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SOUTH CAROLINA

GAMECOCKS FOOTBALL 2018

NOTEBOOK


Schedule/Quick Facts

SOUTH CAROLINA 2018 Schedule

Quick Facts Location ..............................................Columbia, S.C. Founded .............................................................. 1801 Enrollment ....................................................... 34,099 Conference .................Southeastern (Eastern Division) Colors ............................ Garnet (PMS 202C) & Black Nickname .................................................. Gamecocks Mascot ............................................................... Cocky Stadium ................................. Williams-Brice (80,250) Surface ....................................................Natural Grass President ......................................... Dr. Harris Pastides Faculty Representative ............... Dr. Valinda Littlefield Athletics Director....................................... Ray Tanner Deputy Athletics Director ...................Charles Waddell Chief Operating Officer .................... Kevin O’Connell Chief Financial Officer ............................... Jeff Tallant Executive Associate AD/CCO............... Charles Bloom Executive Associate AD.................................Jeff Crane Executive Associate AD/SWA ............. Judy Van Horn Senior Associate AD/Development ......Steve Eigenbrot Senior Associate AD/Academics .......... Maria Hickman Senior Associate AD/Compliance ..........Chance Miller Senior Associate AD/CMO.......................Eric Nichols Senior Associate AD/Administration........ Chris Rogers Associate AD/Operations & Facilities ........... Jeff Davis Associate AD/Ticket Operations ........ Lance Grantham Associate AD/Sports Medicine .................... John Kasik Associate AD/New and Creative Media ......Justin King Assistant AD/Operations & Events ......... Shawn Burke Assistant AD/Sports Turf & Landscaping..... Clark Cox Assistant AD/Marketing ......................Blake Edmunds Assistant AD/Communications................... Steve Fink Assistant AD/Facility Services .............. Duane Grooms Assistant AD/Video Operations ...................... Joe Lisle Assistant AD/Compliance Services........ Jeff Whitehead Executive Dir. Gamecock Club ....... Patrick McFarland Head Coach........................................ Will Muschamp Alma Mater ....................................... Georgia (1994) Overall Record ....................................43-32 (6 years) Record at South Carolina....................15-11 (2 years) Running Backs...................................... Bobby Bentley Special Teams Coord./Linebackers .... Coleman Hutzler Asst. Special Teams/Nickels & Sam LBs .....Kyle Krantz Offensive Coordinator/WRs ........... Bryan McClendon Outside Linebackers ..............................Mike Peterson Defensive Coordinator/DBs............. Travaris Robinson Asst. HC - Defense/Defensive Line ... Lance Thompson Tight Ends ...........................................Pat Washington Quarterbacks ............................................Dan Werner Offensive Line ......................................... Eric Wolford Director of Strength & Conditioning ....... Jeff Dillman Head Football Athletic Trainer ...............Clint Haggard All-Time Record ....................................... 601-573-44 2017 Record ...........................................................9-4 2017 SEC Record (Finish) .....................5-2 (2nd East) 2018 Outback Bowl................ W, SC 26, Michigan 19 Lettermen Returning ............................................... 55 Offense .................................................................. 28 Defense.................................................................. 21 Special Teams ........................................................... 6 Lettermen Lost ........................................................ 13 Offense .................................................................... 5 Defense.................................................................... 8 Special Teams ........................................................... 0 Starters Returning .................................................... 16 Offense .................................................................... 8 Defense.................................................................... 6 Special Teams ........................................................... 2 Starters Lost ............................................................... 8 Offense .................................................................... 3 Defense.................................................................... 5 Special Teams ........................................................... 0 Communications Office........................ 803-777-5204 Fink’s Direct Line.................................. 803-777-7987 Fink’s Cell ............................................. 803-240-5268 Football Office ...................................... 803-777-4271 Website ............................. www.gamecocksonline.com 2

Day Saturday Saturday Saturday Saturday Saturday Saturday Saturday Saturday Saturday Saturday Saturday Saturday

Date September 1 September 8 September 15 September 22 September 29 October 6 October 13 October 27 November 3 November 10 November 17 November 24

Opponent Coastal Carolina Georgia* Marshall Vanderbilt* Kentucky* Missouri* Texas A&M* Tennessee* Ole Miss* Florida* Chattanooga Clemson

Site Columbia, S.C. Columbia, S.C. Columbia, S.C. Nashville, Tenn. Lexington, Ky. Columbia, S.C. Columbia, S.C. Columbia, SC. Oxford, Miss. Gainesville, Fla. Columbia, S.C. Clemson, S.C.

Series SC leads 1-0-0 UGA leads 50-18-2 MU leads 1-0-0 SC leads 23-4-0 SC leads 17-11-1 Series tied 4-4-0 A&M leads 4-0-0 UT leads 25-9-2 UM leads 8-7-0 UF leads 26-9-3 First meeting CU leads 69-42-4

*Denotes SEC game; Game times TBD

2017 Results Date 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/28 11/04 11/11 11/18 11/25 01/01

Opponent NC State Missouri* Kentucky* Louisiana Tech Texas A&M* Arkansas* Tennessee* Vanderbilt* #2/2 Georgia* Florida* Wofford #4/3 Clemson Michigan

Site Charlotte, N.C. Columbia, Mo. Columbia, S.C. Columbia, S.C. College Station, Tx. Columbia, S.C. Knoxville, Tenn. Columbia, S.C. Athens, Ga. Columbia, S.C. Columbia, S.C. Columbia, S.C. Tampa, Fla. Outback Bowl

Result Record SEC TV Attend. W, 35-28 1-0 0-0 ESPN 50,367 W, 31-13 2-0 1-0 ESPN2 55,023 L, 13-23 2-1 1-1 SECN 82,493 W, 17-16 3-1 1-1 SECN 71,821 L, 17-24 3-2 1-2 SECN 96,430 W, 48-22 4-2 2-2 SECN 79,416 W, 15-9 5-2 3-2 ESPN 98,104 W, 34-27 6-2 4-2 SECN 78,992 L, 10-24 6-3 4-3 CBS 92,746 W, 28-20 7-3 5-3 CBS 79,727 W, 31-10 8-3 5-3 SECNA 74,742 L, 10-34 8-4 5-3 ESPN 82,908 W, 26-19 9-4 5-3 ESPN2 45,687

*-Denotes SEC game

Table of Contents Notebook ....................................1-16 Coaching Staff ...........................17-30 The 2018 Gamecocks ................31-56 2017 In Review .........................57-88

CREDITS: The 2018 South Carolina Spring Football Media Guide was published by the University of South Carolina Athletics Communications and Public Relations Office. The media guide was written, designed and edited by Steve Fink, Assistant Athletics Director/Communications and Public Relations, with assistance provided by Joe Kepler, Kent Reichert, Rob Walden, and the communications student assistants. Covers designed by Joe Johnson. Photography provided by Travis Bell, Juan Blas, Jenny Dilworth, and Allen Sharpe. The spring media guide was printed by Professional Printers of West Columbia, S.C. Note: Information in this guide is based on that available as of February 20, 2018. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.

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Spring Outlook

ALL GAS, NO BRAKES

Offense

Coming off a three-win season in 2015, head coach Will Muschamp took over a program that needed fixing. He quickly got to work and, with a new staff in place, was able to cobble together a six-win season in his first year at the helm in 2016. A three-win improvement in college football is very hard to duplicate. But that’s exactly what Coach Muschamp did in his second year guiding the Carolina Football program. The team rolled up nine wins in 2017, including wins over traditional SEC East stalwarts Florida and Tennessee, and culminating with a New Year’s Day Outback Bowl win over perennial Big Ten power Michigan. With the mantra of “All Gas, No Brakes” the Gamecocks are poised to make Coach Muschamp’s third campaign special in 2018. Some of the questions begin to get answered when the squad takes to the practice fields on Wednesday, February 28, to begin their spring drills. Carolina will have 15 days of practice over a five-week stretch to continue building off the foundation that the 2016 and 2017 teams laid. Fans will get a look at how another off-season in the weight room and that spring work has helped the team’s development at the annual Garnet & Black Spring on Saturday, March 31. The biggest difference to this year’s spring camp versus previous ones is simple - number of bodies available. Buoyed by a relatively small graduating class (just 12 players went through Senior Day activities) and a relatively high number of midyear enrollees (13 scholarship players enrolled in January), Coach Muschamp will welcome 75 scholarship players, just 10 short of the maximum, of a bulging 109-man roster, to start spring camp. Comparatively, the 2016 squad started with 91 players in camp, of which 66 were scholarship players, while in 2017, just 59 scholarship players were on the 90-man roster when spring camp commenced. With nearly a full roster available, including 55 returning letterwinners and 16 returning starters (eight on offense, six on defense and two specialists), Coach Muschamp and his staff will have a great opportunity to know exactly what talents they will have available when fall camp gets underway. The on-field coaching staff has a pair of new additions, with one newcomer and one who is more familiar. Dan Werner, a highly-successful veteran offensive mind, takes over as the quarterbacks coach. He, along with running backs coach Bobby Bentley, offensive line coach Eric Wolford, and tight ends coach Pat Washington, will assist wide receivers coach Bryan McClendon, as B-Mac transitions into the offensive coordinator role. Kyle Krantz, who has been on the Gamecocks’ staff for the past two years as a defensive analyst and is considered a rising star in the profession, was named to the newly-created 10th on-field coaching post. Krantz will assist Coleman Hutzler with the special teams and will work with the Nickelbacks and the Sam linebackers. Georgia, which lost to Alabama in overtime in an all-SEC National Championship game, will no doubt be the heavy favorite to win the division again in 2018. But with coaching changes at Florida and Tennessee, the Gamecocks, who finished a surprising second last year and host Georgia in the second week of the season, figure to be the Bulldogs’ top challenger to represent the East in the SEC Championship game in Atlanta. But once again the schedule is filled with potential land mines. The 2018 campaign gets underway on September 1, when Carolina hosts in-state rival Coastal Carolina. It marks the first time the Gamecocks have opened the season at home since 2014 and will be the first of a three-game season-opening homestand. After the previously mentioned showdown with Georgia, Carolina will host Marshall. It will be just the Gamecocks’ second meeting with the Thundering Herd, the first since 1998. The next seven games will all be SEC contests, with road trips to Vanderbilt and Kentucky wrapping up the month of September. The Gamecocks will then spend the entire month of October at home, hosting Missouri on the 6th, Texas A&M on the 13th and Tennessee on the 27th. Trips to Ole Miss and Florida in early November conclude the conference slate. The Gamecocks’ final home contest is set for November 17 against Chattanooga, before the regular season winds down with the annual Palmetto State showdown. This year’s battle will take place in Clemson on November 24.

New offensive play caller Bryan McClendon will be tasked with getting more production from a Scoring Offense ...................24.2 (12/99) group of now experienced offen- Rushing Offense ..............122.2 (12/110) sive players. Carolina returns 98 Passing Offense ...................214.9 (6/77) percent of its rushing yards, 100 Total Offense...................337.1 (12/108) percent of its passing yards and 80 percent of its receiving yards from 2017, with tight end Hayden Hurst being the only player who had rushing or receiving statistics that will not return. The Gamecocks return eight starters on offense, and that number does not include electric senior wide receiver Deebo Samuel, who scored six touchdowns in just three games last fall before suffering a season-ending injury. Samuel should be back at full strength, leading a cast of talented skill position players, that includes junior quarterback Jake Bentley, junior wide receiver Bryan Edwards, and a quartet of junior running backs, A.J. Turner, Rico Dowdle, Ty’Son Williams and Mon Denson, who were the top four rushers on the team. Despite the loss of Hurst, an All-SEC performer who passed up his senior season to apply for the NFL draft, tight end is one of the deeper positions on the team. As most are aware, games, especially in the SEC, are won up front. Center Alan Knott and guard Cory Helms will need to be replaced, but six players, including seniors Zack Bailey and Dennis Daley, have started at least four games in their careers.

2017 Statistics

Defense Head coach Will Muschamp’s calling card has always been defense, and that was the case again Scoring Defense ....................20.7 (5/25) in 2017. The Gamecocks surren- Rushing Defense .................141.1 (6/39) dered just 20.7 points per game, Passing Defense .................226.0 (10/69) Total Defense ......................367.1 (7/44) their best mark since 2012 and the fourth-straight year in which that number has declined. Carolina held 11 of its 13 opponents to fewer points scored than their season average. Five starters have graduated, including linebacker Skai Moore, only player in school history to lead the team in tackles in four seasons and the school record-holder for career interceptions. Javon Kinlaw, Keir Thomas and D.J. Wonnum lead the returners up front in what was arguably the most improved unit on the field. Moore passes the torch to junior linebacker T.J. Brunson, who finished second on the team in tackles last season and shows a lot of the same instincts for the position as Moore. The linebacking corps will also get a lift from the return of senior Bryson Allen-Wlliams, who was sidelined for much of the 2017 campaign after suffering a shoulder injury. The secondary will need to be rebuilt following the departure of three senior starters. Cornerback Rashad Fenton and nickel Jamyest Williams are the returning starters.

2017 Statistics

Special Teams Special teams coordinator Coleman Hutzler returns both his starting punter and placekicker Kickoff Returns .....................21.6 (7/51) in Joseph Charlton and Park- Kick Return Defense .............20.5 (8/66) er White, respectively. While Punt Returns .........................7.1 (12/73) Charlton had a solid season, Punt Return Defense ...............5.6 (4/38) Net Punting ..........................40.5 (6/19) White needs to improve his long distance accuracy. White is also the incumbent for kickoff duty. Deep snapper Ben Asbury returns for his senior season, as does holder Danny Gordon. After returning two kicks for touchdowns in two tries last season, Deebo Samuel is the odds-on-favorite to handle those duties again this season, although several others, including Shi Smith and A.J. Turner could get a turn as well. Hutzler will need to find a capable replacement for punt returner Chris Lammons.

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2017 Statistics

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Alphabetical Roster No. Name

Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr.-Exp Hometown (High/Last School)

4 Bryson Allen-Williams LB 6-1 231 SR-3L Ellenwood, Ga. (Cedar Grove)

SOUTH CAROLINA No. Name

Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr.-Exp Hometown (High/Last School)

28 Tavyn Jackson

DB 5-9 185 FR-RS Tallahassee, Fla. (Rickards)

85 Michael Almond

K/P 6-3 237 JR-2L North Augusta, S.C. (Westminster)

41 Caleb Jenerette

TE 6-2 233 FR-RS Aynor, S.C. (Aynor)

45 Ben Asbury

LS 6-0 205 SR-1L Atlanta, Ga. (Holy Innocents’ Episcopal/

19 Brad Johnson

DL 6-2 240 SO-1L Pendleton, S.C. (Pendleton)

61 Cameron Johnson

OL 6-6 295 SO-SQ Bennettsville, S.C. (Marlboro County)

40 Jacob August

TE 6-6 244 SR-3L Columbia, S.C. (Cardinal Newman/

92 Tyreek Johnson

DL 6-3 257 FR-HS Sumter, S.C. (Lakewood)

Berry College) Fork Union) 78 Zack Bailey

OL 6-6 309 SR-3L Summerville, S.C. (Summerville)

53 Ernest Jones 7 Dakereon Joyner

LB 6-2 224 FR-HS Waycross, Ga. (Ware County) QB 6-1 206 FR-HS North Charleston, S.C. (Fort Dorchester)

32 Caleb Kinlaw

RB 5-10 192 SR-1L Goose Creek, S.C. (Goose Creek/

DL 6-5 267 JR-2L Bluffton, S.C. (Bluffton)

99 Javon Kinlaw

DL 6-6 302 JR-1L Charleston, S.C. (Goose Creek/Jones C.C.)

54 Davonne Bowen

LB 6-1 218 FR-RS Simpsonville, S.C. (Woodmont)

51 Mitch Langford

LB 5-10 203 SR-SQ Richburg, S.C. (Lewisville/Newberry)

33 Zay Brown

DB 5-11 198 FR-RS Athens, Ga. (Clarke Central)

42 Rosendo Louis

LB 6-2 242 FR-HS Deerfield Beach, Fla. (Deerfield Beach)

LB 6-1 225 JR-2L Columbia, S.C. (Richland Northeast)

70 Hank Manos

OL 6-4 272 FR-HS Chapin, S.C. (Chapin)

68 Wyatt Campbell

OL 6-6 285 FR-HS Elgin, S.C. (Lugoff-Elgin)

84 Kyle Markway

TE 6-4 248 JR-1L St. Louis, Mo. (St. John Vianney)

63 Blake Camper

OL 6-8 311 SR-3L Virginia Beach, Va. (Frank W. Cox)

48 Sean McGonigal

LB 6-1 220 FR-RS Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Myrtle Beach)

73 Summie Carlay

OL 6-5 285 FR-RS Laurens, S.C. (Laurens)

22 Steven Montac

DB 5-10 188 SR-2L Covington, Ga. (Newton/Coffeyville C.C.)

33 Slade Carroll

RB 5-9 210 FR-RS Lexington, S.C. (Lexington)

23 Eddie Moss

WR 6-0 199 FR-HS Honea Path, S.C. (Belton-Honea Path)

75 Jordon Carty

OL 6-7 315 FR-RS Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. (South Broward)

24 Israel Mukuamu

17 Javon Charleston

DB 6-1 186 JR-2L Gurnee, Ill. (Warren)

20 Joseph Charlton

K/P 6-5 187 JR-1L Columbia, S.C. (A.C. Flora)

57 Jazuun Outlaw

DL 6-2 227 SO-SQ Dillon, S.C. (Dillon)

62 Brandon Chiazza

PK 5-11 172 FR-RS Malvern, Pa. (Malvern Prep)

55 Christian Pellage

OL 6-7 298 JR-1L Brooksville, Fla. (Nature Coast Tech)

31 Kenneth Coleman

DB 6-0 186 JR-TR Jacksonville, Fla. (Providence/

23 Korey Banks

DB 5-11 184 SO-1L Tyrone, Ga. (Sandy Creek)

19 Jake Bentley

QB 6-4 224 JR-2L Opelika, Ala. (Opelika)

91 Shameik Blackshear

6 T.J. Brunson

3 K.C. Crosby 74 Dennis Daley

8 Randrecous Davis

9 Keisean Nixon

DB 6-4 196 FR-HS Bossier City, La. (Parkway) DB 5-10 195 SR-1L Compton, Calif. (Salesian/Az. Western)

87 Kiel Pollard

TE 6-1 236 JR-2L Moultrie, Ga. (Colquitt County)

Presbyterian)

66 Will Putnam

OL 6-5 300 SO-SQ Harrisburg, N.C. (Hickory Ridge)

TE 6-1 233 SR-3L Bamberg, S.C. (Bamberg-Ehrhardt)

39 Parker Rankin

TE 6-1 240 SO-SQ Camden, S.C. (Camden)

OL 6-6 312 SR-1L Columbia, S.C. (Ridge View/

88 Will Register

TE 6-4 245 FR-RS Chapin, S.C. (Chapin)

76 Jordan Rhodes

OL 6-4 315 FR-RS Fairburn, Ga. (Creekside)

LB 6-0 205 FR-RS St. Johns, Fla. (Bartram Trail)

10 R.J. Roderick

DB 6-0 210 FR-HS Summerville, S.C. (Cane Bay)

WR 5-10 182 SO-1L Atlanta, Ga. (Mays)

41 Chase Rogers

LB 6-4 218 SO-TR Sumter, S.C. (Laurence Manning

81 Darius Rush

WR 6-2 190 FR-HS Greeleyville, S.C. (C.E. Murray)

Georgia Military) 58 Cole Davis

Pearl River C.C.)

39 Stephen Davis Jr.

LB 6-3 212 SO-TR Irmo, S.C. (Dutch Fork/Auburn)

83 Chavis Dawkins

WR 6-2 218 JR-2L Duncan, S.C. (Byrnes)

Academy/Georgia Military) 1 Deebo Samuel

WR 6-0 210 SR-3L Inman, S.C. (Chapman)

59 Alex DeLoach

LB 6-3 213 FR-RS Summerville, S.C. (Ashley Ridge)

34 Mon Denson

RB 5-10 211 JR-1L LaGrange, Ga. (LaGrange)

12 Michael Scarnecchia

QB 6-3 211 SR-1L Fleming Island, Fla. (Fleming Island)

79 Trey Derouen

OL 6-3 320 JR-1L Lilburn, Ga. (Parkview)

40 Jason Senn

DB 5-8 186 JR-SQ Beaufort, S.C. (Beaufort)

26 Jaylin Dickerson

DB 6-1 192 FR-RS Southern Pines, N.C. (Pinecrest)

95 Kobe Smith

DL 6-2 293 JR-2L Lawrenceville, Ga. (Archer)

15 Drew Dinsmore

QB 6-6 197 FR-RS Suwanee, Ga. (Collins Hill)

49 Matthew Smith

LS 6-0 206 FR-RS Roswell, Ga. (Roswell)

QB 6-0 196 FR-RS Moncks Corner, S.C. (Berkeley)

18 OrTre Smith

WR 6-4 220 SO-1L Mount Pleasant, S.C. (Wando)

71 Eric Douglas

OL 6-4 296 FR-RS Charlotte, N.C. (Mallard Creek)

13 Shi Smith

WR 5-10 190 SO-1L Union, S.C. (Union County)

5 Rico Dowdle

RB 6-0 218 JR-2L Asheville, N.C. (A.C. Reynolds)

47 Austin Snow

PK 6-1 166 FR-RS Powdersville, S.C. (Powdersville)

DL 5-11 270 SR-1L Simpsonville, S.C. (Woodmont/Citadel)

30 Damani Staley

LB 6-0 225 SO-1L Columbia, S.C. (Ridge View)

45 Spencer Eason-Riddle LB 6-0 220 SO-SQ Raleigh, N.C. (Leesville Road)

72 Donell Stanley

OL 6-3 318 JR-2L Floydale, S.C. (Latta)

89 Bryan Edwards

WR 6-3 216 JR-2L Conway, S.C. (Conway)

15 Aaron Sterling

DL 6-1 240 SO-1L Atlanta, Ga. (Tucker)

52 Kingsley Enagbare

DL 6-4 257 FR-HS Atlanta, Ga. (Hapeville Charter)

86 Chad Terrell

WR 6-3 220 SO-1L Bogue Chitto, Miss. (North Paulding)

60 Chandler Farrell

OL 6-3 287 SO-1L Summerville, S.C. (Summerville)

35 Daniel Fennell

DL 6-2 246 JR-2L Loganville, Ga. (Grayson)

96 Aaron Thompson

DL 6-3 300 SO-SQ Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Dillard)

16 Rashad Fenton

DB 5-11 186 SR-3L Miami, Fla. (Miami Carol City)

11 Eldridge Thompson

LB 6-1 223 SR-1L Houston, Texas (White Station/

14 Deshaun Fenwick

RB 6-1 225 FR-HS Bradenton, Fla. (Braden River)

47 Jaylan Foster

DB 5-10 190 SO-SQ Duncan, S.C. (Byrnes/Gardner-Webb)

48 Will Tommie

PK 5-10 160 JR-TR Greenwood, S.C. (Emerald/Tusculum)

36 C.J. Freeman

RB 5-11 204 SO-SQ Greensboro, N.C. (Northern Guilford)

25 A.J. Turner

RB 5-10 190 JR-2L Clifton, Va. (Centreville)

46 Harrison Freeman

LS 6-3 225 SO-SQ Raleigh, N.C. (Leesville Road)

10 Jay Urich

QB 6-5 204 FR-RS Greenville, S.C. (Wren)

50 Griffin Gentry

DL 6-1 268 SO-SQ Birmingham, Ala. (Homewood)

31 Lavonte Valentine

RB 6-0 186 FR-HS Melbourne, Fla.

80 Shemar Glenn

WR 6-0 176 JR-SQ Union, S.C. (Union/USC-Union)

17 Danny Gordon

QB 6-0 207 SR-1L Worthington, Ohio (Worthington/

94 M.J. Webb

DL 6-3 293 FR-RS Rutledge, Ga. (Morgan County)

67 Ryan Green

OL 6-2 296 JR-SQ James Island, S.C. (James Island/

44 Sherrod Greene 16 Bailey Hart

QB 6-3 173 SO-SQ Mount Pleasant, S.C. (Wando)

82 Evan Hinson

TE 6-4 245 SO-1L Deltona, Fla. (Deltona)

4 Darius Douglas

61 Javion Duncan

Coffeyville C.C.)

(Melbourne Central Catholic) PK 6-5 196 SO-1L Mount Pleasant, S.C. (Wando)

29 Antoine Wilder

DB 5-10 198 JR-2L Riverdale, Ga. (Hapeville Charter)

Presbyterian)

21 Jamyest Williams

DB 5-8 175 SO-1L Dacula, Ga. (Grayson)

LB 6-1 225 SO-1L Rocky Mount, N.C. (Rocky Mount)

27 Ty’Son Williams

50 Sadarius Hutcherson OL 6-4 311 SO-1L Huntingdon, Tenn. (Huntingdon)

4

DL 6-2 265 JR-2L Miami, Fla. (Miami Central)

43 Parker White

Miami (Ohio)

51 Maxwell Iyama

5 Keir Thomas

8 D.J. Wonnum

RB 6-0 217 JR-1L Sumter, S.C. (Crestwood/N. Carolina) DL 6-5 258 JR-2L Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stephenson)

42 Alexander Woznick

PK 5-11 163 SO-1L Greenville, S.C. (Eastside)

77 Malik Young

OL 6-3 292 SR-2L Pelzer, S.C. (Woodmont)

OL 6-5 306 FR-HS Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Siegel)

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Numerical Roster

GAMECOCK FOOTBALL Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr.-Exp Hometown (High/Last School)

No. Name

1 Deebo Samuel

WR 6-0 210 SR-3L Inman, S.C. (Chapman)

42 Rosendo Louis

LB 6-2 242 FR-HS Deerfield Beach, Fla. (Deerfield Beach)

3 K.C. Crosby

TE 6-1 233 SR-3L Bamberg, S.C. (Bamberg-Ehrhardt)

42 Alexander Woznick

PK 5-11 163 SO-1L Greenville, S.C. (Eastside)

4 Bryson Allen-Williams LB 6-1 231 SR-3L Ellenwood, Ga. (Cedar Grove)

43 Parker White

PK 6-5 196 SO-1L Mount Pleasant, S.C. (Wando)

4 Darius Douglas

QB 6-0 196 FR-RS Moncks Corner, S.C. (Berkeley)

44 Sherrod Greene

LB 6-1 225 SO-1L Rocky Mount, N.C. (Rocky Mount)

5 Rico Dowdle

RB 6-0 218 JR-2L Asheville, N.C. (A.C. Reynolds)

45 Ben Asbury

LS 6-0 205 SR-1L Atlanta, Ga. (Holy Innocents’ Episcopal/

5 Keir Thomas

DL 6-2 265 JR-2L Miami, Fla. (Miami Central)

6 T.J. Brunson

LB 6-1 225 JR-2L Columbia, S.C. (Richland Northeast)

45 Spencer Eason-Riddle LB 6-0 220 SO-SQ Raleigh, N.C. (Leesville Road)

No. Name

Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr.-Exp Hometown (High/Last School)

Berry College)

7 Dakereon Joyner

QB 6-1 206 FR-HS North Charleston, S.C. (Fort Dorchester)

46 Harrison Freeman

LS 6-3 225 SO-SQ Raleigh, N.C. (Leesville Road)

8 D.J. Wonnum

DL 6-5 258 JR-2L Stone Mountain, Ga. (Stephenson)

47 Jaylan Foster

DB 5-10 190 SO-SQ Duncan, S.C. (Byrnes/Gardner-Webb)

8 Randrecous Davis

WR 5-10 182 SO-1L Atlanta, Ga. (Mays)

47 Austin Snow

PK 6-1 166 FR-RS Powdersville, S.C. (Powdersville)

9 Keisean Nixon

DB 5-10 195 SR-1L Compton, Calif. (Salesian/Az. Western)

48 Will Tommie

PK 5-10 160 JR-TR Greenwood, S.C. (Emerald/Tusculum)

10 Jay Urich

QB 6-5 204 FR-RS Greenville, S.C. (Wren)

48 Sean McGonigal

LB 6-1 220 FR-RS Myrtle Beach, S.C. (Myrtle Beach)

10 R.J. Roderick

DB 6-0 210 FR-HS Summerville, S.C. (Cane Bay)

49 Matthew Smith

LS 6-0 206 FR-RS Roswell, Ga. (Roswell)

11 Eldridge Thompson

LB 6-1 223 SR-1L Houston, Texas (White Station/

50 Sadarius Hutcherson OL 6-4 311 SO-1L Huntingdon, Tenn. (Huntingdon) 50 Griffin Gentry

DL 6-1 268 SO-SQ Birmingham, Ala. (Homewood)

12 Michael Scarnecchia

QB 6-3 211 SR-1L Fleming Island, Fla. (Fleming Island)

51 Maxwell Iyama

OL 6-5 306 FR-HS Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Siegel)

13 Shi Smith

WR 5-10 190 SO-1L Union, S.C. (Union County)

51 Mitch Langford

LB 5-10 203 SR-SQ Richburg, S.C. (Lewisville/Newberry)

14 Deshaun Fenwick

RB 6-1 225 FR-HS Bradenton, Fla. (Braden River)

52 Kingsley Enagbare

DL 6-4 257 FR-HS Atlanta, Ga. (Hapeville Charter)

15 Aaron Sterling

DL 6-1 240 SO-1L Atlanta, Ga. (Tucker)

53 Ernest Jones

LB 6-2 224 FR-HS Waycross, Ga. (Ware County)

15 Drew Dinsmore

QB 6-6 197 FR-RS Suwanee, Ga. (Collins Hill)

54 Davonne Bowen

LB 6-1 218 FR-RS Simpsonville, S.C. (Woodmont)

16 Rashad Fenton

DB 5-11 186 SR-3L Miami, Fla. (Miami Carol City)

55 Christian Pellage

OL 6-7 298 JR-1L Brooksville, Fla. (Nature Coast Tech)

16 Bailey Hart

QB 6-3 173 SO-SQ Mount Pleasant, S.C. (Wando)

57 Jazuun Outlaw

DL 6-2 227 SO-SQ Dillon, S.C. (Dillon)

17 Javon Charleston

DB 6-1 186 JR-2L Gurnee, Ill. (Warren)

58 Cole Davis

LB 6-0 205 FR-RS St. Johns, Fla. (Bartram Trail)

17 Danny Gordon

QB 6-0 207 SR-1L Worthington, Ohio (Worthington/

59 Alex DeLoach

LB 6-3 213 FR-RS Summerville, S.C. (Ashley Ridge)

60 Chandler Farrell

OL 6-3 287 SO-1L Summerville, S.C. (Summerville)

18 OrTre Smith

WR 6-4 220 SO-1L Mount Pleasant, S.C. (Wando)

61 Javion Duncan

DL 5-11 270 SR-1L Simpsonville, S.C. (Woodmont/Citadel)

19 Jake Bentley

QB 6-4 224 JR-2L Opelika, Ala. (Opelika)

61 Cameron Johnson

OL 6-6 295 SO-SQ Bennettsville, S.C. (Marlboro County)

19 Brad Johnson

DL 6-2 240 SO-1L Pendleton, S.C. (Pendleton)

62 Brandon Chiazza

PK 5-11 172 FR-RS Malvern, Pa. (Malvern Prep)

20 Joseph Charlton

K/P 6-5 187 JR-1L Columbia, S.C. (A.C. Flora)

63 Blake Camper

OL 6-8 311 SR-3L Virginia Beach, Va. (Frank W. Cox)

21 Jamyest Williams

DB 5-8 175 SO-1L Dacula, Ga. (Grayson)

66 Will Putnam

OL 6-5 300 SO-SQ Harrisburg, N.C. (Hickory Ridge)

22 Steven Montac

DB 5-10 188 SR-2L Covington, Ga. (Newton/Coffeyville C.C.)

67 Ryan Green

OL 6-2 296 JR-SQ James Island, S.C. (James Island/

23 Korey Banks

DB 5-11 184 SO-1L Tyrone, Ga. (Sandy Creek)

23 Eddie Moss

WR 6-0 199 FR-HS Honea Path, S.C. (Belton-Honea Path)

68 Wyatt Campbell

OL 6-6 285 FR-HS Elgin, S.C. (Lugoff-Elgin)

Coffeyville C.C.)

Miami (Ohio)

Presbyterian)

24 Israel Mukuamu

DB 6-4 196 FR-HS Bossier City, La. (Parkway)

70 Hank Manos

OL 6-4 272 FR-HS Chapin, S.C. (Chapin)

25 A.J. Turner

RB 5-10 190 JR-2L Clifton, Va. (Centreville)

71 Eric Douglas

OL 6-4 296 FR-RS Charlotte, N.C. (Mallard Creek)

26 Jaylin Dickerson

DB 6-1 192 FR-RS Southern Pines, N.C. (Pinecrest)

72 Donell Stanley

OL 6-3 318 JR-2L Floydale, S.C. (Latta)

27 Ty’Son Williams

RB 6-0 217 JR-1L Sumter, S.C. (Crestwood/N. Carolina)

73 Summie Carlay

OL 6-5 285 FR-RS Laurens, S.C. (Laurens)

28 Tavyn Jackson

DB 5-9 185 FR-RS Tallahassee, Fla. (Rickards)

74 Dennis Daley

OL 6-6 312 SR-1L Columbia, S.C. (Ridge View/

29 Antoine Wilder

DB 5-10 198 JR-2L Riverdale, Ga. (Hapeville Charter)

30 Damani Staley

LB 6-0 225 SO-1L Columbia, S.C. (Ridge View)

75 Jordon Carty

OL 6-7 315 FR-RS Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. (South Broward)

31 Lavonte Valentine

RB 6-0 186 FR-HS Melbourne, Fla.

76 Jordan Rhodes

OL 6-4 315 FR-RS Fairburn, Ga. (Creekside)

77 Malik Young

OL 6-3 292 SR-2L Pelzer, S.C. (Woodmont)

(Melbourne Central Catholic) 31 Kenneth Coleman

DB 6-0 186 JR-TR Jacksonville, Fla. (Providence/ Presbyterian)

32 Caleb Kinlaw

RB 5-10 192 SR-1L Goose Creek, S.C. (Goose Creek/ Pearl River C.C.)

Georgia Military)

78 Zack Bailey

OL 6-6 309 SR-3L Summerville, S.C. (Summerville)

79 Trey Derouen

OL 6-3 320 JR-1L Lilburn, Ga. (Parkview)

80 Shemar Glenn

WR 6-0 176 JR-SQ Union, S.C. (Union/USC-Union)

81 Darius Rush

WR 6-2 190 FR-HS Greeleyville, S.C. (C.E. Murray)

33 Zay Brown

DB 5-11 198 FR-RS Athens, Ga. (Clarke Central)

82 Evan Hinson

TE 6-4 245 SO-1L Deltona, Fla. (Deltona)

33 Slade Carroll

RB 5-9 210 FR-RS Lexington, S.C. (Lexington)

83 Chavis Dawkins

WR 6-2 218 JR-2L Duncan, S.C. (Byrnes)

34 Mon Denson

RB 5-10 211 JR-1L LaGrange, Ga. (LaGrange)

84 Kyle Markway

TE 6-4 248 JR-1L St. Louis, Mo. (St. John Vianney)

35 Daniel Fennell

DL 6-2 246 JR-2L Loganville, Ga. (Grayson)

85 Michael Almond

K/P 6-3 237 JR-2L North Augusta, S.C. (Westminster)

36 C.J. Freeman

RB 5-11 204 SO-SQ Greensboro, N.C. (Northern Guilford)

86 Chad Terrell

WR 6-3 220 SO-1L Bogue Chitto, Miss. (North Paulding)

39 Stephen Davis Jr.

LB 6-3 212 SO-TR Irmo, S.C. (Dutch Fork/Auburn)

87 Kiel Pollard

TE 6-1 236 JR-2L Moultrie, Ga. (Colquitt County)

39 Parker Rankin

TE 6-1 240 SO-SQ Camden, S.C. (Camden)

88 Will Register

TE 6-4 245 FR-RS Chapin, S.C. (Chapin)

40 Jacob August

TE 6-6 244 SR-3L Columbia, S.C. (Cardinal Newman/

89 Bryan Edwards

WR 6-3 216 JR-2L Conway, S.C. (Conway)

91 Shameik Blackshear

DL 6-5 267 JR-2L Bluffton, S.C. (Bluffton)

40 Jason Senn

DB 5-8 186 JR-SQ Beaufort, S.C. (Beaufort)

92 Tyreek Johnson

DL 6-3 257 FR-HS Sumter, S.C. (Lakewood)

41 Chase Rogers

LB 6-4 218 SO-TR Sumter, S.C. (Laurence Manning

94 M.J. Webb

DL 6-3 293 FR-RS Rutledge, Ga. (Morgan County)

95 Kobe Smith

DL 6-2 293 JR-2L Lawrenceville, Ga. (Archer)

96 Aaron Thompson

DL 6-3 300 SO-SQ Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (Dillard)

99 Javon Kinlaw

DL 6-6 302 JR-1L Charleston, S.C. (Goose Creek/Jones C.C.)

Fork Union)

Academy/Georgia Military) 41 Caleb Jenerette

TE 6-2 233 FR-RS Aynor, S.C. (Aynor)

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Spring Position Chart

SOUTH CAROLINA

Offense

Defense

WR

1 83 89 80 8 18 13 86 23 81

Deebo Samuel Chavis Dawkins Bryan Edwards Shemar Glenn* Randrecous Davis OrTre Smith Shi Smith Chad Terrell Eddie Moss* Darius Rush

6-0 6-2 6-3 6-0 5-10 6-4 5-10 6-3 6-0 6-2

210 218 216 176 182 220 190 220 199 190

SR-3L JR-2L JR-2L JR-SQ SO-1L SO-1L SO-1L SO-1L FR-HS FR-HS

Inman, S.C. Duncan, S.C. Conway, S.C. Union, S.C. Atlanta, Ga. Mt. Pleasant, S.C. Union, S.C. Bogue Chitto, Miss. Honea Path, S.C. Greeleyville, S.C.

OL

78 63 74 77 79 67 55 72 60 50 61 66 73 75 71 76 68 51 70

Zack Bailey Blake Camper Dennis Daley Malik Young Trey Derouen Ryan Green* Christian Pellage Donell Stanley Chandler Farrell* Sadarius Hutcherson Cameron Johnson* Will Putnam Summie Carlay Jordon Carty Eric Douglas Jordan Rhodes Wyatt Campbell Maxwell Iyama Hank Manos

6-6 6-8 6-6 6-3 6-3 6-2 6-7 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-6 6-5 6-5 6-7 6-4 6-4 6-6 6-5 6-4

309 311 312 292 320 296 298 318 287 311 295 300 285 315 296 315 285 306 272

SR-3L SR-3L SR-1L SR-2L JR-1L JR-SQ JR-1L JR-2L SO-1L SO-1L SO-SQ SO-SQ FR-RS FR-RS FR-RS FR-RS FR-HS FR-HS FR-HS

Summerville, S.C. Virginia Beach, Va. Columbia, S.C. Pelzer, S.C. Lilburn, Ga. James Island, S.C. Brooksville, Fla. Floydale, S.C. Summerville, S.C. Huntingdon, Tenn. Bennettsville, S.C. Harrisburg, N.C. Laurens, S.C. Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. Charlotte, N.C. Fairburn, Ga. Elgin, S.C. Murfreesboro, Tenn. Chapin, S.C.

TE

40 3 84 87 82 39 41 88

Jacob August K.C. Crosby Kyle Markway Kiel Pollard Evan Hinson Parker Rankin* Caleb Jenerette* Will Register

6-6 6-1 6-4 6-1 6-4 6-1 6-2 6-4

244 233 248 236 245 240 233 245

SR-3L SR-3L JR-1L JR-2L SO-1L SO-SQ FR-RS FR-RS

Elgin, S.C. Bamberg, S.C. St. Louis, Mo. Moultrie, Ga. Deltona, Fla. Camden, S.C. Aynor, S.C. Chapin, S.C.

QB

17 12 19 16 15 4 10 7

Danny Gordon* Michael Scarnecchia Jake Bentley Bailey Hart* Drew Dinsmore* Darius Douglas* Jay Urich Dakereon Joyner

6-0 6-3 6-4 6-3 6-6 6-0 6-5 6-1

207 211 224 173 197 196 204 206

SR-1L SR-1L JR-2L SO-SQ FR-RS FR-RS FR-RS FR-HS

Worthington, Ohio Fleming Island, Fla. Opelika, Ala. Mt. Pleasant, S.C. Suwanee, Ga. Moncks Corner, S.C. Greenville, S.C. N. Charleston, S.C.

RB

32 34 5 25 27 36 33 14 31

Caleb Kinlaw* Mon Denson Rico Dowdle A.J. Turner Ty’Son Williams C.J. Freeman Slade Carroll* Deshaun Fenwick Lavonte Valentine

5-10 5-10 6-0 5-10 6-0 5-11 5-9 6-1 6-0

192 211 218 190 217 204 210 225 186

SR-1L JR-1L JR-2L JR-2L JR-1L SO-SQ FR-RS FR-HS FR-HS

Goose Creek, S.C. LaGrange, Ga. Asheville, N.C. Clifton, Va. Sumter, S.C. Greensboro, N.C. Lexington, S.C. Bradenton, Fla. Melbourne, Fla.

