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. Farmers Market Another Piece of Athletic Master Plan ON THE COVER: Marcus Lattimore. Photo by Paul Collins. 6 8 9 12 14 18 16 20 21 22 23 28 30 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 email@example.com. usc VS furmanu nusc VS furman 5 6 CARO L INA FOO T BA L L SCHEDULE 2010 Sept. 02 vs Southern Miss w USC 41 southern miss 13 sept. 11 vs GeorgiaH w USC 17 georgia 6 sept. 18 vs Furman 7 p.m. home Sept. 25 at AuburnH TBA auburn, ala. Oct. 09 vs AlabamaH TBA home oct. 16 at KentuckyH TBA lexington, ky. Oct. 23 at VanderbiltH TBA nashville, tenn. oct. 30 vs TennesseeH TBA home Nov. 06 vs ArkansasH TBA home Nov. 13 at FloridaH TBA gainesville, FLa. nov. 20 vs Troy TBA home nov. 27 at ClemsoN clemson, s.C. TBA H = SEC game usc VS furmanu nusc VS furman 7 8 usc VS FURMANU USC furmanu NnUSC usc VS FURMAN 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 A 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 10 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 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 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 nusc VS furman 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 11 12 10 usc VS FURMANU USC furmanu nusc VS furman 13 14 usc VS FURMANU USC 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. ÂŠ 2010 Time Warner Cable Cable. All rights reserved. 18 Cupcakes Are Not Always Unhealthy OPINION BY JAMES HARLEY 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 XI NGTON , SC • 803. 359.5 436 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, 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. usc VS furmanu nusc VS furman 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 19 20 GamecockCentral.com Recruit to Watch BY CHRIS CLARK Tanner McEvoy 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 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. usc VS furmanu Lessons from 1982 B Y C H R I ST O P E R T H O M P S O N W 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. 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. 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 Look for the distant gaze, the grimace, the forlorn acknowledgement of a nightmare from 28 years ago that still haunts Carolina fans today. 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 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. 21 Olympic sports Roundup B y D avid C loninger Our weekly roundup of how South Carolina’s other sports are doing. 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 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 Wake Forest/2 p.m. Sunday at Vanderbilt/8 p.m. Friday VOLLEYBALL MEN’S TENNIS 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. 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.” 