 12.0 14 7.0 8 6.0 7 5.5 0 -2.0 53 206.5 13 64.0 lg 46 15 0 0 46 55 avg/g 179.0 32.0 0.0 0.0 195.0 264.5 avg/g 104.5 13.0 18.5 23.5 11.5 9.0 8.0 3.5 3.0 1.0 195.0 264.5 OPP 19 9.5 34 8 26 0 128 180 52 53 2.4 64.0 0 529 52-78-1 6.8 10.2 264.5 1 657 131 5.0 328.5 9-157 4-34 1-17 17.4 8.5 17.0 3-2 12-85 42.5 9-392 43.6 40.9 27:57 13/30 43% 0/2 0% 7-39 0 1 4-4 1-1 (4-9) 44% (0-9) 0% (1-1) 100% 0 0/0 0/0 SCORING Points Per Game FIRST DOWNS Rushing Passing Penalty RUSHING YARDAGE Yards gained rushing Yards lost rushing Rushing Attempts Average Per Rush Average Per Game TDs Rushing PASSING YARDAGE Comp-Att-Int Average Per Pass Average Per Catch Average Per Game TDs Passing TOTAL OFFENSE Total Plays Average Per Play Average Per Game KICK RETURNS: #-Yards PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards INT RETURNS: #-Yards KICK RETURN AVERAGE PUNT RETURN AVERAGE INT RETURN AVERAGE FUMBLES-LOST PENALTIES-Yards Average Per Game PUNTS-Yards Average Per Punt Net punt average TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 3RD-DOWN Conversions 3rd-Down Pct 4TH-DOWN Conversions 4th-Down Pct SACKS BY-Yards MISC YARDS TOUCHDOWNS SCORED FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS ON-SIDE KICKS RED-ZONE SCORES RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS PAT-ATTEMPTS ATTENDANCE Games/Avg Per Game Neutral Site Games ydS 358 32 0 0 390 529 Td 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 Td 0 0 0 avg 14.9 5.2 12.3 23.5 11.5 9.0 16.0 7.0 6.0 1.0 12.2 10.2 avg 8.0 8.0 8.5 lg 46 14 16 31 15 17 16 7 6 1 46 55 lg 11 11 17 chris culliver (17) stops georgia's orson charles on a third-down play on sept. 11. the bulldogs punted on the next play. Photo courtesy Travis Bell/Sideline Carolina. inTeRcePTiOnS D. Holloman Total Opponents kick ReTuRnS Bryce Sherman Chris Culliver Total Opponents fumble ReTuRnS Stephon Gilmore Tony Straughter Total Opponents nO. 1 1 1 nO. 3 3 6 9 nO. 1 1 2 0 ydS 0 0 17 ydS 69 69 138 157 ydS 13 52 65 0 avg 0.0 0.0 17.0 avg 23.0 23.0 23.0 17.4 avg 13.0 52.0 32.5 0.0 Td 0 0 0 Td 0 0 0 0 Td 0 0 0 0 lg 0 0 17 lg 24 34 34 26 lg 13 52 52 0 ScORe by QuaRTeRS 1ST South Carolina 14 Opponents 6 2nd 24 3 3Rd 4Th 10 10 3 7 OT TOTal 58 19 ## 2D 3A 98 41 12 5A 33 24 83 91 44 7 42 45 52 90 36 23 94 29 17 35 4D 92 89 6 4J 20 Stats courtesy USC Athletics defenSive leadeRS D. Holloman Akeem Auguste Devin Taylor Josh Dickerson C.C. Whitlock Stephon Gilmore Damario Jeffery Quin Smith Cliff Matthews Ladi Ajiboye Tony Straughter Corey Addison T. Robertson Rodney Paulk Aldrick Fordham Chaz Sutton D.J. Swearinger Brandan Davis Kenny Davis Chaun Gresham Chris Culliver Jimmy Legree Dalton Wilson Byron McKnight Mike Triglia Melvin Ingram Jacob Baker Cedrick Snead Total Opponents | TackleS gP ua a TOT 2 12 2 14 2 8 6 14 2 7 3 10 2 5 5 10 2 6 3 9 2 7 1 8 2 5 3 8 2 3 3 6 2 4 2 6 2 . 6 6 2 3 2 5 2 4 1 5 2 2 2 4 2 3 1 4 2 3 . 3 1 2 1 3 2 3 . 3 2 2 1 3 2 2 . 2 2 2 . 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 . 2 1 1 . 1 1 1 . 1 2 1 . 1 2 . 1 1 1 . 1 1 2 . 1 1 2 89 46 135 2 92 52 144 | Tfl/ydS . 1.0 - 6 3.0 - 16 . . 2.0 - 3 . . 0.5 - 4 . . . 1.0 - 2 . . 1.0 - 15 . . . . . . . . . 0.5 - 5 . . 9 - 51 13 - 48 SackS | PaSS defenSe nO-ydS inT-ydS bu Pd . 1-0 . 1 . . 1 1 2.0 - 14 . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 . . . . . . . . 0.5 - 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 . . . . 1.0 - 15 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0.5 - 5 . . . . . . . . . . . 4 - 38 1 - 0 4 5 7 - 39 1 - 17 3 4 | fumbleS | Qbh Rcv-ydS . . . . 2 . . . . . . 1 - 13 1 . . . 1 . 1 . . 1 - 52 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 2 - 65 3 1-0 ff 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 blkd kick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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