*Denotes Walk-on

6

DL

61 91 35 99 95 5 8 50 19 57 15 96 94 52 92

Javion Duncan* Shameik Blackshear Daniel Fennell Javon Kinlaw Kobe Smith Keir Thomas D.J. Wonnum Griffin Gentry Brad Johnson Jazuun Outlaw* Aaron Sterling Aaron Thompson M.J. Webb Kingsley Enagbare Tyreek Johnson

5-11 6-5 6-2 6-6 6-2 6-2 6-5 6-1 6-2 6-2 6-1 6-3 6-3 6-4 6-3

270 267 246 302 293 265 258 268 240 227 240 300 293 257 257

SR-1L JR-2L JR-2L JR-1L JR-2L JR-2L JR-2L SO-SQ SO-1L SO-SQ SO-1L SO-SQ FR-RS FR-HS FR-HS

Simpsonville, S.C. Bluffton, S.C. Loganville, Ga. Charleston, S.C. Lawrenceville, Ga. Miami, Fla. Stone Mountain, Ga. Birmingham, Ala. Pendleton, S.C. Dillon, S.C. Atlanta, Ga. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Rutledge, Ga. Atlanta, Ga. Sumter, S.C.

LB

4 51 11 6 39 45 44 41 30 54 58 59 48 53 42

Bryson Allen-Williams 6-1 Mitch Langford* 5-10 Eldridge Thompson 6-1 T.J. Brunson 6-1 Stephen Davis Jr.* 6-3 Spencer Eason-Riddle* 6-0 Sherrod Greene 6-1 Chase Rogers* 6-4 Damani Staley 6-0 Davonne Bowen 6-1 Cole Davis* 6-0 Alex DeLoach* 6-3 Sean McGonigal* 6-1 Ernest Jones 6-2 Rosendo Louis 6-2

231 203 223 225 212 220 225 218 225 218 205 213 220 224 242

SR-3L SR-SQ SR-1L JR-2L SO-TR SO-SQ SO-1L SO-TR SO-1L FR-RS FR-RS FR-RS FR-RS FR-HS FR-HS

Ellenwood, Ga. Richburg, S.C. Houston, Texas Columbia, S.C. Irmo, S.C. Raleigh, N.C. Rocky Mount, N.C. Sumter, S.C. Columbia, S.C. Simpsonville, S.C. St. Johns, Fla. Summerville, S.C. Myrtle Beach, S.C. Waycross, Ga. Deerfield Beach, Fla.

DB

16 22 9 17 31 40 29 23 47 21 33 26 28 24 10

Rashad Fenton Steven Montac Keisean Nixon Javon Charleston Kenneth Coleman* Jason Senn* Antoine Wilder Korey Banks Jaylan Foster* Jamyest Williams Zay Brown Jaylin Dickerson Tavyn Jackson Israel Mukuamu R.J. Roderick

186 188 195 186 186 186 198 184 190 175 198 192 185 196 210

SR-3L SR-2L SR-1L JR-2L JR-TR JR-SQ JR-2L SO-1L SO-SQ SO-1L FR-RS FR-RS FR-RS FR-HS FR-HS

Miami, Fla. Covington, Ga. Compton, Calif. Gurnee, Ill. Jacksonville, Fla. Beaufort, S.C. Riverdale, Ga. Tyrone, Ga. Duncan, S.C. Dacula, Ga. Athens, Ga. Southern Pines, N.C. Tallahassee, Fla. Bossier City, La. Summerville, S.C.

5-11 5-10 5-10 6-1 6-0 5-8 5-10 5-11 5-10 5-8 5-11 6-1 5-9 6-4 6-0

Specialists PK

85 20 48 43 42 62 47

Michael Almond* Joseph Charlton Will Tommie* Parker White* Alexander Woznick* Brandon Chiazza* Austin Snow*

P

85 Michael Almond* 20 Joseph Charlton

6-3 237 JR-2L North Augusta, S.C. 6-5 187 JR-1L Columbia, S.C.

LS

45 Ben Asbury* 46 Harrison Freeman* 49 Matthew Smith*

6-0 205 SR-1L Atlanta, Ga. 6-3 225 SO-SQ Raleigh, N.C. 6-0 206 FR-RS Roswell, Ga.

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6-3 6-5 5-10 6-5 5-11 5-11 6-1

237 187 160 196 163 172 166

JR-2L JR-1L JR-TR SO-1L SO-1L FR-RS FR-RS

North Augusta, S.C. Columbia, S.C. Greenwood, S.C. Mt Pleasant, S.C. Greenville, S.C. Malvern, Pa. Powdersville, S.C.


Starters/Lettermen/Calendar

GAMECOCK FOOTBALL Starters Returning (16)

Lettermen Returning (55)

Offense (8): RT Zack Bailey, QB Jake Bentley, LT Dennis Daley, WR Bryan Edwards, WR OrTre Smith, WR Shi Smith, LG Donell Stanley, RB A.J. Turner.

Offense (28): Jacob August, Zack Bailey, Jake Bentley, Blake Camper, K.C. Crosby, Dennis Daley, Randrecous Davis, Chavis Dawkins, Mon Denson, Trey Derouen*, Rico Dowdle, Bryan Edwards, Chandler Farrell, Evan Hinson, Sadarius Hutcherson, Caleb Kinlaw, Kyle Markway*, Christian Pellage*, Kiel Pollard, Deebo Samuel, Michael Scarnecchia, OrTre Smith, Shi Smith, Donell Stanley, Chad Terrell, A.J. Turner, Ty’Son Williams, Malik Young.

Defense (6): LB T.J. Brunson, CB Rashad Fenton, DT Javon Kinlaw, DE Keir Thomas, N Jamyest Williams, DE D.J. Wonnum. Specialists (2): P Joseph Charlton, PK Parker White.

Offense (3): RG Cory Helms, TE Hayden Hurst, OC Alan Knott.

Defense (21): Bryson Allen-Williams*, Korey Banks*, Shameik Blackshear, T.J. Brunson, Javon Charleston, Javion Duncan, Daniel Fennell, Rashad Fenton, Sherrod Greene, Brad Johnson, Javon Kinlaw, Steven Montac, Keisean Nixon, Kobe Smith, Damani Staley, Aaron Sterling, Keir Thomas, Eldridge Thompson, Antoine Wilder, Jamyest Williams, D.J. Wonnum.

Defense (5): CB JaMarcus King, S Chris Lammons, LB Skai Moore, S D.J. Smith, DT Taylor Stallworth.

Specialist (6): Michael Almond, Ben Asbury, Joseph Charlton, Danny Gordon, Parker White, Alexander Woznick.

Starters Lost (8)

Lettermen Lost (13)

Specialists (0): None.

Offense (5): Terry Googer, Cory Helms, Hayden Hurst, Alan Knott, D.J. Park. Defense (8): Ulric Jones, JaMarcus King, Chris Lammons, Skai Moore, Dante Sawyer, Demetrius Smalls, D.J. Smith, Taylor Stallworth. Specialists (0): None. *-Did not letter in 2017 but lettered in a previous season.

South Carolina Spring Practice Calendar SUNDAY FEBRUARY 25

MONDAY 26

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

27

28

Muschamp Press Conference 1 pm 4

11

5 Media Availability Offense

6

12

13

Practice #4 Flex + First 3 Open to Media

FRIDAY

THURSDAY MARCH 1

2

SATURDAY 3

Practice #2

Practice #1 Flex + First 3 Open to Media 7 Media Availability Defense

8

14

15

Practice #3

9

10

16

17

Practice #5

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25

APRIL 1

19 Media Availability Offense

20

26 Media Availability Offense

27

2

3

Practice #6 Pro Day

Practice #10 Flex + First 3 Open to Media

21 Media Availability Defense

22

28 Media Availability Defense

29

4

5

23

30 Practice #12

Practice #11 Flex + First 3 Open to Media

Practice #14

24 Practice #8

Practice #7 Flex + First 3 Open to Media

6

Practice #9 Scrimmage

31 Garnet & Black Spring Game Noon 7

Practice #15

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Carolina Notebook 2017 Final Polls Associated Press 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. ARV

Alabama (57) Georgia Oklahoma Clemson Ohio State UCF (4) Wisconsin Penn State TCU Auburn Notre Dame Southern California Miami (Fla.) Oklahoma State Michigan State Washington Northwestern LSU Mississippi State Stanford South Florida Boise State NC State Virginia Tech Memphis South Carolina

13-1 13-2 12-2 12-2 12-2 13-0 13-1 11-2 11-3 10-4 10-3 11-3 10-3 10-3 10-3 10-3 10-3 9-4 9-4 9-5 10-2 11-3 9-4 9-4 10-3 9-4

1521 1454 1374 1292 1286 1248 1194 1120 974 917 857 839 769 758 705 668 528 368 359 336 267 251 232 126 119 46

Coaches 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. ARV 8

Alabama (62) Georgia Oklahoma Clemson Ohio State Wisconsin UCF Penn State TCU Southern California Notre Dame Auburn Miami (Fla.) Oklahoma State Washington Michigan State Northwestern LSU Stanford Mississippi State South Florida Boise State NC State Memphis Virginia Tech South Carolina

13-1 13-2 12-2 12-2 12-2 13-1 13-0 11-2 11-3 11-3 10-3 10-4 10-3 10-3 10-3 10-3 10-3 9-4 9-5 9-4 10-2 11-3 9-4 10-3 9-4 9-4

1550 1485 1414 1329 1304 1223 1202 1134 1013 904 888 885 769 757 706 682 543 424 354 349 285 242 198 149 96 35

SOUTH CAROLINA QUICKLY: The third year of the Will Muschamp Era at South Carolina gets underway with the start of spring drills on Wednesday, February 28. The Gamecocks are scheduled to practice 15 times during the spring, with the annual Garnet & Black Spring Game set for Saturday, March 31. Practice dates are set for February 28, March 2, 3, 6, 8, 20, 22, 23, 24, 27, 29, 30 and 31, and April 3 and 5. All dates are subject to change. WE’RE TALKIN’ ABOUT PRACTICE: Most practices will be held at the new practice fields, located at the west end of Gamecock Park, in the morning hours. Saturday scrimmages will take place in Williams-Brice Stadium. Please refer to GamecocksOnline.com, the official website of Gamecock Athletics, for the latest practice information. With the exception of the spring game on March 31, all practices will be closed to the public. Media members will be able to watch the flex period, along with the first three periods of the practices scheduled for February 28, and March 6, 22, 27 and 29. THE HEAD COACH SPEAKS: Head coach Will Muschamp will hold a press conference on Tuesday, February 27, at 1 pm in the media room at Williams-Brice Stadium to give a spring practice preview. Coach Muschamp will also be available to the media following the scrimmage on Saturday, March 24, and again after the Garnet & Black Spring Game on March 31. Coach Muschamp will also be available on Pro Timing Day. ASSISTANT COACH ACCESS: Each of the Gamecocks’ 10 assistant coaches will be available to meet the media one time during the spring following a practice session. Here is the schedule for the assistant coaches’ availability: Wednesday, February 28 - Bryan McClendon Friday, March 2 - Travaris Robinson Saturday, March 3 - Pat Washington Tuesday, March 6 - Bobby Bentley Thursday, March 8 - Coleman Hutzler Thursday, March 22 - Lance Thompson Friday, March 23 - Dan Werner Tuesday, March 27 - Eric Wolford Thursday, March 29 - Mike Peterson Friday, March 30 - Kyle Krantz THE SPRING GAME: The annual Garnet & Black Spring Game is Saturday, March 31. Game time is set for noon ET at Williams-Brice Stadium. Admission is free. The game will be televised on SEC Network. PRO TIMING DAY: South Carolina will hold its annual Pro Timing Day on Tuesday, March 20. The event will begin in the Crews Building weight room at 8 am and will be closed to both the media and the general public. The field work that will take place at Williams-Brice Stadium is open to all. In the event of inclement weather, the field work will move to the indoor practice facility and will be closed to the public.

THE HISTORY: 2018 will mark the 125th season of intercollegiate football at the University of South Carolina, dating back to 1892. It is the 112th-consecutive year in which South Carolina has competed on the gridiron. The University did not field a team in either 1893 or 1906. Carolina owns an all-time record of 601-573-44, a .511 winning percentage. 600 WINS: The University of South Carolina posted win number 600 in school history in its next-to-last home game against Wofford. Carolina laced it up for the first time on Dec. 24, 1892 in Charleston against Furman. After dropping its first three games, Carolina got into the win column for the first time on Nov. 8, 1895 with a 14-10 victory over Columbia AA. Here are the milestone wins: WIN NO. 1 100 200 300 400 500 600

DATE 11/02/1895 10/29/1924 10/11/1946 11/23/1968 10/26/1985 11/06/2004 11/18/2017

OPPONENT SCORE vs Columbia AA 20-0 at The Citadel 14-3 at Furman 14-7 at Clemson 7-3 at East Carolina 52-10 vs Arkansas 35-32 vs Wofford 31-10

SEC HISTORY: The 2018 season will mark South Carolina’s 27th year in the Southeastern Conference. South Carolina and Arkansas joined the league prior to the 1992 campaign. The Gamecocks earned the SEC Eastern Division title in the 2010 season. The Gamecocks are 90-1171 (.435) all-time in SEC regular-season play, but are 35-29 (.547) in conference action since the start of the 2010 season. With a 5-3 mark and sole possession of second place in the SEC East in 2017, the Gamecocks won five or more conference games for just the eighth time in 26 years since joining the SEC. 2017 IN REVIEW: South Carolina football concluded its 124th season of intercollegiate football in 2017 with a record of 9-4, including a 5-3 mark in the SEC. The Gamecocks won nine or more games for just the seventh time in school history. Five of those seven seasons have come in the last eight years. South Carolina defeated Florida and Tennessee, two of the big three SEC East rivals, in the same season for just the fourth time. Two of the Gamecocks’ four losses were to teams that participated in the College Football Playoff. The season culminated with a New Year’s Day Outback Bowl win over perennial Big Ten power Michigan. GOING BOWLING: The Gamecocks played in the 2018 Outback Bowl on New Year’s Day, defeating Michigan by a 26-19 score. Carolina overcame a 19-3 third-quarter deficit, the largest in head coach Will Muschamp’s career, to post the victory. It marked the 13th time in the last 14 years that the Gamecocks were bowl-eligible. The Gamecocks are 6-5 in the 11 bowl games played in that stretch, including wins in five of their last six appearances. Carolina is 9-13 all time in 22 bowl appearances.

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GAMECOCK FOOTBALL BOWL APPEARANCES: Here’s a look at the Gamecocks’ 22 bowl appearances:

Career Start Chart Player

‘14 ‘15 ‘16 ‘17

All

Zack Bailey

-

5

13

8

26

Bryan Edwards

-

-

12

13

25

Jake Bentley

-

-

7

13

20

Rashad Fenton

-

0

7

11

18

Deebo Samuel

RS

3

10

3

16

2

1

7

3

13

B. Allen-Williams T.J. Brunson

-

-

0

13

13

RS

0

1

12

13

Keir Thomas

-

-

2

11

13

D.J. Wonnum

-

-

0

13

13

Malik Young

RS

0

9

4

13

Dennis Daley

-

JC JC 11

11

Rico Dowdle

-

-

7

4

11

K.C. Crosby

-

0

9

1

10

Javon Kinlaw

-

-

JC 10

10

OrTre Smith

-

-

-

10

10

A.J. Turner

-

RS

4

6

10

Steven Montac

-

JC

6

2

8

Donell Stanley

Jacob August

RS

3

1

3

7

Shi Smith

-

-

-

7

7

Jamyest Williams

-

-

-

6

6

Blake Camper

-

1

1

2

4

Sadarius Hutcherson

-

-

RS

4

4

Antoine Wilder

-

RS

3

1

4

Randrecous Davis

-

- 1/RS 2

3

Ty’Son Williams

-

Chavis Dawkins

-

-

Daniel Fennell

-

RS

Sherrod Greene

-

Kyle Markway Keisean Nixon

NC RS

3

3

2

0

2

0

2

2

-

-

2

2

-

1

RS

0

1

-

JC JC

1

1

PROGRAM ON THE RISE: The Gamecocks have increased their overall win total from three in 2015 to six in 2016 to nine in 2017. South Carolina is one of only three NCAA FBS programs and the only one in the Power Five to have a multiplewin improvement in each of the last two regular seasons. EIGHT WAS NOT ENOUGH: The Gamecocks won nine games during the 2017 season. It marked just the seventh time in school history that Carolina has won nine or more games in a season, six of which have come in this century and five in this decade. X11 wins - 3 times (2011, 2012, 2013) X10 wins - 1 time (1984) X9 wins - 3 times (2001, 2010, 2017)

Year 1946 1969 1975 1979 1980 1984 1987 1988 1995 2001 2002 2005 2006 2009 2010 2010 2012 2013 2014 2014 2016 2018

Bowl Gator Peach Tangerine Hall of Fame Gator Gator Gator Liberty Carquest Outback Outback Independence Liberty Outback Papajohns.com Chick-fil-A Capital One Outback Capital One Independence Birmingham Outback

Opponent Wake Forest West Virginia Miami (Ohio) Missouri Pittsburgh Oklahoma State LSU Indiana West Virginia Ohio State Ohio State Missouri Houston Iowa UConn Florida State Nebraska Michigan Wisconsin Miami (Fla.) South Florida Michigan

Result L, 14-26 L, 3-14 L, 7-20 L, 14-24 L, 9-37 L, 14-21 L, 13-30 L, 10-34 W, 24-21 W, 24-7 W, 31-28 L, 31-38 W, 44-36 L, 10-31 L, 7-20 L, 17-26 W, 30-13 W, 33-28 W, 34-24 W, 24-21 L, 39-46 W, 26-19

WHERE THERE’S A WILL: South Carolina head coach Will Muschamp (15-11) has notched 15 victories in his two seasons at the helm. Only Joe Morrison (15-8 in 1983-84) and Steve Spurrier (15-10 in 2005-06) won that many games in their first two seasons at Carolina. COACHING CAROUSEL: Head football coach Will Muschamp relieved co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Kurt Roper of his duties on December 6. Co-offensive coordinator/wide receivers coach Bryan McClendon coordinated the Gamecocks’ offense and called the plays for the 2018 Outback Bowl game versus Michigan. He was given the full-time role in January. Veteran offensive coach Dan Werner was selected to coach the quarterbacks for the 2018 season. Kyle Krantz moved into an on-field role as the additional 10th coach. He will assist with the special teams and coach the nickelbacks and Sam linebackers. WHEN WE WERE YOUNG: The breakdown of the Gamecocks’ 2018 Outback Bowl roster featured 12 seniors, 21 juniors, 30 sophomores, 16 redshirt freshmen and 30 true freshmen. 70 percent (76-of-109) of the Carolina roster was composed of freshmen and sophomores. BREAKING IT DOWN: The 109-man spring roster (as of February 15) consists of 18 seniors, 28 juniors, 28 sophomores, 21 redshirt freshmen and 14 true freshmen. THEY’RE BACK: The Gamecocks welcome 55 returning letterwinners to begin the 2018 spring session. The 55 lettermen consist of 28 offensive players, 21 defensive players and six special teams players.

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IT’S A NUMBERS GAME: The Gamecocks return 98 percent of their rushing yards, 100 percent of their passing yards and 80 percent of their receiving yards from a year ago. Hayden Hurst is the only player that had rushing, passing or receiving yards a year ago who will not return for the 2018 campaign. The top returning rushers are juniors A.J. Turner (531 yards) and Rico Dowdle (471). Junior Jake Bentley (2,794 yards) is the top returning passers, while junior Bryan Edwards (64 catches for 793 yards), and freshmen OrTre Smith (30 for 326) and Shi Smith (29 for 409) are the top three returning receivers. Five of the squad’s top nine tacklers return for the 2018 season, including T.J. Brunson (88 tackles) and D.J. Wonnum (57). Wonnum also led the team with 13.0 tackles for loss and with 6.0 sacks. RETURNING STARTERS: The Gamecocks list 16 returning starters from the 2017 squad, eight on offense, six on defense and two specialists. The returning offensive starters are RT Zack Bailey, QB Jake Bentley, LT Dennis Daley, WR Bryan Edwards, WR OrTre Smith, WR Shi Smith, LG Donell Stanley and RB A.J. Turner. The returning defensive starters include LB T.J. Brunson, CB Rashad Fenton, DT Javon Kinlaw, DE Keir Thomas, N Jamyest Williams and DE D.J. Wonnum. PUT ME IN COACH: The Gamecocks had 11 players start every game in 2017, five on offense - Jake Bentley, Bryan Edwards, Hayden Hurst, Alan Knott and Donell Stanley; and six on defense - T.J. Brunson, JaMarcus King, Chris Lammons, Skai Moore, Taylor Stallworth and D.J. Wonnum. Bentley, Edwards, Stanley, Brunson and Wonnum return in 2018. GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: Twelve players went through Senior Day ceremonies: Cory Helms, Hayden Hurst, Ulric Jones, JaMarcus King, Alan Knott, Chris Lammons, Skai Moore, D.J. Park, Dante Sawyer, Demetrius Smalls, D.J. Smith and Taylor Stallworth. In addition, Terry Googer will forego his final year of eligibility due to a medical hardship. FALL HONOR ROLL: The Gamecocks placed 27 players on the 2017 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll, including Ben Asbury, Jacob August, Zack Bailey, Jake Bentley, Summie Carlay, Joseph Charlton, Dennis Daley, Chavis Dawkins, Mon Denson, Trey Derouen, Javion Duncan, Spencer Eason-Riddle, Chandler Farrell, Daniel Fennell, Harrison Freeman, Danny Gordon, Bailey Hart, Cory Helms, Hayden Hurst, Kyle Markway, Kiel Pollard, Michael Scarnecchia, Jason Senn, Demetrius Smalls, Kobe Smith, M.J. Webb and D.J. Wonnum. FINDING TALENT: Eric Wolford was named a top 25 recruiter by Rivals, while Bryan McClendon ranked 25th in 247Sports recruiter rankings following the February 2018 signing date. 9


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ENROLLING EARLY: The Gamecocks brought in a record number 12 high school recruits who graduated a semester early and enrolled in time for spring drills in 2018. Here is the list of the Gamecocks who have enrolled early since 2006:

South Carolina 2017 Rankings Category Scoring Offense Rushing Offense Passing Offense Passing Efficiency Total Offense

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Avg./No. SEC NCAA 24.2 12 99 122.2 12 110 214.9 6 77 129.8 8 70 337.1 12 108

Scoring Defense 20.7 Rushing Defense 141.1 Passing Defense 226.0 Pass Efficiency Defense 119.1 Total Defense 367.1

5 6 10 6 7

25 39 69 37 44

Kickoff Returns Opp. Kickoff Returns Punt Returns Opp. Punt Returns Net Punting

21.6 20.5 7.1 5.6 40.5

7 8 12 4 6

51 66 73 38 19

Fumbles Recovered 14 Fumbles Lost 5 Passes Intercepted 14 Passes Had Intercepted 12 Turnovers Gained 28 Turnovers Lost 17 Turnover Margin 0.85

1 3 2 10 1 6 2

8 12 32 78 9 42 13

Sacks Sacks Allowed Tackles for Loss Tackles for Loss Allowed

2.0 2.2 5.2 5.5

12 6 11 7

65 75 89 42

3rd Down Percentage Opp. 3rd Down Pct. 4th Down Percentage Opp. 4th Down Pct.

.380 .398 .429 .500

12 9 10 7

86 76 96 62

Penalties/Game Penalty Yards/Game

4.8 38.0

2 1

22 9

Time of Possession

28:42

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2006: 2007: 2008: 2009: 2010: 2011: 2012: 2013: 2014: 2015: 2016:

2017: 2018:

Clark Gaston Stephen Garcia, Travian Robertson Jay Spearman, C.C. Whitlock, Shaq Wilson Jarvis Giles, Stephon Gilmore, DeVonte Holloman Connor Shaw Martay Mattox Kelvin Rainey, Brock Stadnik, Clayton Stadnik Connor Mitch, D.J. Park None Jalen Henry, Christian Owens, Sherrod Pittman, Jerad Washington Bryan Edwards, C.J. Freeman, Brandon McIlwain, Chris Smith, Kobe Smith, Keir Thomas Summie Carlay, Jaylin Dickerson, OrTre Smith, M.J. Webb Wyatt Campbell, Kingsley Enagbare, Deshaun Fenwick, Maxwell Iyama, Ernest Jones, Dakereon Joyner, Rosendo Louis Jr., Hank Manos, Israel Mukuamu, R.J. Roderick, Darius Rush, Lavonte Valentine

WINNING IN FEBRUARY: The Gamecocks had another successful (December and) February signing day, turning in a solid recruiting class, according to the recruiting gurus. Here are the recent recruiting class rankings according to Rivals, Scout, 247Sports and ESPN: Year 2002: 2003: 2004: 2005: 2006: 2007: 2008: 2009: 2010: 2011: 2012: 2013: 2014: 2015: 2016: 2017: 2018:

Rivals 11 8 22 23 27 6 22 12 25 18 19 16 17 19 27 16 19

Scout 18 15 28 20 33 7 34 15 33 11 13 24 24 20 25 20 19

247 13 12 28 19 34 7 36 14 26 17 17 20 19 19 25 21 19

ESPN 18 19 21 27 19 18

ABOUT THE SCHEDULE: The Gamecocks have another challenging schedule on tap for 2018. Carolina’s 2018 opponents combined for a 79-72 record and a .523 winning percentage during the 2017 season. Two of their 2018 opponents, Georgia and Clemson, reached the FBS Playoff a year ago. FEELS LIKE THE FIRST TIME: The Chattanooga Moccasins make their first appearance on the Carolina football schedule. The Mocs will visit Columbia on Saturday, November 17. Coached by Tom Arth, The Mocs compete in the FCS Southern Conference. They finished the 2017 season with a 3-8 mark, including a 3-5 record in the SoCon. SEE YOU SOON: Several players are expected to either be limited during the spring or will sit out spring practice entirely as they continue to rehab their injuries: XSenior linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams will not participate in contact drills in the spring following shoulder surgery. XSenior long snapper Ben Asbury is out for the spring with a knee injury. XJunior running back Mon Denson will be limited in the spring following knee surgery. XRedshirt freshman defensive back Jaylin Dickerson is out for the spring after undergoing shoulder surgery. X Freshman linebacker Ernest Jones has a fracture in his back and will likely miss all of spring. XSenior wide receiver Deebo Samuel is limited while recovering from a broken leg and a foot injury that ended his 2017 season. XSophomore defensive lineman Aaron Thompson is out for the spring following shoulder surgery. XFreshman running back Lavonte Valentine is recovering from a knee injury sustained in high school and will be out for the spring. XJunior linebacker Antoine Wilder is out for the spring after undergoing elbow surgery. X Sophomore defensive back Jamyest Williams is out for the spring after undergoing shoulder surgery.

2017 Drive Chart Summary South Carolina Opp. Drives TD NCST 13 4 MIZ 13 4 UK 12 2 LATECH 9 2 A&M 14 2 ARK 11 3 TENN 10 1 VANDY 12 4 UGA 9 1 FLA 15 4 WOFF 8 4 CLEM 12 1 MICH 17 3 TOT 155 35 10

Opponents FG Missed Punt Downs 0 0 6 0 1 1 5 0 0 3 3 2 1 2 2 0 1 1 7 1 2 2 2 1 3 0 4 1 2 1 3 0 1 1 3 1 0 1 4 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 7 0 2 1 8 0 15 13 55 8

Fum INT 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 2 1 1 3 12

Half 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 2 1 1 1 14

3-Out 5 3 6 1 8 1 2 2 1 4 0 5 8 46

Opp. Drives TD NCST 13 4 MIZ 11 1 UK 12 2 LATECH 9 1 A&M 12 3 ARK 13 3 TENN 10 0 VANDY 11 4 UGA 10 3 FLA 13 2 WOFF 8 1 CLEM 11 4 MICH 17 1 TOT 150 29

FG Missed Punt Downs 0 1 4 2 2 1 4 1 3 0 4 0 3 1 2 0 1 0 8 0 1 0 5 0 3 0 6 0 0 0 4 2 1 0 3 0 2 0 8 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 1 4 0 7 1 21 3 59 8

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Fum INT 2 0 0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 2 2 2 9 14

Half 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 1 0 7

3-Out 2 1 1 2 3 6 5 1 1 5 1 0 8 36


GAMECOCK FOOTBALL Carolina Trends Overall Home Road Neutral

WM ALL 43-32 28-12 11-15 4-5

WM @SC 15-11 10-4 3-6 2-1

‘17 9-4 5-2 2-2 2-0

August September October November December January

1-0 17-6 10-11 13-13 0-1 2-1

0-0 5-4 5-2 4-4 0-1 1-0

0-0 3-2 3-0 2-2 0-0 1-0

Leading after 1st Quarter Tied after 1st Quarter Trailing after 1st Quarter

19-7 6-0 11-7 3-5 13-18 6-6

2-0 2-2 5-2

Leading at Halftime Tied at Halftime Trailing at Halftime

32-6 10-2 5-1 2-2 1-1 1-0 9-24 4-8 3-3

Leading after 3rd Quarter Tied after 3rd Quarter Trailing after 3rd Quarter

34-4 11-1 6-1 2-1 1-1 1-0 7-27 3-9 2-3

When Scoring First When Opp. Scores First

25-9 8-2 18-23 7-9

Largest Halftime Lead Largest Halftime Deficit >Come From Behind Win

18 35 16

11 20 16

Score 20-plus Points 37-8 Score 30-plus Points 25-1 Opponents Score 20 or less 31-6 Decided by 3 or less 4-3 Decided by 7 or less 16-12 Decided by 10 or less 20-15

12-1 8-1 8-1 3-0 9-3 11-4

7-0 5-0 6-0 1-0 5-1 6-2

Rush for 100-plus Yards Rush for 150-plus Yards Pass for 200-plus Yards Pass for 300-plus Yards Total 400-plus Yards

13-2 10-1 6-8 0-2 4-1

7-0 6-0 4-3 0-1 2-0

Opp. Rush 100 yards or less 22-5 4-0 Opp. Pass 200 yards or less 20-19 5-6 Opp. Total 300 yards or less 21-8 5-0

4-0 2-3 3-0

Commit More Turnovers Commit Fewer Turnovers Commit Equal Turnovers

30 35 16

3-1 6-3

40-15 31-4 26-22 3-3 19-2

7-19 3-4 2-1 28-7 10-2 6-0 8-6 2-5 1-3

Lead in Time of Possession 30-11 9-3 Trail in Time of Possession 13-21 6-8 *WM=Will Muschamp

5-0 4-4

RECORD WATCH: Several Gamecocks will be moving up the career charts in the Carolina record books this fall. Here’s where they rank entering the 2018 campaign: Category Number Rank Bentley Passing Yards 4,214 11th Pass Completions 370 10th Completion Percentage 63.3 2nd Passing Touchdowns 27 11th Dowdle Rushing Yards 1,015 43rd Edwards Pass Receptions 108 13th Samuel Pass Receptions 86 26th Kick Returns for TDs 3 1st Turner Rushing Yards 1,028 41st GAMECOCK TIDBITS: X Quarterback Jake Bentley is the son of running backs coach Bobby Bentley. Jake’s brother, Chas Dodd, is a graduate assistant on Jeff Dillman’s strength & conditioning staff. X 2018 recruit Dylan Wonnum is the younger brother of junior defensive lineman D.J. Wonnum. Dylan is slated to play on the offensive line. X2018 recruit Jaycee Horn is the son of former NFL wide receiver Joe Horn. Jaycee is listed as a defensive back.

Carolina Notebook X Jake Bentley and D.J. Wonnum were just the second and third sophomores in school history to be recognized as permanent team captains. The first sophomore to earn that distinction was Hayden Hurst in 2016. XSophomore tight end Evan Hinson has spent the past two winters playing with Frank Martin’s South Carolina men’s basketball team. XSenior linebacker Bryson Allen-Williams has been elected as the vice chair of the SEC Football Leadership Council. He will attend a portion of the meeting of the SEC’s Athletics Directors in March and the conference’s spring meetings in May. X The 16-point third-quarter deficit (19-3) to Michigan in the Outback Bowl marked the biggest come-from-behind victory in Will Muschamp’s six-year head-coaching career. X The Gamecocks are 9-3 in games decided by seven points or less under Will Muschamp, including a 5-1 mark in 2017. XThe Gamecocks are 12-1 when scoring at least 20 points under head coach Will Muschamp. XCoach Muschamp owns a 25-1 record when his team scores 30 or more points in his six-year head coaching career.

Four Gamecocks Invited to NFL Combine Four University of South Carolina football players were invited to participate in the annual NFL Combine, which took place at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis from February 27 – March 5. Representing the Gamecocks were tight end Hayden Hurst, cornerback JaMarcus King, linebacker Skai Moore and defensive tackle Taylor Stallworth. Hurst, a 6-5, 250-pounder from Jacksonville, Fla., is the lone Gamecock junior to declare for the NFL draft. Considered one of the nation’s top tight ends, Hurst was named first-team All-SEC by both the Associated Press and the league’s 14 coaches. A semifinalist for both the Mackey Award and the Burlsworth Trophy, Hurst logged 44 receptions for 559 yards while scoring three touchdowns (two receiving and one rushing). A two-time team captain, Hurst finished his career with 100 catches for 1,281 yards. He had more receptions than any other tight end in school history, and finished second among tight ends in receiving yards. Following the season, he was given the Strength & Conditioning Award, the Unselfish Teammate Award for the offense, and the Tenacity Award for the offense. King, a 6-2, 186-pounder from Mobile, Ala., spent just two seasons in Columbia, but started 24 of 26 games in that span for the Garnet & Black at cornerback, including all 13 during the 2017 campaign. A Reese’s Senior Bowl participant, King registered 41 tackles, two interceptions and a dozen pass breakups in his final season for the Gamecocks. His 14 passes defended ranked third in the SEC. Following the season, he was recognized with the Unselfish Teammate Award for the defense. Moore, a 6-2, 218-pounder from Cooper City, Fla., finished his career as the only player in school history and just the 15th in FBS history to lead the team in tackles in four seasons. Moore posted 93 stops in 2017 and 353 during his career, sixth on the school’s all-time list. A two-time team captain, Moore also tied the school record with 14 career interceptions. He was a first-team All-SEC selection by the league’s coaches and earned second-team accolades by the Associated Press following his final campaign for the Garnet & Black. He also earned the Comeback Player of the Year Award, won the Joe Morrison Award as the MVP of the defense, captured the Leadership Award for the defense and was named the Steve Wadiak Most Valuable Player for the Gamecocks in 2017. Stallworth, a 6-2, 305-pounder from Mobile, Ala., was the leader of the defensive front line for the Gamecocks in 2017. He started all 13 games as a senior (giving him 31 in his career), recording 30 tackles while leading the team with 10 quarterback hurries. Following the season, Stallworth was presented with the Unselfish Teammate Award for special teams and given the Leadership Award for special teams. The NFL Scouting Combine is a week-long showcase where college football players perform physical and mental tests in front of National Football League coaches, general managers and scouts. GAMECOCKSONLINE.COM

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2017 Football Notes General X South Carolina finished the 2017 season with a 9-4 record overall and a 5-3 mark in the Eastern Division of the SEC. X The Gamecocks won nine or more games for just the seventh time in school history. Five of those seven seasons have come in the last eight years. X South Carolina posted its 600th victory in school history with a November 18 win over Wofford. X South Carolina defeated Florida and Tennessee, two of the big three SEC East rivals, in the same season for just the fourth time. It also occurred in 2005, 2010 and 2011. X Two of the Gamecocks’ four losses were to teams that participated in the College Football Playoff. X The Gamecocks have increased their overall win total from three in 2015 to six in 2016 to nine in 2017. South Carolina is one of only three NCAA FBS programs and the only one in the Power Five to have a multiple-win improvement in each of the last two regular seasons. X The Gamecocks won five or more conference games for just the eighth time in 26 years since joining the SEC. X The Gamecocks finished in sole possession of second place in the SEC Eastern Division. X The Gamecocks capped the season with a 26-19 win over Michigan in the Outback Bowl. Carolina rallied from a 19-3 deficit in the contest to earn the victory. It was the largest come-from-behind win in Will Muschamp’s head coaching career. X The Gamecocks improved to 9-13 overall in bowl games and have won five of their last six bowl games, with wins over Michigan (twice), Nebraska, Wisconsin and Miami since 2012. X The Gamecocks finished second in the SEC and tied for 13th in the nation with a plus-11 in turnover margin. X South Carolina ranked first in the SEC in fewest yards penalized, surrendering just 38.0 per game, ninth in the nation. X Will Muschamp is 15-11 as the Gamecocks’ head coach, matching Joe Morrison (15-8) and Steve Spurrier (15-10) for the most wins in their first two seasons at South Carolina. X Twelve Gamecocks took part in Senior Day ceremonies. X 70 percent of the Gamecocks’ roster was composed of freshmen and sophomores. X Permanent team captains were Jake Bentley, Hayden Hurst, Skai Moore and D.J. Wonnum. It marked the second time that Hurst and Moore were named captains. Bentley and Wonnum became just the second and third sophomores in school history (joining Hurst from 2016) to earn the title of team captain. X South Carolina ranked second behind only Northwestern among bowl teams in Graduation Success Rate. X South Carolina averaged 78,586 fans for seven home games, 16th in the nation.

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Defense X The Gamecocks were fifth in the SEC in scoring defense, allowing just 20.7 points per game. It was their fewest points allowed since the 2012 season and the fourth-straight year in which the defense has shown improvement. X South Carolina held 11 of its 13 opponents to fewer points scored than their season scoring average. X South Carolina recorded 26 sacks after logging 21 sacks during the 2016 season. X South Carolina forced a league-high 28 turnovers, tying for ninth in the country. X The Gamecocks scored five non-offensive touchdowns (two on special teams and three on defense), second in the SEC and 21st in the nation. X South Carolina recovered 14 fumbles, most in the SEC and tied for eighth in the nation. X South Carolina intercepted 14 passes, tied for second in the SEC and tied for 32nd in the nation. X Senior linebacker Skai Moore was a first-team

All-SEC selection by the SEC coaches and a secondteam pick by the AP and by Phil Steele. He was also named second-team All-America by College Sports Madness. X Moore became just the 15th FBS player in history to lead his team in tackles in four seasons. His 7.2 tackles per game ranked 12th in the SEC. X Moore tied the school record with 14 career interceptions. X Moore finished his career with 353 tackles, sixth on the school’s all-time list, including 213 unassisted tackles, second all-time in South Carolina history. X Skai Moore and JaMarcus King were selected for the 2018 Senior Bowl. X Senior defensive end Dante Sawyer was a secondteam All-SEC selection by the Associated Press. X Sawyer led the SEC and tied for the NCAA lead in fumbles forced with five, one shy of the school record. X Sophomore defensive lineman D.J. Wonnum was named third-team All-SEC by Phil Steele. X Wonnum led the team with 13.0 tackles for loss and with 6.0 sacks. He tied for seventh in the SEC in tackles for loss. X Wonnum was twice recognized as the SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week following his performances against Arkansas and Tennessee. X Defensive back Jamyest Williams was named to the SEC All-Freshman team. X Williams ranked sixth among SEC freshmen in tackles per game at 3.5, 11th in passes defended with three, third in interceptions with two, and tied for ninth with 4.0 tackles for loss. X Sophomore linebacker T.J. Brunson earned a spot on the A.P.’s All-Bowl team after collecting 13 tackles - including nine solos - and recorded two sacks to help the Gamecocks erase a 16-point deficit in a 2619 victory over Michigan. X Brunson tied for the SEC lead with three fumbles recovered. X Senior cornerback JaMarcus King ranked third in the SEC with 14 pass breakups. X Linebacker Spencer Eason-Riddle was named to the SEC Community Service team.

Special Teams X South Carolina ranked sixth in the SEC in punting average, with a net of 40.5 yards per punt. X Sophomore Joseph Charlton ranked sixth in the SEC in punting, averaging 43.5 yards per punt. He had 15 kicks inside the 20, 17 punts of 50-yards or longer and only four touchbacks. X Redshirt freshman Parker White led the team in scoring with 68 points. He was 14-of-25 on field goal attempts and a perfect 26-of-26 on extra point attempts. He was 10-of-11 on field goal attempts inside 40 yards. X South Carolina was the only SEC school to record two kickoff returns for touchdowns. X Despite playing in just three games and returning only two kickoffs, Deebo Samuel tied for fifth in the country with two kickoff returns for touchdowns. X Samuel was twice named SEC Special Teams Player of the Week and named to the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll following his performances against NC State and Missouri. X Coleman Hutzler was nominated for the Broyles Award, given to the nation’s top assistant coach.