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 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. WOMEN’S GOLF Auto Home Life Business “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. 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. 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 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. INSURER 22 usc VS furmanu USC Softball Coach Beverly Smith Hits the Ground Running B y C hri s D earing S outh Carolina softball coach Beverly Smith spent her first football Saturday on the job busy at work. 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 nusc VS furman 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.” 23 SEPT. 11, 2010: USC 17 GEORGIA 6 PHOTOS BY PAUL COLLINS/GAMECOCKCENTRAL.COM 24 usc VS furmanu nusc VS furman 25 26 SEPT. 2, 2010: USC 41 Southern Miss 13 PHOTOS BY PAUL COLLINS/GAMECOCKCENTRAL.COM usc VS furmanu nusc VS furman 27 roster No. Name Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Cl. Hometown/High School/Last College 1 Alshon Jeffery 3 Akeem Auguste 3 Jarvis Giles 4 Jason Barnes 5 Stephen Garcia 5 Stephon Gilmore 6 Melvin Ingram 7 Corey Addison 7 Dylan Thompson 8 Lamar Scruggs 9 Sharrod Golightly 9 Ace Sanders 10 Brian Maddox 10 Cadarious Sanders 11 Seth Strickland 12 Andrew Clifford 12 C.C. Whitlock 13 Nick Jones 14 Connor Shaw 15 Payton Brady 15 Patrick Fish 16 Shaq Wilson 17 Chris Culliver 18 Dion LeCorn 18 Jay Wooten 19 DeAngelo Smith 20 Cedrick Snead 21 DeVonte Holloman 21 Marcus Lattimore 22 Bryce Sherman 23 Brandan Davis 24 Quin Smith 25 Alonzo Winfield 26 Antonio Allen 27 Victor Hampton 28 Eric Baker 28 Jared Shaw 29 Chaun Gresham 30 Bret Morgan 31 Kenny Miles 31 Matt O’Brien 32 Reginald Bowens 33 Damario Jeffery 34 Spencer Lanning 35 Jimmy Legree 36 D.J. Swearinger 39 Marty Markett 40 Calvin Lee 41 Josh Dickerson 42 Eric Davis 42 Travian Robertson 43 Jacob Baker 43 Qua Gilchrist 44 Tony Straughter 45 Rodney Paulk 46 Joey Scribner-Howard 46 Dalton Wilson 47 Patrick DiMarco 48 Matt Coffee 49 Blake Baxley 50 Billy Byrne 50 A.J. Cann 51 Walker Inabinet 52 Aldrick Fordham 53 Corey Robinson 54 Connor McLaurin 55 T.J. Johnson 57 C.J. Heinz 57 Tramell Williams 58 Ryland Culbertson 59 Charles Turner 60 Terrence Campbell 61 Travis Ford 62 Davis Moore 63 Chris Vaughn 65 Ryan Broadhead 66 Hutch Eckerson WR 6-4 233 SO St. Matthews, S.C./Calhoun County FS 5-10 191 JR Hollywood, Fla./Cham-Madonna/Frk Union Mil. TB 5-11 186 SO Tampa, Fla./Gaither WR 6-4 211 JR Charlotte, N.C./Independence QB 6-2 227 JR Lutz, Fla./Jefferson CB 6-1 189 SO Rock Hill, S.C./South Pointe DT 6-2 264 JR Hamlet, N.C./Richmond County SS 6-0 204 RS FR Jacksonville, Fla./Andrew Jackson QB 6-2 209 FR Boiling Springs, S.C./Boiling Springs WR 6-3 227 RS FR Jacksonville Beach, Fla./Fletcher SS 5-10 181 FR Decatur, Ga./Southwest Dekalb WR 5-7 166 FR Bradenton, Fla./Manatee TB 5-11 229 SR Anderson, S.C./T.L. Hanna CB 5-11 180 FR LaGrange, Ga./Troup County QB 6-2 191 SO Laurens, S.C./Laurens