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GAMECOCK FOOTBALL 2017 South Carolina Award Winners Coaches’ Awards Dr. Harris Pastides Outstanding Student-Athlete Award ................................ Michael Scarnecchia Community Service Award ..................................................Spencer Eason-Riddle and Ulric Jones Strength & Conditioning Award.......................... Hayden Hurst, D.J. Wonnum and T.J. Brunson Comeback Player of the Year Award.............................................................................. Skai Moore Offensive Scout Team Award ...................................................................................... Eric Douglas Defensive Scout Team Award ......................................................................................... M.J. Webb Special Teams Scout Team Award..................................................................Spencer Eason-Riddle Nutrition Award......................................................................................................... Javon Kinlaw

Players’ Choice Awards Unselfish Teammate - Offense....................................................... Hayden Hurst and Cory Helms Unselfish Teammate - Defense ................................................Chris Lammons and JaMarcus King Unselfish Teammate - Special Teams ..................................Javon Charleston and Taylor Stallworth Tenacity Award - Offense ................................................................ Hayden Hurst and Alan Knott Tenacity Award - Defense...............................................................T.J. Brunson and Dante Sawyer Tenacity Award - Special Teams................................................... Javon Charleston and D.J. Smith Most Valuable Player - Offense (Steve Spurier Award) .............................................Bryan Edwards Most Valuable Player - Defense (Joe Morrison Award) ................................................. Skai Moore Most Valuable Player - Special Teams (Jim Carlen Award) .....................................Joseph Charlton Leadership Award - Offense ......................................................................................... Jake Bentley Leadership Award - Defense .......................................................................................... Skai Moore Leadership Award - Special Teams ........................................................................ Taylor Stallworth Most Explosive Player - Offense .....................................................................................A.J. Turner Most Productive Player - Defense .............................................................................D.J. Wonnum Most Productive Player - Special Teams .................................................................Joseph Charlton Steve Wadiak MVP Award ............................................................................................ Skai Moore

Postseason Honors First Team All-SEC (AP) ...........................................................................................Hayden Hurst First Team All-SEC (Coaches)...................................................................................Hayden Hurst First Team All-SEC (Coaches)....................................................................................... Skai Moore Second Team All-SEC (AP) .......................................................................................... Skai Moore Second Team All-SEC (AP) .......................................................................................Dante Sawyer SEC All-Freshman (Coaches)............................................................................... Jamyest Williams

Weekly Award Winners Deebo Samuel Deebo Samuel Deebo Samuel Deebo Samuel D.J. Wonnum D.J. Wonnum Alan Knott Hayden Hurst

SEC Special Teams Player of the Week Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll SEC Special Teams Player of the Week Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week John Mackey Tight End of the Week

vs NC State (September 2) vs NC State (September 2) at Missouri (September 9) at Missouri (September 9) vs Arkansas (October 7) at Tennessee (October 14) vs Vanderbilt (October 28) at Georgia (November 4)

Tracking the 2018 Opponents Opponent (Date vs. SC) Record Last Game Coastal Carolina (9/1) 3-9 W, 28-17 vs Georgia Southern Georgia* (9/8) 13-2 L, 26-23 OT vs Alabama Marshall (9/15) 8-5 W, 31-28 vs Colorado State at Vanderbilt* (9/22) 5-7 W, 42-24 at Tennessee at Kentucky* (9/29) 7-6 L, 24-23 vs Northwestern Missouri* (10/6) 7-6 L, 33-16 vs Texas Texas A&M* (10/13) 7-6 L, 55-52 vs Wake Forest Tennessee* (10/27) 4-8 L, 42-24 vs Vanderbilt at Ole Miss* (1/3) 6-6 W, 31-28 at Mississippi State at Florida* (11/10) 4-7 L, 38-22 vs Florida State Chattanooga (11/17) 3-8 W, 10-3 vs East Tennessee State at Clemson (11/24) 12-2 L, 24-6 vs Alabama Opponents Overall Record 79-72 (.523)

Next Game at South Carolina (9/1) vs Austin Peay (9/1) at Miami (Ohio) (9/1) vs Middle Tennessee (9/1) vs Central Michigan (9/1) vs UT Martin (9/1) vs Northwesern State (9/1) vs West Virginia (9/1) vs Texas Tech (9/1) vs Charleston Southern (9/1) vs Tennessee Tech (8/30) vs Furman (9/1)

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Carolina Captains NC STATE: Bryson Allen-Williams, Cory Helms, Hayden Hurst, Skai Moore MISSOURI: T.J. Brunson, Alan Knott, Deebo Samuel, Taylor Stallworth KENTUCKY: Hayden Hurst, Deebo Samuel, D.J. Smith, D.J. Wonnum LOUISIANA TECH: Jake Bentley, T.J. Brunson, Bryan Edwards, Skai Moore TEXAS A&M: Jake Bentley, JaMarcus King, Chris Lammons, Donell Stanley ARKANSAS: Alan Knott, Skai Moore, Taylor Stallworth, D.J. Wonnum TENNESSEE: Hayden Hurst, Alan Knott, Dante Sawyer, D.J. Smith VANDERBILT: Hayden Hurst, Ulric Jones, Alan Knott, Chris Lammons GEORGIA: Cory Helms, Alan Knott, Skai Moore, Taylor Stallworth FLORIDA: Hayden Hurst, Chris Lammons, Skai Moore, D.J. Wonnum WOFFORD: Cory Helms, Alan Knott, Chris Lammons, Taylor Stallworth CLEMSON: Jake Bentley, Hayden Hurst, Skai Moore, Taylor Stallworth 2017 PERMANENT TEAM CAPTAINS Jake Bentley, Hayden Hurst, Skai Moore, D.J. Wonnum

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Athletics Department Notes X South Carolina is the only Division I athletics program this decade to have at least one Top 4 national finish (championships and/or polls) each in football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and women’s soccer. X South Carolina currently leads intra‐state rival Clemson, 7‐4, in the 2017‐18 Palmetto Series. Carolina won the Palmetto Series for the second straight year, last season, 8‐7. The Certified SC Grown Palmetto Series is sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA) and is a year‐long competition between the two schools in which points are awarded for the winners of head‐to‐head meetings in each sport. Points were also awarded for highest team GPA and for a food drive during the fall aimed at tackling hunger in their communities. X South Carolina won its 18th SEC Championships this year. The women’s soccer team clinched its second straight SEC title on October 26 with a 1‐0 win at Florida. Overall, in their history, the Gamecocks have won 33 conference championships.

SOUTH CAROLINA X During the 2016‐17 academic year, South Carolina had a total of 49 student‐athletes to earn either national or regional all‐academic honors in their respective sports. The list is headlined by men’s soccer’s Danny Deakin and women’s soccer’s Paige Bendell and Chelsea Drennan, who each earned first‐ team CoSIDA Academic All‐America honors. Three Gamecock teams – cross country (USTFCCCA), men’s soccer and women’s soccer (both NSCAA) were named All‐Academic Teams in their respective sports. X South Carolina Football has three endowed scholarships. Recipients for endowed scholarships are selected each year by the head coach. The 2017 scholarships and recipients are: O Marcus Lattimore Endowed Football Scholarship – Bryson Allen-Williams O Tommy Suggs Endowed Quarterback Scholarship – Jake Bentley O Wraellen and Larry Winn Endowed Tight End Scholarship – Hayden Hurst X South Carolina is building a $50 million Football Operations Center. The state-of-the-art facility is located adjacent to the Jerri and Steve Spurrier Indoor Football Facility, and will provide the coaches and student-athletes with the ability to train and compete at the highest level. It will feature: coaches’ offices, locker room, meeting rooms, weight room, training room, dining room, players’ lounge and equipment room.

X South Carolina is one of four schools to be ranked in the top 30 in attendance in five of the following six sports (football, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and women’s volleyball) in 2017‐18 (as of Feb. 5). The four schools are South Carolina, Kentucky, Michigan State and Nebraska. X South Carolina finished in 19th place in the 2016‐17 Learfield Directors’ Cup Standings. The Cup honors institutions maintaining a broad‐based athletics program. The Gamecocks finished with 832.5 points, which was the highest total in school history. Prior to 2016‐17, South Carolina had finished in the Top 25 three times in its history ‐ 11th in 2001‐02 (828.5 points), 18th in 2002‐03 (701 points) and 25th in 2000‐01 (539 points). In the 2017‐18 Learfield Director’s Cup Standings, after the Fall sports, South Carolina is 49th overall and sixth in the SEC with 128 points. X After the Fall Sports in the Capital One Cup (January 9, 2018), South Carolina is 7th in women’s sports, which is second in the SEC (Florida). X As of games through February 5, South Carolina men’s and women’s basketball teams have a combined record of 148‐41 since the start of the 2015‐16 season. The 78.3 winning percentage is tied for fifth in the nation (with UConn) and only behind Maryland (80.6), Baylor (80.5), Gonzaga (79.3) and Notre Dame (79.0). X South Carolina had 82 student‐athletes make the 2017 SEC Academic

Honor Roll, placing fifth in the league. Since the start of the 2015‐16 academic year, South Carolina leads all schools with 842 student‐athletes making the four SEC Academic Honor Rolls (Fall, Winter, Spring and First‐Year). South Carolina has led in each of the last two completed academic years (379 in 2016‐17 and 381 in 2015‐16). X The fall 2017 semester ended with the University of South Carolina stu-

dent‐athletes achieving a departmental GPA of 3.230. This achievement gives the department 22‐consecutive semesters in which the student‐athletes have combined for a GPA above a 3.0. The department named 74 student‐ athletes to the President’s List, 203 to the Dean’s List and 364 to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (3.0). X A total of 161 Gamecock student‐athletes have earned their degrees during the last last 12 months (three graduation ceremonies) – 24 following the 2017 fall semester, 104 following the 2017 spring semester and 33 following the 2016 fall semester.

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Cory Helms, Chris Lammons, Demetrius Smalls and Alan Knott went through commencement ceremonies in December.

GAMECOCK ATHLETICS MISSION STATEMENT Gamecock Athletics develops our student-athletes intellectually, athletically, socially, and culturally to relentlessly compete for championships and high levels of achievement at the University and throughout life in harmony with our University’s mission and vision.

GAMECOCK ATHLETICS VISION STATEMENT We serve as a source of pride and inspiration to our University, our state, our nation and the world by relentlessly competing for championships with integrity, character, and passion.

GAMECOCK ATHLETICS CORE VALUES Integrity: We expect and consistently demonstrate the highest standards of honesty, sportsmanship and character. Respect: We hold each other mutually accountable for upholding our values. We honor all people while celebrating each individual’s culture, beliefs and ideas. Positive Student-Athlete Experience: We provide an environment that supports each student-athlete’s well-being and success by encouraging personal, academic, and athletic development while at USC and beyond. Pursuit of Excellence: We passionately and relentlessly pursue the achievement of excellence throughout every aspect of our lives. Stewardship: We are trustworthy stewards of the reputation of the University, our resources, our relationships, and the experiences of our stakeholders and will demonstrate stewardship through service to our community.

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2018 SEC Weekly Schedule

GAMECOCK FOOTBALL September 1

Coastal Carolina at South Carolina Alabama vs. Louisville (Orlando) Eastern Illinois at Arkansas Auburn vs. Washington (Atlanta) Charleston Southern at Florida Austin Peay at Georgia Central Michigan at Kentucky Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech (Houston) Stephen F. Austin at Mississippi State UT Martin at Missouri Tennessee vs. West Virginia (Charlotte) Northwestern State at Texas A&M Middle Tennessee at Vanderbilt September 2

LSU vs. Miami (Arlington) September 8

*Georgia at South Carolina Arkansas State at Alabama Arkansas at Colorado State Alabama State at Auburn *Kentucky at Florida Southeastern Louisiana at LSU Southern Illinois at Ole Miss Mississippi State at Kansas State Wyoming at Missouri East Tennessee State at Tennessee Clemson at Texas A&M Nevada at Vanderbilt September 15

Marshall at South Carolina *Alabama at Ole Miss North Texas at Arkansas *LSU at Auburn Colorado State at Florida Middle Tennessee at Georgia Murray State at Kentucky Louisiana-Lafayette at Mississippi State Missouri at Purdue UTEP at Tennessee Louisiana-Monroe at Texas A&M Vanderbilt at Notre Dame September 22

*South Carolina at Vanderbilt *Texas A&M at Alabama *Arkansas at Auburn *Florida at Tennessee *Georgia at Missouri *Mississippi State at Kentucky Louisiana Tech at LSU Kent State at Ole Miss

September 29

*South Carolina at Kentucky Louisiana-Lafayette at Alabama *Arkansas vs. Texas A&M (Arlington) Southern Miss at Auburn *Florida at Mississippi State *Tennessee at Georgia *Ole Miss at LSU Tennessee State at Vanderbilt October 6

*Missouri at South Carolina *Alabama at Arkansas *Auburn at Mississippi State *LSU at Florida *Vanderbilt at Georgia *Kentucky at Texas A&M Louisiana-Monroe at Ole Miss October 13

*Texas A&M at South Carolina *Missouri at Alabama *Arkansas vs. Ole Miss (Little Rock) *Tennessee at Auburn *Florida at Vanderbilt *Georgia at LSU October 20

*Alabama at Tennessee Tulsa at Arkansas *Auburn at Ole Miss *Vanderbilt at Kentucky *Mississippi State at LSU Memphis at Missouri October 27

*Tennessee at South Carolina *Vanderbilt at Arkansas *Florida vs. Georgia (Jacksonville) *Kentucky at Missouri *Texas A&M at Mississippi State

November 10

*South Carolina at Florida *Mississippi State at Alabama *LSU at Arkansas *Auburn at Georgia *Kentucky at Tennessee *Ole Miss at Texas A&M *Vanderbilt at Missouri November 17

Chattanooga at South Carolina The Citadel at Alabama *Arkansas at Mississippi State Liberty at Auburn Idaho at Florida Massachusetts at Georgia Middle Tennessee at Kentucky Rice at LSU *Ole Miss at Vanderbilt *Missouri at Tennessee UAB at Texas A&M November 22

*Mississippi State at Ole Miss November 24

South Carolina at Clemson *Auburn at Alabama *Arkansas at Missouri Florida at Florida State Georgia Tech at Georgia Kentucky at Louisville *LSU at Texas A&M *Tennessee at Vanderbilt December 1

SEC Football Championship (Atlanta)

November 3

*South Carolina at Ole Miss *Alabama at LSU *Texas A&M at Auburn *Missouri at Florida *Georgia at Kentucky Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State Charlotte at Tennessee

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AUBURN Auburn ALABAMA Oxford

MARSHALL Columbia UTEP Knoxville

COLORADO STATE Fort Collins

ALABAMA STATE Auburn

KENTUCKY Gainesville

SOUTH CAROLINA Columbia

FLORIDA Gainesville

SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA Baton Rouge

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS Oxford

KANSAS STATE Manhattan

WYOMING Columbia

GEORGIA Columbia

EAST TENNESSEE STATE Knoxville

CLEMSON College Station

NEVADA Nashville

EASTERN ILLINOIS Fayetteville

WASHINGTON Atlanta

CHARLESTON SOUTHERN Gainesville

AUSTIN PEAY Athens

CENTRAL MICHIGAN Lexington

MIAMI Arlington (Sept. 2)

TEXAS TECH Houston

STEPHEN F. AUSTIN Starkville

UT MARTIN Columbia

COASTAL CAROLINA Columbia

WEST VIRGINIA Charlotte

NORTHWESTERN STATE College Station

MIDDLE TENNESSEE Nashville

ARKANSAS

AUBURN

FLORIDA

GEORGIA

KENTUCKY

LSU

OLE MISS

MISSISSIPPI STATE

MISSOURI

SOUTH CAROLINA

TENNESSEE

TEXAS A&M

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SOUTH CAROLINA Nashville

ALABAMA Tuscaloosa

FLORIDA Knoxville

VANDERBILT Nashville

GEORGIA Columbia

KENTUCKY Lexington

KENT STATE Oxford

LOUISIANA TECH Baton Rouge

MISSISSIPPI STATE Lexington

MISSOURI Columbia

TENNESSEE Knoxville

ARKANSAS Auburn

AUBURN Auburn

TEXAS A&M Tuscaloosa

Sept. 22

TENNESSEE STATE Nashville

ARKANSAS Arlington

GEORGIA Athens

KENTUCKY Lexington

FLORIDA Starkville

LSU Baton Rouge

OLE MISS Baton Rouge

SOUTH CAROLINA Lexington

TENNESSEE Athens

MISSISSIPPI STATE Starkville

SOUTHERN MISS Auburn

GEORGIA Athens

KENTUCKY College Station

MISSOURI Columbia, S.C.

FLORIDA Nashville

SOUTH CAROLINA Columbia

AUBURN Auburn

TEXAS A&M Columbia

KENTUCKY Lexington

ALABAMA Knoxville

MEMPHIS Columbia

SOUTH CAROLINA Columbia, S.C.

AUBURN Oxford

MISSISSIPPI STATE Baton Rouge

VANDERBILT Lexington

LSU Baton Rouge ALABAMA Tuscaloosa

ARKANSAS Little Rock

GEORGIA Baton Rouge

LSU Baton Rouge

OLE MISS Oxford

TULSA Fayetteville

TENNESSEE Knoxville

Oct. 20

AUBURN Starkville

LOUISIANAMONROE Oxford

FLORIDA Gainesville

TEXAS A&M College Station

VANDERBILT Athens

VANDERBILT Nashville

TENNESSEE Auburn

MISSISSIPPI STATE Starkville LSU Gainesville

OLE MISS Little Rock

MISSOURI Tuscaloosa

Oct. 13

ALABAMA Fayetteville

ARKANSAS Fayetteville

LOUISIANALAFAYETTE Tuscaloosa TEXAS A&M Arlington

Oct. 6

Sept. 29

ARKANSAS Fayetteville

MISSISSIPPI STATE Starkville

SOUTH CAROLINA Columbia

TENNESSEE Columbia

KENTUCKY Columbia

TEXAS A&M Starkville

MISSOURI Columbia

FLORIDA Jacksonville

GEORGIA Jacksonville

VANDERBILT Fayetteville

Oct. 27

AUBURN Auburn

CHARLOTTE Knoxville

OLE MISS Oxford

FLORIDA Gainesville

LOUISIANA TECH Starkville

SOUTH CAROLINA Oxford

ALABAMA Baton Rouge

GEORGIA Lexington

KENTUCKY Lexington

MISSOURI Gainesville

TEXAS A&M Auburn

LSU Baton Rouge

Nov. 3

MISSOURI Columbia

OLE MISS College Station

KENTUCKY Knoxville

FLORIDA Gainesville

VANDERBILT Columbia

ALABAMA Tuscaloosa

TEXAS A&M College Station

ARKANSAS Fayetteville

TENNESSEE Knoxville

AUBURN Athens

SOUTH CAROLINA Gainesville

GEORGIA Athens

LSU Fayetteville

MISSISSIPPI STATE Tuscaloosa

Nov. 10

OLE MISS Nashville

UAB College Station

MISSOURI Knoxville

CHATTANOOGA Columbia

TENNESSEE Knoxville

ARKANSAS Starkville

VANDERBILT Nashville

RICE Baton Rouge

MIDDLE TENNESSEE Lexington

UMASS Athens

IDAHO Gainesville

LIBERTY Auburn

MISSISSIPPI STATE Starkville

CITADEL Tuscaloosa

Nov. 17

LOUISVILLE Louisville

GEORGIA TECH Athens

FLORIDA STATE Tallahassee

ALABAMA Tuscaloosa

MISSOURI Columbia

AUBURN Tuscaloosa

Nov. 24

TENNESSEE Nashville

LSU College Station

VANDERBILT Nashville

CLEMSON Clemson

ARKANSAS Columbia

OLE MISS Oxford (Nov. 22)

MISSISSIPPI STATE Oxford (Nov. 22)

TEXAS A&M College Station

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NOTRE DAME South Bend

LOUISIANAMONROE College Station

PURDUE West Lafayette

LOUISIANALAFAYETTE Starkville

MURRAY STATE Lexington

LSU Auburn

NORTH TEXAS Fayetteville

OLE MISS Oxford

ARKANSAS STATE Tuscaloosa

LOUISVILLE Orlando

ALABAMA

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Sept. 8

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COACHING STAFF


Head Coach Will Muschamp

SOUTH CAROLINA

Will MUSCHAMP Head Coach Third Year at South Carolina

THE MUSCHAMP FILE Full Name: William Larry Muschamp Born: August 3, 1971 Hometown: Rome, Ga. Wife: Carol Children: Jackson and Whit College: Georgia (1994) Auburn (1996)

coaching experience 2016-18 2015 2011-14 2008-10 2006-07 2005 2001-04 2000 1999 1998 1995-96

South Carolina Head Coach Auburn Defensive Coord. Florida Head Coach Texas DC/Linebackers Auburn DC/Defensive Backs Miami (NFL) AHC/Defense LSU DC/Linebackers Valdosta State DC/DBs Eastern Kentucky Def. Backs West Georgia Def. Backs Auburn Graduate Assistant

bowl experience 2018 2016 2013 2012 2010 2009 2007 2007 2005 2004 2003 2002 1996 1996 1993 1991

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Outback Birmingham Sugar Gator BCS National Championship Fiesta Chick-fil-A Cotton Capital One Sugar/National Championship Cotton Sugar Independence Outback Citrus Independence

Will Muschamp begins his third season directing the Gamecocks’ football fortunes in 2018. Muschamp was introduced as the University of South Carolina’s 34th head football coach on December 7, 2015. In his first season in Columbia, Muschamp guided the Gamecocks to a 6-7 mark and a spot in the Birmingham Bowl. The Gamecocks doubled their win total from the previous season while increasing their SEC wins from one to three. The Gamecocks started as many true freshman (7) as any school in the country, and were the only Division I school to have true freshmen lead the team in both passing (Jake Bentley) and rushing (Rico Dowdle). Seventy-six of the Gamecocks’ 113-man Birmingham Bowl roster (67.3 percent) were either freshmen or sophomores in Muschamp’s first campaign. His second season brought more success, as the team won nine games for just the seventh time in school history, was the only Power 5 school to have a multiple win total increase in each of the last two seasons, finished second in the SEC East and earned a second-straight bowl appearance. The season culminated with an Outback Bowl victory over Michigan on New Year’s Day. Regarded as an outstanding defensive mind, Muschamp is a 23-year coaching veteran, including 15 years in the Southeastern Conference. In six seasons as a head coach, all in the SEC, Muschamp owns a 43-32 record, a .573 winning percentage. With a 15-11 mark at South Carolina, he matched Joe Morrison and Steve Spurrier for the most wins in their first two seasons at the helm. His previous head coaching experience came at the University of Florida where he posted a 28-21 record from 2011-14. He led the

Gators to three bowl games in his four seasons in Gainesville and was recognized as the SEC Coach of the Year in 2012 after guiding Florida to an 11-2 record and a Top-10 finish. As an assistant coach, the Rome, Ga., native has worked in two national championship games (2003 and 2009), winning with LSU in 2003, and coached in a pair of BCS bowl games following the 2008 and 2012 seasons. He has coached in and won three conference championship games, twice in the SEC and once in the Big 12. He was a finalist for the 2007 Broyles Award, presented to the nation’s top assistant coach. Prior to his arrival in Columbia, Muschamp most recently served as the defensive coordinator at Auburn University in 2015, his third stint as an SEC defensive coordinator. He also held that title with Auburn from 2006-07 and at LSU from 2002-04. In his six seasons as an SEC defensive coordinator, Muschamp’s units ranked among the nation’s Top-10 in total defense and in scoring defense five times. Muschamp’s first full-time coaching experience in the SEC came at LSU. He was the Tigers’ linebacker coach for one season before being elevated to defensive coordinator from 2002-04. His 2003 defense helped the Tigers to the national championship by leading the nation both in scoring defense (11.0 ppg) and total defense (252.0 ypg), while finishing second nationally in pass efficiency defense (89.8) and third in rushing defense (67.0 ypg). Prior to taking the reins at Florida, Muschamp served as the defensive coordinator at Texas from 2008-10. Under his guidance, the Longhorn defense ranked No. 1 in the nation with 119 sacks and ranked in the Top-10 nationally allow-

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ing 2.9 yards per rushing attempt (third), 96.7 rushing yards per game (fourth) and 297.4 yards per game (seventh), all Big 12 bests during that span. In 2009, Texas played in the BCS National Championship game. Under Muschamp’s tutelage, Brian Orakpo won the 2008 Rotary Lombardi, Bronko Nagurski and Ted Hendricks awards. In the 2009 and 2010 NFL Drafts, Muschamp had a combined eight players drafted, seven in the first four rounds, including first-rounders Brian Orakpo and Earl Thomas. In four of his nine seasons as an FBS defensive coordinator, his teams have allowed less than 100 rushing yards per game and twice led the nation in rushing defense. His 2003 LSU defense led the country by allowing 67 yards per game on the ground, the best mark by an SEC team in the 2000s, while Texas gave up just 73.1 yards on the ground in 2009 to pace the nation. A 1994 Georgia graduate, Muschamp moved immediately into coaching, working as a GA at Auburn from 1995-96, while earning his master’s degree. He served as a secondary coach at West Georgia (1998) and Eastern Kentucky (1999) before moving into his first defensive coordinator position at Valdosta State for the 2000 season, where he helped the Blazers to a 10-2 record and the Gulf South title. Muschamp also logged a stint in the NFL, working as the Miami Dolphins Assistant Head Coach for Defense in 2005 under Nick Saban. During his playing career at Georgia, Muschamp earned his way from walk-on to scholarship player by the spring of his redshirt freshman season and eventually was named co-captain as a senior. A safety on the gridiron, he earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 1993.


GAMECOCK FOOTBALL Year 2011 2012 2013 2014 2016 2017

Muschamp Head Coach Year-by-Year Overall Conference Conference School Record Record Finish Bowl Florida 7-6 3-5 3rd in East Taxslayer Gator Florida 11-2 7-1 T1st in East Sugar Florida 4-8 3-5 5th in East Florida 6-5 4-4 3rd in East South Carolina 6-7 3-5 5th in East Birmingham South Carolina 9-4 5-3 2nd in East Outback TOTALS 43-32 25-23

Muschamp vs. Opponents Alabama .................................... 0-2 Louisville ................................... 0-1 Arkansas .................................... 2-0 Massachusetts ............................ 1-0 Auburn...................................... 0-1 Miami (Fla.) .............................. 0-1 Bowling Green .......................... 1-0 Michigan ................................... 1-0 Clemson .................................... 0-2 Mississippi State ........................ 0-1 East Carolina ............................. 1-0 Missouri .................................... 3-2 Eastern Kentucky ...................... 1-0 NC State ................................... 1-0 Eastern Michigan ...................... 1-0 Ohio State ................................. 1-0 Florida Atlantic ......................... 1-0 South Carolina .......................... 1-3 Florida....................................... 1-1 Tennessee .................................. 6-0 Florida State .............................. 1-3 Texas A&M ............................... 1-2 Furman ..................................... 1-0 Toledo ....................................... 1-0 Georgia ..................................... 1-5 UAB .......................................... 1-0 Georgia Southern ...................... 0-1 USF .......................................... 0-1 Jacksonville State ....................... 1-0 Vanderbilt ................................. 5-1 Kentucky................................... 4-2 Western Carolina....................... 1-0 Louisiana................................... 1-0 Wofford..................................... 1-0 LSU .......................................... 1-3 TOTALS.............................. 43-32 Louisiana Tech .......................... 1-0 Muschamp vs. the SEC Alabama.................................... 0-2 Mississippi State........................ 0-1 Arkansas ................................... 2-0 Missouri.................................... 3-2 Auburn ..................................... 0-1 South Carolina.......................... 1-3 Florida ...................................... 1-1 Tennessee .................................. 6-0 Georgia ..................................... 1-5 Texas A&M .............................. 1-2 Kentucky .................................. 4-2 Vanderbilt ................................. 5-1 Louisiana State .......................... 1-3 TOTALS ............................. 25-23 Mississippi ................................ 0-0 Muschamp in Bowl Games (10-6) Year 1991 1993 1996 1996 2002 2003 2004 2005 2007 2007 2009 2010 2012 2013 2016 2018

Team Georgia Geogia Auburn Auburn LSU LSU LSU LSU Auburn Auburn Texas Texas Florida Florida S. Carolina S. Carolina

Position Safety Safety Grad. Asst. Grad. Asst. Linebackers Def. Coord. Def. Coord. Def. Coord. Def. Coord. Def. Coord. Def. Coord. Def. Coord. Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach Head Coach

Bowl Independence Citrus Outback Independence Sugar Cotton Sugar/Nat’l Champ. Capital One Cotton Chick-fil-A Fiesta National Championship Gator Sugar Birmingham Outback

Opponent Result Arkansas W, 24-15 Ohio State W, 21-14 Penn State L, 14-43 Army W, 32-29 Illinois W, 47-34 Texas L, 30-35 Oklahoma W, 21-14 Iowa L, 25-30 Nebraska W, 17-14 Clemson W, 23-20 Ohio State W, 24-21 Alabama L, 21-37 Ohio State W, 24-17 Louisville L, 23-33 USF (ot) L, 39-46 Michigan W, 26-19

Did you know... Will Muschamp has coached 79 players who have been drafted in the NFL, including 13 first-round picks: Marcus Spears, Nick Fairley, Brian Orakpo, Earl Thomas, Kenny Vaccaro, Sharrif Floyd, Matt Elam, Dominique Easley, Dante Fowler Jr., D.J. Humphries, Vernon Hargreaves III, Keanu Neal and Jarrad Davis. He has also coached a pair of players - Junior Seau and Jason Taylor - who have been inducted in the NFL Hall of Fame.

Muschamp by the Numbers NFL Drafted Players Coached by Muschamp School LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU Auburn Auburn Auburn Auburn Auburn Auburn Auburn Auburn Auburn Auburn Auburn Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Texas Florida Texas Florida Texas Texas Texas Florida Florida Florida Florida Texas Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida Auburn Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida Auburn Auburn Florida Florida Auburn Florida Auburn

Player Position Year Bradie James Linebacker 2003 Norman Lejeune Defensive Back 2003 Marquise Hill Defensive End 2004 Chad Lavalais Defensive Tackle 2004 Marcus Spears Defensive End 2005 Corey Webster Cornerback 2005 Travis Daniels Defensive Back 2005 Claude Wroten Defensive Tackle 2006 Kyle Williams Defensive Tackle 2006 Melvin Oliver Defensive End 2006 Will Herring Linebacker 2007 David Irons Cornerback 2007 Quentin Groves Defensive End 2008 Patrick Lee Cornerback 2008 Pat Sims Defensive Tackle 2008 Jonathan Wilhite Cornerback 2008 Sen’Derrick Marks Defensive Tackle 2009 Jerraud Powers Cornerback 2009 Walter McFadden Cornerback 2010 Nick Fairley Defensive Tackle 2011 Zach Clayton Defensive Tackle 2011 Brian Orakpo Defensive End 2009 Roy Miller Defensive Tackle 2009 Henry Melton Defensive End 2009 Earl Thomas Safety 2010 Sergio Kindle Defensive End 2010 Lamarr Houston Defensive End 2010 Roddrick Muckelroy Linebacker 2010 Aaron Williams Cornerback 2011 Curtis Brown Cornerback 2011 Sam Acho Defensive End 2011 Chykie Brown Cornerback 2011 Jaye Howard Defensive Tackle 2012 Keenan Robinson Linebacker 2012 Chris Rainey Running Back 2012 Emmanuel Acho Linebacker 2012 Kheeston Randall Defensive Tackle 2012 Kenny Vaccaro Safety 2013 Sharrif Floyd Defensive Tackle 2013 Matt Elam Safety 2013 Jonathan Bostic Linebacker 2013 Jordan Reed Tight End 2013 Alex Okafor Defensive End 2013 Jelani Jenkins Linebacker 2013 Mike Gillislee Running Back 2013 Caleb Sturgis Kicker 2013 Josh Evans Safety 2013 Dominique Easley Defensive Tackle 2014 Jaylen Watkins Cornerback 2014 Ronald Powell Linebacker 2014 John Halapio Offensive Guard 2014 Dante Fowler Jr. Linebacker 2015 D.J. Humphries Offensive Tackle 2015 Chaz Green Offensive Tackle 2015 Matt Jones Running Back 2015 Max Garcia Center 2015 Neiron Ball Linebacker 2015 Andre Dubose Wide Receiver 2015 Trent Brown Offensive Tackle 2015 Vernon Hargreaves III Cornerback 2016 Keanu Neal Safety 2016 Jonathan Bullard Defensive End 2016 Antonio Morrison Linebacker 2016 Demarcus Robinson Wide Receiver 2016 Blake Countess Cornerback 2016 Kelvin Taylor Running Back 2016 Alex McCalister Linebacker 2016 Jarrad Davis Linebacker 2017 Quincy Wilson Cornerback 2017 Teez Tabor Cornerback 2017 Marcus Maye Safety 2017 Alex Anzalone Linebacker 2017 Montravius Adams Defensive Tackle 2017 Carl Lawson Outside Linebacker 2017 David Sharpe Offensive Tackle 2017 Caleb Brantley Defensive Tackle 2017 Rudy Ford Safety 2017 Joey Ivie Defensive Tackle 2017 Joshua Holsey Defensive Back 2017

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Rd. Pick 4 103 7 244 2 63 5 142 1 11 2 43 4 104 3 68 5 134 6 197 5 161 6 194 2 52 2 60 3 77 4 129 2 62 3 92 5 138 1 13 7 212 1 13 3 81 4 105 1 14 2 43 2 44 4 131 2 34 3 95 4 103 5 164 4 114 4 119 5 159 6 204 7 215 1 15 1 23 1 32 2 50 3 85 4 103 4 104 5 164 5 166 6 169 1 29 4 101 5 169 6 179 1 3 1 24 3 91 3 95 4 133 5 161 7 221 7 244 1 11 1 17 3 72 4 125 4 126 6 196 6 211 7 240 1 21 2 46 2 53 2 39 3 76 3 93 4 116 4 129 6 185 6 208 7 228 7 235

Team Cowboys Eagles Patriots Falcons Cowboys Giants Dolphins Rams Bills 49ers Seahawks Falcons Jaguars Packers Bengals Patriots Titans Colts Raiders Lions Titans Redskins Buccaneers Bears Seahawks Ravens Raiders Bengals Bills Steelers Cardinals Ravens Seahawks Redskins Steelers Browns Dolphins Saints Vikings Ravens Bears Redskins Cardinals Dolphins Dolphins Dolphins Jaguars Patriots Eagles Saints Patriots Jaguars Cardinals Cowboys Redskins Broncos Raiders Raiders 49ers Buccaneers Falcons Bears Colts Chiefs Eagles 49ers Eagles Lions Colts Lions Jets Saints Packers Bengals Raiders Browns Cardinals Cowboys Redskins 19


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Opponent W/L Score Florida Atlantic W 41-3 UAB W 39-0 Tennessee* W 33-23 at Kentucky* W 48-10 Alabama* L 10-38 at LSU* L 11-41 at Auburn* L 6-17 vs Georgia* L 20-24 Vanderbilt* W 26-21 at South Carolina* L 12-17 Furman W 54-32 Florida State L 7-21 vs Ohio State W 24-17 TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl

2012

SOUTH CAROLINA

Record: 7-6, 3-5 SEC (3rd in East) Rankings FLA -FLA RushingAtt TV TMP FLA Opp FD Att Yds TD 88,708 ESPNU 88 22 30 33 197 3 87,473 FSN 88 18 28 55 300 4 90,744 CBS 87 16 17 40 134 1 65,134 ESPN 66 15 17 46 405 4 90,888 CBS 72 12 3 9 29 15 0 93,022 CBS 87 17 1 9 32 113 0 87,451 ESPN 77 - 24 14 30 66 0 84,524 CBS 68 - 22 11 22 –19 0 90,144 SECN 59 26 46 197 3 80,250 CBS 60 - 15 17 34 142 1 84,674 PPV 71 19 31 124 1 90,798 ESPN2 68 11 33 54 0 61,312 ESPN2 59 14 38 131 0

FLORIDA

Date 08/31 09/07 09/21 09/28 10/05 10/12 10/19 11/02 11/09 11/16 11/23 11/30

2014 Date 08/30 09/06 09/13 09/20 10/04 10/11 10/18 11/01 11/08 11/15 11/22 11/29

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Score 24-6 16-21 31-17 24-7 30-10 6-17 17-36 20-23 17-34 14-19 20-26 7-37

W/L Score No Contest W 65-0 W 36-30 L 21-42 W 10-6 L 27-30 L 13-42 W 38-20 W 34-10 L 20-23 W 52-3 L 19-24

Att 83,604 76,968 90,074 62,076 90,043 92,980 67,124 84,693 88,004 83,853 82,459 90,454

Score 13-10 14-27 20-15 10-17 13-24 14-28 34-28 24-21 31-21 7-20 44-31 7-56 39-46

–FLA Passing– FLA Total A-C-I Yds TD Plays Yds 21-13-0 145 1 63 365 17-14-0 165 0 65 307 20-14-0 219 2 63 555 27-18-1 203 1 72 403 21-8-0 61 0 70 237 20-11-0 77 0 55 403 17-12-0 94 4 65 183 29-16-2 191 0 69 266 23-12-0 106 1 56 276 12-8-0 61 0 70 237 22-14-0 154 0 58 356 25-16-0 150 1 72 394 29-16-2 175 1 59 286

Opp -Opp RushingFD Att Yds TD 22 27 101 2 21 38 134 2 19 28 83 1 12 32 159 0 8 25 42 0 23 47 126 1 17 26 36 0 14 35 123 1 23 35 99 1 8 25 42 0 12 29 48 0 20 25 112 2 23 36 70 1

–Opp. Passing– Opp. Total A-C-I Yds TD Plays Yds 52-25-1 226 0 79 327 31-24-0 200 0 69 334 44-22-2 257 2 72 340 27-8-3 60 0 59 219 25-11-1 158 0 50 200 31-17-0 237 1 78 363 40-17-1 155 0 66 191 24-12-3 150 1 59 273 51-24-4 236 0 86 335 25-11-1 158 0 50 200 28-16-1 194 0 57 242 36-19-3 188 1 61 300 32-20-1 266 2 68 336

Rankings FLA -FLA RushingTV TMP FLA Opp FD Att Yds TD SECTV 87 10 22 48 262 2 ESPN 81 12 24 22 44 122 1 CBS 88 19 20 56 215 3 ESPNU 78 20 22 45 246 2 ESPN2 84 18 17 41 115 0 CBS 85 17 10 21 40 111 0 SECTV 45 22 14 11 31 59 1 CBS 69 18 41 145 2 FSN 73 26 34 39 1 ESPN2 65 - 11 15 41 200 2 PPV 81 15 37 157 0 ESPN 63 2 8 24 78 0

–FLA Passing– FLA Total A-C-I Yds TD Plays Yds 22-17-0 153 1 70 415 33-22-2 291 1 77 413 20-11-1 167 1 76 382 18-15-1 156 1 63 402 22-16-0 240 3 63 355 28-16-0 129 0 68 240 29-15-1 92 0 60 151 29-13-0 174 0 70 319 46-30-3 305 1 80 344 14-10-1 107 0 55 307 25-14-0 122 2 62 279 25-20-0 115 1 49 193

Opp -Opp RushingFD Att Yds TD 12 38 17 1 10 28 50 1 12 23 66 0 12 21 48 1 17 29 111 1 21 39 175 2 24 37 205 2 21 35 156 1 13 44 126 4 15 35 164 0 16 54 429 4 20 32 129 1

–Opp. Passing– Opp. Total A-C-I Yds TD Plays Yds 38-17-1 155 0 54 205 25-12-1 162 2 53 212 34-14-1 154 1 57 220 26-17-1 125 0 47 173 43-17-1 164 0 72 275 17-9-0 152 0 56 327 36-18-1 295 1 73 500 26-16-0 258 1 61 414 12-6-0 57 0 56 183 28-14-0 213 1 63 377 3-0-0 0 0 57 429 31-19-1 327 3 63 456

Opp -Opp RushingFD Att Yds TD 7 34 80 0 23 33 81 0 28 52 223 1 12 29 28 0 21 50 195 3 7 31 99 1 21 32 141 2 17 24 83 0 19 38 95 3 12 43 79 0 17 41 181 0

–Opp. Passing– Opp. Total A-C-I Yds TD Plays Yds 21-9-1 45 0 55 125 45-24-3 369 3 78 450 35-24-1 449 5 87 672 39-26-2 205 0 68 233 22-10-0 110 1 72 305 18-6-1 20 0 49 119 41-26-0 319 1 73 460 45-21-2 225 1 69 308 42-22-0 206 0 80 301 29-14-0 63 0 72 142 24-12-4 125 2 65 306

Opp -Opp RushingFD Att Yds TD 14 42 169 1 24 45 290 0 34 33 119 0 23 50 216 2 22 39 216 3 19 50 326 2 23 37 142 1 16 37 136 1 24 36 163 2 18 37 171 0 17 43 236 3 40 53 250 2 24 48 208 3

–Opp. Passing– Opp. Total A-C-I Yds TD Plays Yds 23-8-0 73 0 65 242 30-20-1 195 3 75 485 58-44-2 400 1 91 519 19-11-1 135 0 69 351 40-23-1 206 0 79 422 17-5-1 29 1 67 355 42-20-2 247 3 79 389 27-12-2 161 1 64 297 40-23-2 302 1 76 465 21-17-1 201 2 58 372 18-7-0 131 0 61 367 36-30-1 372 6 89 622 32-23-1 261 2 80 469

Record: 6-5, 4-4 SEC (3rd in East) Rankings FLA -FLA RushingAtt TV TMP FLA Opp FD Att Yds TD - ESPNU 81,049 SECN 77 27 39 259 4 88,334 SECN 86 28 50 337 1 101,821 CBS 85 3 11 27 107 1 102,455 SECN 54 16 48 156 1 88,014 SECN 80 13 32 123 1 89,117 ESPN2 79 17 48 135 1 83,004 CBS 58 9 19 60 418 5 35,191 SECN 51 19 50 214 4 85,088 SECN 68 15 49 218 1 83,399 SECN 69 17 38 104 2 82,485 ESPN 67 3 13 33 113 0

SOUTH CAROLINA

Opponent W/L at Vanderbilt* W at Mississippi St.* L East Carolina W at Kentucky* L Texas A&M* L Georgia* L Massachussetts W Tennessee* W Missouri* W at Florida* L Western Carolina W at Clemson L vs USF (OT) L Birmingham Bowl