QB 6-2 219 RS FR Tampa, Fla./Wharton CB 5-10 178 JR Chester, S.C./Chester WR 5-8 189 FR Moore, S.C./Byrnes QB 6-1 202 FR Flowery Branch, Ga./Flowery Branch QB 6-2 210 SO Lincolnton, N.C./E. Lin./Chas. S./Campbell P 5-11 170 FR Shelby, N.C./Burns LB 5-11 229 JR Jacksonville, Fla./First Coast CB 6-1 201 SR Garner, N.C./Garner WR 5-11 217 SR Ocala, Fla./Trinity Catholic PK 6-3 198 JR Laurinburg, N.C./Scotland Cty/N. Carolina WR 6-0 181 RS FR Kingsland, Ga./Camden County WR 5-7 181 JR Garner, N.C./Garner SS 6-2 228 SO Rock Hill, S.C./South Pointe TB 6-0 218 FR Duncan, S.C./Byrnes TB 5-4 155 SO Winston-Salem, N.C./Carver CB 5-11 174 JR Columbia, S.C./Dutch Frk/Carson-Newman LB 6-0 233 RS FR Lenoir, N.C./Hibriten SS 6-0 218 SO Winston-Salem, N.C./Carver Spur 6-2 205 JR Ocala, Fla./Trinity Catholic/Fork Union Mil. CB 5-9 188 FR Darlington, S.C./Darlington TB 5-11 190 JR Jacksonville, Fla./Ed. H. White/Frk Un. Mil. FS 5-10 182 SO Fort Mill, S.C./Fort Mill/Newberry DE 6-1 238 RS FR Auburn, Ga./Apalachee FS 5-10 180 SO Hudson, Mass./Hudson/Dean College TB 5-10 192 SO Lawrenceville, Ga./Brookwood FS 5-11 182 RS FR New Milford, N.J./Bergen Catholic LB 6-2 240 SO Holly Springs, N.C./Garner Spur 6-3 220 SO Columbia, S.C./Columbia P/PK 5-11 192 SR Rock Hill, S.C./York Comprehensive CB 5-11 178 RS FR Beaufort, S.C./Beaufort FS 5-11 201 SO Greenwood, S.C./Greenwood CB 5-10 168 JR York, S.C./York Comprehensive LB 6-3 225 SO Chapin, S.C./Chapin/Alabama LB 6-1 225 SR Kingsland, Ga./Camden Cnty/Georgia Mil. P 6-2 172 SO Newberry, S.C./Newberry DT 6-4 293 JR Laurinburg, N.C./Scotland County FB 5-9 189 SO Ridgeland, S.C./Thomas Heyward Academy LB 6-1 231 SO Abbeville, S.C./Abbeville/Butler County CC LB 6-0 201 SR Madison, Fla./Madison Cnty/Georgia Mil. LB 6-0 225 SR Columbia, S.C./Richland Northeast PK 6-1 207 JR Irmo, S.C./Dutch Fork/Carson-Newman FB 6-1 220 SO Williston, S.C./Williston-Elko FB/TE 6-1 243 SR Altamonte Springs, Fla./Lake Brantley FB 5-11 225 FR Mary Esther, Fla./Fort Walton Beach Spur 5-9 198 SR Columbia, S.C./Lexington LB 5-11 223 RS FR Palm Harbor, Fla./East Lake OG 6-3 286 FR Bamberg, S.C./Bamberg-Ehrhardt DS 5-9 194 SO Columbia, S.C./Hammond School DE 6-4 263 SO Jamestown, S.C./Timberland OT 6-6 317 FR Havelock, N.C./Havelock LB 6-0 225 RS FR Raleigh, N.C./Garner OC 6-4 302 SO Aynor, S.C./Aynor P 6-2 200 SO Irmo, S.C./Dutch Fork/Tennessee OG 6-0 299 FR Jacksonville, Fla./Lee DS 6-4 260 FR Laurens, S.C./Laurens Academy DS 6-4 250 SR Roebuck, S.C./Dorman OG 6-3 305 JR Austell, Ga./South Cobb OL 6-4 250 RS FR Fork, S.C./Lake View/Coastal Carolina DS/LB 6-1 212 RS FR Buford, Ga./Mill Creek/Emory & Henry DS 6-0 272 JR Columbia, S.C./Irmo OC 6-5 264 JR Leesburg, Ga./Lee County OT 6-4 281 SR Lumberton, N.C./Lumberton 28 No. Name Pos. Hgt. Wgt. Cl. Hometown/High School/Last College 67 Ronald Patrick 68 Kyle Nunn 69 Matthew Grooms 70 Byron Jerideau 73 Rokevious