–Opp. Passing– Opp. Total A-C-I Yds TD Plays Yds 27-14-0 107 0 57 137 29-15-0 141 0 52 212 48-26-2 288 3 69 279 18-8-1 165 1 80 299 25-12-0 140 0 68 366 14-10-0 215 2 63 453 16-7-0 123 1 59 278 34-15-1 169 2 83 354 28-19-0 297 2 61 377 13-7-1 84 0 65 299 27-15-2 213 2 72 446 13-6-0 65 0 59 95 23-18-0 162 2 60 299

Record: 4-8, 3-5 SEC (5th in East)

FLORIDA

Opponent Idaho Eastern Michigan Kentucky* (OT) at Alabama* at Tennessee* LSU* Missouri* vs Georgia* at Vanderbilt* S. Carolina*(OT) Eastern Kentucky at Florida State

2016 Date 09/01 09/10 09/17 09/24 10/01 10/09 10/22 10/29 11/05 11/12 11/19 11/26 12/29

FLORIDA

Opponent W/L Toledo W at Miami (Fla.) L Tennessee* W at Kentucky* W Arkansas* W at LSU* L at Missouri* L vs Georgia* L Vanderbilt* L at South Carolina* L Georgia Southern L Florida State L

Opp -Opp RushingFD Att Yds TD 11 30 30 0 11 23 71 0 23 21 –9 0 16 36 134 0 21 43 226 4 20 49 238 3 13 43 155 1 23 49 185 1 18 33 80 1 16 52 215 2 20 45 233 2 7 46 30 2 20 37 137 0

Record: 11-2, 7-1 SEC (T1st in East)

Final AP Ranking: 9 Final Coaches Ranking: 10 Rankings FLA -FLA RushingDate Opponent W/L Score Att TV TMP FLA Opp FD Att Yds TD 09/01 Bowling Green W 27-14 84,704 ESPN 91 23 14 42 220 2 09/08 at Texas A&M* W 20-17 87,114 ESPN 83 24 21 48 142 2 09/15 at Tennessee* W 37-20 102,455 ESPN 83 18 23 20 43 336 2 09/22 Kentucky* W 38-0 87,102 SECN 82 14 22 45 200 3 10/06 LSU* W 14-6 90,824 CBS 86 10 4 22 58 176 2 10/13 at Vanderbilt* W 31-17 40,350 ESPNU 76 4 15 35 326 3 10/20 South Carolina* W 44-11 90,833 CBS 79 3 9 14 48 89 2 10/27 vs Georgia* L 9-17 84,644 CBS 72 3 12 15 40 75 0 11/03 Missouri* W 14-7 90,496 ESPN2 73 8 11 33 170 1 11/10 Louisiana W 27-20 86,482 SECN 72 7 22 58 176 2 11/17 Jacksonville State W 23-0 82,691 PPV 63 7 18 36 202 1 11/24 at Florida State W 37-26 83,429 ABC 66 6 10 21 47 244 3 01/02 vs Louisville L 23-33 54,178 ESPN Indoors 4 21 17 30 111 1 Sugar Bowl

2013

–FLA Passing– FLA Total A-C-I Yds TD Plays Yds 36-25-3 271 1 69 468 20-13-0 212 0 75 512 23-14-0 213 2 63 347 18-8-1 115 1 64 520 23-14-1 207 1 52 222 16-9-2 100 1 48 213 29-15-1 128 0 59 194 34-12-0 245 1 56 226 25-17-0 213 0 71 410 23-13-0 119 0 57 261 28-16-0 329 4 59 453 29-14-4 130 1 62 184 16-12-1 132 1 54 263

–FLA Passing– FLA Total A-C-I Yds TD Plays Yds 47-33-0 396 3 86 655 44-25-1 295 3 94 532 28-9-2 93 1 55 200 27-13-3 76 0 75 232 25-14-2 183 1 57 306 31-15-3 148 1 79 283 6-3-0 27 0 66 445 22-13-0 215 0 72 429 11-5-0 60 1 60 278 23-13-0 326 5 61 430 32-13-2 169 1 65 282

Record: 6-7, 3-5 SEC (T5th in East)

Rankings SC Att TV TMP SC Opp FD 30,304 ESPN 82 14 57,763 ESPN2 93 18 80,384 SECN 85 13 51,702 SECN 83 16 78,245 SECN 84 9 21 77,221 SECN 75 13 73,428 SECN 61 21 78,696 ESPN2 71 - 18 19 73,817 SECN 69 22 89,614 CBS 72 - 22 15 76,650 SECNA 70 28 81,542 ESPN 55 4 14 31,229 ESPN 56 - 25 27

-SC RushingAtt Yds TD 32 121 1 31 34 0 25 117 2 35 91 1 35 161 1 26 30 2 44 194 3 49 158 1 49 174 2 30 43 1 56 422 4 29 111 0 34 91 2

–SC Passing– SC Total A-C-I Yds TD Plays Yds 30-16-0 62 0 62 308 39-20-1 209 2 70 243 28-16-0 195 0 53 312 30-15-0 177 0 65 268 35-22-1 217 0 70 378 36-26-1 288 0 62 318 26-17-0 247 2 70 395 21-15-0 167 2 70 325 28-22-0 254 2 77 428 33-18-1 213 0 63 256 24-15-0 166 0 80 588 29-14-1 107 1 58 218 43-32-2 390 3 77 481

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Muschamp Superlatives

GAMECOCK FOOTBALL 2017 Date 09/02 09/09 09/16 09/23 09/30 10/07 10/14 10/28 11/04 11/11 11/18 11/25 01/01

SOUTH CAROLINA

Opponent vs NC State at Missouri* Kentucky* Louisiana Tech at Texas A&M* Arkansas* at Tennessee* Vanderbilt* at Georgia* Florida* Wofford Clemson vs Michigan Outback Bowl

W/L W W L W L W W W L W W L W

Score 35-28 31-13 13-23 17-16 17-24 48-22 15-9 34-27 10-24 28-20 31-10 10-34 26-19

Record: 9-4, 5-3 SEC (2nd in East)

Rankings SC Att TV TMP SC Opp FD 50,367 ESPN 81 12 55,023 ESPN2 81 20 82,493 SECN 85 14 71,821 SECN 89 23 96,430 SECN 83 14 79,416 SECN 81 19 98,104 ESPN 77 19 78,992 SECN 77 26 92,746 CBS 77 2 14 79,727 CBS 49 24 74,742 SECNA 72 23 82,908 ESPN 57 4 10 45,687 ESPN2 56 13

-SC RushingAtt Yds TD 21 31 1 40 172 2 20 54 0 32 143 1 23 26 0 36 159 0 40 194 1 37 212 3 17 43 0 47 220 4 38 195 3 25 81 0 26 61 1

–SC Passing– SC Total A-C-I Yds TD Plays Yds 29-17-1 215 3 50 246 28-18-0 187 1 68 359 37-24-2 304 2 57 358 35-22-1 295 1 67 438 30-17-0 256 2 56 279 31-16-0 199 3 67 358 24-15-0 129 0 64 323 29-19-0 174 1 66 386 36-21-2 227 1 53 270 29-19-3 249 0 76 469 28-22-0 194 1 66 389 29-16-2 126 1 54 207 32-19-1 239 2 58 300

Opp -Opp RushingFD Att Yds TD 29 35 89 2 21 37 178 0 20 47 184 2 17 28 80 0 20 49 237 3 19 32 106 1 16 39 120 0 27 23 107 0 26 53 242 1 12 22 78 2 14 41 155 1 27 45 184 2 17 33 74 1

–Opp. Passing– Opp. Total A-C-I Yds TD Plays Yds 64-45-0 415 2 99 504 32-14-2 245 1 69 423 26-16-1 169 0 73 353 33-23-1 281 1 61 361 27-19-0 159 0 76 396 37-20-2 224 2 69 330 19-11-0 133 0 58 253 49-27-1 333 4 72 440 22-16-0 196 2 75 438 39-17-1 223 0 61 301 9-5-2 72 0 50 227 38-25-2 285 2 83 469 45-21-2 203 0 78 277

Muschamp Superlatives at South Carolina Most Points Scored 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

48 44 39 35 34 34

vs Arkansas .............................10/07/17 vs Western Carolina ................11/19/16 vs USF (Birmingham) .............12/29/16 vs NC State (Charlotte) ..........09/02/17 vs UMass ................................10/22/16 vs Vanderbilt ...........................10/28/17 Fewest Points Allowed

1. 2. 4. 5.

9 10 10 13 15

at Tennessee ............................10/14/17 at Vanderbilt ...........................09/01/16 vs Wofford ..............................11/18/17 at Missouri..............................09/09/17 vs East Carolina ......................09/17/16 Most First Downs

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

28 27 26 24 23 23

vs Western Carolina ................11/19/16 vs USF (Birmingham) .............12/29/16 vs Vanderbilt ...........................10/28/17 vs Florida ................................11/11/17 vs. Louisiana Tech ...................09/23/17 vs Wofford ..............................11/18/17

Fewest Rushing Yards Allowed 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

4.

12 14 14 16 16

vs Florida ................................11/11/17 at Vanderbilt ...........................09/01/16 vs Wofford ..............................11/18/17 vs Tennessee ............................10/29/16 at Tennessee ............................10/14/17 Most Rushing Attempts

1. 2. 4. 5.

56 49 49 47 44

vs Western Carolina ................11/19/16 vs Tennessee ............................10/29/16 vs Missouri .............................11/05/16 vs Florida ................................11/11/17 vs UMass ................................10/22/16

1. 2. 3. 4.

22 23 28 32 33 33

vs Florida ................................11/11/17 vs Vanderbilt ...........................10/28/17 vs Louisiana Tech ....................09/23/17 vs Arkansas .............................10/07/17 vs East Carolina ......................09/17/16 vs Michigan (Tampa) ..............01/01/18

1. 2. 3. 4.

422 220 212 195 194 194

vs Western Carolina ................11/19/16 vs Florida ................................11/11/17 vs Vanderbilt ...........................10/28/17 vs Wofford ..............................11/18/17 vs UMass ................................10/22/16 at Tennessee ............................10/14/17

vs USF (Birmingham) .............12/29/16 at Mississippi State ..................09/10/16 vs Kentucky ............................09/16/17 vs Georgia ...............................10/09/16 at Georgia ...............................11/04/17

32 26 24 22 22 22 22

vs USF (Birmingham) .............12/29/16 vs Georgia ...............................10/09/16 vs Kentucky ............................09/16/17 vs Texas A&M ........................10/01/16 vs Missouri .............................11/05/16 vs Louisiana Tech ....................09/23/17 vs Wofford ..............................11/18/17

Opponents Fewest Pass Attempts 1. 2. 3. 4.

9 17 18 19 19

vs Wofford ..............................11/18/17 vs Georgia ...............................10/09/16 vs Western Carolina ................11/19/16 at Kentucky ............................09/24/16 at Tennessee ............................10/14/17

Opponents Fewest Passes Completed 1. 3. 4. 5.

5 5 7 8 11 11

vs Georgia ...............................10/09/16 vs Wofford ..............................11/18/17 vs Western Carolina ................11/19/16 at Vanderbilt ...........................09/01/16 at Kentucky ............................09/24/16 at Tennessee ............................10/14/17

390 304 295 288 256

vs USF (Birmingham) .............12/29/16 vs Kentucky ............................09/16/17 vs Louisiana Tech ....................09/23/17 vs Georgia ...............................10/09/16 at Texas A&M.........................09/30/17

Most Passing Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Most Rushing Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

43 39 37 36 36

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Opponents Fewest Passing Yards 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

29 72 73 131 133

vs Georgia ...............................10/09/16 vs Wofford ..............................11/18/17 at Vanderbilt ...........................09/01/16 vs Western Carolina ................11/19/16 at Tennessee ............................10/14/17

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588 481 469 438 428

vs Western Carolina ................11/19/16 vs. USF (Birmingham) ............12/29/16 vs Florida ................................11/11/17 vs Louisiana Tech ....................09/23/17 vs Missouri .............................11/05/16

,,+*!*0/!3!/0. /+0(û!*/! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Most Passes Completed

Opp. Fewest Rushing Attempts 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

vs Michigan (Tampa) ..............01/01/18 vs Florida ................................11/11/17 vs Louisiana Tech ....................09/23/17 vs NC State (Charlotte) ..........09/02/17 vs Arkansas .............................10/07/17 Most Passes Attempted

Fewest First Downs Allowed 1. 2.

74 78 80 89 106

227 242 253 277 297

vs Wofford ..............................11/18/17 at Vanderbilt ...........................09/01/16 at Tennessee ............................10/14/17 vs Michigan (Tampa) ..............01/01/18 vs Tennessee ............................10/29/16

Best Punting Average (Min. 3 Punts) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

52.7 49.4 49.1 48.0 46.7

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

37:36 36:10 36:09 35:54 35:41

vs Clemson .............................11/25/17 vs Georgia ...............................10/09/16 at Mississippi State ..................09/10/16 vs Vanderbilt ...........................10/28/17 vs NC State (Charlotte) ..........09/02/17 Most Time of Possession at Missouri..............................09/09/17 vs Missouri .............................11/05/16 vs Western Carolina ................11/19/16 vs Tennessee ............................10/29/16 vs Florida ................................11/11/17

Longest Scoring Drive: By Yards 1. 3. 5.

98 98 97 95 90

vs Missouri .............................11/05/16 vs Western Carolina ................11/19/16 vs Louisiana Tech ....................09/23/17 at Tennessee ............................10/14/17 vs Georgia ...............................10/09/16

Longest Scoring Drive: By Time 1. 2. 3. 4.

9:12 7:10 6:28 6:06 6:06

at Tennessee ............................10/14/17 vs Wofford ..............................11/18/17 at Tennessee ............................10/14/17 at Missouri..............................09/09/17 at Louisiana Tech ....................09/23/17

Longest Scoring Drive: By Plays 1. 3. 4.

16 16 14 13 13

vs Louisiana Tech ....................09/23/17 at Tennessee ............................10/14/17 vs NC State (Charlotte) ..........09/02/17 at Mississippi State ..................09/10/16 at Georgia ...............................11/04/17

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Assistant Coaches Bobby BENTLEY

Coleman HUTZLER

Running Backs Coach

Special Teams Coordinator/ Linebackers Coach

Third Year at South Carolina Bobby Bentley begins his third season at the University of South Carolina in 2018. Bentley joined Will Muschamp’s coaching staff on December 8, 2015 when he was named running backs coach. In his first season in Columbia in 2016, Bentley developed a pair of freshmen running backs in Rico Dowdle and A.J. Turner into the squad’s top two rushers. In fact, 78 percent of the rushing yards were by freshmen, with Dowdle and Turner combining for over 1,200 yards. Bentley’s second season proved to be a case of running back by committee. The sophomore quartet of Rico Dowdle, A.J. Turner, Ty’Son Williams and Mon Denson, all had strong moments. In addition, Bentley mentored his son, Jake, for the 2018 Outback Bowl, following the dismissal of quarterbacks coach Kurt Roper. A South Carolina native, Bentley returned to the Palmetto State after two seasons as an offensive analyst at Auburn under Gus Malzahn. In 2014, the Tigers posted an 8-5 record, including a loss to Wisconsin in the Outback Bowl. During his time at Auburn, Bentley worked with a trio of running backs, Cameron Artis-Payne, Corey Grant and Peyton Barber, all of whom went on to play in the NFL. Prior to his stint at Auburn, Bentley was the head coach at James F. Byrnes High School in Duncan, S.C. where he was one of the most successful high school coaches in the country. He served as an assistant for the Rebels from 1990-94 before being named head coach in 1995. He compiled a 119-54 record at Byrnes in two stints (1995-2006 and 2013) and won four-consecutive state championships from 2002-05. The Rebels posted a 57-2 record during the title streak run. Following the team’s fourth state title, Bentley was honored as the 2005 Nike National Coach of the Year. He also was named as the South Carolina Football Coaches Association Coach of the Year in 2006. He was the Rebels’ head coach for one additional season (2013) when he logged a 12-2 record and garnered a Region II-4A title. During his time at Byrnes, Bentley had the opportunity to coach Marcus Lattimore, who went on to an outstanding collegiate career at South Carolina before injuries derailed his career. Bentley was named head coach at his alma mater, Presbyterian College in 2007, becoming the first NCAA Football Championship Subdivision head football coach in PC’s history. In his first year at PC, the Blue Hose ranked third nationally in both passing yards and total offense and finished in the top 15 in both scoring and passing efficiency while logging a 6-5 record. In two seasons at Presbyterian he posted a 10-13 mark. During his time at PC, the Blue Hose set school records in points scored in a season (404), yards in a season (5,290), passing yards in a game (648) and passing efficiency. Bentley also signed and coached NFL Pro Bowl cornerback Justin Bethel. On January 5, 2009, Bentley resigned as head football coach of the Blue Hose. He accepted a new position with Spartanburg School District 5 as the district wide athletic director and public information officer. A 1986 Byrnes alumnus, Bentley played football at Presbyterian before graduating in 1990. He and his wife, the former Paulette West, are the parents of five children: Chas, Shuler, Jake, Brooks and Emily. Shuler, a redshirt senior quarterback, is the returning starter at Murray State after spending three years at Old Dominion, while Jake is a junior quarterback on the Gamecocks’ squad. Chas works in the South Carolina weight room as a strength and conditioning graduate assistant.

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Third Year at South Carolina Coleman Hutzler begins his third season at South Carolina in 2018. Hutzler was added to head coach Will Muschamp’s first Gamecock coaching staff on December 18, 2015. He coordinates the special teams efforts and coaches the linebackers. In 2017, Hutzler was one of 56 nominees for the Broyles Award, which goes to the nation’s top assistant coach. Punter Joseph Charlton logged one of the school’s top single-season punting average at 43.5 yards per kick, while ranking among the nation’s top 30. Deebo Samuel returned each of his two kickoffs for touchdowns in the season’s first two games. Under Hutzler’s tutelage, the South Carolina kickoff return team led the SEC and ranked eighth in the nation, averaging 25.8 yards per return in 2016. A trio of players, Deebo Samuel, A.J. Turner and Rashad Fenton, all returned a kick at least 50 yards, with Samuel taking one to the house from 100 yards away. Placekicker Elliott Fry became the school’s all-time leading scorer, while snapper Drew Williams was recognized as a fourth-team AllAmerican. Hutzler spent the 2015 season as the special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach at Boston College. During his year in Chestnut Hill, freshman Michael Walker ranked in the top 10 in the nation in kick return average, while the Eagles were second in the nation in punt return defense, allowing just 1.66 yards per return. BC also blocked three punts on the year. Hutzler was also part of a staff that produced the nation’s stingiest defense, as the Eagles allowed just 254.3 yards per game and 24.1 percent of third down conversions and were second in rushing defense at 82.8 yards per contest. Previously, Hutzler logged two stints at Florida, first from 2010-11 as Assistant to Linebackers and Special Teams Coordinator, then again for the 2014 season, handling special teams and outside linebackers. In 2014, Florida had the second-best punt return average in the SEC and the 17th-best unit in the nation. UF punter Kyle Christy earned AP secondteam All-SEC honors after averaging 44.3 yards per punt, the nation’s 14thbest average. As the Gators outside linebackers coach, Hutzler coached Dante Fowler, Jr. to a first-team Coaches All-SEC selection. Between his stints in Gainesville, Hutzler was the special teams coordinator and outside linebackers coach at New Mexico from 2012-13. He coached punter Ben Skaer to first-team All-Mountain West accolades and returner Carlos Wiggins to MWC Special Teams Player of the Year and a secondteam All-America honors in 2013. Wiggins returned three kickoffs for touchdowns, and the Lobos were first in the conference and 15th in the nation in kickoff returns. The Lobos improved from 112th nationally to 25th in net punting, and their punt-return defense improved to No. 19 from 106th. Hutzler began his coaching career at the University of San Diego, working as a defensive assistant in 2006. He moved to Palo Alto to become a recruiting assistant at Stanford in 2007. He was an assistant to co-defensive coordinators Ron Lynn and Andy Buh and to DJ Durkin at Stanford in 2008 and 2009. The Las Vegas, Nevada, native played football at Middlebury College in Vermont, earning his degree in psychology. A linebacker on the team from 2002-05, he was a team captain as a senior and left the program second in career tackles. He also was a three-year catcher on the baseball team. Hutzler and his wife, Cobey, have a son, Micah, and a daughter, Leila. Cobey is a former director of volleyball operations at Stanford and was the Florida Class 3A Coach of the Year in 2011 while working at P.K. Yonge High. She played volleyball at UNLV and Michigan and is the daughter of long time University of Hawai’i women’s volleyball coach, Dave Shoji, who recently retired as the second all-time winningest coach in NCAA Division 1 history.

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Assistant Coaches

GAMECOCK FOOTBALL Kyle KRANTZ

Bryan MCCLENDON

Nickels/Sam Linebacker Coach Special Teams Assistant

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Third Year at South Carolina

Third Year at South Carolina

Kyle Krantz is the newest member of the South Carolina on-field coaching staff, as he was promoted into the newly-created tenth on-field assistant coaching position in early January 2018. Krantz will serve as the special teams assistant and will coach the Nickels/Sam linebackers. Krantz owns nine years of coaching experience, including seven seasons in the SEC as part of three different programs. He has spent the past two years as a defensive analyst for the Gamecocks. “Kyle has been with me for the past five years and thinks like we do,� said Coach Muschamp. “He has a coordinator’s mentality and is an outstanding young coach.� A 2009 graduate of the University of Northern Colorado with a degree in sociology, Krantz began his career as a student assistant for the defense at UNC from 2007-08 before becoming the linebackers coach at his alma mater from 2009-10. During the summer of 2011, he worked as an offensive quality control volunteer at Northwestern. Krantz joined the Kentucky staff just prior to the start of the 2011 season, serving as a graduate assistant for the Wildcats. After two seasons in Lexington, he moved on to the University of Florida, where he was placed in charge of quality control for the offense in 2013, working primarily with the wide receivers, and for the defense in 2014, working with the defensive backs under Coach Muschamp. Krantz spent the 2015 season as a defensive analyst on Gus Malzahn’s staff at Auburn, working again with Coach Muschamp and secondary coach Travaris Robinson, before reuniting with Muschamp and Robinson in Columbia. Krantz is married to the former Brittany Hauck.

Bryan McClendon joined the Carolina staff on December 23, 2015. In his first two seasons, McClendon served as the co-offensive coordinator and tutored the Gamecocks’ wide receiving corps. He was put in charge of the offense and called the plays for the 2018 Outback Bowl and, in early January 2018, was named the full-time offensive coordinator. In 2017, McClendon had a very young stable of receivers, with no seniors on the roster. After an early season injury took standout Deebo Samuel out of the mix, McClendon groomed sophomore Bryan Edwards and true freshmen OrTre Smith and Shi Smith into a formidable unit. McClendon also had success on the recruiting trail, placing 25th on 247Sports recruiter rankings. Under McClendon’s guidance, Samuel and Edwards, developed into one of the SEC’s finest receiving duos during the 2016 campaign. Samuel paced the team with 59 receptions for 783 yards, while Edwards turned in the second-best true freshman season in Gamecock history, behind only Alshon Jeffery, logging 44 catches for 590 yards. McClendon was also recognized as one of the nation’s top 25 recruiters for the 2017 cycle by Rivals.com. McClendon came to Columbia following a stint at his alma mater, the University of Georgia. A former Bulldog wide receiver, McClendon held several titles during the 2015 season, including wide receivers coach, assistant head coach and passing game coordinator. He was named interim head coach on Dec. 3, 2015, and served in that capacity in the 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl, a 24-17 win over Penn State. From 2009-2014, he was the Bulldogs’ running backs coach. McClendon also served as recruiting coordinator in 2014-15. While he was a member of the full-time coaching staff, Georgia teams won 64 games and two SEC Eastern Division titles. McClendon was part of an offensive staff that led Georgia to the 2014 SEC scoring offense title (41.3 ppg) and three consecutive record-setting seasons: total yards in a season (6,547 in 2012, 6,294 in 2013, 5,964 in 2014); average yards per game (467.64 in 2012, 484.2 in 2013, 458.8 in 2014); and most TDs in a season (72 in 2012, 58 in 2013, 70 in 2014). He has coached some of the country’s top tailbacks including Todd Gurley (2015 1st round draft choice of the St. Louis Rams), 2014 Freshman AllAmerican Nick Chubb, and 2011 SEC Freshman of the Year Isaiah Crowell. McClendon was a four-year letterman with the Bulldogs (2002-05) and his senior class won 44 games--most by any class in Georgia history. During his tenure, the Bulldogs won three Southeastern Conference Eastern Division titles (2002, ‘03, ‘05), two SEC championships (2002, ‘05), and played in four bowl games (2003 Nokia Sugar, ‘04 Capital One, ‘05 Outback, ‘06 Nokia Sugar), winning three of them. McClendon’s career blossomed in 2005, when the Bulldogs won the SEC championship. The Atlanta, Ga., native caught 35 passes with six going for touchdowns. He caught the game-winning TD pass in the closing minutes against Georgia Tech, and then blocked a punt in the SEC Championship game, which led to the Bulldogs’ third TD in the 34-14 victory over LSU. Following his Georgia career, McClendon signed a free agent contract with the NFL’s Chicago Bears. After one summer with the Bears, he returned to Georgia as a graduate assistant from 2007-08. Born December 28, 1983, McClendon graduated from Georgia in December 2005, with a degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies. He is the son of former Georgia tailback Willie McClendon, 1978 SEC Player of the Year and running back for the Chicago Bears. McClendon was a prep standout at Mays High School where he was a PrepStar All-American and a SuperPrep All-Dixie team. He played in the Georgia-Florida high school all-star game following his senior season. Bryan is married to the former Amber Arnold of Atlanta, Ga. They have three children, Bryan, Brooke and Brayden McClendon.

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Third Year at South Carolina Mike Peterson is in his third season in Columbia, serving as the outside linebackers coach. Peterson was named to the post on January 26, 2016. Peterson was instrumental in the continued development of sophomore D.J. Wonnum, who was twice named SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week and ranked tied for seventh in the SEC in tackles for loss with 13.0, while leading the team with 6.0 sacks. With Peterson’s mentoring, senior Darius English turned in his finest season for the Garnet & Black in 2016, garnering 9.0 sacks to move him into both the single-season and career (15.0) sacks top-10 lists in school history while earning second-team All-SEC accolades. After retiring from a 14-year NFL playing career, Peterson returned to his alma mater at the University of Florida in 2013 where he finished his degree while working as an undergraduate assistant coach on the Gators’ strength & conditioning staff. Upon his graduation, he was named to a full-time position as a strength & conditioning coordinator. “Mike’s another great example for our student-athletes at the University of South Carolina for what he’s accomplished,” said Coach Muschamp at the time of his hiring. “He played at a high level and demonstrated great character and class throughout the time that we worked together at Florida. His vast NFL experience and knowledge of our schemes will complement our staff.” Peterson played linebacker on head coach Steve Spurrier’s Florida Gators from 1995-98. He was a member of the 1996 Gators team that finished 12-1 and won the college football national championship. As a senior in 1998, he served as a team captain, earned first-team All-SEC and All-America honors and was selected as the Gators’ most valuable player by his teammates. He was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a “Gator Great” in 2011. Peterson was a second-round pick (36th pick overall) of the Indianapolis Colts in the 1999 NFL Draft and played professional for the Colts (19992002), Jacksonville Jaguars (2003-08) and Atlanta Falcons (2009-12). He earned second-team All-Pro honors in 2005. During his NFL career, Peterson logged 883 tackles in 196 games with 21.5 sacks and 19 interceptions. Born June 17, 1976 in Gainesville, Fla., Peterson is the older brother of former Chicago Bears running back Adrian Peterson. Porter Michael Peterson and his wife, Chantal, have two sons, Mike Jr. and Gavin. His father was a long-time coach in the Gainesville area. Peterson and his wife established the Mike Peterson Foundation in 2004. The foundation was constituted in an attempt to support and benefit underserved youth and socio-economically challenged families in Peterson’s hometown of Alachua, Florida and his NFL cities of Jacksonville and Atlanta. Since its inception, the Mike Peterson Foundation has already served over 15,000 youth and families through several community events and programs, most notably the Top Dog Readers Club literacy program at the Grove Park Elementary School in Atlanta.

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Third Year at South Carolina Travaris Robinson was one of the first hires made by head coach Will Muschamp when he began assembling his first coaching staff at South Carolina. Now in his third season in Columbia, Robinson serves as the Gamecocks’ defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach. Carolina led the SEC and ranked ninth in the country with 28 turnovers forced, while ranking 25th in points allowed per game at 20.7 in 2017. The Gamecocks held 11 of 13 opponents to fewer points than its season average. Carolina tied for 10th in the nation in turnovers forced with 27 during the 2016 campaign, including 15 interceptions. Regarded as one of the top recruiters in the country, T-Rob spent the previous five seasons coaching defensive backs under Muschamp, first at Florida (2011-14), then at Auburn (2015). The former Tiger standout began his coaching career at Auburn under Muschamp, first as a staff assistant in 2006 while finishing up his undergraduate degree, then as a GA in 2007. A Miami, Fla. native, Robinson spent one season each as a defensive backs coach at Western Kentucky (2008), Southern Miss (2009) and Texas Tech (2010) before reuniting with Muschamp on his staff at Florida. In his first season at Florida in 2011, Robinson guided a UF secondary that ranked seventh in the nation in pass defense (166.8), while the Gator defense ranked eighth nationally in total defense (299.5). Robinson led a secondary that was one of the best in the nation in 2012, ranking No. 2 in pass efficiency defense (95.55) and allowing just seven touchdown passes, the second-fewest in the nation. Florida had 20 interceptions on the season, good for seventh nationally while safety Matt Elam was a first-team All-America selection and first-round draft pick. In 2013, Robinson’s secondary was seventh nationally in passing defense and eighth in passing efficiency defense, while the defensive unit was eight in total defense. Under Robinson, Vernon Hargreaves III was a freshman All-SEC and freshman All-America pick while being named the National Freshman Defensive Player of the Year by College Football News. In 2014 at Florida, Robinson again tutored Hargreaves III, who was a firstteam All-SEC pick and named first-team All-America. Jalen Tabor received freshman All-America and freshman All-SEC honors. The Gators defense finished the 2014 regular season ranked ninth nationally in total defense, 14th in pass efficiency defense and 23rd in passing defense. At Texas Tech, he helped the Red Raiders to an 8-5 record and a TicketCity Bowl victory over Northwestern. In his one season at Tech, Robinson had two defensive backs earn All-Big 12 Honorable Mention recognition and a third that was named a freshman All-America honorable mention. His 2009 Southern Miss squad finished in the top four in Conference USA in pass efficiency defense, interceptions and yards per pass attempt, and he coached First Team All-C-USA selection Eddie Hicks. Before embarking on his coaching career, Robinson played two seasons in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Auburn posted a 30-19 record during his playing career, including a Top20 ranking in the final polls after his senior season. He was selected the MVP of the Iron Bowl after recording 12 tackles and breaking up a pair of passes to help the Tigers to a 13-9 victory over Alabama, as they would go on to defeat Penn State in the Capital One Bowl. He was a first-team AP All-SEC selection after collecting 92 total tackles, second on the squad, with four interceptions. He concluded his collegiate career with 166 tackles and five picks. Robinson was born in Miami, Fla. and attended Coral Park High where he was a four-year letterman and earned all-state honors as a defensive back and wide receiver. He received his bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Auburn in 2007. He is married to the former Mandisa Skyers. Their family includes sons, Tyson Jerod and Travis Jerod, and daughter, Jordyn.

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Third Year at South Carolina Lance Thompson begins his third year in Columbia. Head football coach Will Muschamp named Thompson as the Gamecocks’ assistant head coach of defense and defensive line coach on December 31, 2015. In his second year, Thompson helped groom Dante Sawyer into a secondteam All-SEC selection, while senior Taylor Stallworth had his finest season for the Garnet & Black. Additionally, junior college transfer Javon Kinlaw developed into a force to be reckoned with over the next two seasons. Thompson is a proven winner. A member of national championship staffs at Alabama, Georgia Tech and LSU, Thompson has been a member of four SEC championship coaching staffs, two ACC championship staffs and one Conference USA divisional winner. Additionally, he has either coached or recruited players who have participated in eight National Championship games, winning seven of those contests (Georgia Tech, LSU twice and Alabama four times). “I’m excited to have Coach Thompson join our staff,” said Coach Muschamp at the time of Thompson’s hiring. “He did a great job calling the Auburn defense in their bowl win over Memphis. He has coached multiple positions throughout his career and has a great understanding of our defensive system. He will be an outstanding addition to our staff.” Ranked as the No. 1 recruiter in the nation on the Ultimate ESPN 300 recruiting power rankings for 2014 when he was coaching at Alabama, and named Rivals National Recruiter of the Year in 2008, also with the Crimson Tide, Thompson was reunited with Muschamp on Gus Malzahn’s Auburn staff in 2015, where he coached the linebackers. Thompson and Muschamp also worked together as assistant coaches at LSU from 2002-2003. Thompson worked at Alabama three different times, from 1999-2000, 2007-08 and 2012-14. He helped Alabama’s 2013 defense to hold opponents to 13.9 points per game, the fifth-best mark in Division I college football. His Alabama recruits included Julio Jones, A.J. McCarron, Mark Barron, D.J. Fluker and Trent Richardson. Thompson worked with Nick Saban at both Alabama and LSU. He was the assistant head coach in charge of recruiting and the tight ends coach when LSU won the 2003 national title. He also coached the defensive line at LSU. Thompson also logged stints at Tennessee (2009-11), Georgia Tech (198898, 2001), and Central Florida, where he was defensive coordinator from 2004-06. In 2005, UCF won the Conference USA Eastern Division title. At Georgia Tech, he held various roles, including defensive line coach, defensive ends coach, tight ends coach, recruiting coordinator and director of football operations. He began his coaching career as a graduate assistant with the Yellow Jackets in 1988. Thompson has coached and/or recruited several players who have been selected highly in the NFL Draft, including such notables as Jones, Barron, Richardson, Fluker, Chance Warmack, Marco Coleman, Cornelius Griffin, Marquise Hill, Laron Landry, Tyson Jackson, Coutney Upshaw and Coleman Rudolph. Thompson is a 1987 graduate of The Citadel, where he was a four-year letterwinner as a defensive lineman, and earned his bachelor’s degree in education and mathematics. A native of Riverdale, Ga., he is married to the former Mary Ann Guzy. Thompson has five children -- Allie, Christina and Lane Thompson, and Alli and Taylor Guzy.

Pat Washington, a 30-year collegiate coaching veteran, begins his third season at South Carolina serving as the tight ends coach. Under Washington’s watch, Hayden Hurst went from a former walk-on to a first-team All-SEC tight end, ranking second on the squad in both receptions and yards receiving during the 2017 campaign. In his first season in Columbia, Washington was responsible for the development of sophomore standouts Hurst and K.C. Crosby. Hurst set school tight end records with 48 receptions and 616 receiving yards, while Crosby tied for the team lead with four TD receptions. Washington has 20 years of experience under his belt on five different SEC staffs, including an 11-year stint as wide receivers coach at Tennessee (19952005), which included an undefeated 1998 season and a national title. He came to South Carolina from Missouri, where he has served as the receiving coach from 2013-15. The Tigers captured the SEC Eastern Division title and played in the SEC Championship game in both 2013 and 2014. Senior receiver Bud Sasser was named first-team All-SEC in 2014, becoming Missouri’s first first-team all-conference wide receiver since 2009. Mizzou’s wideouts enjoyed a banner year in 2013 and played a critical role as the Tigers became one of the most improved offensive attacks in the nation. Leading the way was Dorial Green-Beckham, who earned second-team All-SEC honors by the Associated Press after catching 59 passes for 883 yards and 12 touchdowns -- the latter of which tied for most in the SEC in 2013. Washington’s receivers solid downfield blocking also helped spring the Tiger ground game for a 3,000-yard season as part of MU’s 12-2 campaign. Washington has enjoyed success throughout his career, as he’s coached on teams that have reached bowl games 19 times. Tennessee posted a 105-31 record during his tenure that featured 10 bowl appearances -- including three Citrus Bowls, two Fiesta, Peach and Cotton Bowls, and one Orange Bowl. The Volunteers also reached the SEC Championship Game four times with Washington on staff. A win in the 1998 SEC title game vaulted UT to the 1999 Fiesta Bowl, where the Vols downed Florida State, 23-16, to cap an undefeated season and a national championship. During his tenure at Tennessee, Washington developed several standout receivers, including Peerless Price, Donte Stallworth, Joey Kent, Marcus Nash, Robert Meachem and Cedrick Wilson, among others. Nash, Stallworth and Meachem were first-round draft picks, and all six enjoyed NFL careers. Washington’s coaching career began at Auburn, where he served his alma mater as a GA from 1987-88. After the Tigers reached bowl games both years, Washington landed his first full-time position as the receivers coach at Louisiana-Lafayette (1989-91), and that was followed by a two-year stop at TCU (1992-93) as receivers coach. He spent one year at Baylor (1994) as running backs coach, and the Bears reached the 1994 Alamo Bowl during his time there, before he left to join Tennessee the following year. Following his time at UT, Washington coached receivers at Kansas State in 2006, helping the Wildcats to a berth in the Texas Bowl. He then returned to the SEC as the receivers coach at Mississippi State from 2007-08. The Bulldogs broke a six-year postseason drought, winning the 2007 AutoZone Liberty Bowl. From 2009-11, Washington coached running backs at Southern Mississippi, and his backfield played an integral role in Southern Miss’ Conference USA Championship in 2011. He spent the 2012 season at Kentucky as wide receivers coach and passing game coordinator. A native of Mobile, Ala., Washington played quarterback at Auburn from 1982-85. He guided the Tigers to a combined 17-8 record in his final two seasons years and to 1984 Liberty Bowl and 1986 Cotton Bowl appearances. Washington earned a management degree from Auburn in 1987. He and his wife, Claudette, are the parents of sons Tyson and Justin.

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Eric WOLFORD

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Dan Werner, a highly-successful veteran offensive mind, was named the Gamcocks’ quarterback coach in January 2018. Werner comes to Columbia after one season as an offensive analyst at Alabama under Nick Saban. He spent the previous five years as the co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at the University of Mississippi under head coach Hugh Freeze. In 2016, Ole Miss led the SEC in passing offense (314.9 yards per game), was third in total offense (464.3 ypg) and fourth in scoring offense at 32.6 points per game. In 2015, Ole Miss set program records for scoring (531), touchdowns (68), total offense (6,731), passing yards (4,351), passing touchdowns (35), 50+ point games (4) and games with more than 600 yards of offense (3). The Rebels led the SEC and were top-10 nationally in scoring (40.8), total offense (517.8 ypg) and passing (334.7 ypg), garnering Werner his second nomination for the Broyles Award as the nation’s top assistant coach. Under Werner’s tutelage, Bo Wallace broke Ole Miss school records for career total offensive yards (10,478), 300-yard passing games (11), completion percentage (63.0) and pass efficiency (140.8) and went 24-15 as the Rebels’ starting quarterback from 2012-14. In just three years as a starter, Wallace ranked in the SEC’s top 10 all-time in total offense and passing yards. In 2012, Werner helped turn around a Rebel offense that ranked at or near the bottom of the SEC in every statistical category in 2011 to rank top five in the SEC and top 50 in the nation in scoring, total offense and passing. Werner boasts three decades of coaching experience, including a total of eight years in two terms at the University of Miami, when he tutored outstanding quarterbacks and directed some of the best offenses in college football. He helped Miami to eight bowls, four national championship games and three national titles during his combined tenure. He also played an integral part in the development of several of the Hurricanes’ greatest quarterbacks, including 2001 Maxwell Award winner Ken Dorsey, 1992 Heisman Trophy winner Gino Torretta as well as Heisman candidates Steve Walsh and Craig Erickson. Over his last five seasons (2001-05) at Miami, Hurricane quarterbacks threw for more than 14,500 yards and 114 touchdowns under Werner, giving balance to an offensive philosophy predicated on equality between the run and the pass. Werner’s second stint in Coral Gables was preceded by a spectacular 2000 season as offensive coordinator at Murray State. He built the Racers’ offense into one of the most potent on the FCS level, as the team ranked 11th nationally in total offense (452 yards/game) and 13th in passing yardage (276 yards/game). Prior to his lone season at Murray State, Werner was an offensive consultant to Auburn Head Coach Tommy Tuberville during the 1999 season. Before the job at Auburn, Werner was an assistant coach at James Madison University for four seasons from 1995-98. He began his tenure at JMU as assistant head coach/quarterback coach/passing game coordinator in 1995. In 1997, he was promoted to offensive coordinator/assistant head coach. From 1991-94, Werner coached at Louisiana Tech, where he was an assistant coach in charge of running backs and inside receivers. In 1993, he was promoted to offensive coordinator/quarterback coach. Werner joined the coaching staff at UNLV in the spring of 1990. At UNLV, he was an assistant coach in charge of quarterbacks. In the fall of 1990, Werner left the college game for one season to serve as offensive line coach at Miami’s Southridge High School. Werner graduated from Western Michigan University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in education in 1983. He attended Parkway Central High School. Werner’s wife’s name is Caysie. He has two children, Maya and Ian. 26

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Offensive line coach Eric Wolford begins his second year on Will Muschamp’s staff and his third year overall in Columbia. Wolford previously served on Steve Spurrier’s staff during the 2009 campaign. Despite numerous injuries, Carolina’s offensive line allowed 28 sacks in 2017, 13 fewer than they allowed in 2016. Wolford was also named a top 25 recruiter by Rivals following the 2018 February signing date. Before coming back to Carolina, Wolford spent the previous two seasons in the NFL as the San Francisco 49ers assistant offensive line coach. Prior to his stint with the 49ers, Wolford logged 19 seasons as a coach at the collegiate level, including five (2010-14) as the head coach at Youngstown State. After a 3-8 mark in his first season, the Penguins compiled a 28-18 mark over his final four campaigns, were ranked in the top-10 three times, and broke 32 school records during his tenure. Highlights included a 2012 win over Pitt - the first win over a BCS team in school history, and a 2011 win over top-ranked North Dakota State, while overseeing the squad’s highest GPA on record for four-consecutive seasons. Wolford served as South Carolina’s run game coordinator and offensive line coach in 2009 after a two-year stint at Illinois where he held a similar post. Under Wolford’s tutelage, the Illini, which played in the 2008 Rose Bowl game, led the Big Ten in rushing (2007) and passing (2008), while topping the 5,000-yard mark in total offense for just the third and fourth times in school history. Wolford was considered a Rivals Top-20 National Recruiter in 2008. Wolford spent three seasons (2004-06) at Arizona as the offensive line coach. UA led the league in fewest sacks allowed in 2004 and was second in 2005. He was also an integral part of back-to-back top-25 recruiting classes. Wolford spent the 2003 season at North Texas, where his offensive line paved the way for tailback Patrick Cobbs. He rushed for a league-record 1,690 yards, earning the Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year Award. Cobbs averaged 152 yards and 11.5 points per game, leading the NCAA. The offensive line blocked for a rushing average of 177.5 yards per game, which ranked 35th nationally, allowed only 18 sacks during the season and posted an 88 percent efficiency rating in the redzone. Wolford also helped lead UNT to its third-consecutive bid to the New Orleans Bowl. Before joining North Texas, Wolford enjoyed three-year stints at both Houston and South Florida. While at Houston, he coached a number of positions, spanning offense, defense and special teams. In 2002, Houston enjoyed a dramatic turnaround, going from a winless season to five victories. The team also ended on a high note, defeating nationally-ranked Louisville in the finale. During that time, Wolford coached five all-conference players. Wolford had the unique experience of coaching in the first three seasons of the South Florida football program, helping to lead the Bulls to two winning seasons in three years. In year two of the building process, the offense put up over 400 yards per game, including 191.5 rushing yards per contest. Running back Dyral McMillan became the school’s first 1,000-yard rusher that year. Wolford began his coaching career at his alma mater, Kansas State, where he served as a GA and worked with the offensive line under John Latina. He then spent two years as the offensive line and strength coach at Emporia State. Wolford was a four-year starter at K-State under Bill Snyder, and his teams laid the groundwork for the program’s emergence on the national stage. During his senior year, the Wildcats won the school’s first bowl game in the 1993 Copper Bowl. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 1994 in social sciences with a focus on monetary policy and banking. Wolford signed a free agent contract with Buddy Ryan’s Arizona Cardinals. Wolford and his wife, Dr. Melinda Wolford, have a son, Stone, and a daughter, Marlee.

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Director - Strength & Conditioning

Director of Football Operations

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Jeff Dillman begins his third year in Columbia guiding the strength and conditioning program for South Carolina Football. Dillman was named Director of Football Strength and Conditioning on December 14, 2015. Dillman joined the Gamecocks after spending one season as an assistant strength & conditioning coach at Alabama. He was part of the staff that helped the Crimson Tide to the 2016 national championship. Prior to that, he worked on Head Coach Will Muschamp’s staff at the University of Florida for three years as the Director of Strength & Conditioning. Prior to his arrival in Gainesville, Dillman worked at the IMG Performance Institute in Bradenton. As the Head of Physical Conditioning at IMG Academies, Dillman oversaw the strength and conditioning programs for all youth, adult, collegiate and professional athletes who trained at the Academy, including NBA and NFL offseason workouts, NFL Combine training and the Madden Football Academy. Dillman’s professional career began as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at UL-Monroe beginning in 2001, working with nine different teams over his tenure with the Warhawks. In 2003, he was hired as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at LSU and helped the Tigers to several notable achievements, including an SEC and BCS National Championship for the football team, Final Four appearances for both the men’s and women’s basketball teams and a College World Series trip for the baseball team. He also worked with men’s and women’s tennis and gymnastics. In 2006, Dillman took over the strength and conditioning program at his alma mater, Appalachian State. He helped the football program to twostraight Division I-AA national championships (2006-07) and the historic upset of No. 5-ranked Michigan in 2007. A native of Rockingham, N.C., Dillman was a football letterman at Elon College before he transferred to Appalachian State University, where he completed his football eligibility. He earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise science in 2001. Dillman is a member of the Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association and the American Football Coaches Association. He and his wife, Jeanne, have two children, twins Cole and Olivia.

George Wynn was named Director of Football Operations on February 1, 2018. Wynn has logged three previous stops as Director of Football Operations over the past 19 years. He served as the DFO at Arizona State University from 1999-2005, assisting head coaches Bruce Snyder and Dirk Koetter; was the Assistant Athletics Director of Football Operations at the University of Texas from 2005-2011 under head coach Mack Brown; and most recently, as the Assistant Athletics Director for Football Operations at the University of Florida from 2011-2017, where he worked with Coach Muschamp and Jim McElwain. Among his various duties, Wynn will oversee the logistics relating to the spring, preseason and postseason practices, serve as the liaison to the compliance office and several other athletics and university departments, coordinate team travel arrangements and oversee the football budget. Wynn was a four-year student-athlete in football, including three years as a starter, at the University of Georgia. A team captain as a senior, Wynn earned his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in 1992. He played football professionally for two seasons in the Canadian Football League with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Following his retirement as a player, Wynn returned to Georgia, where he earned a master’s degree in sports management in 1995 while serving as a recruiting coordinator assistant for the Bulldog football team. He then logged a stint as a compliance services intern for the NCAA before taking a position as a regional marketing director for the Harlem Globetrotters working with Geese Ausbie from 1996-1999. Born December 25, 1970, Wynn is married to the former Leesha Hadley. The couple has two children, Royce and Lena.

Matt LINDSEY Director of Player Personnel Second Year at South Carolina Matt Lindsey begins his second year with Carolina Football. Lindsey was named the program’s Director of Player Personnel on February 13, 2017. In his current role, Lindsey directs the recruiting efforts of South Carolina Football. He oversees all recruiting services and recruiting videos and identifies potential student-athletes for the coaching staff. In addition, he assists with camps, clinics, on-campus visits and other football related events. Lindsey comes to Columbia after a stint with the Philadelphia Eagles. He joined the Eagles’ organization in 2013 as a scouting assistant, working with the pro and college scouting departments. The Eagles reached the NFC Playoffs following the 2013 regular season. Lindsey was promoted to College Scouting Coordinator for the Eagles in 2014. In that role, Lindsey served as the liaison between the scouting staff and the front office and handled day-to-day scheduling and organization of the scouting efforts for college all-star games, the NFL Combine as well as on-campus visits. A native of Tuscaloosa, Ala., Lindsey earned a degree in consumer sciences from the University of Alabama in 2013. He assisted all efforts of the football recruiting department as an undergraduate. The Crimson Tide earned three national championships during his tenure. Lindsey married the former Kellie Roscia in February, 2018.

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KRISTIN COGGIN

Director - Football Nutrition

PATRICK SHINE

Director - Performance Analytics

Charles Jackson Jr. Director - Character & Life Skills

Larry waters

Director - Football Equipment

Andrew Belluomini Analyst - Offense

john griffin

Asst. Strength & Conditioning

clint haggard

Head Football Athletic Trainer

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clyde wrenn

Director - High School Relations

ellis johnson Analyst - Defense

corey Jenkins

Asst. Strength & Conditioning

daryl faulkner

Assistant Football Athletic Trainer

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jessica Jackson

Director - On-Campus Recruiting

Marcus LAttimore Director - Player Development

zach frehse

Asst. Dir. - Football Creative Services

demarco mcneil Analyst - Defense

josh lawson

Asst. Strength & Conditioning

rachel sharpe

Assistant Football Athletic Trainer

landon martin

G.A. - Football - Offense

joe lisle

Assistant AD/Video Operations

logan hall

Asst. Dir. - FB Player Personnel

seth strickland Analyst - Offense

corey miller

Asst. Strength & Conditioning

kim fields

Asst. to Head Coach/Asst. DFO

BENJI RUSSELL

G.A. - Football - Defense

Kristin Sheetz

Director - Football Creative Services

Paul Mcgee

Video Coordinator

Shuler hayes

Asst. Dir. - Football Equipment

ryan bellerose

chas dodd

G.A. - Strength & Conditioning

G.A. - Strength & Conditioning

carina hargreaves

caroline rietkovich

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Charles Bloom

Executive Associate A.D./CCO

Eric Nichols

Sr. Associate A.D./Marketing

Shawn Burke

Faculty Athletics Representative

Jeff Crane

Executive Associate A.D.

Chris Rogers

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LB Š 6-1 Š 231 Š SR. Š 3L Ellenwood, Ga. Ĩƍ! ..+2!Ċ

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Michael ALMOND K/P Š 6-3 Š 237 Š JR. Š 2L North Augusta, S.C. Ĩ!/0)%*/0!.Ċ

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Bryson ALLEN-WILLIAMS

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Senior linebacker who was granted a fifth year after a season-ending shoulder injury derailed his 2017 campaign... has appeared in 40 games making 13 starts over the past four seasons... has 17.5 tackles for loss among 135 career stops... elected as the vice chair of the SEC Football Leadership Council.

Walk-on kicker who is in his fourth season with the Gamecocks... will push incumbent Joseph Charlton for the starting punter duties... could also be a factor on kickoffs... provides quality depth at both positions... has appeared in two games in his collegiate career.

2017: Started each of the first three games... logged 10 tackles, a pair of sacks and an interception... served as a team captain in the season opener vs. NC State and responded with five tackles including a sack, and recovered a third-quarter fumble to set up Carolina’s last score of the game... intercepted a pass at Missouri... suffered a shoulder injury late in the Kentucky game... underwent season-ending surgery on September 27... shared Jim Carlen Special Teams Player of the Spring honors with D.J. Smith.

2017: Served as backup for kickoff and punting duties in his third season... saw action in the Texas A&M game, kicking off one time for 45 yards.

2015: Saw action in every game with one start... credited with 23 tackles, including 14 solo stops... recorded six tackles including a half-tackle for loss at Georgia... logged five tackles, including four solos, at LSU... saw his most extensive duty against Vanderbilt after T.J. Holloman was ejected for targeting... logged three tackles and picked off his first pass against the Commodores... had four stops, including a pair of tackles for loss, against Florida... made his first start of the season against The Citadel and responded with three tackles, including a tackle for loss, and a quarterback hurry... recognized with the Everyday Attitude award for the defense in the spring.

ALLEN-WILLIAMS’ STATISTICS Year GP/GS UT 2014 12/2 18 2015 12/1 14 2016 13/7 46 2017 3/3 5 Total 40/13 83

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AT TT 9 27 9 23 29 75 5 10 52 135

TFL 2.5-12 3.5-9 8.5-38 3.0-3 17.5-62

QBS INT PBU QBH 0.5-3 0 0 5 0.0-0 1 0 1 2.0-20 2 1 1 2.0-14 1 1 1 4.5-37 4 2 8

FF 1 0 1 0 2

FR 1 0 1 1 3

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Ben ASBURY LS Š 6-0Š 205 Š SR. Š 1L Atlanta, Ga. Ĩ+(5 **+!*0/ļǍ!..5Ċ

Incumbent at the long snapper position who returns for his redshirt senior campaign... handled all of the deep- and short-snapping duties in 2017... will miss the spring after undergoing knee surgery. 2017: Redshirt junior who served as the long snapper throughout the season, earning his first letter... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll. 2016: Served as a backup deep snapper... did not see any game action. 2015: Enrolled at South Carolina but did not participate in football. 2014: Played tight end at Berry College in Rome, Ga... appeared in three games as a true freshman...saw action versus Rhodes, Washington (Mo.) and at Birmingham Southern... the Vikings posted a 2-8 campaign.

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Jacob AUGUST TE Š 6-6 Š 244 Š SR. Š 3L Columbia, S.C. Ĩƍ. %*(!3)*ļ+.'*%+*Ċ

GAMECOCKS

2014: True freshman who started the season at linebacker in a 3-4 scheme but moved to defensive end late in the campaign... played in 12 games, making a pair of starts... logged 27 tackles... earned the start in the season opener against Texas A&M... joined Al Harris Jr. as first true freshmen to start a season opener since Jadeveon Clowney in 2011... recovered first career fumble at Vanderbilt... forced two quarterback hurries to go with three tackles versus Missouri... collected a season-high five tackles versus Tennessee... had his best game at Florida, collecting ALLEN-WILLIAMS’ HIGHS a half sack, 2.5 tackles for loss Tackles ........................12, Clemson, 2016 and a forced fumble... started at Tackles for Loss .. 2.5, twice: Florida, 2014 defensive end and made three & UMass, 2016 tackles against South Alabama... Sacks ... 1.0, 4 times: Last: Kentucky, 2017 named to the 2014-15 FirstINT ........ 1, 4 times; Last: Missouri, 2017 Year SEC Honor Roll.

2015: Redshirted as a true freshman.

GAMECOCKS

2016: Played in all 13 games, making seven starts... finished second on the team with 75 tackles, including 46 solo stops, and was second with 8.5 tackles for loss... had eight games with six or more tackles, including a career-high 12 stops at Clemson... logged a pair of interceptions, picking off passes at Clemson and against USF in the season’s final two games... earned the special teams’ Tenacity Award... set a then-career high with seven tackles at Mississippi State, including two tackles for loss... matched that with seven tackles, including a tackle for loss vs. East Carolina, and again against Texas A&M... set a career-high with nine solo tackles including a tackle for loss against Georgia... matched his career highs with nine tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss while recording his first career solo sack against UMass... logged a 13-yard sack in the Missouri win... forced and recovered a fumble against Florida... earned the Jim Carlen Special Teams Player of the Spring accolades.

2016: Served as a reserve during the regular season... was pressed into duty in the Birmingham Bowl when regular punter Sean Kelly was not available due to injury... punted twice for a 44.0-yard average with a long of 48 yards.

Fifth-year senior tight end who came to Carolina as a walk-on, earned a scholarship and has developed into a regular contributor... used primarily as a blocker throughout his career, but has also shown excellent hands... has made seven starts among 31 career appearances over the past three seasons for the Garnet & Black with 15 receptions. 2017: Junior tight end who played in all 13 games, making three starts... got the starting nod against NC State, Louisiana Tech and Tennessee... logged career bests with six catches and with 68 receiving yards on the season... matched his single-game high with two receptions at Tennessee... also had catches against Louisiana Tech, Arkansas, Wofford and Florida... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll... placed on scholarship for the first time in the spring.

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Year 2015 2016 2017 Total

GP/GS Rec 5/3 4 13/1 5 13/3 6 31/7 15

Yds Avg TD Long 38 9.5 1 13 52 10.4 0 29 68 11.3 0 19 158 10.5 1 29

AUGUST’S HIGHS Receptions..............2, 3 times: UCF, 2015 East Carolina, 2016 & Tennessee 2017 Yards Receiving .......... 29, Kentucky, 2016 Long Reception .......... 29, Kentucky, 2016 Receiving Touchdowns ........ 1, UCF, 2015

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Senior offensive lineman who is a candidate for All-SEC accolades in his final campaign... is the returning starter at right tackle... made the transition from left guard to right tackle during the spring a year ago... versatile performer who could line up anywhere along the offensive line... has played in 34 games over the past three seasons, making 26 starts (15 at left guard, eight at right tackle and three at center). 2017: Junior offensive lineman who was a preseason third-team All-SEC selection by the league’s coaches... moved from left guard to right tackle in the spring... played in nine games making eight starts... started the first three games but suffered an ankle injury late in the contest against Kentucky... returned from a four-game absence to start at right tackle vs. Vanderbilt and remained in the starting lineup for the rest of the regular season... did not start in the Outback Bowl after suffering another ankle injury, but played in most of the contest... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll. 2016: Most consistent and highest performing offensive lineman... started all 13 games at left guard... served as team captain at Kentucky... made his 10th-career start against Texas A&M and served as a team captain against the Aggies... served as a team captain against Florida... shared the offense’s Tenacity Award with Hayden Hurst, as selected by the players following the season. 2015: Gained valuable experience as a true freshman in which he earned SEC All-Freshman accolades by the league’s coaches at offensive center... had never played center prior to his arrival at South Carolina... played in all 12 games, making five starts, three at center and two at left guard... saw time on special teams against North Carolina... moved into the backup role at center after the ankle injury to Cody Waldrop and played on special teams against

Third-year player who did not see any game action last season after transitioning to defensive back from wide receiver... will use the spring to continue to hone his skills at the position. 2017: True sophomore who was converted from wide receiver to defensive back at the beginning of fall camp to add depth to the unit... did not see any game action and took a redshirt year after playing as a true freshman in 2016. 2016: True freshman who played in six games... made his debut against Texas A&M... also played against Tennessee, Missouri, Western Carolina, Clemson and USF... caught his first pass, a five-yard reception, in the Birmingham Bowl versus USF.

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Jake BENTLEY QB Š 6-4 Š 224 Š JR. Š 2L Opelika, Ala. Ĩ,!(%'Ċ

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Zack BAILEY

DB Š 5-11 Š 184 Š SO. Š 1L Tyrone, Ga. Ĩ* 5ƍ.!!'Ċ

2014: Enrolled at South Carolina in January... shared Freshman Offensive Player of the Spring honors with Connor Mitch... redshirted in his first year.

AUGUST’S STATISTICS

Korey BANKS

GAMECOCKS

2015: Walk-on who worked his way into the tight end rotation early in the season... appeared in five games, making three starts... had four catches for 38 yards and a touchdown... made his debut against Kentucky and caught one pass for seven yards... added a 10-yard reception at Georgia... earned a start in a two-tight end formation against UCF and responded with a pair of catches for 21 yards, including a 13-yard touchdown catch... also started at Missouri and LSU... did not play after the coaching change... named the Most Improved Tight End at the 2015 spring game.

Kentucky... pressed into regular service at Georgia after an ankle injury to Alan Knott... made his first career start against UCF and graded out at 80 percent... also made the start at center at Missouri and versus Vanderbilt... moved to left guard where he made the start against The Citadel due to an injury to Mike Matulis... also started at left guard against Clemson.

Junior signal-caller who has started each of the last 20 games... owns a 13-7 record as a starter... ranks 10th in completions (370), second in completion percentage (63.3), 11th in passing yards (4,214) and 11th in passing touchdowns (27) in school history... needs seven victories to become the sixth quarterback to win 20 games at Carolina, joining Connor Shaw (27), Todd Ellis (24), Garry Harper (20), Stephen Garcia (20) and Steve Taneyhill (20). 2017: Sophomore signal-caller who was selected as one of four permanent team captains... recognized by his teammates for the Leadership Award for the offense... took every meaningful snap during the season... completed 245-of-394 passes (62.2 percent) for 2,794 yards with 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions... among SEC quarterbacks, ranked second in pass completions, second in pass attempts, sixth in passing yards per game (214.9), sixth in pass completion percentage, tied for fourth in touchdown passes and seventh in total offense (221.5)... his 2017 totals rank seventh in school history in single-season passing yards, fourth in pass attempts, fourth in pass completions, 10th in completion percentage and tied for seventh in passing touchdowns... tied for the team lead with six touchdowns scored... best game was a 24-for-36 performance for 304 yards against Kentucky, with a pair of touchdowns... the 304 yards passing was a career-best against an SEC opponent... had a career-best 16-consecutive completions in that contest... went 152 passes without an interception early in the season... threw three touchdown passes against both NC State and Arkansas... rushed the ball six times for a career-best 47 yards in the win over Vanderbilt... accounted for three touchdowns against both the Commodores and Wofford... became the 14th quarterback in Carolina history to surpass 3,000 career passing yards in the Tennessee game... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll... named the Joe Morrison Offensive Player in the Spring... worked as a counselor at the prestigious Manning Passing Academy in June.

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2016: Second-year defensive end who played in nine games... made one tackle for loss against Mississippi State and had one tackle against Clemson... did not participate in spring drills while recovering from injuries sustained in an off-season incident. 2015: Limited to two games while battling back from a knee injury suffered in his senior year of high school... saw action against UCF and Missouri... credited with one solo tackle and BLACKSHEAR’S HIGHS one assisted tackle, both coming Tackles ..........................3, Clemson, 2017 against the Tigers... petitioned Tackles for Loss ..1.0, Mississippi St., 2016 and received a medical redshirt.

BLACKSHEAR’S STATISTICS Year GP/GS UT 2015 2/0 1 2016 9/0 2 2017 8/0 4 Total 19/0 7

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2017: Redshirted as a true freshman.

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Redshirt freshman defensive back who hopes the spring propels him into a spot in the regular rotation in the secondary this fall. 2017: Redshirted as a true freshman... was a regular on the travel squad.

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T.J. BRUNSON LB Š 6-1 Š 225 Š JR. Š 2L Columbia, S.C. Ĩ%$(* +.0$!/0Ċ

GAMECOCKS

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QBS INT PBU QBH 0.0-0 0 0 0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0.0-0 0 0 0 0.0-0 0 0 0

Redshirt freshman linebacker who will use the spring to make a case for regular playing time in 2018.

BENTLEY’S HIGHS

Shameik BLACKSHEAR

TFL 0.0-0 1.0-1 0.0-0 1.0-1

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Pass Attempts ......................43, USF, 2016 Pass Completions ................32, USF, 2016 Passing Yards .....................390, USF, 2016 Passing TDs............. 3, 3 times: USF, 2016 NC State, 2017 & Arkansas 2017 Longest Pass ............... 68, Kentucky, 2017 Rushing Attempts....................... 10, twice: Tennessee, 2016 & USF, 2016 Rushing Yards............47, Vanderbilt, 2017 Rushing TDs .. 2, 3 times: Vanderbilt, 2017 Florida, 2017 & Wofford, 2017 Longest Rush .....24, Louisiana Tech, 2017 Receptions................ 1, W. Carolina, 2016 Yards Receiving ...... 12, W. Carolina, 2016 Long Reception ...... 12, W. Carolina, 2016

AT TT 1 2 0 2 2 6 3 10

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2016: Started each of the final seven games after not playing in the first six contests of the season... was 4-3 as a starter... was 125-for-190 for 1,420 yards and nine touchdowns and just four interceptions... his 65.8 percent completion percentage ranks fourth in Carolina history for a single-season... shared Steve Wadiak MVP honors with Deebo Samuel... made his debut as the starting quarterback against UMass... went 17-for-26 for 201 yards and two touchdowns vs. the Minutemen... became the fifth Gamecock true freshman to start at quarterback in the SEC era... won his first career start against an SEC opponent as the Gamecocks upset Tennessee... completed 15-of-20 passes against the Vols for 167 yards and two TDs... connected K.C. Crosby for a 35-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter that proved to be the gamewinner against UT... improved to 3-0 as a starter and earned SEC Freshman of the Week accolades when he led the Gamecocks to a win over Missouri, going 22-for-28 for 254 yards and two touchdowns... became the first Carolina true freshman quarterback to win his first three collegiate starts since Steve Taneyhill notched four-straight wins in 1992... went 18-for-33 for 213 yards in his first road start at Florida... set career highs with 32 completions, 43 pass attempts and three touchdowns in the Birmingham Bowl against USF... set the school record BENTLEY’S STATISTICS for bowl games and Birming–PASSING– ham Bowl records for passes Year GP/GS C-A-I Pct. Yds TD Lg completed (32), yards passing 2016 7/7 125-190-4 65.8 1,420 9 47 (390) and total offense (381) in 2017 13/13 245-394-12 62.2 2,794 18 68 the ovetime loss to the Bulls... Total 20/20 370-584-16 63.4 4,214 27 68 passed on his senior year of high –RUSHING– Year GP/GS Att Yds Avg TD Long school to enroll at South Caro2016 7/7 50 -15 -0.3 0 16 lina in the summer of 2016... 2017 13/13 73 85 1.2 6 24 named the South Carolina Male Total 20/20 123 70 0.6 6 24 New Student-Athlete of the -RECEIVING– Year GP/GS Rec Yds Avg TD Long Year... named to the 2016-17 2016 7/7 1 12 12.0 0 12 First-Year SEC Honor Roll.

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Junior linebacker who figures to be a candidate for All-SEC accolades after a breakout sophomore season... shows great instincts and has all the intangibles... owns 100 career tackles in his first two seasons for the Garnet & Black. 2017: True sophomore linebacker who started all 13 games... ranked second on the team with 88 tackles... credited with 4.5 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and a pair of quarterback hurries... tied for the SEC lead and tied for fourth nationally with three fumble recoveries... twice selected as a game captain (Missouri and Louisiana Tech)... posted a game- and career-high 16 tackles in the season-opening win over NC State... it was the most tackles by a Gamecock since Antonio Allen logged 16 stops against East Carolina on Sept. 3, 2011, a game that was also played in Charlotte, and the first of three games in

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BRUNSON’S STATISTICS Year GP/GS UT 2016 11/0 8 2017 13/13 53 Total 24/13 61

AT TT 4 12 35 88 39 100

TFL 0-0-0 4.5-23 4.5-23

QBS INT PBU QBH 0.0-0 0 0 1 2.0-16 0 0 2 2.0-16 0 0 3

FF 0 0 0

FR 0 3 3

BRUNSON’S HIGHS Tackles ....................... 16, NC State, 2017 Sacks .........................2.0, Michigan, 2017 Tackles for Loss ..........2.0,Michigan, 2017 QB Hurries 1, 3 times: Texas A&M, 2016; Vanderbilt, 2017 & Wofford, 2017 Fumbles Recovered........2, Arkansas, 2017

Virginia Beach, Va. Ĩ.*'ċƫ+4ĩ

Veteran offensive lineman who will compete for a starting position again this season... has played in 31 games during his three-year career, making four starts, all at right tackle. 2017: Played in all 13 games, primarily on special teams, but also made a pair of starts at right tackle... saw his first action of the season on the offensive line in the win over Arkansas... made his first start of the year at right tackle in the victory over Tennessee... also made the start at right tackle in the Outback Bowl win over Michigan... was one of four players to man the right tackle position. 2016: True sophomore who played in six games with one start... did not start in the season opener at Vanderbilt but saw significant action on the offensive line at right tackle after an injury to Donell Stanley... started at Mississippi State but was sidelined with a high left ankle injury, which kept him out until the UMass contest... returned from a four-game injury absence and saw significant action at right tackle against the Minutemen. 2015: Saw action in all 12 games as a true freshman... earned his first career start against The Citadel when he got the nod at right tackle due to an injury to Mason Zandi.

Laurens, S.C. Ĩ 1.!*/ĩ

Redshirt freshman offensive lineman who will be going through his second spring with the Gamecock football team. 2017: True freshman offensive lineman who graduated early and enrolled at South Carolina in January... went through spring drills... was redshirted in his first campaign... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

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Jordon CARTY OL Š 6-7 Š 315 Š FR. Š RS Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. Ĩ+10$ǫ.+3. ĩ

Redshirt freshman offensive lineman... impressed the coaches while working with the scout team last fall. 2017: True freshman who was not cleared to participate until just before school began in late August, so was not part of the 105-man roster as the beginning of fall camp... redshirted in his first season.

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J2+* CHARLESTON DB Š 6-1 Š 186 Š JR. Š 2L Gurnee, Ill. Ĩ..!*+3*/$%,ĩ

GAMECOCKS

OL Š 6-8 Š 311 Š SR. Š 3L

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Blake CAMPER

OL Š 6-5 Š 285 Š FR. Š RS

GAMECOCKS

2016: True freshman who played in 11 games... used at linebacker and on special teams... logged a dozen tackles... made his collegiate debut in the win over Vanderbilt... made his first career tackle in the East Carolina win... singled out by Coach Muschamp for making a key block on A.J. Turner’s game-opening 80-yard kick return vs. East Carolina... made four tackles, all solo, and was credited with a quarterback hurry against Texas A&M... tallied three tackles (two solo) in the UMass win... did not play against Missouri and Florida but returned against Western Carolina.

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Summie CARLAY

GAMECOCKS

double-figures in tackles... logged double-digits in tackles against Kentucky with a dozen... finished the Louisiana Tech win with eight tackles, including a tackle for loss... added seven stops against both Georgia and Tennessee... scored his first career touchdown in the win over Arkansas, recovering a Razorback fumble and racing 73 yards to paydirt... posted a game high 13 tackles with his first two career sacks in the Outback Bowl win over Michigan... earned a spot on the Associated Press’s All-Bowl Team... presented with the Strength & Conditioning Award by the coaches and the Tenacity Award for the defense by the players following the season.

Excellent special teams performer who also has seen action in the Carolina secondary at safety... former walk-on who was placed on scholarship just prior to the start of the 2017 campaign... has earned a pair of letters. 2017: Outstanding special teams performer who also saw limited action at safety... recognized with both the Unselfish Award and the Tenacity Award for special teams... former wide receiver who was converted full-time to the secondary in the spring... former walk-on who was awarded a scholarship prior to the start of the season... led the team with six special teams tackles and logged a pair of fumble recoveries... also recovered a pair of Carolina fumbles... recovered a fourth-quarter fumble on punt coverage at Missouri to set up Carolina’s final score... recovered a Carolina fumble on a punt return vs. Louisiana Tech, keeping the Gamecocks alive en route to the victory... saw the first defensive action of his career vs. Arkansas and was credited with a pass breakup... notched a two-tackle day in the win over Vanderbilt... recovered a fumble in punt coverage and also saw secondary snaps in the win over Florida... recovered a Gamecock fumble on a punt return vs. Clemson. 2016: Redshirt freshman who played in every game, primarily on special teams... recorded 10 tackles... moved from wide receiver to defensive back midway through fall preseason camp... made his collegiate debut in the win against Vanderbilt... returned to the wide receiver position prior to the Texas A&M game... saw his first action of the season at receiver against the Aggies and made one catch for 12 yards... notched a pair of special teams tackles in the Tennessee win... made two special teams tackles for the second-straight week in the Missouri win, when he was named Special Teams Player of the

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Lettermen/Scholarship Players Game... caught four passes for 54 yards in the 2016 Garnet & Black Spring game... a member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll. 2015: Joined the squad as a walk-on in his first semester in Columbia... redshirted as a true freshman wide CHARLESTON’S HIGHS receiver... impressed the coaches Tackles ......2, three times: Tennessee, 2016 enough with his athletic ability Missouri, 2016 & Vanderbilt 2017 to be added to the travel roster Pass Breakups ................ 1, Arkansas, 2017 for a couple of games but did Fumbles Recovered....................... 1, twice: not see any action. Missouri, 2017 & Florida, 2017

CHARLESTON’S STATISTICS Year GP/GS UT 2016 13/0 8 2017 13/0 5 Total 26/0 13

AT TT 2 10 1 6 3 16

TFL 0.0-0 0.0-0 0.0-0

QBS INT PBU QBH 0.0-0 0 0 0 0.0-0 0 1 0 0.0-0 0 1 0

FF 0 0 0

FR 0 2 2

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GAMECOCKS

Joseph CHARLTON K/P Š 6-5 Š 187 Š JR. Š 1L Columbia, S.C. ĨƵċƫċ(+.ĩ

SOUTH CAROLINA 2017: Played in seven games, making one start... also a regular on special teams... returned three kickoffs vs. Kentucky for 13 yards... made his lone start of the season versus Arkansas and caught two passes for 11 yards... sufferd a broken leg in that contest and missed the rest of the regular season... returned for spot duty in the Outback Bowl win versus Michigan. 2016: Redshirt sophomore who played in every game with nine starts... logged 23 catches, fourth on the squad, for 217 yards... tied for the team lead with four touchdown receptions... made his first career catch in the win at Vanderbilt, a six-yard completion that picked up a first down on Carolina’s lone touchdown drive... caught three balls at Mississippi State for 14 yards and his first career TD... started at tight end for the first time in his career in the East Carolina win... caught a career-high four passes for 31 yards against the Pirates... had a career day in a starting assignment against Texas A&M, catching four passes for 51 yards... caught a 16-yard scoring strike against UMass... caught one pass for a game-winning 35-yard touchdown versus Tennessee... caught one pass for a six-yard TD against Missouri, which was his third-straight week of catching a single pass that went for a score. 2015: Backup tight end and H-back who was used extensively on special teams... played in the final 10 games after not seeing action in the first two contests... returned a kickoff for six yards at LSU... garnered Outstanding Weight Room accolades for the offense at the 2015 spring game. 2014: Missed the bulk of the season after undergoing surgery on his right foot... made a brief appearance in the Kentucky game... petitioned for a medical redshirt... named to the 2014-15 First-Year SEC Honor Roll.

Returning starting punter who put together a very solid campaign in his first year handling the duties... has a big leg, just needs to continue to gain consistency to be one of the nation’s top punters.

CROSBY’S STATISTICS Year 2014 2015 2016 2017 Total

2017: Redshirt sophomore who earned the punting duties during fall camp... earned the Jim Carlen Award as the MVP on special teams and the Most Productive Player award for special teams... ranked sixth in the SEC and 30th in the nation in punting, averaging 43.5 yards per punt... Gamecocks finished 19th in the nation in net punting at 40.5 yards per punt... had 15 punts inside the 20, 17 of 50-yards or longer and only four touchbacks... punted six times in his debut against NC State for an average of 46.7 yards, including a long of 64... booted a 73-yard punt against Mizzou, the longest by a Gamecock since Marty Simpson had a 79-yard effort in 1992... averaged 52.7 yards on seven punts against Clemson with five over 50 yards including a long of 64... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

GP/GS Rec 1/0 0 10/0 0 13/9 23 7/1 2 31/10 25

Yds 0 0 217 11 228

Avg TD Long 0.0 0 -0.0 0 -9.4 4 35 5.5 0 6 9.1 4 35

CROSBY’S HIGHS Receptions.... 4, twice: East Carolina, 2016 & Texas A&M, 2016 Yards Receiving ...... 51, Texas A&M, 2016 Long Reception .......... 35, Tennessee, 2016 Receiving TDs ................1, 4 times: last vs. Missouri, 2016

2016: Redshirt freshman who served as a backup to senior punter Sean Kelly... did not see any game action.

CHARLTON’S HIGHS

Punts ............................ 8, Michigan, 2017 Punting Average ....... 52.7, Clemson, 2017 Longest Punt ............... 73, Missouri, 2017

CHARLTON’S STATISTICS Year 2017

No. 55

Yards 2,390

Avg. 44.3

Long 73

TB 4

FC 13

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OL Š 6-6 Š 312 Š SR. Š 1L Columbia, S.C. Ĩ% #!%!3ĥ!+.#% %(%0.5ĩ

Big offensive lineman who transferred in from Georgia Military College and quickly earned his way into a starting role at left tackle last fall... figures to be the leading candidate to hold that position again in his final season of 2018.

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Dennis DALEY

2017: Junior college transfer in his first season in the Garnet & Black... played in 12 games, making 11 starts... did not play in the season-opening win over NC State... made his Gamecock debut in the Missouri win, seeing extensive time at left tackle in the second half... moved into the starting lineup at left tackle against Kentucky and remained in that position for the remainder of the season... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

Fifth-year senior tight end who figures to see even more action following the departure of Hayden Hurst... also a special teams contributor... has displayed excellent hands... owns four TDs among his 25 receptions... has appeared in 31 games making 10 starts. 36

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2015: Scholarship kicker who was redshirted as a true freshman... missed some practice time due to a back ailment.

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caught five passes for 17 yards... reeled in a 34-yard catch in the Missouri win, the longest play of the game for Carolina... also started at Clemson.

Randrecous DAVIS WR Š 5-10 Š 182 Š SO. Š 1L Atlanta, Ga. Ĩ 5/ĩ

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Lettermen/Scholarship Players DAWKINS’ STATISTICS Year 2016 2017 Total

DAVIS’ HIGHS Receptions.................... 4, Michigan, 2017 Yards Receiving .... 32, East Carolina, 2016 Long Reception .... 26, East Carolina, 2016 Carries.......1, 3 times: East Carolina, 2016 Louisiana Tech, 2017 & Clemson, 2017 Yards Rushing ........ 7, East Carolina, 2016 Long Rush.............. 7, East Carolina, 2016

Avg TD Long 8.6 0 34 9.0 0 9 8.7 0 34

Receptions................5, Texas A&M, 2016 Yards Receiving ........... 34, Missouri, 2016 Long Reception ........... 34, Missouri, 2016

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Mon DENSON RB Š 5-10 Š 211 Š JR. Š 1L LaGrange, Ga. Ĩ .*#!ĩ

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2016: True freshman who played in two games with one start... logged three catches for 45 yards... caught DAVIS’ STATISTICS one pass in the Mississippi State –RECEIVING– game, going for 13 yards... Year GP/GS Rec Yds Avg TD Long made his first start in the East 2016 2/1 3 45 15.0 0 26 Carolina win... caught two 2017 11/2 7 55 7.9 0 13 passes for 32 yards and carried Total 13/3 10 100 10.0 0 26 the ball one time for seven yards –RUSHING– Year GP/GS Att Yds Avg TD Long against the Pirates... suffered a 2016 2/1 1 7 7.0 0 7 hamstring injury in practice and 2017 11/1 2 6 3.0 0 5 did not play again... petitioned Total 13/2 3 13 4.3 0 7 for a medical redshirt.

Yds 69 18 87

DAWKINS’ HIGHS

Sophomore who could be a regular in the receiving corps if he is able to stay healthy... has appeared in 13 games over the past two seasons with three starts... owns 10 receptions for 100 yards... four of his 10 catches came in the Outback Bowl win over Michigan. 2017: Second-year wide receiver who appeared in 11 games, making a pair of starts... caught seven passes for 55 yards... missed much of preseason camp with a soft tissue injury and did not play in the season-opener against NC State... made his first catch of the season vs. Kentucky... caught two passes for 23 yards and added one yard rushing in the Louisiana Tech win... made his first start of the season vs. Clemson and gained five yards on one rushing attempt... caught a career-high four passes for 23 yards against Michigan in the Outback Bowl win... missed most of the spring after undergoing surgery for a sports hernia.

GP/GS Rec 11/2 8 13/0 2 24/2 10

Junior running back who proved to be a valuable asset to the squad when he finally saw game action in his third year in the program... tough, hard-nosed, north-south runner who showed a quick burst... also used on special teams... will again battle for snaps in the backfield in 2018... will be limited in the spring after undergoing knee surgery. 2017: Third-year performer who was healthy and had an opportunity to showcase his abilities... played in all 13 games after not seeing any game action in his first two years on campus... after not getting a carry in the first five games this season, finished the year with 41 rushes for 152 yards and a pair of touchdowns... rushed eight times for 25 yards in the Arkansas win, his first career carries... logged four carries for 25 yards in the Vanderbilt win, picking up a first down each time he touched the pigskin... turned in his best performance against Florida, rushing a career-high 13 times for a career-high 61 yards, with his first two scores... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll. 2016: Did not see any game action as a reserve running back... a member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll. 2015: Redshirted as a true freshman... named to the 2015-16 First-Year SEC Honor Roll.

DENSON’S STATISTICS –RUSHING–

WR Š 6-2 Š 218 Š JR. Š 2L Duncan, S.C. Ĩǫ5.*!/ĩ

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Year GP/GS 2017 13/0

Att 41

Yds 152

Avg TD Long 3.7 2 24

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Year GP/GS Rec 2017 13/0 1

Yds 4

Avg TD Long 4.0 0 4

DENSON’S HIGHS

Junior who figures to battle for a regular spot in the crowded wide receiver rotation again in 2018... also a regular contributor on special teams... has appeared in 24 games over the past two seasons with 10 catches for 87 yards... has made a pair of starts. 2017: Sophomore wide receiver who played in all 13 games primarily on special teams... caught two passes for 18 yards... had a nine-yard catch against both Florida and Wofford... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

Carries............................ 13, Florida, 2017 Yards Rushing ................ 61, Florida, 2017 Long Rush...................... 24, Florida, 2017 Rushing Touchdowns ....... 2, Florida, 2017 Receptions...................... 1, Wofford, 2017 Receiving Yards .............. 4, Wofford, 2017 Long Reception .............. 4, Wofford, 2017

2016: True freshman wide receiver... played in 11 games, with two starts... logged eight catches for 69 yards... made his collegiate debut against East Carolina... caught his first career pass at Kentucky, going for 13 yards as part of a touchdown drive... earned his first career start vs. Texas A&M and GAMECOCKSONLINE.COM

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OL Š 6-3 Š 320 Š JR. Š 1L Lilburn, Ga. Ĩ.'2%!3Ċ

yards per carry... has played in 17 games with 11 starts... owns three 100-yard rushing games, including a career-best 226-yard effort.

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Trey DEROUEN

Fourth-year offensive lineman who adds depth up front. 2017: Sophomore offensive lineman who worked with the scout team... did not see any game action... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll. 2016: Redshirt freshman who saw action in one game... logged late action at Clemson in his first collegiate appearance... did not participate in the spring while rehabbing from a knee injury. 2015: Redshirted as a true freshman.