Watkins 75 Steven Singleton 76 Jarriel King 77 Garrett Chisolm 78 Cody Gibson 80 DeMario Bennett 81 Tori Gurley 81 Adam Yates 82 D.L. Moore 83 Cliff Matthews 84 Kyle Madden 85 Kevin White 86 Blair Lowery 87 Justice Cunningham 88 Weslye Saunders 89 Mike Triglia 90 Joshua Newton 90 Chaz Sutton 91 Ladi Ajiboye 92 Byron McKnight 94 Kenny Davis 95 Corey Simmons 97 J.T. Surratt 98 Devin Taylor 99 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 FR 304 JR 244 SR 339 SO 325 JR 303 SR 324 SR 303 SR 269 FR 174 RS FR 230 SO 217 SO 211 SO 268 SR 248 SO 206 JR 190 SO 268 SO 270 SR 239 SO 193 SO 244 RS FR 290 SR 235 JR 303 SO 253 FR 300 FR 249 SO 175 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 depth coaches 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 Lorenzo Ward Defensive Coordinator/Safeties Mike Gasparato Graduate Assistant Dennis Thomas Graduate Assistant Orus Lambert Graduate Assistant Robbie Liles Director of High School Relations Scott Morgan Graduate Assistant Patrick Shine Administrative Coordinator for Recruiting 9/5/10 Scott Spurrier Graduate Assistant 9/5/10 Defense Steve Spurrier Shane Beamer 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 KO KO PK PK P P OffenseSO-1L St. Matthews, S.C. 1 19 –OR– 18 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 87 895 14 5 12 14 12 10 47 10 47 21 –OR– 31 213 –OR– 31 3 Alshon Jeffery 6-4 233 DeAngelo Smith 6-0 181 Alshon Jeffery 6-4 Lamar Scruggs 6-3 233 227 DeAngelo Smith 6-0 181 Lamar Scruggs 6-3 Tori Gurley 6-5 227 230 Ace Sanders 5-7 166 Tori GurleyBennett 6-5 DeMario 6-2 230 174 Ace Sanders 5-7 166 DeMario Bennett 6-2 D.L. Moore 6-4 174 211 Jason Barnes 6-4 211 D.L. Moore 6-4 211 Jason Barnes 6-4 Kyle Nunn 6-5 211 304 Jarriel King 6-5 324 Kyle Nunn 6-5 304 Jarriel 6-5 GarrettKing Chisolm 6-6 324 303 Rokevious Watkins 6-4 325 Garrett Chisolm 6-6 303 Rokevious Watkins 6-4 T.J. Johnson 6-4 325 302 Ronald Patrick 6-1 292 T.J. Johnson 6-4 302 Ronald Patrick Rokevious Watkins 6-1 6-4 292 325 Terrence Campbell 6-3 305 Rokevious A.J. Cann Watkins 6-4 6-3 325 286 Terrence Campbell 6-3 305 A.J. Cann 6-3 Hutch Eckerson 6-4 286 281 Kyle Nunn 6-5 304 Hutch Eckerson 6-4 281 Kyle Nunn Patrick DiMarco 6-5 6-1 304 243 Justice Cunningham 6-3 268 Patrick DiMarco 6-1 Mike Triglia 6-4 243 239 Justice Cunningham 6-3 268 Mike Triglia 6-4 Stephen Garcia 6-2 239 227 Connor Shaw 6-0 202 Stephen Garcia 6-2 Andrew Clifford 6-2 227 219 Connor Shaw 6-0 202 Andrew Clifford 6-2 219 Brian Maddox 5-11 229 Patrick DiMarco 6-1 243 Brian Maddox 5-11 229 Patrick MarcusDiMarco Lattimore 6-1 6-0 243 218 Kenny Miles 5-10 192 Marcus Lattimore 5-11 6-0 218 Jarvis Giles 186 Kenny Miles 5-10 192 Jarvis Giles 5-11 186 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, S.C. Fla. Jacksonville Kingsland, Ga. Jacksonville Beach, Fla. Rock Hill, S.C. Bradenton, Fla. Rock Hill, Ga. S.C. Douglas, Bradenton, Fla. Douglas, Ga. Ky. Bowling