DB Š 6-1 Š 192 Š FR. Š HS Southern Pines, N.C. Ĩ%*!.!/0Ċ

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Jaylin DICKERSON

Redshirt freshman defensive back who went through spring drills a year ago... impressed the coaching staff with his instincts and play-making abilities... looks to work his way into the rotation this fall after undergoing shoulder sugery last August, but will not participate in spring drills. 2017: True freshman who enrolled at South Carolina in January and went through spring drills... listed with the second-team unit entering the fall... suffered an injury to a nerve during spring ball that affected the strength in his arm throughout the summer and into the start of fall camp... underwent season-ending shoulder surgery to repair the nerve damage in August.

OL Š 6-4 Š 296 Š FR. Š RS Charlotte, N.C. Ĩ ((. ƍ.!!'Ċ

2017: Ranked third on the team in rushing with 251 yards on 66 carries despite playing in just eight games with four starts... was the Gamecocks’ starting running back in the season-opener against NC State and started the first three contests... scored twice against the Wolfpack on a 34-yard touchdown pass and a seven-yard run... broke his leg at Tennessee and missed the final five games of the regular season... returned for the Outback Bowl against Michigan and provided a spark with six carries for 45 yards and a touchdown and three receptions for 32 yards. 2016: Played in nine games, making seven starts... named to Athlon’s AllSEC Freshman second team... led the team with 133 carries for 764 yards... his 764 rushing yards was ninth-best among FBS freshmen... second on the team with seven touchdowns... his six rushing TDs tied for 10th among FBS freshmen... had three 100-yard rushing games... had surgery for a sports hernia in the offseason and missed the first four games while recovering from the surgery... made his debut against Texas A&M and rushed nine times for 47 yards... made his first career start vs. Georgia... scored his first rushing touchdown against the Bulldogs... had 16 carries for 87 yards and one score in the UMass win... logged his first 100-yard day when he carried 27 times for 127 yards and a touchdown in the win over Tennessee... paced the Gamecocks with 27 carries for 149 yards and a TD in the Missouri win... also caught three passes for 20 yards and a score... racked up a career-high 226 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries DOWDLE’S STATISTICS in the Western Carolina win, –RUSHING– averaging 10.8 yards per carry... Year GP/GS Att Yds Avg TD Long the 226 yards rushing was the 2016 9/7 133 764 5.7 6 44 sixth-highest single-game total 2017 8/4 66 251 3.8 2 30 in school history, the 11th 200Total 17/11 199 1015 5.1 8 44 –RECEIVING– yard rushing game by a Carolina Year GP/GS Rec Yds Avg TD Long back and the most yards rushing 2016 9/7 15 55 3.7 1 19 since Marcus Lattimore logged 2017 8/4 11 128 11.6 1 34 246 against Navy in 2011. Total 17/11 26 183 7.0 2 34

DOWDLE’S HIGHS Carries..............27, twice: Tennessee, 2016 & Missouri, 2016 Yards Rushing ...... 226, W. Carolina, 2016 Long Rush.............. 44, W. Carolina, 2016 Rushing TDs ............ 2, W. Carolina, 2016 Receptions.......................3, 4 times, latest: Michigan, 2017 Yards Receiving ...........51, NC State, 2017 Long Reception ...........34, NC State, 2017 Receiving TDs ..... 1, twice: Missouri, 2016 & NC State, 2017 100-yard Rushing Games ...............3 times

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Eric DOUGLAS

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Redshirt freshman who figures to compete for regular playing time in the middle of the offensive line following the graduation of center Alan Knott and right guard Cory Helms.

RB Š 6-0 Š 218 Š JR. Š 2L Ćľ/$!2%((!ÄŒÄ‹ĆŤÄ‹ Ĩƾċƍċ!5*+( /ÄŠ

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Rico DOWDLE

Junior running back who should be back at full strength after suffering a broken leg midway through the 2017 season... became the 44th player in school history to rush for 1,000 yards in his career while averaging over five 38

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J2%+* DUNCAN DL Š 5-11 Š 270 Š SR. Š 1L %),/+*2%((!ÄŒÄ‹ĆŤÄ‹ Ĩ++ )+*0ÄĽ$!ĆŤ%0 !(ÄŠ

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2017: True freshman who was redshirted in his first season at Carolina... selected by the coaches as the Offensive Scout Team Award recipient.

Senior walk-on defensive tackle who adds depth to the unit... has appeared in one game... began his career at The Citadel. 2017: Junior walk-on defensive lineman who made his Gamecock debut in the win over Wofford... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll. 2016: Transfer who was added to the Gamecocks’ roster just prior to the start of spring drills... shared the Defensive Scout Team Award as selected by the coaches with Jajuan Blankenship.

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GAMECOCK FOOTBALL 2015: Enrolled at Carolina in the fall but did not participate in football.

EDWARDS’ STATISTICS

2014: Was a member of The Citadel football team... worked along the offensive line... did not see any game action as a true freshman.

WR Š 6-3 Š 216 Š JR. Š 2L Conway, S.C. Ĩƫ+*35ĩ

GP/GS 12/12 13/13 25/25

Att 0 4 4

Yds 0 19 19

Avg TD Long 0 0 4.8 0 11 4.8 0 11

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Chandler FARRELL OL Š 6-3 Š 287 Š SO. Š 1L 1))!.2%((!Čċƫċ Ĩ1))!.2%((!ĩ

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Walk-on offensive lineman who has impressed the coaching staff with his blue-collar work ethic... is a candidate for playing time at center following the departure of Alan Knott... has appeared in two games. 2017: Walk-on offensive lineman who saw late-game action in two contests, appearing against Arkansas and Wofford... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll. 2016: Walk-on offensive lineman... traveled with the squad as a backup offensive center throughout the season... did not see any game action.

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Daniel FENNELL DL Š 6-2 Š 246 Š JR. Š 2L

+#*2%((!Čċ Ĩ.5/+*ĩ

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2016: True freshman who enrolled in January and went through spring drills... started all 12 games in which he appeared... earned Athlon’s Freshman All-America second team honors and All-SEC Freshman first team accolades... turned in the second-best true freshman campaign for a wide receiver in school history behind only Alshon Jeffery... finished third on the team with 44 catches and with 590 receiving yards, and tied for first with four touchdown receptions... ranked eighth among FBS freshmen with 590 receiving yards and with 49.2 receiving yards per game... became the sixth true freshman to start in the season opener for Carolina since 2009, joining Stephon Gilmore (2009), Marcus Lattimore (2010), Jadeveon Clowney (2011), Bryson Allen-Williams (2014) and Al Harris Jr. (2014)... led all players in the Vandy win with eight receptions for 101 yards... his 100-yard receiving effort was the only one recorded by an FBS freshman in Week 1... caught six of his receptions for 89 yards after halftime, including a 33-yarder... became just the eighth Gamecock in history to accumulate over 100 receiving yards in a season opener... led the Gamecocks with five catches for 68 yards in the East Carolina win... hauled in a 42-yard reception, a personal best, to set up South Carolina’s second touchdown vs. the Pirates... missed the Texas A&M game with an injury suffered late in the Kentucky contest... caught three passes for 42 yards in the UMass win, including his first career touchdown, a 24-yarder... reeled in four passes for 41 yards and a touchdown in the Tennessee victory... pulled in a 17-yard scoring toss against the Vols, giving him a touchdown for the second straight week... led the Gamecocks with four catches for 61 yards in the Western Carolina win, including a 40-yard reception... notched one reception against Clemson, a 33-yard touchdown catch on a trick play, with the pass coming from fellow wideout Deebo Samuel... caught six passes for 71 yards and a score in the Birmingham Bowl vs. USF... a member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

Year 2016 2017 Total

Receptions.........8, twice: Vanderbilt, 2016 & Wofford, 2017 Yards Receiving 122, Louisiana Tech, 2017 Long Reception .... 42, East Carolina, 2016 Receiving Touchdowns .....1, 8 times, 2016 100-yard Receiving Games .............2 times

A rising star who should receive all-conference consideration... a big target who possesses excellent size and hands... owns 108 receptions for 1,383 yards in his 25-game career... his 108 catches ranks 13th in school history... has started and has caught a pass in all 25 games in which he has appeared for the Garnet & Black. 2017: Named the Steve Spurrier Award winner as the Most Valuable Player on offense... led the team with 64 receptions, 793 receiving yards and five touchdown catches... the 64 catches ranked eighth in school history for a single season... listed fifth in the SEC with 4.9 receptions per game and seventh in the league with 61.0 receiving yards per game... started every game, catching at least three passes in 11 of the 13 contests... led the team in receptions nine times... named a game captain and caught six passes for a careerbest 122 yards against Louisiana Tech... included was an acrobatic 41-yard in the game’s final minute that catch that set up the game-winning field goal... it was his second-career 100-yard game... led Carolina with six catches for 63 yards in the Tennessee win... had seven receptions for 62 yards and a score at Georgia... matched a career high with eight catches for 90 yards and a touchdown in the Wofford win... logged six catches for 70 yards and a touchdown against Clemson... hauled in five passes for 88 yards and a touchdown in the Outback Bowl win over Michigan... named the Harold White GPA Award winner for the offense at the Garnet & Black spring game.

GP/GS Rec Yds Avg TD Long 12/12 44 590 13.4 4 42 13/13 64 793 12.4 5 41 25/25 108 1,383 12.8 9 42 –RUSHING–

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Bryan EDWARDS

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Year 2016 2017 Total

Redshirt junior who has been used at both defensive end and outside linebacker... continues to make progress and figures to gain more playing time... has appeared in 19 games over the past two seasons with a pair of starts. 2017: Appeared in all 13 games, making a pair of starts... logged 28 tackles including 20 solo stops... logged 5.5 tackles for loss including 3.0 sacks... had three tackles against Louisiana Tech and added his first career sack... logged three stops in the Tennessee win, including 1.5 tackles for loss and a key sack late in the first half to force a field goal... made his first career start against Georgia at linebacker... credited with a key fourth quarter sack in the win over Florida... led the Gamecocks and set a then-career high with five tackles vs. Wofford... had the best game in the Outback Bowl win over Michigan... credited with a career-high seven tackles inlcuding 2.0 tackles for loss against the Wolverines... named the Harold White GPA Award winner for the defense at the Garnet & Black spring game... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll. 2016: Redshirt freshman who played in six games... made his Gamecock debut in the win over Vanderbilt... made his first career tackle on kickoff coverage versus East Carolina... a member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

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FENNELL’S HIGHS

FENTON’S HIGHS

Tackles ......................... 7, Michigan, 2017 Tackles for Loss ......... 2.0, Michigan, 2017 Sacks ...1.0, 3 times: Louisiana Tech, 2017, Tennessee, 2017 & Florida, 2017

Tackles ........... 7, twice: Texas A&M, 2017 & Georgia, 2017 Tackles for Loss . 1.0, twice: Missouri, 2016 & Florida, 2017 Sacks ......................... 0.5, Tennessee, 2016 Interceptions ....... 1, twice: Missouri, 2016 & Wofford, 2017 Pass Breakups ..............4, Vanderbilt, 2017 Kick Return Yards ............118, LSU, 2015 Long Kick Return ..............96, LSU, 2015 Long Punt Return ........ 5, Kentucky, 2016

FENNELL’S STATISTICS Year GP/GS UT AT 2016 6/0 1 0 2017 13/2 20 8 Total 19/2 21 8

TT 1 28 29

TFL 0.0-0 5.5-26 5.5-26

QBS INT PBU QBH 0.0-0 0 0 0 3.0-18 0 0 0 3.0-18 0 0 0

FF 0 0 0

DB Š 5-11 Š 186 Š SR. Š 3L Miami, Fla. Ĩ %)%ƍ.+(ƍ%05Ċ

Solid cover corner who has appeared in 35 games over the past three seasons making 18 starts... has recorded a pair of interceptions, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery... owns a 24.8-yard career kick return average, tops in school history, including one kickoff return for a touchdown.

2016: Appeared in 12 games with seven starts... logged 38 tackles, with five pass breakups and an interception... had a tackle, a pair of pass breakups and a forced fumble in a starting assignment at Vandy... got the start and made four solo stops at both Mississippi State and Kentucky... missed the Georgia game with an injury... returned a pair of kicks for 72 yards, including a 50yard effort and broke up one pass in the UMass win... made four tackles and combined with Darius English for his first career half-sack vs. Tennessee... had five tackles, one TFL and an interception against Missouri... his pick came on the Carolina 2-yard line and stopped a likely Mizzou score, keeping the game tied at 21... logged a career-high six tackles at Clemson.

FENTON’S STATISTICS Year GP/GS UT 2015 10/0 2 2016 12/7 26 2017 13/11 42 Total 35/18 70

AT TT 0 2 12 38 6 48 18 88

TFL 0.0-0 1.5-7 1.0-1 2.5-8

QBS INT PBU QBH 0.0-0 0 0 0 0.5-4 1 5 0 0.0-0 1 8 1 1.5-7 2 13 1

FF 0 1 0 1

FR 0 0 1 1

Greensboro, N.C. Ĩ+.0$!.*1%("+. Ċ Third-year running back who should be back at full speed this spring.

2017: Reserve running back who did not see any action... continued to work his way back from an ACL injury... missed all of the spring drills after undergoing knee surgery in December 2016. 2016: Redshirted in his true freshmen season after enrolling in January... injured in practice late in the year and underwent knee surgery in December.

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G.%Þ* GENTRY DL Š 6-1 Š 268 Š SO. Š SQ Birmingham, Ala. Ĩ+)!3++ Ċ

Third-year defensive lineman who adds depth to the unit. 2017: Redshirt freshman who worked with the scout team. 2016: Redshirted as a true freshman.

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Danny GORDON QB Š 6-0 Š 207 Š SR. Š 1L Worthington, Ohio Ĩ+.0$%*#0+*ļ %)%ĨĊĊ

GAMECOCKS

2015: Saw action in 10 games... averaged 26.1 yards on 14 kick returns, ranking fifth in the SEC... did not play in the opener vs. North Carolina... took the first kickoff return of his career 96 yards to paydirt at LSU... it was the first time he touched the ball in his collegiate career and was Carolina’s first kick return for a score since 2002... did not travel to Tennessee... returned three kicks for 83 yards vs. The Citadel.

RB Š 5-11 Š 204 Š SO. Š SQ

GAMECOCKS

2017: Played in all 13 games, making 11 starts... ranked sixth on the team with 48 tackles, including 42 solo stops... had an interception and a fumble recovery to go with eight pass breakups... also returned 10 kicks for 209 yards with a long of 31... registered six tackles and recovered a fumble in the season-opening win over NC State... set a career high with seven tackles at Texas A&M and added a pass breakup... credited with four tackles and four pass breakups in the Vanderbilt win... matched his career high with seven tackles at Georgia... led the team with six tackles versus Florida, including a tackle for loss... logged his second career interception against Wofford.

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Rashad FENTON

FR 0 0 0

Fifth-year senior walk-on who serves as a backup quarterback... is the incumbent to the holder role on placements. 2017: Played in every game as Carolina’s holder on field goal and extra point attempts... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

–KICK RETURNS–

Year GP/GS 2015 10/0 2016 12/7 2017 13/11 Total 35/18

No 14 2 10 26

Yds 365 72 209 646

Year GP/GS 2016 12/7

No 2

Yds 8

Avg 26.1 36.0 20.9 24.8

TD 1 0 0 1

Long 96 50 31 96

–PUNT RETURNS–

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Avg 4.0

TD 0

Long 5

2016: Was eligible for the first time at South Carolina after sitting out a year per NCAA transfer rules... served as a reserve quarterback on the scout team. 2015: Joined the squad when the roster expanded in August... was not eligible due to NCAA transfer rules... spent the fall working with the scout team. 2014: Attended Miami (Ohio) University, where he was a walk-on member of the football squad.

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Sherrod GREENE LB Š 6-1 Š 225 Š SO. Š 1L Rocky Mount, N.C. Ĩ+'5 +1*0ĩ

the majority of the game at left guard after Cory Helms left with an injury in the first quarter... served as starting left guard against Texas A&M, Arkansas and Tennessee while Helms was sidelined... also saw extensive action in the Vanderbilt win after Helms suffered another injury... started in the Outback Bowl win after Donell Stanley was injured and unable to play. 2016: Redshirted as a true freshman offensive lineman... shared the Offensive Scout team Award with Ty’Son Williams as selected by the coaching staff following the season... named to the 2016-17 First-Year SEC Honor Roll.

2017: True freshman linebacker who played in 10 games, making a pair of starts... collected 22 tackles including 18 solo stops... made his collegiate debut in the victory over NC State, tallying two tackles... logged three tackles against both Kentucky and Texas A&M... made his first start against Arkansas and was credited with a four stops... missed the Vanderbilt and Georgia games with an injury but returned to play against Florida... set a career high with five tackles in a start against Clemson... was injured GREENE’S HIGHS and did not play in the Outback Tackles .......................... 5, Clemson, 2017 Bowl win over Michigan.

GREENE’S STATISTICS Year GP/GS UT 2017 10/2 18

TFL 0.0-0

QBS INT PBU QBH 0.0-0 0 0 0

FF 0

TE Š 6-4 Š 245 Š SO. Š 1L Deltona, Fla. Ĩ!(0+*ĩ

Redshirt sophomore tight end who has gained most of his football experience on special teams... will compete with several others to fill the void of all-conference performer Hayden Hurst... a two-sport athlete who also has seen extensive playing time on Frank Martin’s basketball team at Carolina. 2017: Redshirt freshman tight end who saw action in every game on special teams... also saw offensive snaps in the win over Wofford... was on the hoops squad after the football regular season concluded until bowl camp commenced, then rejoined the hardcourt team after the Outback Bowl. 2016: Redshirted as a true freshman tight end... joined Frank Martin’s men’s basketball team in January and did not participate in spring football drills, as the cagers advanced to the Final Four... saw action in eight contests on the hardwood... scored nine points with five rebounds in limited action for a squad that advanced to the Final Four for the first time in school history.

Huntingdon, Tenn. Ĩ1*0%*# +*ĩ

DB Š 5-9 Š 185 Š FR. Š RS Tallahassee, Fla. Ĩ%'. /ĩ

Redshirt freshman defensive back who figures to compete for a spot in the regular rotation this year after a hamstring injury derailed his 2017 campaign. 2017: True freshman who was expected to contribute early on but suffered a hamstring injury in the first scrimmage of the fall and was sidelined several weeks… dressed for the first time at Texas A&M... did not see any game action and was redshirted.

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DL Š 6-2 Š 240 Š SO. Š 1L Pendleton, S.C. Ĩ!* (!0+*ĩ

Sophomore defensive end who gained valuable experience last fall as a true freshman... figures to have more of a regular role this season. 2017: True freshman who saw action in 11 games at the Buck position... credited with five tackles including a sack and a pair of quarterback hurries... did not play in the season’s first two games... made his collegiate debut against Kentucky... notched his JOHNSON’S HIGHS first tackle against Arkansas... Tackles ............... 2, twice:, Wofford, 2017 logged a 12-yard sack against & Clemson, 2017 Wofford... registered two tackles Tackles for Loss ........... 1.0, Wofford, 2017 against Wofford and Clemson. Sacks ........................... 1.0, Wofford, 2017

JOHNSON’S STATISTICS Year GP/GS UT 2017 11/0 4

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AT TT 1 5

TFL 1.0-12

QBS INT PBU QBH 1.0-12 0 0 2

FF 0

Caleb KINLAW RB Š 5-10 Š 192 Š SR. Š 1L Goose Creek, S.C. Ĩ++/!ƫ.!!'ĥ!.(%2!.ƫċƫċĩ

FR 0

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OL Š 6-4 Š 311 Š SO. Š 1L

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Sadarius HUTCHERSON

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E2* HINSON

FR 0

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AT TT 4 22

T25* JACKSON

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Talented sophomore linebacker with a big upside... saw extensive action as a true freshman... expected to be part of the regular linebacker rotation this fall following the departure of Skai Moore.

Third-year player who is a probable starter heading into the spring following the departure of a pair of seniors on the offensive line... one of the more athletic players on the line who gained some much-needed experience last fall.

Fifth-year senior running back who adds depth to the position... also figures to be a regular contributor on special teams... began his career at Wisconsin... underwent multiple surgeries during his time with the Badgers.

2017: Played in 10 games making four starts... did not play in the season’s first three games... made his collegiate debut against Louisiana Tech, playing

2017: Transfer who was eligible for the first time at South Carolina... appeared in 12 games, primarily on special teams... saw action at running back

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late in the game against Wofford... carried four times for 47 yards, including a 27-yard burst against the Terriers... joined the Gamecock football squad in January as a walk-on.

J. KINLAW’S HIGHS Tackles ................... 4, twice: Florida, 2017 & Wofford, 2017 Tackles for Loss . 1.0, twice: Arkansas, 2017 & Florida, 2017 Pass Breakups ................ 2, Missouri, 2017

2016: Transferred from Wisconsin to Pearl River Community College in Poplarville, Miss. in the summer of 2016‌ rushed 34 times for 150 yards and a touchdown in six games for the Wildcats while being hampered by a series of nagging injuries.

2014: Originally signed with Wisconsin and head coach Gary Anderson out of high school in 2014‌ redshirted in his first year in Madison.

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Att 7

Yds Avg TD Long 30 4.3 0 10 -Redshirted4 47 11.8 0 27 11 77 7.0 0 27

–RECEIVING–

Year GP/GS Rec Yds Avg TD Long 2015* 1/0 1 5 5.0 1 5 2016 -Redshirted2017 12/0 0 0 0.0 0 Total 13/0 1 5 5.0 1 5 *2015 at Wisconsin

C. KINLAW’S HIGHS Carries........................7, Miami (O), 2015 Yards Rushing .............. 47, Wofford, 2017 Long Rush.................... 27, Wofford, 2017 Receptions..................1, Miami (O), 2015 Yards Receiving ..........5, Miami (O), 2015 Long Reception ..........5, Miami (O), 2015 Receiving TDs ............1, Miami (O), 2015

DL Š 6-6 Š 302 Š JR. Š 1L Charleston, S.C. Ĩ++/!ƍ.!!'ļ +*!/ ċƍċĊ

Junior defensive lineman who showed tremendous progress during the 2017 campaign... expected to be a key component to the Carolina defensive line this year... worked extremely hard to get his weight under control which, in turn, kept him on the field longer as the 2017 season progressed. 2017: JUCO transfer in his first year at Carolina... dropped roughly 40 pounds after his arrival in Columbia... played in all 13 games making 10 starts... credited with 20 tackles including 2.0 tackles for loss... also broke up three passes, recovered two fumbles, forced one fumble and blocked a kick... made his presence felt in the win over Missouri with a tackle, two pass breakups and a blocked field goal... moved into the starting lineup against Louisiana Tech... logged three tackles including a tackle for loss against Arkansas... made three stops and had a fumble recovery against Georgia.. credited with a career-best four tackles, including one for loss, in the Florida win... also had four stops against Wofford... forced and recovered a key fumble in the Outback Bowl win over Michigan... earned the team’s Nutrition Award.

J. KINLAW’S STATISTICS Year GP/GS UT 2017 13/10 12

42

AT TT 8 20

TFL 2.0-7

QBS INT PBU QBH 0.0-0 0 3 0

FF 1

FR 2

Junior tight end who looks to stay healthy this season after injuries derailed each of his last two campaigns... will compete for playing time at tight end and is also a candidate for special teams duty... has made one career start. 2017: Redshirt sophomore tight end who saw action in each of the first two contests on special teams... suffered a rib injury in the Missouri game that sidelined him for the remainder of the season, although he did dress for the final two games... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll. 2016: Redshirted in his second season at Carolina while battling a foot injury all year... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll following the season. 2015: True freshman who appeared in all 12 games with one start... a regular on special teams who also MARKWAY’S STATISTICS saw action at tight end... logged Year GP/GS Rec Yds Avg TD Long three receptions for 57 yards... 2015 12/1 3 57 19.0 0 27 caught his first pass in his home 2016 - Redshirted state of Missouri... had a sea2017 2/0 0 0 0.0 0 son-long 27-yard completion Total 14/1 3 57 19.0 0 27 at Texas A&M... also caught a MARKWAY’S HIGHS pass against Florida... made his first start against The Citadel... Receptions................. 1, Three times, 2015 named to the 2015-16 FirstYards Receiving ...... 27, Texas A&M, 2015 Long Reception ...... 27, Texas A&M, 2015 Year SEC Honor Roll.

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S0!2!* MONTAC DB Š 5-10 Š 188 Š SR. Š 2L ĆŤ+2%*#0+*Čċ Ĩ!30+*ÄĽĆŤ+Ăť!52%((!ĆŤÄ‹ĆŤÄ‹ÄŠ

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J2+* KINLAW

TE Š 6-4 Š 248 Š JR. Š 1L St. Louis, Mo. Ĩ0ċ +$*%**!5Ċ

C. KINLAW’S STATISTICS Year GP/GS 2015* 1/0 2016 2017 12/0 Total 13/0

Kyle MARKWAY

GAMECOCKS

2015: Played in one game as a redshirt freshman for the Badgers, carrying seven times for 30 yards and caught a touchdown pass in a win over Miami (Ohio)‌ also spent practice time at cornerback.

Versatile defensive back who can play safety and nickel and could also see spot duty at cornerback... figures to be a regular in the rotation again in 2018 in his final campaign for the Garnet & Black... has played in 21 contests over the past two seasons making eight starts with three interceptions. 2017: Hard-hitting defensive back who was credited with 19 tackles in 10 games including a pair of starts... also credited with three pass interceptions, tying for the team lead, two pass breakups and a forced fumble... limited in the season-opener against NC State while recovering from a foot injury... re-aggravated the injury and missed the next three games... logged his first career interception in the victory over Vanderbilt... made his first start of the season versus Georgia and came up with six tackles plus a forced fumble... also had a start against Florida... logged six tackles including a tackle for loss and an end zone interception against Clemson... notched his third pick in the Outback Bowl win over Michigan to seal the victory. 2016: Walk-on JUCO defensive back who joined the team just after fall camp got underway... despite his late arrival, made an early impact... played

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MONTAC’S STATISTICS Year GP/GS UT 2016 11/6 23 2017 10/2 14 Total 21/8 37

AT TT 16 39 5 19 21 58

TFL 0.5-1 1.0-8 1.5-9

QBS INT PBU QBH 0.0-0 0 3 0 0.0-0 3 2 1 0.0-0 3 5 1

FF 2 1 3

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DB Š 5-10 Š 195 Š SR. Š 1L Compton, Calif. Ĩ(!/%*ļƾ.%6+*!/0!.*Ċ

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Keisean NIXON

FR 1 0 1

87

Junior tight end who figures to be in the mix for more playing time at tight end and also a factor on special teams... has appeared in 25 games over the past two seasons with a pair of receptions. 2017: Sophomore tight end who was a special teams performer and also saw limited time at tight end... played in all 13 games... caught his only pass of the year, a four-year completion, against Tennessee... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll. 2016: Played in 12 games... caught one pass for 18 yards... saw his first action against Mississippi State... made a key block on A.J. Turner’s game-opening 80-yard kick return vs. East Carolina... logged his first catch against Georgia, an 18-yard reception... named to the 2016-17 First-Year SEC Honor Roll.

POLLARD’S STATISTICS Year 2016 2017 Total

QBS INT PBU QBH 0.0-0 2 0 0

FF 0

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Will PUTNAM OL Š 6-5 Š 300 Š SO. Š SQ Harrisburg, N.C. Ĩ%'+.5% #!Ċ

Redshirt sophomore offensive lineman who adds depth up front. 2017: Redshirt freshman who worked at center in the spring... did not see any game action. 2016: Redshirted in his true freshman campaign.

Christian PELLAGE

88

2016: Redshirted during his true sophomore season. 2015: Played in all 12 games, primarily on special teams... named to the 2015-16 First-Year SEC Honor Roll.

TE Š 6-4 Š 245 Š FR. Š RS Chapin, S.C. Ĩƍ$,%*Ċ

Redshirt junior offensive lineman who adds depth up front... played and lettered as a true freshman in 2015. 2017: Reserved offensive lineman who did not see any game action... was not able to participate in spring drills due to a calf strain.

Will REGISTER

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OL Š 6-7 Š 298 Š JR. Š 1L ÇŤ.++'/2%((!ÄŒ(Ä‹ Ĩ01.!ĆŤ+/0!$ÄŠ

FR 1

Yds Avg TD Long 18 18.0 0 18 4 4.0 0 4 22 11.0 0 18

GAMECOCKS

TFL 0.0-0

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AT TT 1 8

GP/GS Rec 12/0 1 13/0 1 25/0 2

Receptions.............1, twice: Georgia, 2016 & Tennessee, 2017 Yards Receiving .............18, Georgia, 2016 Long Reception .............18, Georgia, 2016

NIXON’S STATISTICS Year GP/GS UT 2017 12/1 7

TE Š 6-1 Š 236 Š JR. Š 2L Moultrie, Ga. Ĩƍ+(-1%00ƍ+1*05Ċ

Senior defensive back... former JUCO player who has spent one season with the Gamecocks... figures to see an increased role in 2018... played for rapper Snoop Dogg in the Snoop Youth Football League, a Pop Warner-age conference in California... owns two career interceptions. 2017: Junior college transfer who played in 12 games, primarily on special teams... credited with eight tackles... showed a nose for the football as he was in on three turnovers... logged his first stats at Texas A&M, making one tackle and recovering an Aggie fumble... notched two tackles against Arkansas and recorded his first interception as a Gamecock, racing 45 yards for the game-sealing touchdown...collected his second interception of the season against Clemson... made his first NIXON’S HIGHS start at cornerback in the OutTackles ......................... 4, Michigan, 2017 back Bowl win over Michigan Interceptions ....... 1, twice: Arkansas, 2017 and responded with a season& Clemson, 2017 best four tackles.

Kiel POLLARD

GAMECOCKS

in 11 games, with six starts... notched 39 tackles... made his debut against East Carolina, starting at safety... made six tackles, including five solo stops against the Pirates... forced a fumble in the Missouri win... set a career-high with nine tackles and added a pass breakup against Florida... tallied four tackles in the Western Carolina win... recorded seven tackles against Clemson... had a strong performance in the MONTAC’S HIGHS Birmingham Bowl against USF Tackles ............................. 9, Florida, 2016 with six tackles including a halfTackles for Loss .......... 1.0, Clemson, 2017 tackle for loss, a forced fumble, Interceptions ..1, 3 times: Vanderbilt, 2017 a fumble recovery and a pass Clemson, 2017 & Michigan, 2017 breakup.

Redshirt freshman who will compete for playing time at a deep tight end position... worked to get stronger in the weight room during his true freshman campaign. 2017: Redshirted in his true freshman campaign.

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OL Š 6-4 Š 315 Š FR. Š RS Fairburn, Ga. Ĩƫ.!!'/% !ĩ

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Jordan RHODES

Redshirt freshman offensive lineman... impressed the coaches while working with the scout team last fall. 2017: True freshman who was redshirted in his first season.

WR Š 6-0 Š 210 Š SR. Š 3L Inman, S.C. Ĩƫ$,)*ĩ

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Deebo SAMUEL

One of the most electrifying players in college football, the talented wide receiver and kick returner is an all-conference and All-America candidate in his final campaign... owns 86 career receptions for 1,194 yards... has scored 15 career touchdowns - seven on the ground, five receiving and three via kickoff return... has also thrown one TD pass... is the school’s record-holder in kick returns for touchdowns... has played in 18 games over the past three seasons with 16 career starts.

SOUTH CAROLINA TD pass and returned six kicks for 124 yards against Clemson... had his best game against USF when he tied the school record with 14 receptions and set Birmingham Bowl records with 14 receptions and 190 receiving yards... also scored a rushing touchdown in that contest... garnered the Joe Morrison Offensive Player of the Spring honors. 2015: Played in five games, making three starts while battling injuries... fourth on the team with 12 receptions for 161 yards and a touchdown... started but suffered a hamstring injury in the season opener against North Carolina... made his first catch for 10 yards against Kentucky... started and caught two passes for 20 yards against Georgia... continued to have issues with the hamstring and sat out SAMUEL’S STATISTICS the next seven contests... re–RECEIVING– turned to action against The Year GP/GS Rec Yds Avg TD Long Citadel... moved back into the 2015 5/3 12 161 13.4 1 48 starting lineup for the season 2016 10/10 59 783 13.3 1 47 finale against Clemson and 2017 3/3 15 250 16.7 3 68 Total 18/16 86 1194 13.9 5 68 responded with a then-career–RUSHING– best performance, logging five Year GP/GS Att Yds Avg TD Long catches for 104 yards and a his 2015 5/3 0 0 0 0 first career TD, a seven-yard 2016 10/10 15 98 6.5 6 23 catch... also had a career-long 2017 3/3 2 30 15.0 1 25 Total 18/16 17 128 7.5 7 25 48-yard reception in that con-KICK RETURNS– test... recognized with the Big Year GP/GS No Yds Avg TD Long Plays award for the offense in 2015 5/3 1 24 24.0 0 23 the spring. 2016 10/10 16 431 26.9 1 100 2014: Redshirted as a true freshman.

194 97.0 649 34.2

2 97 3 100

SAMUEL’S HIGHS

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Michael SCARNECCHIA QB Š 6-3 Š 211 Š SR. Š 1L Fleming Island, Fla. Ĩ(!)%*# /(* ĩ

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2 19

Receptions...........................14, USF, 2016 Yards Receiving .................190, USF, 2016 Long Reception .......... 68, Kentucky, 2017 TD Receptions ..............2, NC State, 2017 100-yard Receiving Games ............5 Times Carries.............. 5, Western Carolina, 2016 Yards Rushing ................ 31, UMass, 2016 Long Rush................... 25, Missouri, 2017 Rushing TDs .... 2, Western Carolina, 2016 Kick Returns ................. 6, Clemson, 2016 Kick Return Yards 194, W. Carolina, 2016 Long Kick Return 100, W. Carolina, 2016 Pass Attempts ................ 1, Clemson, 2016 Pass Completions .......... 1, Clemson, 2016 Passing Yards ............... 33, Clemson, 2016 Passing Touchdowns ...... 1, Clemson, 2016 Longest Pass ................ 33, Clemson, 2016 Touchdowns Scored ..................... 3, twice: Western Carolina, 2016 & NC State, 2017

2017: Was on his way to an outstanding campaign when he left the Kentucky game in the third quarter with a broken leg... despite playing in just three games, still tied for the team lead with six touchdowns... accounted for three receiving, two kick return and one rushing TD... averaged 158.0 yards of total offense per game... received two kickoffs and returned them both 97 yards for scores... logged 15 receptions for 250 yards, an average of 16.7 yards per catch, and rushed twice for 30 yards... caught five passes for 83 yards and two TDs in the season opener against NC State... also returned the game’s opening kick 97 yards for a score, earning a spot on the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll and SEC Special Teams Player of the Week recognition... scored a pair of touchdowns in the win over Missouri, racing to a 97-yard kick return for Carolina’s first points of the game and later taking it in on a 25-yard rush... earned the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll and SEC Special Teams Player of the Week accolades for the second-straight week... became the first Gamecock to log three career kick return touchdowns and the third to return two kicks for TDs in a season... caught five balls for 122 yards and a touchdown vs. Kentucky, including a 68-yard scoring strike on the first play from scrimmage... named a game captain against Missouri and Kentucky. 2016: Sophomore who shared the Steve Wadiak MVP Award with Jake Bentley, was the Steve Spurrier Award winner as the Offense’s MVP and was selected as the Most Explosive Player on offense by his teammates... led the squad with 59 catches for 783 yards despite playing in just 10 games... also rushed 15 times for 98 yards and six TDs, returned 16 kickoffs for a 26.9yard average with one score, returned two punts for eight yards and threw a 33-yard touchdown pass... ranked third in the SEC in receptions per game (5.9), fourth in receiving yards per game (78.3), third in kickoff return average and second in all-purpose yardage per game (132.0)... caught two passes for 36 yards at Vandy and scored on an eight-yard run for Carolina’s lone TD... battled hamstring issues throughout the Mississippi State game... did not play against East Carolina, Kentucky or Texas A&M due to the balky hamstring... had four catches for 90 yards against Georgia... tallied eight catches for 106 yards vs. UMass... collected eight catches for 83 yards in the Tennessee win... set then-career highs with nine catches for 125 yards and had a rushing TD against Missouri... scored three times against Western Carolina, two rushing and one on a 100-yard kick return... threw a 33-yard

2017 3/3 Total 18/16

Fifth-year senior quarterback... will compete for the backup role behind incumbent starter Jake Bentley... has appeared in three games in his career, completing his only pass attempt for nine yards. 2017: Junior who served as the No. 2 quaterback behind Jake Bentley... saw action late in Carolina’s victories over Arkansas and Wofford... selected by the coaches as the Dr. Harris Pastides Outstanding Student-Athlete Award winner following the season... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

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SCARNECCHIA’S STATISTICS –PASSING–

Year GP/GS 2015 1/0 2016 2017 2/0 Total 3/0

C-A-I Pct. Yds TD Lg 1-1-0 100.0 9 0 9 - Redshirted 0-0-0 0 0 0 1-1-0 100.0 9 0 9

Year GP/GS 2015 1/0 2016 2017 2/0 Total 3/0

Att Yds Avg TD Long 1 0 0.0 0 0 - Redshirted 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0

Junior defensive tackle who figures to be a regular contributor in the middle of the Carolina defensive line again this season... credited with 17 tackles in 24 career contests, including 1.5 tackles for loss. 2017: True sophomore defensive tackle who played in all 13 games... credited with 1.5 tackles for loss and a quarterback hurry... made two stops, including one for loss, at Texas A&M... also credited with two tackles versus Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Clemson... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll. 2016: True freshman who graduated from high school after the fall semester and enrolled at Carolina in January... went through spring but was limited following shoulder surgery... defensive tackle who played in 11 games... credited with four tackles... made his Gamecock debut in the Vanderbilt win... posted his first collegiate tackle at Mississippi State... made one tackle in the Missouri win, playing his most K. SMITH’S HIGHS significant action of the season against the Tigers... logged the Tackles ............................... 2.0, Five times first two-tackle performance of Tackles for loss ...... 1.0, Texas A&M, 2017 his career at Clemson.

K. SMITH’S STATISTICS TFL 0.0-0 1.5-2 1.5-2

QBS INT PBU QBH 0.0-0 0 0 0 0.0-0 0 0 1 0.0-0 0 0 1

FF 0 0 0

O. SMITH’S HIGHS

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Shi SMITH WR Š 5-10 Š 190 Š SO. Š 1L Union, S.C. Ĩ*%+*ƫ+1*05ĩ

Sophomore wideout who turned in an excellent freshman campaign... has big-play capabilites... possesses outstanding hands... did not have a “drop” during the 2017 season. 2017: True freshman receiver who played in 12 contests, making seven starts... hauled in 29 passes for 409 yards, a 14.1-yard average, with three scores and without a drop... ranked third on the team in receiving yards, fourth in catches and second in yards per catch... ranked third among freshmen in the SEC with 2.4 catches per game and third with 34.1 receiving yards per game... also returned five kickoffs for 76 yards... made his first career start at Missouri and caught four passes for 22 yards... hauled in three catches for a career-best 86 yards and his first collegiate touchdown at Texas A&M... led the Gamecocks with five receptions for 76 yards in the win over Vanderbilt, including a 36-yard touchdown grab... logged three catches for 30 yards in the Wofford win before leaving win an injury which forced him to miss the Clemson game... returned for the Outback Bowl game versus Michigan and responded with three catches for 59 yards, including a 53-yard touchdown reception, the longest of his career.

S. SMITH’S STATISTICS Year GP/GS Rec 2017 12/7 29

Yds Avg TD Long 406 14.1 3 53

S. SMITH’S HIGHS

OrTre SMITH WR Š 6-4 Š 220 Š SO. Š 1L Mount Pleasant, S.C. Ĩ* +ĩ

FR 0 0 0

Yds Avg TD Long 326 10.9 3 28

Receptions........................5, Florida, 2017 Yards Receiving ..............60, Florida, 2017 Long Reception . 28, Louisiana Tech, 2017 Touchdown Receptions ........1, three times

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AT TT 2 4 7 13 9 17

Year GP/GS Rec 2017 13/10 30

GAMECOCKS

GAMECOCKS

DL Š 6-2 Š 293 Š JR. Š 2L

3.!*!2%((!Čċ ĨƵ.$!.ĩ

Year GP/GS UT 2016 11/0 2 2017 13/0 6 Total 24/0 8

O. SMITH’S STATISTICS

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Kobe SMITH

95

nine games... ranked fourth among freshmen in the SEC with 2.3 catches per game and sixth with 25.1 receiving yards per game... caught his first career pass against Kentucky, a nine-yard touchdown... made his first career start vs. Louisiana Tech and caught two passes for 36 yards, including a 28yard scoring strike in the fourth quarter... hauled in three passes for 28 yards at Texas A&M, including a touchdown reception for the third-consecutive game... posted identical lines of three catches for 40 yards in the Arkansas and Tennessee wins... led Carolina with five catches for 60 yards in the win over Florida.

Receptions.................. 5, Vanderbilt, 2017 Yards Receiving ......86, Texas A&M, 2017 Long Reception ..........53, Michigan, 2017 TD Receptions ....1, 3 times: A&M, 2017 Vanderbilt, 2017 & Michigan, 2017

Sophomore wide receiver who made great strides last season as the injury to Deebo Samuel forced him into more significant playing time... has excellent size for a wideout, providing a big target. 2017: True freshman receiver who appeared in all 13 games making 10 starts... ranked third on the team with 30 catches... averaged 10.9 yards per catch with three touchdowns... caught at least three passes in eight of the last GAMECOCKSONLINE.COM

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LB Š 6-0 Š 225 Š SO. Š 1L Columbia, S.C. Ĩ% #!%!3Ċ

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Damani STALEY

Sophomore linebacker who saw limited action as a true freshman, but will be counted on to be a regular in the rotation this fall... father, Duce, played for the Gamecocks and in the NFL and was a coach on the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles squad... local product from Columbia’s Ridge View High School.

SOUTH CAROLINA 2017: True freshman defensive end... played in all 13 games making 23 stops with 3.0 tackles for loss and a pair of sacks... also credited with two quarterback hurries... had his first STERLING’S HIGHS three-tackle day at Texas A&M Tackles ............................4, Georgia, 2017 game... set his career high with Tackles for Loss ......................... 1.0, twice: four tackles at Georgia... logged Florida, 2017 & Clemson, 2017 his first career sack in the victory Sacks ......................................... 1.0, twice: over Florida... tallied three tackFlorida, 2017 & Clemson, 2017 les and a sack vs. Clemson.

STERLING’S STATISTICS Year GP/GS UT 2017 13/0 12

OL Š 6-3 Š 318 Š JR. Š 2L Floydale, S.C. Ĩ 00Ċ

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Donell STANLEY

Fifth-year player who is the returning starter at left guard... has appeared in 25 games over the past three seasons making 13 starts... appealed and granted a sixth-year of eligibility after injuries derailed two seasons.

86

TFL 3.0-18

WR Š 6-3 Š 220 Š SO. Š 1L Bogue Chitto, Miss. Ĩ+.0$1( %*#Ċ

2017: True freshman wide receiver who played in 10 contests... caught three passes for 20 yards... had one reception each against Kentucky, Louisiana Tech and Tennessee... missed the Vanderbilt and Georgia games with injury... also did not play against Clemson.

TERRELL’S STATISTICS Year GP/GS Rec 2017 10/0 3

Atlanta, Ga. Ĩ1'!.Ċ

True sophomore defensive end... had a productive first year for the Garnet & Black and will be counted on to become more of factor in his second campaign.

46

Yds 20

Avg TD Long 6.7 0 9

TERRELL’S HIGHS Receptions........1 3 times: Kentucky, 2017 Louisiana Tech, 2017, & Tennessee, 2017 Yards Receiving ........... 9, Tennessee, 2017 Long Reception ........... 9, Tennessee, 2017

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Keir THOMAS DL Š 6-2 Š 265 Š JR. Š 2L Miami, Fla. Ĩ %)%ƍ!*0.(Ċ

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DL Š 6-1 Š 240 Š SO. Š 1L

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Aaron STERLING

FR 0

Sophomore wide receiver who will battle for playing time in his second season with the Gamecocks... saw limited action as a true freshman.

2016: Sophomore season was derailed by an early injury... earned the starting right guard position for the season opener at Vanderbilt... suffered a high ankle sprain in the first series of the game, causing him to miss the remainder of the season... applied for a medical redshirt that would get him a sixth year of eligibility.

2014: Redshirted as a true freshman... did not practice for much of the fall while rehabbing from surgery on his left wrist... named to the 2014-15 FirstYear SEC Honor Roll.

FF 0

Chad TERRELL

2017: Started 12 games along the offensive line in his fourth season with the Gamecocks... made nine starts at left guard and three starts at right guard... graded by Pro Football Focus as the second-most effective guard in the nation during Week 4, as the Gamecocks defeated Louisiana Tech... named a game captain against Texcas A&M... sidelined for the Outback Bowl win over Michigan due to an ankle injury.

2015: Played in all 12 games as a redshirt freshman, primarily on special teams... also saw a limited number of reps at offensive guard... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll... took a vast number of reps in the spring as the numbers were thin on the offensive line... earned one of four Everyday Effort awards presented in the spring at the Garnet & Black game.

QBS INT PBU QBH 2.0-16 0 0 2

GAMECOCKS

2017: True freshman linebacker who saw action in six games on special teams... did not record any statistics.

AT TT 11 23

Junior defensive lineman who has been used at both the tackle and end positions... a returning starter who continues to hone his skills and should be even more of a factor in 2018... has appeared in all 26 games over the past two seasons, making 13 starts. 2017: True sophomore defensive lineman who played in all 13 games making 11 starts... primarily used at defensive end, but also slid into the interior of the line... credited with 38 tackles including 4.5 tackles for loss and a pair of sacks... had three quarterback hurries and forced one fumble... turned in a big game in the season-opener against NC State, with five tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss and a sack... notched five tackles vs. Kentucky... tallied a sack on the final drive of the Tennessee win, forcing a fumble and costing the Vols crucial seconds as Carolina held on for the win... set a career high with seven tackles and added 1.5 tackles for loss at Georgia. 2016: Graduated from high school mid-year and enrolled at Carolina in January... played in all 13 games with two starts... credited with 24 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks... made three tackles in his collegiate debut,

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THOMAS’ STATISTICS Year GP/GS UT 2016 13/2 15 2017 13/11 17 Total 26/13 32

AT TT 9 24 21 38 30 62

TFL 4.0-15 4.5-11 8.5-26

QBS INT PBU QBH 2.0-7 0 0 1 2.0-3 0 0 3 4.0-10 0 0 4

FF 1 1 2

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DL Š 6-3 Š 300 Š SO. Š SQ Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Ĩ%((. ĩ

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Aaron THOMPSON

FR 0 0 0

Sophomore who works in the interior of the defensive line... will not participate in spring drills while continuing to rehab from shoulder surgery. 2017: Redshirt freshman who did not see any action as he was sidelined much of the season with shoulder injury. 2016: Redshirted in his true freshman season... saw action briefly at Mississippi State but was hampered throughout the fall with an ankle sprain... named to the 2016-17 First-Year SEC Honor Roll.

11

LB Š 6-1 Š 223 Š SR. Š 1L Houston, Texas Ĩ$%0!00%+*ĥƫ+""!52%((!ƫċƫċĩ

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Eldridge THOMPSON

Former JUCO linebacker who is playing in his second and final season with the Gamecocks... could make more of an impact this season with a year of Division I football under his belt and with the departure of Skai Moore. 2017: Former junior college linebacker who was in his first season with the Gamecocks... played in 12 games making 10 tackles including eight solo stops... recorded two-tackle days in wins over Arkansas and Wofford... saw significant action in the win over Florida... ended the regular season with two tackles against Clemson... did THOMPSON’S HIGHS not play in the Outback Bowl Tackles ................................ 2, Three times win over Michigan.

THOMPSON’S STATISTICS Year GP/GS UT 2017 12/0 8

AT TT 2 10

TFL 0.0-0

QBS INT PBU QBH 0.0-0 0 0 0

FF 0

FR 0

25

A.J. TURNER RB Š 5-10 Š 190 Š JR. Š 2L Clifton, Va. Ĩƫ!*0.!2%((!ĩ

GAMECOCKS

a victory over Vanderbilt... had two tackles and made his first career sack in the East Carolina win... made his first career start against Texas A&M and had a strong effort with five tackles (three solo)... made his second straight start at defensive tackle against Georgia and was in on one tackle... made two tackles, including one stop for loss, added a quarterback hurry and a fumble forced in the UMass win... made two tackles in the Missouri victory, including a crucial sack in the fourth THOMAS’ HIGHS quarter... tallied three tackles Tackles ............................7, Georgia, 2017 at Florida... made two tackles, Tackles for Loss ..........2.0, NC State, 2017 including one tackle for loss, in Sacks ................................. 1.0, Four times the Western Carolina win.

Hard-nosed runner who can run between the tackles but also has the speed to get to the edge... became the 43rd player in school history to rush for 1,000 yards in his career... has played in 25 games making 10 starts... has scored seven touchdowns and owns three 100-yard rushing games. 2017: Redshirt sophomore running back who began the campaign as the third-team back and finished the regular season as the team’s top rusher... logged 531 yards on 98 carries, an average of 5.4 yards per rush, with three touchdowns... also caught 18 passes for 117 yards and returned a team-high 11 kicks for a 17.1-yard average... paced the team with 836 all-purpose yards, an avearge of 64.3 per game... recognized as the Most Explosive Player on offense... also credited with a team-high six tackles on special teams... had just 20 carries for 60 yards (3.0 per carry) through the first six games before rushing 78 times for 471 yards (6.0 per carry) over the final seven contests after Rico Dowdle was injured... rushed 14 times for 86 yards and the only touchdown of the game in the win over Tennessee... surpassed that with a 15-carry, 121-yard, one-score performance over against Vanderbilt... set career highs in the win over Florida when he gained 136 yards on 22 carries and added 36 yards on three receptions... also made a key play after a Carolina interception against the Gators, recovering a Florida fumble in the end zone... became the 43rd player in Carolina history to reach 1,000 career rushing yards in the Wofford win, when he led the team with 69 yards on the ground... left the Clemson game early in the first half with a high ankle sprain. 2016: Redshirt freshman running back who played in 12 games with four starts.... named to Athlon’s All-SEC Freshman second team as a kick returner... ranked second on the team with 116 carries for 497 yards... led the team with 13 carries for 70 yards at Vanderbilt... had an 18-yard touchdown reception at Mississippi State for his first career TD... burst 80 yards on the opening kick to set up South Carolina’s first touchdown against East Carolina... was back in the startTURNER’S STATISTICS ing lineup at Kentucky, when –RUSHING– he carried the ball 12 times for Year GP/GS Att Yds Avg TD Long 42 yards and a score... had his 2016 12/4 116 497 4.3 3 75 best rushing game against Texas 2017 13/6 98 531 5.4 3 30 A&M with 10 carries for 116 Total 25/10 214 1,028 4.8 6 75 yards and a TD while also catch–RECEIVING– Year GP/GS Rec Yds Avg TD Long ing four passes for 22 yards... 2016 12/4 21 143 6.8 1 18 broke loose on the A&M game’s 2017 13/6 18 117 6.5 0 15 first play from scrimmage, racTotal 25/10 39 260 6.7 1 18 ing 75 yards to paydirt just -KICK RETURNS– 17 seconds into the game, the Year GP/GS No Yds Avg TD Long 2016 12/4 13 321 24.7 0 80 fastest score for Carolina since 2017 13/6 11 188 17.1 0 28 2010... carried the ball 11 times Total 25/10 24 509 21.2 0 80 for 30 yards, caught four passes for 17 yards and returned three TURNER’S HIGHS kicks for 69 yards against GeorCarries ............................ 22, Florida, 2017 gia... left the Missouri game Yards Rushing .............. 136, Florida, 2017 with an injury and missed the Long Rush.............. 75, Texas A&M, 2016 Florida game... returned to carry Rushing TDs ........................... 1, Six times the ball 17 times for 97 yards 100-yard Rushing Games ........ Three times against Western Carolina... had Receptions........................... 4, Three times 10 carries for 49 yards and a Yards Receiving .............. 36, Florida, 2017 touchdown in the Birmingham Long Reception .......................... 18, twice: Vanderbilt, 2016 and Miss. St., 2016 Bowl versus USF. 2015: Redshirted in his first season for the Garnet & Black.

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QB Š 6-5 Š 204 Š FR. Š RS .!!*2%((!Čċƫċ Ĩ.!*ĩ

Antoine WILDER

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DB Š 5-10 Š 198 Š JR. Š 2L %2!. (!Čċ Ĩ,!2%((!ƫ$.0!.ĩ

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Jay URICH

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Versatile performer who has played linebacker, safety and nickel during his career... has four career starts among his 28 career appearances... is out for the spring while recovering from elbow surgery.

2017: Freshman quarterback who was redshirted in his first season.

2017: Credited with seven tackles, all solo stops, in eight contests... played in the season opener against NC State, then was sidelined for the next three contests with an injury... logged his first career sack in the victory over Tennessee... made his first start of the season against Wofford and made three tackles before suffering a season-ending elbow injury.

M.J. WEBB

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DL Š 6-3 Š 293 Š FR. Š RS Rutledge, Ga. Ĩ +.#*ƫ+1*05ĩ

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Redshirt freshman quarterback who will compete for the number 2 signalcaller duties behind incumbent Jake Bentley... rangy athlete who has the ability to run as well as pass.

Redshirt freshman defensive lineman... will be going through his second spring drills with the squad after enrolling early a year ago. 2017: True freshman defensive lineman... graduated from high school early and joined the Gamecocks in time to go through bowl practices in Columbia in 2016 and through spring ball in 2017... redshirted... earned the Defensive Scout Team Award... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

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PK Š 6-5 Š 196 Š SO. Š 1L Mount Pleasant, S.C. Ĩ* +ĩ

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Parker WHITE

2016: Played in 12 games, making three starts... logged 15 tackles, one forced fumble and one interception... made his debut against Vanderbilt... earned his first start and had his best performance in the East Carolina win, posting five tackles and a forced fumble... jarred the ball loose, creating a fourth-quarter turnover near the goal line... started at the nickel position against Texas A&M and made two tackles... logged his first career interception against Georgia, with the pick coming inside of the Carolina 10-yard line... also had a tackle for loss in that contest... did not play against Missouri but was back on the field against Florida... notched three tackles including a tackle for loss at Clemson... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll. 2015: Redshirted in his first season with the Garnet & Black... missed some practice time with a right knee sprain... named to the 2015-16 First-Year SEC Honor Roll. Year GP/GS UT 2016 12/3 13 2017 8/1 7 Total 20/4 20

WHITE’S HIGHS –PLACEKICKING–

Year 2017

GP 13

Year 2017

M-A 14-25

FG-A 14-25

Pct 56.0

Long 47

PAT-A 26-26

Pts. 68

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Pct 56.0

01-19 0-0

20-29 6-6

30-39 4-5

40-49 4-12

50+ 0-2

Lg 47

Blk 0

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AT TT 2 15 0 7 2 22

TFL 2.0-9 1.0-7 3.0-16

QBS INT PBU QBH 0.0-0 1 0 0 1.0-7 0 0 0 1.0-7 1 0 0

FF 1 0 1

Jamyest WILLIAMS DB Š 5-8 Š 175 Š SO. Š 1L Dacula, Ga. Ĩ.5/+*ĩ

FR 0 0 0

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2016: Was enrolled at South Carolina but did not participate in football.

Tackles ................... 5, East Carolina, 2016 Tackles for Loss ................ 1.0, Three times Sacks ......................... 1.0, Tennessee, 2017 Interceptions ...................1, Georgia, 2016

WILDER’S STATISTICS

Returning starting placekicker who will have to fend off challenges from several others to hold that spot again in 2018... also is the leading candidate to handle the kickoff chores again this season. 2017: Was added to the roster as a walk-on in January... handled the kickof duties... logged 44 touchbacks among his 65 kickoffs (68 pct.)... took over as the full-time starter on placements in game 4 against Louisiana Tech... led the team in scoring with 68 points... connected on 14-of-25 field goal attempts overall, but was 10-for-11 inside 40 yards... converted all 26 extra point attempts... missed his first four field goal attempts before connecting from 31-yards out with just four seconds remaining in the contest to lift the Gamecocks to a 17-16 win over Louisiana Tech... had his best day as a Gamecock in the win at Tennessee, connecting on field goals of 47, 21 and 36 yards in a 15-9 victory... went 2-for-3 in the win over Vanderbilt, with makes of 44 and 39... also made 2-of-3 field goal attempts in the Outback Bowl win over Michigan, including a 44-yarder... connected on 11 of his final 15 field goal attempts on the season, with the four misses coming from beyond 45 yards.

WILDER’S HIGHS

Sophomore defensive back who earned a spot on the SEC All-Freshman team in 2017... not expected to participate in spring drills after suffering a late season shoulder injury that required surgery. 2017: Earned a spot on the SEC All-Freshman team... played in 11 contests, primarily at nickel, totaling 38 tackles, including 32 solo stops... had a pair of interceptions... was a game-changer in the Missouri win with six tackles and his first INT in his first start... his pick against the Tigers set up Carolina’s goahead TD one play later... tallied four tackles against Kentucky and recovered his first fumble... had another four-tackle outing versus Louisiana Tech... led the team and set a career high with 10 tackles, including 2.0 tackles for loss, against Texas A&M... had three stops including 1.0 TFL against Georgia... made five tackles, including one for loss against Florida, and sealed the game with an interception on the Gators’ final drive... missed the Wofford game due to injury... played against Clemson, but missed the Outback Bowl after undergoing shoulder surgery.

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GAMECOCK FOOTBALL J. WILLIAMS’ STATISTICS Year GP/GS UT 2017 11/6 32

AT TT 6 38

TFL 4.0-6

QBS INT PBU QBH 0.0-0 2 1 1

FF 0

FR 1

J. WILLIAMS’ HIGHS Tackles ................... 10, Texas A&M, 2017 Tackles for Loss ..... 2.0, Texas A&M, 2017 Interceptions ....... 1, twice: Missouri, 2017 & Florida, 2017

RB Š 6-0 Š 217 Š JR. Š 1L Sumter, S.C. Ĩƍ.!/03++ ļ+.0$ƍ.+(%*Ċ

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Ty’Son WILLIAMS

One of four junior running backs on the roster who will compete for snaps again this season... transfer from North Carolina who was eligible for the Gamecocks for the first time in 2017... has a good combo of size and speed. 2017: Redshirt sophomore who ranked second on the team with 95 carries and with 471 rushing yards... also caught 12 passes for 32 yards... had both a rushing and a receiving TD... made his Gamecock debut in the seasonopening win over NC State... paced the team with 14 carries for 78 yards at Missouri... exploded for 95 yards on 13 carries plus two catches for 14 yards in his first start against Louisiana Tech... raced to a 35-yard score against the Bulldogs, giving Carolina a fourth-quarter lead... picked up a team-best 73 yards on 14 carries at Texas T. WILLIAMS’ STATISTICS A&M... caught a three-yard –RUSHING– scoring pass and added eight Year GP/GS Att Yds Avg TD Long carries for 35 yards vs. Arkan2015* 6/0 19 57 3.0 0 8 sas... rushed 11 times for 47 2016 - Redshirtedyards in the win at Tennessee... 2017 12/3 95 471 5.0 1 35 did not play against Florida... Total 18/3 114 528 4.6 1 35 –RECEIVING– logged 58 yards on eight carries Year GP/GS Rec Yds Avg TD Long against Wofford... led the team 2015* 6/0 1 0 0.0 0 0 with 53 rushing yards on 13 2016 - Redshirted carries vs. Clemson... earned the 2017 12/3 12 32 2.7 1 13 start in the Outback Bowl. Total 18/3 13 32 2.5 1 13

2015: Rushed 19 times for 57 yards and caught one pass as a true freshman at North Carolina... appeared in six games with highs of 10 carries for 31 yards versus Duke... logged four carries for 19 yards vs. NC A&T.

2016: True freshman defensive lineman who played in every game... named to Athlon’s All-SEC Freshman second team... logged 32 tackles, tops among all Gamecock freshmen... also had 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks and a pair of quarterback hurries... came up with three tackles at Mississippi State... had his best game in the East Carolina win, with four solo tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss and a sack... notched two tackles and was credited with two quarterback hurries against Texas WONNUM’S HIGHS A&M... recorded two tackles Tackles ............................9, Georgia, 2017 and combined for a sack in the Tackles for Loss ..........3.0, NC State, 2017 Missouri win... made two tackSacks ......................... 2.0, Tennessee, 2017 les, including 1.0 TFL, at FlorQB Hurries .............. 2, Texas A&M, 2016 ida... matched his season high Pass Breakups ...... 2, twice: Arkansas, 2017 with four tackles at Clemson... & Clemson, 2017 named to the 2016-17 FirstYear SEC Honor Roll.

WONNUM’S STATISTICS Year GP/GS UT 2016 13/0 16 2017 13/13 32 Total 26/13 48

*2015 at North Carolina

T. WILLIAMS’ HIGHS Carries.............. 14, twice: Missouri, 2017 & Texas A&M, 2017 Yards Rushing ....95, Louisiana Tech, 2017 Long Rush..........35, Louisiana Tech, 2017 Rushing TDs ........1, Louisiana Tech, 2017 Receptions........................... 2, Three times Yards Receiving ..14, Louisiana Tech, 2017 Long Reception ........... 13, Clemson, 2017 TD Receptions .............. 1, Arkansas, 2017

D.J. WONNUM DL Š 6-5 Š 258 Š JR. Š 2L Stone Mountain, Ga. Ĩ0!,$!*/+*Ċ

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2017: Sophomore who was named a permanent team captain... also honored as a Strength & Conditioning Award winner and the Most Productive Player for the defense... started all 13 games... collected 57 tackles, while leading the team with 13.0 tackles for loss and 6.0 sacks... ranked eighth in the SEC in tackles for loss... earned his first career start versus NC State and responded with eight tackles, 3.0 tackles for loss and a sack... tallied three tackles and a sack in the Missouri win... made seven tackles against Kentucky along with 1.5 tackles for loss... collected four tackles, a tackle for loss, two pass breakups and a quarterback hurry in the win over Arkansas, earning his first SEC weekly honor... earned SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week honors for the second-straight game after recording six tackles and two sacks in the win over Tennessee... blocked a PAT in the win over Vanderbilt... set a career high with nine tackles against Georgia, which included 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack... recorded a sack on Florida’s final drive of the game to help seal the victory... had 2.0 tackles for loss against Wofford... posted four tackles and two pass breakups against Clemson... had five stops in the Outback Bowl win over Michigan... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

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AT TT 16 32 25 57 41 89

TFL 3.5-14 13.0-50 16.5-64

QBS INT PBU QBH 1.5-12 0 0 2 6.0-37 0 5 2 7.5-49 0 5 4

FF 0 0 0

Alexander WOZNICK PK Š 5-11 Š 163 Š SO. Š 1L .!!*2%((!ÄŒÄ‹ĆŤÄ‹ Ĩ/0/% !ÄŠ

FR 0 0 0

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2016: Took a redshirt season per NCAA transfer rules... earned the coaches’ Offensive Scout Team Award.

team captain in school history... has played in all 26 games over the past two seasons making 13 starts... owns 16.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks.

Redshirt sophomore placekicker who will again challenge for starting duties. 2017: Began the season as the team’s starting placekicker... tallied 13 points on 1-of-3 field goals and 10-of-11 extra point attempts... connected on all five of his PATs in the season-opener against NC State... his first career made field goal came from 32-yards out at Missouri... had one kickoff, a 65-yarder against Arkansas, in which he was credited with the tackle... named as the Harold White GPA Award winner for special teams in the spring. 2016: Redshirted as a true freshman placekicker.

Junior defensive lineman who is a candidate for All-SEC recognition after a breakout season in 2017... a two-time SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week selection... one of just three sophomores who have been named a permanent GAMECOCKSONLINE.COM

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2017: Redshirted at Presbyterian... missed the entire season due to injury.

WOZNICK’S HIGHS –PLACEKICKING–

Year 2017

GP 4

Year 2017

M-A 1-3

FG-A 1-3

Pct 33.3

Long 32

PAT-A 10-11

Pts. 13

–FIELD GOALS–

01-19 0-0

20-29 0-0

30-39 1-2

40-49 0-1

50+ 0-0

Lg 32

Blk 0

Malik YOUNG Pelzer, S.C. Ĩ++ )+*0ĩ

2016: Started all 11 games at cornerback... totaled 37 tackles, including 1.0 tackles for loss, and tied for the team lead with two interceptions... added six pass breakups... 30 of his 37 tackles were unassisted, fourth-most on the team... set a career high with seven tackles in the season opener at Central Michigan... logged five tackles against Coastal Carolina... managed three tackles and two pass breakups in the win over Monmouth... recorded his first career interception against Florida Tech and his second against Liberty. 2015: Played in all 11 games, primarily on special teams, making one start at cornerback... recorded a season-high four tackles against Coastal Carolina... totaled three tackles against Liberty in his lone start.

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2015: Offensive lineman who saw limited duty in three contests... played on special teams against Kentucky, Georgia and UCF... also took some snaps on offense late in the game against the Bulldogs. 2014: Redshirted as a true freshman.

RB Š 5-9 Š 210 Š FR. Š RS

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Slade CARROLL

Walk-on linebacker who adds depth to the unit. 2017: Walk-on who was added to the 105-man roster shortly after fall camp got underway... redshirted in his first season with the Garnet & Black.

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Returns to the squad this spring after stepping away from football last fall... will be eligible at South Carolina for the first time this fall after sitting out a season per NCAA transfer rules... will begin the spring as a linebacker. 2017: Walk-on running back who joined the team for fall camp, but was not eligible to play per NCAA transfer rules... stepped away from the squad during the fall. 2016: Was a late addition to the Auburn signing class... redshirted while recovering from a knee injury sustained during his senior year of high school... originally listed as a defensive back, but worked with the running backs.

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Walk-on linebacker who provides depth. 2017: Walk-on who joined the team in the fall... worked with the scout team while redshirting in his first year on campus.

'/+*2%((!Č(ċĨ.+2% !*!ĥ.!/50!.%*ĩ

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Drew DINSMORE QB Š 6-6 Š 197 Š FR. Š RS 13*!!ČċĨƫ+((%*/%((ĩ

Walk-on quarterback who provides depth behind incumbent JakeBentley. 2017: Walk-on who joined the team in the fall after the roster expanded... redshirted in his first season with the Gamecocks.

Walk-on defensive back who spent the past three seasons at Presbyterian College before transferring to South Carolina this spring... will not be eligible this fall due to NCAA transfer rules... will have one year of eligibility remaining for the 2019 season. 50

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Kenneth COLEMAN

LB Š 6-3 Š 213 Š FR. Š RS 1))!.2%((!ČċƫċĨƵ/$(!5% #!ĩ

Walk-on who is one of several candidates for the placekicking duties. 2017: Walk-on kicker who joined the squad when the roster expanded in late August.

Alex DELOACH

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Brandon CHIAZZA

LB Š 6-3 Š 212 Š SO. Š TR .)+ČċƫċĨ10$+.'ĥƵ11.*ĩ

Walk-on running back who provides depth. 2017: Walk-on who joined the team in the fall... worked with the scout team while redshirting in his first year on campus.

Stephen DAVIS JR.

GAMECOCKS

2016: Redshirt sophomore offensive lineman... played in every game, with nine starts, all at right tackle... made his first career start against Texas A&M and did not leave the starting lineup for the remainder of the year.

LB Š 6-0 Š 205 Š FR. Š RS 0ċ +$*/Č(ċĨǫ!.0.).%(ĩ

Senior offensive lineman who provides experience and quality depth up front... has played both left and right tackle... owns 13 career starts. 2017: Offensive lineman who moved from right tackle to left tackle in the spring... started the first two games at left tackle... was the starter in games 4 and 5 against Louisiana Tech and Texas A&M at the right tackle spot... left the A&M game with a first-quarter injury and did not return to the lineup.

Cole DAVIS

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OL Š 6-3 Š 292 Š SR. Š 2L

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Shemar GLENN WR Š 6-0 Š 176 Š JR. Š SQ *%+*ÄŒÄ‹ĆŤÄ‹Ĩ*%+*ÄĽĆŤÄĄ*%+*ÄŠ

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Darius DOUGLAS

Walk-on quarterback who provides depth behind incumbent Jake Bentley.

Walk-on wide receiver who adds depth to the unit.

2017: Walk-on who was part of the 105-man roster when fall camp opened... redshirted in his first season with the Gamecocks.

2017: Wide receiver who was not part of the 105 when fall camp opened, but was added back to the roster when school began in late August.

(!%#$ÄŒÄ‹ĆŤÄ‹Ĩ !!/2%((!+ ÄŠ

Redshirt sophomore who is going through his third spring in the program... adds depth at the linebacker position. 2017: Did not see any game action as a redshirt freshman... recognized as the Special Teams Scout Team Award winner and shared the Community Service Award with Ulric Jones... named to the SEC Community Service team.... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll. 2016: True freshman walk-on who joined the Gamecock football program in the spring of 2016 after enrolling in January... penciled in as a linebacker in his first season with the Garnet & Black.

1**ÄŒÄ‹ĆŤÄ‹ĨǍ5.*!/ÄĽ. *!.ÄĄ!ÄŠ

Former standout cornerback from Gardner-Webb who is eligible in 2018 after sitting out a season per NCAA transfer rules... has three years to play three at South Carolina. 2017: Worked with the scout team while sitting out his transfer year.

LS Š 6-3 Š 225 Š SO. Š SQ (!%#$ÄŒÄ‹ĆŤÄ‹Ĩ !!/2%((!+ ÄŠ

)!/ /(* ÄŒÄ‹ĆŤÄ‹Ĩ )!/ /(* ÄĽ.!/50!.%*ÄŠ Fourth-year offensive lineman who adds depth to the unit.

2017: Sophomore offensive lineman who was eligible for the first time at South Carolina after transferring from Presbyterian College. 2016: Joined the Carolina squad and worked as a scout team offensive lineman... was not eligible per NCAA transfer rules. 2015: Redshirted as a true freshman at Presbyterian College... played for head coach Harold Nichols.

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Bailey HART QB Š 6-3 Š 173 Š SO. Š SQ +1*0(!/*0ÄŒÄ‹ĆŤÄ‹Ĩ* +ÄŠ

Walk-on quarterback who will battle for the backup duties behind incumbent Jake Bentley. 2017: Redshirt freshman signal-caller who was able to get more snaps in the spring due to the limited number of quarterbacks on the roster... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll. 2016: Redshirted as a true freshman... worked with the scout team.

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Caleb JENERETTE TE Š 6-2 Š 233 Š FR. Š RS Ćľ5*+.ÄŒÄ‹ĆŤÄ‹Ĩƾ5*+.ÄŠ

Walk-on who adds depth to the tight end corps. 2017: Redshirted as a true freshman... worked with the scout team.

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Cameron JOHNSON OL Š 6-6 Š 295 Š SO. Š SQ ÇŤ!**!00/2%((!ÄŒÄ‹ĆŤÄ‹Ĩ .(+.+ĆŤ+1*05ÄŠ

Walk-on long snapper who will challenge for the starting duties.

Offensive lineman who adds depth up front.

2017: Reserve deep snapper... did not appear in any games... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

2017: Redshirt freshman who worked with the scout team.

2016: Walk-on who served as a backup deep snapper... redshirted.

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Harrison FREEMAN

OL Š 6-2 Š 296 Š JR. Š SQ

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2016: Played cornerback as a true freshman at Gardner-Webb for head coach Carroll McCray... named the Big South Conference Freshman of the Year... registered 45 tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss... led the Runnin’ Bulldogs with five pass interceptions and nine pass breakups... also recovered a pair of fumbles... earned Big South Freshman of the Week honors twice and was named to the 2016 Jerry Rice Award Watch List, annually given to the FCS Freshman Player of the Year... his five interceptions set a Big South freshman record... led the FCS with 185 defensive return yards, including 111 fumble return yards... scored on a 60-yard fumble return versus Benedict and on a 42-yard interception return at Liberty... also had a 51-yard fumble return against Coastal Carolina... posted a career-high 10 tackles and an interception at Ohio... sealed the win over No. 8 Charleston Southern with an interception in the end zone in the final seconds.

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Ryan GREEN

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Jaylan FOSTER

2015: Attended USC-Union.

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LB Š 6-0 Š 220 Š SO. Š SQ

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Spencer EASON-RIDDLE

2016: Worked as a reserve wideout on the scout team for the Gamecocks.

2016: Redshirted as a true freshman walk-on offensive lineman... worked with the scout team.

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Others in Spring Camp

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Chase ROGERS LB Š 6-4 Š 218 Š SO. Š TR 1)0!.ČċƫċĨ 1.!*! **%*#Ƶ !)5ĥ ƫĩ

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LB Š 5-10 Š 203 Š SR. Š SQ

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Mitch LANGFORD

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Senior linebacker who transferred to South Carolina from Newberry College after beginning his collegiate career at Charleston Southern.

Walk-on who enrolled and joined the squad in January... began his career at Georgia Military College... has three years to play three at South Carolina.

2017: Walk-on linebacker who joined the squad in the spring... was not part of the 105-man roster when fall camp began but was added back in August.

2017: Spent the spring and fall of 2017 at USC-Sumter. 2016: Was a linebacker at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, Ga.

2015: Transferred to Newberry (S.C.) College after a year at Charleston Southern... suffered an ankle injury and requested a medical redshirt.

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2014: Was a member of the Charleston Southern Buccaneer squad... redshirted as a true freshman.

Jason SENN DB Š 5-8 Š 186 Š JR. Š SQ ǫ!1"+.0ČċƫċĨǫ!1"+.0ĩ

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2016: Transferred to South Carolina during the summer after going through spring drills at Newberry... did not participate in football during the fall.

Walk-on safety who is in his third season with the football program.

LB Š 6-1 Š 220 Š FR. Š RS 5.0(!ǫ!$ČċƫċĨ 5.0(!ǫ!$ĩ

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Sean MCGONIGAL

Walk-on linebacker who adds depth.

2017: Reserve defensive back... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll. 2016: Redshirt freshman walk-on who spent time on the scout team... named to the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll. 2015: Walk-on who worked with the scout team in his true freshman campaign for the Garnet & Black... added to the squad when the roster expanded.

WR Š 6-0 Š 199 Š FR. Š HS +*!0$ČċƫċĨǫ!(0+*ġ+*!0$ĩ

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Eddie MOSS

Walk-on wide receiver who joins the squad for the first time this spring.

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Matthew SMITH LS Š 6-0 Š 206 Š FR. Š RS +/3!((ČċĨ+/3!((ĩ

GAMECOCKS

2017: Redshirted as a true freshman walk-on linebacker.

Walk-on long snapper who looks to challenge incumbent Ben Asbury for the starting role. 2017: Walk-on long snapper who was part of the 105-man fall roster.

2017: Was enrolled at South Carolina but did not participate in football.

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Austin SNOW PK Š 6-1 Š 166 Š FR. Š RS +3 !./2%((!ČċƫċĨ+3 !./2%((!ĩ

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DL Š 6-2 Š 227 Š SO. Š SQ

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Jazuun OUTLAW

Second-year kicker who will compete for placekicking duties. Walk-on defensive end who will be going through his first spring.

2017: Walk-on kicker who joined the team in late August when the roster expanded... redshirted in his first season.

2017: Walk-on who joined the squad after school began in August.

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Parker RANKIN

Walk-on tight end who will be going through his first spring with the squad. 2017: Joined the squad when the roster expanded in late August. 2016: Attended South Carolina but was not part of the football program.

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Will TOMMIE PK Š 5-10 Š 160 Š JR. Š TR .!!*3++ ČċƫċĨ)!.( ĥ1/1(1)ĩ

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2016: Attended South Carolina but did not participate in football.

Redshirt junior placekicker who is eligible this season after transferring from Tusculum... connected on 18-of-29 field goal attempts and 52-of-59 PATs. 2017: Attended South Carolina but did not participate in football. 2016: Connected on 7-of-15 field goal attempts and 19-of-21 extra points. 2015: Earned All-South Atlantic Conference first-team honors, becoming the first freshman placekicker at Tusculum to earn that distinction... made 11-of-14 field goals... hit his first four field goal tries and his final seven, including a season-long 46-yarder vs. Catawba... led the team with 66 points... connected on 33-of-38 PATs... recorded 31 touchbacks on 62 kickoffs.

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2018 Signing Class

GAMECOCK FOOTBALL Ćľ 

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Wyatt Campbell*

OL

6-6 285 Elgin, S.C. (Lugoff-Elgin)

Jabari Ellis

DL

6-2 280 Vance, S.C. (Lake Marion/Georgia Military)

Kingsley Enagbare*

DL

6-4 257 Atlanta, Ga. (Hapeville Charter Academy)

Deshaun Fenwick*

RB

6-1 225 Bradenton, Fla. (Braden River)

Jesus Gibbs

DL

6-3 283 Dumfries, Va. (Potomac)

Jonathan Gipson

DB

6-2 182 Hoschton, Ga. (Mill Creek)

Jovaughn Gwyn

OL

6-2 291 Charlotte, N.C. (Harding University)

Jaycee Horn

DB

6-0 190 Alpharetta, Ga. (Alpharetta)

Maxwell Iyama*

OL

6-5 306 Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Siegel)

Tyquan Johnson

WR 6-2 193 Sylvania, Ga. (Screven County)

Tyreek Johnson*

DL

6-3 257 Sumter, S.C. (Lakewood)

Ernest Jones*

LB

6-2 224 Waycross, Ga. (Ware County)

Dakereon Joyner*

QB

6-1 206 North Charleston, S.C. (Fort Dorchester)

Rosendo Louis*

LB

6-2 242 Deerfield Beach, Fla. (Deerfield Beach)

Hank Manos*

OL 6-4 272 Chapin, S.C. (Chapin)

Israel Mukuamu*

DB

6-4 196 Bossier City, La. (Parkway)

R.J. Roderick*

DB

6-0 210 Summerville, S.C. (Cane Bay)

Darius Rush*

WR 6-2 190 Greeleyville, S.C. (C.E. Murray)

Rick Sandidge

DL

6-5 285 Concord, N.C. (Concord)

Lavonte Valentine*

RB

6-0 186 Melbourne, Fla. (Melbourne Central Catholic)

Josh Vann

WR 5-11 175 Tucker, Ga. (Tucker)

Dylan Wonnum

OL

*Enrolled in January 2018

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Local product who graduated from Lugoff-Elgin (S.C.) High School in December and enrolled at South Carolina in January... helped the Demons win eight games and reach the second round of the Class 4A playoffs as a senior offensive lineman in 2017... earned first-team All-USA South Carolina football team accolades as selected by USA TODAY as a senior... coached by Matthew Campbell... selected to the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas but did not participate due to a knee injury that required surgery... ranked as the 16th-best overall prospect in South Carolina and the No. 78 offensive tackle in the country, according to 247’s national composite rankings... considered the Palmetto State’s 22nd-best player by Rivals... named to the PrepStar AllAtlantic Region team...brother, Elliott, is an offensive lineman at Wofford.

Ä¨Ä Ä ÄŠ Defensive Line (5): Jabari Ellis, Kingsley Enagbare, Jesus Gibbs, Tyreek Johnson, Rick Sandidge Linebackers (2): Ernest Jones, Rosendo Louis Defensive Backs (4): Jonathan Gipson, Jaycee Horn, Israel Mukuamu, R.J. Roderick *-Gibbs listed as OL/DL

South Carolina (7): Wyatt Campbell, Jabari Ellis, Tyreek Johnson, Dakereon Joyner, Hank Manos, R.J. Roderick, Darius Rush Georgia (7): Kingsley Enagbare, Jonathan Gipson, Jaycee Horn, Tyquan Johnson, Ernest Jones, Josh Vann, Dylan Wonnum Florida (3): Deshaun Fenwick, Rosendo Louis, Lavonte Valentine North Carolina (2): Jovaughn Gwyn, Rick Sandidge Louisiana (1): Israel Mukuamu Tennessee (1): Maxwell Iyama Virginia (1): Jesus Gibbs

Jabari ELLIS DL Š 6-2 Š 280 Š JR. Š JC *!ÄŒÄ‹ĆŤÄ‹Ĩ '! .%+*ÄĽ!+.#% %(%0.5ÄŠ

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Ä¨Ä Ä ÄŠ Quarterback (1): Dakereon Joyner Running Backs (2): Deshaun Fenwick, Lavonte Valentine Wide Receivers (3): Tyquan Johnson, Darius Rush, Josh Vann Offensive Line (5): Wyatt Campbell, Jovaughn Gwyn, Maxwell Iyama, Hank Manos, Dylan Wonnum

By State

6-5 323 Tucker, Ga. (Tucker)

Wyatt CAMPBELL

By Position

Junior college player who spent the past two years at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, Ga... credited with 22 tackles, including 9.0 tackles for loss and 4.0 sacks during his sophomore season... the Bulldogs posted an 8-2 record in 2017 under head coach Bert Williams... logged 14 tackles including 4.0 tackles for loss and a sack in 2016... graduated from Lake Marion High School in Santee, S.C. in 2016... coached by Chris Carter... was a Shrine Bowl participant following his senior season... considered the 13th best JUCO defensive tackle in the country and No. 47 overall... named to the PrepStar All-Atlantic Region team.

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Named the Class AA Defensive Player of the Year and first-team all-state while prepping at Hapeville Charter Academy in Atlanta... graduated in December and enrolled at South Carolina in January... guided the Hornets to a 14-1 record and a Georgia Class AA state championship as a senior... coached by Winston Gordon... ranked as the 10th-best strongside defensive end in the nation and the 29th-best player in the state of Georgia by 247’s national composite rankings... Rivals ranked him as the 36th-best player in Georgia and the 24th-best strongside defensive end in the nation... named to the PrepStar All-Southeast Region team.

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All-purpose running back prospect who graduated in December and enrolled at South Carolina in January... rushed for 1,401 yards and scored 17 total touchdowns as a senior at Braden River High School in Bradenton, Fla... helped the Pirates go 10-2 in his final campaign, leading the squad to the Class 7A regional semifinals... was a third-team Class 7A all-state selection as a junior... coached by Curt Bradley... ranked as the No. 15 all-purpose back prospect and the 86th-best player from the state of Florida by 247’s national composite rankings... Rivals ranked him as the 99th-best player in the Sunshine State and the 32nd-best running back in the nation... named to the PrepStar All-Southeast Region team... raised in Louisville, Ky. before moving to Florida while in high school.