Green, Charlotte, N.C. Bowling Green, Ky. Charlotte, N.C. Sumter, S.C. North Charleston, S.C. Sumter, S.C. North Charleston, Charleston, S.C. S.C. Fairburn, Ga. Charleston, S.C. Fairburn, Ga. Aynor, S.C. Cocoa, Fla. Aynor, S.C. Cocoa, Fla.Ga. Fairburn, Austell, Ga. Fairburn, Bamberg,Ga. S.C. Austell, Ga. Bamberg, S.C. Lumberton, N.C. Sumter, S.C. Lumberton, N.C. Sumter, S.C.Springs, Fla. Altamonte Pageland, S.C. Altamonte Springs, Jacksonville, Fla. Fla. Pageland, S.C. Jacksonville, Lutz, Fla. Fla. Flowery Branch, Ga. Lutz, Fla.Fla. Tampa, Flowery Branch, Ga. Tampa, Fla.S.C. Anderson, Altamonte Springs, Fla. Anderson, S.C. Altamonte Springs, Fla. Duncan, S.C. Lawrenceville, Ga. Duncan, S.C. Tampa, Fla. Lawrenceville, Ga. Tampa, Fla. 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 6-3 198 Spencer Lanning 5-11 192 Jay Wooten 6-3 198 Spencer Lanning 5-11 192 Jay Wooten 6-3 198 Spencer Lanning 5-11 192 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. Information courtesy USC Athletics 98 Devin Taylor Defense 6-7 249 SO-1L Beaufort, S.C. DE 92 Byron McKnight 6-5 235 JR-2L Laurinburg, N.C. S.C. 52 Devin AldrickTaylor Fordham 6-7 6-4 249 263 SO-1L SO-1L Beaufort, Jamesown, S.C. DE –OR– 98 92 Byron McKnight 6-5 235 JR-2L Laurinburg, N.C. –OR– 52 Aldrick Fordham 6-4 263 SO-1L Jamesown, S.C. 42 Travian Robertson 6-4 293 JR-2L Laurinburg, N.C. DT 70 Byron Jerideau 6-0 339 SO-JC Green Pond, S.C. Robertson 6-4 N.C. 94 Travian Kenny Davis 6-3 293 303 JR-2L SO-SQ Laurinburg, Newberry, S.C. DT –OR– 42 70 Byron Jerideau 6-0 339 SO-JC 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 SR-3L Riverdale, Ga. DT –OR– 91836 Melvin Ingram 6-2 Cliff Matthews 6-4 264 268 JR-2L SR-3L Hamlet, Cheraw,N.C. S.C. DE 90 Chaz Sutton 6-4 244 FR-RS Savannah, Ga. 83 Cliff Matthews 6-4 268 SR-3L Cheraw, S.C. DE 90 6-4 41 Chaz Josh Sutton Dickerson 6-1 244 225 FR-RS SR-1L Savannah, Kingsland,Ga. 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 Paulk 6-0 S.C. 44 Rodney Tony Straughter 6-0 225 201 JR-2L SR-1L Columbia, Madison, Fla. WLB 24 Quin Smith 6-0 233 SO-1L Lenoir, N.C. 44 Tony Straughter 6-0 201 SR-1L Madison, Fla. WLB Smith 6-0 26 Quin Antonio Allen 6-2 233 205 SO-1L JR-1L Lenoir, Ocala, N.C. Fla. SPUR –OR– 2433 Damario Jeffery 6-3 220 SO-1L Columbia, S.C. 26 Antonio Allen 6-2 205 JR-1L Ocala, Fla. SPUR –OR– 335 Damario Stephon Jeffery Gilmore 6-3 6-1 220 189 SO-1L SO-1L Columbia, Rock Hill, S.C. 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 353 Jimmy S.C.Fla. AkeemLegree Auguste 5-11 5-10 178 191 FR-RS JR-2L Beaufort, Hollywood, FS 17 Chris Culliver 6-1 201 SR-3L Garner, N.C. 3 Akeem Auguste 5-10 191 JR-2L Hollywood, Fla. FS 17 Culliver N.C.S.C. 21 Chris DeVonte Holloman 6-1 6-2 201 228 SR-3L SO-1L Garner, Rock Hill, 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 Swearinger 5-11 17 D.J. Chris Culliver 6-1 201 201 SO-1L SR-3L Greenwood, Garner, N.C.S.C. CB –OR– 3612 C.C. Whitlock 5-10 178 JR-2L Chester, S.C. 17 Chris Culliver 6-1 201 SR-3L Garner, CB –OR– 12 C.C. Whitlock 5-10 178 JR-2L Chester,N.C. S.C. Specialists 17 Chris Culliver KR –OR– 22 Specialists Bryce Sherman KR PR PR DS DS H H 17 –OR– 225 3 5 3 59 51 59 51 11 9 11 9 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 6-1 155 189 SO-1L SO-1L Winston-Salem, Rock Hill, S.C. N.C. Akeem Auguste 5-10 191 JR-2L Hollywood, Fla. Stephon Gilmore 6-1 189 SO-1L Rock Hill, S.C. Akeem 5-10 Fla. CharlesAuguste Turner 6-4 191 250 JR-2L SR-3L Hollywood, 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 S.C. Seth Strickland 6-2 194 191 SO-SQ SO-SQ Columbia, 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 OPP SCORING 58 19 Points Per Game 29.0 9.5 FIRST DOWNS 48 34 Rushing 25 8 Passing 19 26 Penalty 4 0 RUSHING YARDAGE 413 128 Yards gained rushing 462 180 Yards lost rushing 49 52 Rushing Attempts 87 53 Average Per Rush 4.7 2.4 Average Per Game 206.5 64.0 TDs Rushing 6 0 PASSING YARDAGE 390 529 Comp-Att-Int 32-47-1 52-78-1 Average Per Pass 8.3 6.8 Average Per Catch 12.2 10.2 Average Per Game 195.0 264.5 TDs Passing 1 1 TOTAL OFFENSE 803 657 Total Plays 134 131 Average Per Play 6.0 5.0 Average Per Game 401.5 328.5 KICK RETURNS: #-Yards 6-138 9-157 PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards 3-24 4-34 INT RETURNS: #-Yards 1-0 1-17 KICK RETURN AVERAGE 23.0 17.4 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 8.0 8.5 INT RETURN AVERAGE 0.0 17.0 FUMBLES-LOST 1-1 3-2 PENALTIES-Yards 10-65 12-85 Average Per Game 32.5 42.5 PUNTS-Yards 5-255 9-392 Average Per Punt 51.0 43.6 Net punt average 40.2 40.9 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 32:04 27:57 3RD-DOWN Conversions 13/24 13/30 3rd-Down Pct 54% 43% 4TH-DOWN Conversions 0/0 0/2 4th-Down Pct 0% 0% SACKS BY-Yards 4-38 7-39 MISC YARDS 0 0 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 7 1 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 3-4 4-4 ON-SIDE KICKS 0-0 1-1 RED-ZONE SCORES (8-8) 100% (4-9) 44% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS (6-8) 75% (0-9) 0% PAT-ATTEMPTS (7-7) 100% (1-1) 100% ATTENDANCE 151412 0 Games/Avg Per Game 2/75706 0/0 Neutral Site Games 0/0 Score by Quarters 1st 2nd 3rd 4th OT Total South Carolina 14 24 10 10 58 Opponents 6 3 3 7 19 Stats courtesy USC Athletics 30 South Carolina Overall Individual Statistics (as of Sept. 11, 2010) Rushing gp att gain loss net avg td M. Lattimore 2 51 241 5 236 4.6 4 Ace Sanders 2 1 53 0 53 53.0 0 Stephen Garcia 2 17 61 27 34 2.0 2 Connor Shaw 1 7 44 13 31 4.4 0 Kenny Miles 2 4 24 0 24 6.0 0 Stephon Gilmore 2 1 14 0 14 14.0 0 Jarvis Giles 2 2 12 0 12 6.0 0 Brian Maddox 2 3 13 2 11 3.7 0 TEAM 1 1 0 2 -2 -2.0 0 Total 2 87 462 49 413 4.7 6 Opponents 2 53 180 52 128 2.4 0 Passing gp effic comp-att-int pct Stephen Garcia 2 145.2 28-40-0 70.0 Connor Shaw 1 199.8 4-5-0 80.0 Stephon Gilmore 2 0.0 0-1-0 0.0 Andrew Clifford 1 - 200.0 0-1-1 0.0 Total 2 140.6 32-47-1 68.1 Opponents 2 125.3 52-78-1 66.7 Receiving gp Alshon Jeffery 2 Tori Gurley 2 M. Lattimore 2 Ace Sanders 2 D.L. Moore 2 Patrick DiMarco 2 Jason Barnes 2 J. Cunningham 2 Lamar Scruggs 2 DeAngelo Smith 1 Total 2 Opponents 2 no. yds 14 209 5 26 3 37 2 47 2 23 2 18 1 16 1 7 1 6 1 1 32 390 52 529 Punt Returns Stephon Gilmore Total Opponents no. 3 3 4 ## Defensive Leaders 2D D. Holloman 3A Akeem Auguste 98 Devin Taylor 41 Josh Dickerson 12 C.C. Whitlock 5A Stephon Gilmore 33 Damario Jeffery 24 Quin Smith 83 Cliff Matthews 91 Ladi Ajiboye 44 Tony Straughter 7 Corey Addison 42 T. Robertson 45 Rodney Paulk 52 Aldrick Fordham 90 Chaz Sutton 36 D.J. Swearinger 23 Brandan Davis 94 Kenny Davis 29 Chaun Gresham 17 Chris Culliver 35 Jimmy Legree 4D Dalton Wilson 92 Byron McKnight 89 Mike Triglia 6 Melvin Ingram 4J Jacob Baker 20 Cedrick Snead Total Opponents yds 24 24 34 lg avg/g 24 1 18.0 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 2 06.5 13 64.0 yds td lg avg/g 3 58 0 46 179.0 32 1 15 32.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 3 90 1 46 195.0 5 29 1 55 264.5 avg td 14.9 0 5.2 0 12.3 0 23.5 0 11.5 1 9.0 0 16.0 0 7.0 0 6.0 0 1.0 0 12.2 1 10.2 1 lg 46 14 16 31 15 17 16 7 6 1 46 55 avg td lg 8.0 0 11 8.0 0 11 8.5 0 17 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 Chris Culliver (17) stops Georgiaâ€™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. yds 1 0 1 0 1 17 no. yds 3 69 3 69 6 138 9 157 no. yds 1 13 1 52 2 65 0 0 | Tackles | Sacks | Pass defense | Fumbles | gp ua a tot tfl/yds no-yds int-yds bu pd qbh rcv-yds 2 12 2 14 . . 1 - 0 . 1 . . 2 8 6 14 1.0 - 6 . . 1 1 . . 2 7 3 10 3.0 - 16 2.0 - 14 . 1 1 2 . 2 5 5 10 . . . . . . . 2 6 3 9 . . . . . . . 2 7 1 8 2.0 - 3 . . 1 1 . 1 - 13 2 5 3 8 . . . . . 1 . 2 3 3 6 . . . . . . . 2 4 2 6 0.5 - 4 0.5 - 4 . . . 1 . 2 . 6 6 . . . . . 1 . 2 3 2 5 . . . . . . 1 - 52 2 4 1 5 . . . . . . . 2 2 2 4 1.0 - 2 . . . . . . 2 3 1 4 . . . 1 1 . . 2 3 . 3 . . . . . . . 1 2 1 3 1.0 - 15 1.0 - 15 . . . . . 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 0.5 - 5 0.5 - 5 . . . . . 1 . 1 1 . . . . . . . 2 . 1 1 . . . . . . . 2 89 46 135 9 - 51 4 - 38 1 - 0 4 5 5 2 - 65 2 92 52 144 13 - 48 7 - 39 1 - 17 3 4 3 1 - 0 avg td 0.0 0 0.0 0 17.0 0 avg td 23.0 0 23.0 0 23.0 0 17.4 0 avg td 13.0 0 52.0 0 32.5 0 0.0 0 lg 0 0 17 lg 24 34 34 26 lg 13 52 52 0 blkd ff kick saf 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 1 . . usc VS furmanu nusc VS furman 31 32 Village at Sandhill 2006 2007 460-2 Town Center 2007 788-6200 irmo 285 Columbiana Drive 407-6443 2008 ViSta 931 Senate Street 799-0441 2010 lexington Great for Study Breaks! Hwy 378 (Target Center) 356-1007 ForeSt acreS 4751 Forest Drive 787-3178 Call Ahead at 799-0441 for tailgating Recharge after the game Also located in GO GAMECOCKS! CHARLESTON, MOUNT PLEASANT, & WEST ASHLEY usc VS furman