DL Š 6-3 Š 283 Š FR. Š HS 1)".%!/ČċĨ+0+)Ċ

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Jesus GIBBS

DB Š 6-2 Š 182 Š FR. Š HS +/$0+*ČċĨ %((ĆŤ.!!'ÄŠ

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Jonathan GIPSON

Defensive back who prepped at Mill Creek High School in Hoschton, Ga... finished his senior season with 58 total tackles in 2017... showed a nose for the ball, leading the Hawks with four interceptions, 11 pass breakups, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries... had a highlight-reel punt return of 97 yards for a touchdown in the opening game of his final campaign... recorded 54 tackles and three interceptions as a junior... coached by Brent Lol... ranks 37th among cornerbacks nationally for the class of 2018, and is listed as the No. 42 prospect from Georgia according to 247Sports... rated No. 238 on the ESPN300 list... Rivals rates him as the 42nd-best safety in the country and No. 59 in the state of Georgia... named to the PrepStar AllSoutheast Region team. 54

Offensive line prospect from Harding University High School in Charlotte, N.C... anchored an offensive line that guided the Rams to a 14-1 record, the 4A state championship and a No. 4 ranking overall in the Tar Heel state... named first-team all-state by the Associated Press... also named to the NC Preps All-Class and 4A All-State teams...earned first-team All-USA North Carolina football team accolades as selected by USA TODAY as a senior... selected to the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, but did not participate in the game... also competed at The Opening Finals camp... coached by Sam Greiner... ranked as the 17th-best offensive guard prospect in the country, according to 247’s national composite rankings... Rivals ranks him as the 15th-best player in the Tar Heel state and the 18th-best offensive guard in the country... named to the PrepStar All-Atlantic Region team.

Jaycee HORN DB Š 6-0 Š 190 Š FR. Š HS Ćľ(,$.!00ČċĨƾ(,$.!00ÄŠ

Cornerback who helped Alpharetta win 11 games in 2017, making it to the third round of the Georgia AAAAAA playoffs... was a first-team all-state selection by the Georgia Sports Writers Association... earned second-team All-USA Georgia football team accolades as selected by USA TODAY as a senior... logged 44 tackles, including 38 solo stops, as a senior, and led the Raiders with five interceptions and 12 pass breakups... was also Alpharetta’s primary punt returner, averaging 12.2 yards on 13 returns... selected as an Under Armour All-American and attended The Opening Finals camp... coached by Jacob Nichols... listed as the No. 22 cornerback prospect in the country, and 247’s national composite rankings put him as the No. 206 overall recruit for the class of 2018... Rivals ranks him as the 23rd-best player in Georgia, the 20th-best cornerback in the country and No. 189 overall... rated No. 145 on the ESPN300 list and No. 334 on the PrepStar 350 list... son of former NFL wide receiver Joe Horn.

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Maxwell IYAMA OL Š 6-5 Š 306 Š FR. Š HS 1.".!!/+.+Č!**ċĨ%!#!(Ċ

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Played offensive and defensive tackle for the Potomac Panthers in Dumfries, Va... team went 3-7 in his senior campaign... earned first-team All-USA Virginia football team accolades as selected by USA TODAY as a senior... coached by Jerry Roadcap... listed as the No. 17 prospect from the state of Virginia in 247’s national composite rankings... Rivals ranked him as the 21st-best player in the state of Virginia... named to the PrepStar All-Region team.

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RB Š 6-1 Š 225 Š FR. Š HS

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Deshaun FENWICK

OL Š 6-2 Š 291 Š FR. Š HS

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DL Š 6-4 Š 257 Š FR. Š HS

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Kingsley ENAGBARE

SOUTH CAROLINA

Offensive line prospect from Siegel High School in Murfreesboro, Tenn... graduated in December and enrolled at South Carolina in January... the Stars went 4-6 in his senior campaign... earned first-team All-USA Tennessee football team accolades as selected by USA TODAY as a senior... selected to the Offense Defense All-American Bowl following his senior season... named to the “Dandy Dozen,� as one of the top 12 recruits in the Nashville area by The Tennessean... named All-Region 2-6A as a junior... coached by Greg Wyant... ranked as the 15th-best prospect in the Volunteer state, and the 40th-best offensive tackle in the country by 247’s national composite rankings... Rivals ranked him as the sixth-best player in Tennessee, the 12th-best offensive guard in the nation and No. 225 overall... named to the PrepStar All-Southeast Region team.

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Tyquan JOHNSON WR Š 6-2 Š 193 Š FR. Š HS 5(2*%ČċĨ.!2!*ĆŤ+1*05ÄŠ

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Tyreek JOHNSON DL Š 6-3 Š 257 Š FR. Š HS 1)0!.ÄŒÄ‹ĆŤÄ‹Ĩ '!3++ ÄŠ

Graduated from Lakewood High School in Sumter, S.C. in 2017... was injured towards the end of his senior season, leading him to sit out the 2017 season and take a grayshirt before enrolling at South Carolina in January of 2018... registered 72 tackles, including 22 for loss as senior... also blocked six kicks and had five sacks in his final season with the Gators... coached by Larry Cornelius... selected to the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas following his senior campaign... ranked as the 14th-best prospect in South Carolina and the 41st-ranked strong-side defensive end in the country by 247’s composite rankings.

LB Š 6-2 Š 224 Š FR. Š HS 5.+//ČċĨ.!ĆŤ+1*05ÄŠ

Linebacker who graduated in December and enrolled at South Carolina in January... had a fracture in his back which will keep him out of spring drills... logged 112 total tackles, including 70 solo stops and 6.0 tackles for loss as a senior for the Gators of Ware County in Waycross, Ga... also accounted for two sacks, three forced fumbles and five QB hurries in his final campaign... was a first-team all-state Class AAAAA selection... the Gators posted a 5-6 record in his senior season... coached by Franklin Stephens... was the 59thranked outside linebacker prospect in the country and 84th-best overall prospect in Georgia, according to 247’s national composite rankings... named to the PrepStar All-Southeast Region team.

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Highly-decorated prospect from Fort Dorchester High School in North Charleston, S.C... graduated in December and enrolled at South Carolina in January... named the state’s “Mr. Football� after his 2017 season, a year that saw him lead the Patriots to a 13-1 record and a berth in the Class 5A Lower State Championship game... earned second-team All-USA South Carolina football team accolades as selected by USA TODAY as a senior... finished just shy of 10,000 yards passing for his career... accounted for over 3,400 yards of offense and 52 total touchdowns as a senior... had a career record of 40-3 as a starter for Fort Dorchester... selected to the Offense Defense All-American Bowl and the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas... participated in the Elite 11

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Linebacker from Deerfield Beach (Fla.) High School... graduated in December and enrolled at South Carolina in January... helped the Bucks win eight games as a senior, earning the team a top-50 ranking for the state of Florida... was an Under Armour All-American... logged 98 tackles with five sacks and one interception and was first team All-County as a senior... coached by Jevon Glenn... made the Sun Sentinel first-team All-Broward team in 2016 after leading the Bucks in tackles as a junior... listed as the 22nd-ranked inside linebacker prospect in the nation by 247’s composite rankings, and the No. 72 player from Florida for the class of 2018... rated as the No. 19 inside linebacker prospect by Rivals... ranked No. 239 on the ESPN300 list... named to the PrepStar All-Southeast Region team.

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Hank MANOS OB Š 6-4 Š 272 Š FR. Š HS ĆŤ$,%*ÄŒÄ‹ĆŤÄ‹Ĩƍ$,%*ÄŠ

Local product who graduated in December and enrolled at South Carolina in January... played for the Eagles of Chapin (S.C.) High School, leading them to a 7-5 mark in his senior season... earned first-team All-USA South Carolina football team accolades as selected by USA TODAY as a senior... coached by Justin Gentry... selected to the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas... also selected to play in the Under Armour All-American game... is an accomplished wrestler, earning the 285-pound title in Class 4A and finishing the season 40-0 as a junior... named The State’s co-Wrestler of the Year in 2017... ranked as the No. 11 center prospect in the country and the eighth-best overall prospect in South Carolina, according to 247’s national composite rankings... Rivals tabbed him as the Palmetto State’s 17th-best player... named to the PrepStar All-Atlantic Region team.

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Israel MUKUAMU DB Š 6-4 Š 196 Š FR. Š HS ÇŤ+//%!.ĆŤ%05ÄŒ Ä‹Ĩ.'35ÄŠ

GAMECOCKS

QB Š 6-1 Š 206 Š FR. Š HS

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Dakereon JOYNER

LB Š 6-2 Š 242 Š FR. Š HS

GAMECOCKS

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Ernest JONES

42

Rosendo LOUIS

GAMECOCKS

Wide receiver who caught 32 passes for 661 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior at Screven County in Sylvania Ga., in 2017, leading the Gamecocks to an 11-1 record and the quarterfinal round of the AA state playoffs... caught 32 passes for 822 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior... coached by Ron Duncan... ranked as the 66th-best recruit out of Georgia and the No. 101 wide receiver prospect in the country in 247’s national composite rankings... Rivals ranked him as the 61st-best player in the state of Georgia... named to the PrepStar All-Southeast Region team... also competed in the track & field.

Finals camp... named the 2016 South Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year... as a junior, he passed for 3,642 yards with 44 touchdowns and rushed for 1,089 yards and 12 scores... Fort Dorchester won its first-ever state championship during his sophomore season in 2015... that season, he threw for 3,202 yards with 33 touchdowns, to go along with 1,058 yards rushing and 19 touchdowns... in eight games as a freshman, he passed for 532 yards and rushed for 231 yards... coached by Steve Laprad... ranked as the No. 9 dualthreat quarterback and the 202nd overall prospect in the country according to 247’s national composite rankings... Rivals ranked him as the third-best player in the state, the 10th-best dual-threat quarterback in the country and No. 199 overall... rated No. 183 on the ESPN300 list and No. 176 on the PrepStar 300 list.

Defensive back prospect from Bossier City, La., where he played his senior season for the Panthers of Parkway High School... team posted a 5-6 mark... selected to the Offense Defense All-American Bowl following his senior season... graduated in December and enrolled at South Carolina in January... coached by Neil May... originally from Moncks Corner, S.C. but moved to Louisiana prior to his senior year of high school... logged 69 tackles in help the Stags go 9-3 in 2016, after they finished 3-7 in 2015... Rivals ranked him as the 19th-best player in the state of Louisiana and the 35th-best safety in the country... named to the PrepStar All-Southeast Region team.

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Defensive back prospect who graduated in December and enrolled at South Carolina in January... was a triple-option quarterback who helped the Cobras of Cane Bay (Summerville, S.C.) win nine of 12 games and reach the second round of the 4A playoffs, despite missing six games mid-season due to injury... ran for 354 yards, passed for 188 and totaled 10 touchdowns over six games...selected to the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas... rushed for 1,778 yards and 23 touchdowns as a junior... coached by Russell Zehr... ranked No. 21 among South Carolina recruits for 2018, and is the 95th-ranked safety in the nation according to 247’s composite rankings... Rivals ranked him as the 18th-best player in the state of South Carolina... named to the PrepStar All-Atlantic Region team... given first name is Ronald.

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Wide receiver who prepped at C.E. Murray High School in Greeleyville, S.C... graduated in December and enrolled at South Carolina in January... led the War Eagles to an 11-2 record and the Class A Lower State finals... named the Region 5-A co-Player of Year... caught 47 passes for 863 yards and 17 touchdowns, rushed for 125 yards and a TD and returned a kickoff for a score as a senior... selected to the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas following his senior season... had 1,243 all-purpose yards and 18 total touchdowns as a junior... rushed for 612 yards and 12 scores and caught 14 passes for 228 yards and three scores... added 36 tackles and two interceptions on defense... coached by Chad Wilkes... ranked 19th overall in the state and is the 151st best wide receiver prospect in the country according to 247’s national composite rankings... Rivals ranked him as the 23rd-best player in the state of South Carolina... named to the PrepStar All-Atlantic Region team.

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Defensive lineman who recorded 83 tackles and seven sacks during his senior season at Concord (N.C.) High School... coached by Glen Padgett... the Spiders went 5-7 in 2017... named to the NC Preps All-Class and 3A All-State teams... earned first-team All-USA North Carolina football team accolades as selected by USA TODAY as a senior... participated in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas... Rivals ranks him as the second-best defensive tackle in the country, the third-best player in the state and No. 45 nationally... considered the sixth-best player in North Carolina, the 14th-best defensive tackle in the country and No. 141 overall by 247Sports composite ranking... ranked No. 136 overall and was considered the 11th-best defensive tackle in the country as part of PrepStar’s Dream Team.

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Speedy running back who prepped at Melbourne (Fla.) Central Catholic High School... graduated in December and enrolled at South Carolina in January... will be held out of the spring drills while recovering from a knee injury... the Hustlers, under the direction of head coach Stacy Sizemore, posted an 8-4 record in 2017... missed much of his senior season after undergoing knee surgery, but ran for 884 yards (9.6 yards per carry) and accounted for 14 total touchdowns in 2016... won the Florida 4A 100-meter title with a time of 10.61 in the spring of 2017... also plans to compete in track for the Gamecocks... ranked as the No. 18 all-purpose back prospect and the 95thbest player from the state of Florida in 247’s national composite rankings... Rivals ranked him as the 85th-best player in Florida and the 26th-best running back in the nation... named to the PrepStar All-Southeast Region team.

Josh VANN WR Š 5-11 Š 175 Š FR. Š HS 1'!.ČċĨ1'!.Ċ

Wide receiver who helped Tucker (Ga.) High School reach the Class AAAAAA state Final Four in his senior season... was a first-team all-state selection... the Tigers, under head coach Bryan Lamar, finished the 2017 season with a 12-2 record and a No. 24 ranking in the state... caught 46 passes for 867 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior, and added 141 yards and a touchdown rushing... a U.S. Army All-American Bowl participant who also competed at The Opening Finals camp... scored 13 touchdowns on 63 catches for 1,300 yards as a junior... ranked as the No. 25 wide receiver prospect in the country in 247’s national composite rankings, and 146th-best prospect nationally... Rivals ranks him as the 24th-best player in Georgia, the 37th-best wide receiver in the country and No. 191 overall... rated No. 233 on the ESPN300 list and No. 280 on the PrepStar 300 list.

Dylan WONNUM OL Š 6-5 Š 323 Š FR. Š HS 1'!.ČċĨ1'!.Ċ

GAMECOCKS

DL Š 6-5 Š 285 Š FR. Š HS

GAMECOCKS

Rick SANDIDGE

RB Š 6-0 Š 186 Š FR. Š HS

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WR Š 6-2 Š 190 Š FR. Š HS

GAMECOCKS

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Darius RUSH

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DB Š 6-0 Š 210 Š FR. Š HS

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R.J. RODERICK

SOUTH CAROLINA

Offensive lineman who prepped at Tucker (Ga.) High School... helped the Tigers go 12-2 and earn a No. 24 ranking in the state... Tucker reached the Class AAAAAA state Final Four in his senior season... was a first-team allstate selection... earned first-team All-USA Georgia football team accolades as selected by USA TODAY as a senior... credited with 24 pancake blocks as a senior... anchored an offensive line that pounded out 258.7 yards per game and 7.9 yards per carry... named an Under Armour All-American... coached by Bryan Lamar... ranks 13th in national composite rankings of offensive tackle prospects, and is listed as the 178th-best overall prospect in the country... ranked No. 117 on the ESPN300 list... listed No. 36 overall and the fourth-best offensive tackle in the country as part of PrepStar’s Dream Team... brother of current Gamecock standout D.J. Wonnum.

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2017 SEC Standings/All-SEC

SOUTH CAROLINA

EASTERN DIVISION School Georgia* South Carolina Kentucky Missouri Florida Vanderbilt Tennessee

SEC 7-1 5-3 4-4 4-4 3-5 1-7 0-8

Pct. .875 .625 .500 .500 .375 .125 .000

PF 346 196 217 277 168 180 113

PA 148 162 246 270 222 346 278

Overall 13-2 9-4 7-6 7-6 4-7 5-7 4-8

Pct. .867 .692 .538 .538 .364 .417 .333

PF 531 315 332 488 243 295 238

PA 246 269 367 414 300 376 349

Home 6-0 5-2 4-3 4-3 3-3 3-4 3-4

Away Neutral 4-1 3-1 2-2 2-0 3-2 0-1 3-2 0-1 1-2 0-2 2-3 0-0 0-4 1-0

vs. Div. Top 25 6-0 4-2 4-2 0-2 4-2 0-3 3-3 0-2 3-3 1-2 1-5 1-3 0-6 0-4

PA 121 180 165 191 250 316 337

Overall 13-1 10-4 9-4 9-4 7-6 6-6 4-8

Pct. .929 .714 .692 .692 .538 .500 .333

PF 519 474 354 416 425 394 345

PA 167 259 246 272 399 415 434

Home 7-0 7-0 5-1 5-2 4-3 4-3 3-4

Away Neutral 3-1 3-0 3-2 0-2 3-2 1-1 3-2 1-0 2-2 1-1 2-3 0-0 1-3 0-1

vs. Div. Top 25 5-1 5-1 5-1 3-3 4-2 2-2 3-3 1-3 2-4 0-3 1-5 1-3 1-5 0-4

WESTERN DIVISION Alabama Auburn* LSU Mississippi St. Texas A&M Ole Miss Arkansas

SEC 7-1 7-1 6-2 4-4 4-4 3-5 1-7

Pct. .875 .875 .750 .500 .500 .375 .125

PF 333 334 209 210 205 236 208

*-Division Champion

2017 All-SEC Teams Associated Press WR WR TE OT OT OG OG OC OC QB RB RB AP

First Team Offense A.J. Brown ............... UM Calvin Ridley .............UA Hayden Hurst.........USC Jonah Williams ...........UA Isaiah Wynn ............UGA Braden Smith .............AU Ross Piersbacher .........UA Will Clapp ...............LSU Bradley Bozeman........UA Drew Lock .............. MU Kerryon Johnson ........AU Benny Snell, Jr........... UK Christian Kirk ......TAMU

DE DE DT DT LB LB LB LB CB CB S S

First Team Defense Jeff Holland................AU Montez Sweat ......... MSU Da’Ron Payne.............UA Jeffrey Simmons ..... MSU Roquan Smith .........UGA Devin White ............LSU Rashaan Evans ............UA Arden Key ................LSU Andreaz Williams .....LSU Armani Watts .......TAMU Minkah Fitzpatrick .....UA Ronnie Harrison ........UA

First Team Special Teams PK Daniel Carlson ...........AU P Johnny Townsend .......UF

WR WR TE OT OT OG OG OC QB RB RB AP AP

Second Team Offense J’Mon Moore ........... MU Christian Kirk ......TAMU Albert Okwuegbunam MU Martinas Rankin .... MSU Martez Ivey ................UF Trey Smith ................ UT Greg Little ................ UM Frank Ragnow ............UA Jarrett Stidham ...........AU Nick Chubb ............UGA Derrius Guice...........LSU Mecole Hardman ....UGA DJ Chark .................LSU

Second Team Defense DE Marcell Frazier ......... MU DE Marquis Haynes ....... UM DE Dante Sawyer .........USC DT Taven Bryan ...............UF DT Raekwon Davis ..........UA DT Breeland Speaks ........ UM LB Josh Allen .................. UK LB Lorenzo Carter ........UGA LB De’Jon Harris .............UA LB Skai Moore .............USC LB Charles Wright .......... VU CB Duke Dawson ............UF CB Levi Wallace ...............UA CB Carlton Davis .............AU CB CJ Henderson ............UF S J.R. Reed .................UGA

Coaches WR WR TE OL OL OL OL OC QB RB RB AP

First Team Offense A.J. Brown ............... UM Calvin Ridley .............UA Hayden Hurst............SC Isaiah Wynn ............UGA Braden Smith .............AU Martinas Rankin .... MSU Jonah Williams ...........UA Will Clapp ...............LSU Drew Lock ............... MU Kerryon Johnson ........AU Nick Chubb ............UGA Christian Kirk ......TAMU

WR WR TE OL OL OL OL OC QB RB RB AP

Second Team Offense J’Mon Moore ........... MU Christian Kirk ......TAMU Albert Okwuegbunam MU Trey Smith ................ UT Garrett Brumfield .....LSU Martez Ivey ................UF Greg Little ................ UM Bradley Bozeman........UA Jarrett Stidham ...........AU Benny Snell ............... UK Derrius Guice...........LSU A.J. Brown ............... UM

TE OL OL OL OL OC WR WR QB RB RB AP

Freshman Offense Albert Okwuegbunam MU Trey Smith ................ UT Andrew Thomas ......UGA Solomon Kindley ....UGA Saahdiq Charles........LSU Trystan Castillo ........ MU D.K. Metcalf ............ UM Jhamon Ausbon ...TAMU Jake Fromm.............UGA D’Andre Swift .........UGA Malik Davis................UF Larry Rountree III .... MU

DL DL DL DL LB LB LB DB DB DB DB

First Team Defense Jeff Holland................AU Montez Sweat ......... MSU Raekwon Davis ..........UA Jeffery Simmons ..... MSU Roquan Smith .........UGA Devin White ............LSU Skai Moore .............USC Minkah Fitzpatrick .....UA Duke Dawson ............UF Armani Watts .......TAMU Carlton Davis .............AU

DL DL DL DL LB LB LB DB DB DB DB

Second Team Defense Da’Ron Payne.............UA Marcell Frazier ......... MU Da’Shawn Hand .........UA Marquis Haynes ....... UM Rashaan Evans ............UA Lorenzo Carter ........UGA Tre’ Williams ..............AU Ronnie Harrison ........UA Donte Jackson ..........LSU Greedy Williams.......LSU Deandre Baker ........UGA

DL DL DL DL LB LB LB DB DB DB DB

Freshman Defense Nick Coe....................AU K’Lavon Chaisson ....LSU Big Kat Bryant ...........AU Tre Williams ............. MU Dylan Moses ..............UA Erroll Thompson .... MSU Anthony Hines .....TAMU Greedy Williams.......LSU CJ Henderson ............UF Marco Wilson ............UF Jamyest Williams ....USC

First Team Special Teams PK Daniel Carlson ...........AU P JK Scott......................UA RS Christian Kirk ......TAMU

Second Team Special Teams PK Eddy Pineiro ..............UF P Johnny Townsend .......UF RS DJ Chark .................LSU

Second Team Special Teams PK Eddy Pineiro ..............UF P JK Scott......................UA 58

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Freshman Special Teams Jace Christmann ..... MSU Zach Von Rosenberg LSU Henry Ruggs III .........UA Lynn Bowden ............ UK Larry Rountree III .... MU De’Vion Warren .........UA


2017 Statistics/Starters

GAMECOCK FOOTBALL 1st Team

Score Downs

Rushing

Passing

Total Offense

Punts

Fumbles Penalties KO Ret. Punt Ret. Int. Ret.

3rd

Time of

No-Yds-TD

C-A-I-Yds-TD

Play-Yds-TD

No-Avg

No-Lost

No-Yds

No-Yds

No-Yds

No-Yds

Dns

Poss

35-89-2

45-64-0-415-2

99-504-4

4-.49.0

2-2

8-65

5-286

3-40

1-0

9-20

36:41

NC State

28

29

SC

35

12

21-31-1

17-29-1-215-3

50-246-4

6-46.7

0-0

6-45

6-388

3-26

0-0

5-12

23:19

SC

31

20

40-172-2

18-28-0-187-1

68-359-3

5-42.2

0-0

4-29

2-120

0-0

2-1

8-15

37:36

Missouri

13

21

37-178-0

14-32-2-245-1

69-423-1

4-43.8

1-1

4-24

2-47

1-4

0-0

5-14

22:24

Kentucky

23

20

47-184-2

16-26-1-169-0

73-353-2

4-44.5

1-1

4-10

1-16

0-0

2-4

9-16

36:49

SC

13

14

20-54-0

24-37-2-304-2

57-358-2

3-40.7

0-0

7-45

6-53

2-14

1-17

3-12

23:11

La. Tech

16

17

28-80-0

23-33-1-281-1

61-361-1

2-43.5

0-0

3-18

2-50

0-0

1-19

6-13

30:52

SC

17

23

32-143-1

22-35-1-295-1

67-438-2

2-40.5

3-1

1-15

2-27

1-10

1-0

8-14

29:08

SC

17

14

23-26-0

17-30-0-256-2

56-279-2

7-44.3

1-1

2-10

3-72

1-3

0-0

2-13

25:53

Texas A&M

24

20

49-237-3

19-27-0-159-0

76-396-3

8-40.5

2-1

5-47

2-10

1-(-1)

0-0

7-16

34:07

Arkansas

22

19

32-106-1

20-37-2-224-2

69-330-3

5-35.0

2-2

4-25

2-51

0-0

0-0

6-14

30:25

SC

48

19

36-159-0

16-31-0-199-3

67-358-3

2-49.5

1-0

3-25

1-28

1-5

2-79

4-13

29:35

SC

15

19

40-194-1

15-24-0-129-0

64-323-1

4-40.0

0-0

8-59

1-24

4-49

0-0

5-13

32:42

Tennessee

9

16

39-120-0

11-19-0-133-0

58-253-0

6-52.3

2-0

7-40

1-21

1-10

0-0

3-13

27:18

Vanderbilt

27

27

23-107-0

27-49-1-333-4

72-440-4

4-34.5

2-0

10-100

2-52

3-21

0-0

8-15

29:24

SC

34

26

37-212-3

19-29-0-174-1

66-386-4

3-48.0

0-0

7-50

1-23

0-0

1-10

7-14

30:36

SC

10

14

17-43-0

21-36-2-227-1

53-270-1

3-40.0

0-0

2-15

1-13

0-0

0-0

4-12

21:38

Georgia

24

26

53-242-1

16-22-0-196-2

75-438-3

3-46.7

1-1

5-55

0-0

1-(-3)

2-17

8-13

38:22

Florida

20

12

22-78-2

17-39-1-223-0

61-301-2

8-43.2

3-2

10-56

0-0

1-0

3-71

2-15

24:19

SC

28

24

47-220-4

19-29-3-249-0

76-469-4

4-37.8

1-1

3-26

1-21

4-34

1-0

5-13

35:41

Wofford

10

14

41-155-1

5-9-2-72-0

50-227-1

1-41.0

2-1

3-21

3-44

0-0

0-0

4-9

26:28

SC

31

23

38-195-3

22-28-0-194-1

66-389-4

1-35.0

0-0

3-31

2-43

0-0

2-9

6-11

33:32

Clemson

34

27

45-184-2

25-38-2-285-2

83-469-4

3-44.3

1-0

2-25

2-67

0-0

2-12

7-16

35:26

SC

10

10

25-81-0

16-29-2-126-1

54-207-1

7-52.7

1-0

9-76

5-103

1-(-3)

2-22

6-15

24:34

Michigan

19

17

33-74-1

21-45-2-203-0

78-277-1

7-34.9

3-3

6-40

2-34

4-13

1-27

2-17

34:17

SC

26

13

26-61-1

19-32-1-239-2

58-300-3

8-38.4

2-2

7-68

4-45

3-3

2-2

2-14

25:43

2017 South Carolina Game-by-Game Starters South Carolina Offense POS. WR WR WR TE LT LG OC RG RT QB TB

NCSU MIZZOU Samuel Samuel Edwards Edwards August (TE) S. Smith Hurst Hurst Young Young Stanley Stanley Knott Knott Helms Helms Bailey Bailey Bentley Bentley Dowdle Dowdle

KENT Samuel Edwards S. Smith Hurst Daley Stanley Knott Helms Bailey Bentley Dowdle

LA TECH O. Smith Edwards August (TE) Hurst Daley Stanley Knott Helms Young Bentley T. Williams

TAMU O. Smith Edwards S. Smith Hurst Daley Hutcherson Knott Stanley Young Bentley T. Williams

POS. DE DT DT DE LB LB LB CB S S CB NIK

NCSU Sawyer Stallworth Jones Wonnum Brunson Allen-Williams Moore King D.J. Smith Lammons Fenton -

KENT Thomas Stallworth Sawyer Wonnum Brunson Allen-Williams Moore King D.J. Smith Lammons Fenton -

LA TECH Thomas Stallworth J. Kinlaw Wonnum Brunson Moore King D.J. Smith Lammons Fenton J. Williams

TAMU Thomas Stallworth J. Kinlaw Wonnum Brunson Moore King D.J. Smith Lammons Fenton J. Williams

ARK O. Smith Edwards Crosby (TE) Hurst Daley Hutcherson Knott Stanley Park Bentley Turner

TENN O. Smith Edwards August (TE) Hurst Daley Hutcherson Knott Stanley Camper Bentley Dowdle

VANDY O. Smith Edwards S. Smith Hurst Daley Stanley Knott Helms Bailey Bentley Turner

UGA O. Smith Edwards S. Smith Hurst Daley Stanley Knott Helms Bailey Bentley Turner

FLORIDA O. Smith Edwards S. Smith Hurst Daley Stanley Knott Helms Bailey Bentley Turner

WOFF O. Smith Edwards S. Smith Hurst Daley Stanley Knott Helms Bailey Bentley Turner

CLEMSON O. Smith Edwards R. Davis Hurst Daley Stanley Knott Helms Bailey Bentley Turner

MICH O. Smith Edwards R. Davis Hurst Daley Hutcherson Knott Helms Camper Bentley T. Williams

UGA Thomas Stallworth J. Kinlaw Wonnum Brunson Fennell Moore King D.J. Smith Montac Lammons -

FLORIDA Thomas Stallworth J. Kinlaw Wonnum Brunson Moore King Montac Lammons Fenton J. Williams

WOFF Thomas Stallworth J. Kinlaw Wonnum Brunson Wilder Moore King D.J. Smith Lammons Fenton -

CLEMSON Thomas Stallworth J. Kinlaw Wonnum Brunson Greene Moore King D.J. Smith Lammons Fenton -

MICH Thomas Stallworth J. Kinlaw Wonnum Brunson Fennell Moore King D.J. Smith Lammons Nixon -

South Carolina Defense MIZZOU Sawyer Stallworth Wonnum Brunson Allen-Williams Moore King D.J. Smith Lammons Fenton J. Williams

ARK Thomas Stallworth J. Kinlaw Wonnum Brunson Greene Moore King D.J. Smith Lammons Fenton -

TENN Thomas Stallworth J. Kinlaw Wonnum Brunson Moore King D.J. Smith Lammons Fenton J. Williams

VANDY Thomas Stallworth J. Kinlaw Wonnum Brunson Moore King D.J. Smith Lammons Fenton J. Williams

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2017 Statistics

SOUTH CAROLINA

SC SCORING 315 Points Per Game 24.2 Points Off Turnovers 96 FIRST DOWNS 231 Rushing 92 Passing 125 Penalty 14 RUSHING YARDAGE 1588 Yards gained rushing 1865 Yards lost rushing 277 Rushing Attempts 405 Average Per Rush 3.9 Average Per Game 122.2 TDs Rushing 16 PASSING YARDAGE 2794 Comp-Att-Int 245-397-12 Average Per Pass 7.0 Average Per Catch 11.4 Average Per Game 214.9 TDs Passing 18 TOTAL OFFENSE 4382 Total Plays 802 Average Per Play 5.5 Average Per Game 337.1 KICK RETURNS: #-Yards 33-713 PUNT RETURNS: #-Yards 20-141 INT RETURNS: #-Yards 14-140 KICK RETURN AVERAGE 21.6 PUNT RETURN AVERAGE 7.1 INT RETURN AVERAGE 10.0 FUMBLES-LOST 10-5 PENALTIES-Yards 62-494 Average Per Game 38.0 PUNTS-Yards 55-2390 Average Per Punt 43.5 Net punt average 40.5 KICKOFFS-Yards 67-4282 Average Per Kick 63.9 Net kick average 41.1 TIME OF POSSESSION/Game 28:42 3RD-DOWN Conversions 65/171 3rd-Down Pct 38% 4TH-DOWN Conversions 6/14 4th-Down Pct 43% SACKS BY-Yards 26-183 MISC YARDS 13 TOUCHDOWNS SCORED 39 FIELD GOALS-ATTEMPTS 15-28 ON-SIDE KICKS 0-0 RED-ZONE SCORES (29-34) 85% RED-ZONE TOUCHDOWNS (19-34) 56% PAT-ATTEMPTS (36-38) 95% ATTENDANCE 550099 Games/Avg Per Game 7/78586 Neutral Site Games SCORE BY QUARTERS South Carolina Opponents 60

1st 2nd 3rd 51 89 91 66 83 61

OPP 269 20.7 19 265 102 139 24 1834 2149 315 484 3.8 141.1 15 2938 259-440-14 6.7 11.3 226.0 14 4772 924 5.2 367.1 21-431 15-84 12-150 20.5 5.6 12.5 22-14 71-526 40.5 59-2531 42.9 38.5 62-3732 60.2 37.8 31:18 76/191 40% 9/18 50% 29-182 0 30 21-24 0-1 (39-48) 81% (25-48) 52% (26-28) 93% 342303 4/85576 2/48027

RUSHING A.J. Turner Ty’Son Williams Rico Dowdle Mon Denson Jake Bentley Caleb Kinlaw Hayden Hurst Deebo Samuel Bryan Edwards Randrecous Davis TEAM Total.......... Opponents......

G 13 12 8 13 13 12 13 3 13 11 9 13 13

Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G 98 547 16 531 5.4 3 30 40.8 95 488 17 471 5.0 1 35 39.2 66 266 15 251 3.8 2 30 31.4 41 158 6 152 3.7 2 24 11.7 73 267 182 85 1.2 6 24 6.5 4 47 0 47 11.8 0 27 3.9 9 37 7 30 3.3 1 13 2.3 2 30 0 30 15.0 1 25 10.0 4 19 0 19 4.8 0 11 1.5 2 6 0 6 3.0 0 5 0.5 11 0 34 -34 -3.1 0 0 -3.8 405 1865 277 1588 3.9 16 35 122.2 484 2149 315 1834 3.8 15 54 141.1

PASSING Jake Bentley TEAM Hayden Hurst Total.......... Opponents......

G Effic 13 130.74 9 0.00 13 0.00 13 129.75 13 119.09

RECEIVING G No. Bryan Edwards 13 64 Hayden Hurst 13 44 OrTre Smith 13 30 Shi Smith 12 29 A.J. Turner 13 18 Deebo Samuel 3 15 Ty’Son Williams 12 12 Rico Dowdle 8 11 Randrecous Davis 11 7 Jacob August 13 6 Chad Terrell 10 3 Chavis Dawkins 13 2 K.C. Crosby 7 2 Mon Denson 13 1 Kiel Pollard 13 1 Total.......... 13 245 Opponents...... 13 259

Cmp-Att-Int 245-394-12 0-2-0 0-1-0 245-397-12 259-440-14

Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G 62.2 2794 18 68 214.9 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 61.7 2794 18 68 214.9 58.9 2938 14 63 226.0

Yds 793 559 326 409 117 250 32 128 55 68 20 18 11 4 4 2794 2938

Avg 12.4 12.7 10.9 14.1 6.5 16.7 2.7 11.6 7.9 11.3 6.7 9.0 5.5 4.0 4.0 11.4 11.3

TD 5 2 3 3 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 14

Long 41 62 28 53 15 68 13 34 13 19 9 9 6 4 4 68 63

KICK RETURNS A.J. Turner Rashad Fenton Shi Smith K.C. Crosby Deebo Samuel Rico Dowdle Randrecous Davis Total.......... Opponents......

No. 11 10 5 3 2 1 1 33 21

Yds 188 209 76 13 194 21 12 713 431

Avg 17.1 20.9 15.2 4.3 97.0 21.0 12.0 21.6 20.5

TD 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0

Long 28 31 25 6 97 21 12 97 42

PUNT RETURNS Chris Lammons TEAM Total.......... Opponents......

No. 19 1 20 15

Yds 141 0 141 84

Avg 7.4 0.0 7.1 5.6

TD 0 0 0 0

Long 26 0 26 29

4th Total 84 315 59 269

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Avg/G 61.0 43.0 25.1 34.1 9.0 83.3 2.7 16.0 5.0 5.2 2.0 1.4 1.6 0.3 0.3 214.9 226.0


2017 Statistics

GAMECOCK FOOTBALL INTERCEPTIONS No. Skai Moore 3 Steven Montac 3 Jamyest Williams 2 JaMarcus King 2 Keisean Nixon 2 Rashad Fenton 1 Bryson Allen-Williams 1 Total.......... 14 Opponents...... 12

Yds 52 12 1 0 67 8 0 140 150

Avg 17.3 4.0 0.5 0.0 33.5 8.0 0.0 10.0 12.5

TD 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1

Long 34 10 1 0 45 8 0 45 46

FUMBLE RETURNS No. A.J. Turner 2 T.J. Brunson 1 Chris Lammons 1 Javon Kinlaw 1 Total.......... 5 Opponents...... 2

Yds 24 73 0 0 97 0

Avg 12.0 73.0 0.0 0.0 19.4 0.0

TD 0 1 0 0 1 0

Long 24 73 0 0 73 0

|-------- PATs ---------| SCORING TD FGs Kick Rush Rcv Pass DXP Saf Points Parker White 0 14-25 26-26 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 68 Jake Bentley 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-1 0 0 36 Deebo Samuel 6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 36 Bryan Edwards 5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 30 Shi Smith 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 18 Rico Dowdle 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 18 A.J. Turner 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 18 Hayden Hurst 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 18 OrTre Smith 3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 18 Alexander Woznick 0 1-3 10-11 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 13 Ty’Son Williams 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 Mon Denson 2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 12 T.J. Brunson 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Keisean Nixon 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 Skai Moore 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 6 TEAM 0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0 0-0 0 0 0 Total.......... 39 15-28 36-38 0-0 0 0-1 0 0 315 Opponents...... 30 21-24 26-28 0-0 0 0-2 0 0 269 FIELD GOALS M-A Pct 01-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Lg Blk Alexander Woznick 1-3 33.3 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-1 0-0 32 0 Parker White 14-25 56.0 0-0 6-6 4-5 4-12 0-2 47 0 FG SEQUENCE South Carolina Opponents NC State 29 Missouri 33,(32) (43),25,(22) Kentucky 52,54,42 (27),(44),(21) Louisiana Tech 34,46,(31) (33),43,(52),(25) Texas A&M 46,(29) (46) Arkansas 49,(33),49,(29) (48) Tennessee (47),(21),(36) (29),(33),(24) Vanderbilt (44),47,(39) Georgia 46,(25) (20) Florida 47 (29),(37) Wofford (27) (32) Clemson (40) Michigan (44),(22),48 (35),(26),(45),(48) Numbers in (parentheses) indicate field goal was made.

PUNTING No. Joseph Charlton 55 Total.......... 55 Opponents...... 59

Yds 2390 2390 2531

KICKOFFS No. Parker White 65 Alexander Woznick 1 Michael Almond 1 Total.......... 67 Opponents...... 62

Yds 4172 65 45 4282 3732

TOTAL OFFENSE Jake Bentley A.J. Turner Ty’Son Williams Rico Dowdle Mon Denson Caleb Kinlaw Deebo Samuel Hayden Hurst Bryan Edwards Randrecous Davis TEAM Total.......... Opponents...... ALL PURPOSE A.J. Turner Bryan Edwards Hayden Hurst Ty’Son Williams Shi Smith Deebo Samuel Rico Dowdle OrTre Smith Rashad Fenton Mon Denson Chris Lammons Jake Bentley Randrecous Davis Jacob August Keisean Nixon Skai Moore Caleb Kinlaw K.C. Crosby Chad Terrell Chavis Dawkins Steven Montac Kiel Pollard Jamyest Williams TEAM Total.......... Opponents......

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G 13 13 12 8 13 12 3 13 13 11 9 13 13

Avg Long TB 43.5 73 4 43.5 73 4 42.9 72 6 Avg 64.2 65.0 45.0 63.9 60.2

Plays 467 98 95 66 41 4 2 10 4 2 13 802 924

TB 44 0 0 44 27 Rush 85 531 471 251 152 47 30 30 19 6 -34 1588 1834

FC 13 13 15

I20 50+ Blkd 15 17 0 15 17 0 21 13 0

OB Retn Net YdLn 2 0 0 2 431 41.1 23 1 713 37.8 27 Pass 2794 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2794 2938

Total 2879 531 471 251 152 47 30 30 19 6 -34 4382 4772

G Rush Rec PR KOR IR Tot 13 531 117 0 188 0 836 13 19 793 0 0 0 812 13 30 559 0 0 0 589 12 471 32 0 0 0 503 12 0 409 0 76 0 485 3 30 250 0 194 0 474 8 251 128 0 21 0 400 13 0 326 0 0 0 326 13 0 0 0 209 8 217 13 152 4 0 0 0 156 13 0 0 141 0 0 141 13 85 0 0 0 0 85 11 6 55 0 12 0 73 13 0 68 0 0 0 68 12 0 0 0 0 67 67 13 0 0 0 0 52 52 12 47 0 0 0 0 47 7 0 11 0 13 0 24 10 0 20 0 0 0 20 13 0 18 0 0 0 18 10 0 0 0 0 12 12 13 0 4 0 0 0 4 11 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 -34 0 0 0 0 -34 13 1588 2794 141 713 140 5376 13 1834 2938 84 431 150 5437

Avg/G 221.5 40.8 39.2 31.4 11.7 3.9 10.0 2.3 1.5 0.5 -3.8 337.1 367.1 Avg/G 64.3 62.5 45.3 41.9 40.4 158.0 50.0 25.1 16.7 12.0 10.8 6.5 6.6 5.2 5.6 4.0 3.9 3.4 2.0 1.4 1.2 0.3 0.1 -3.8 413.5 418.2

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2017 Defensive Statistics No. 10 6 3 8 24 16 7 21 5 90 95 93 35 15 44 99 22 97 11 4 9 29 17 25 91 19 34 19 81 13 40 43 32 42 89

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PLAYER Skai Moore T.J. Brunson Chris Lammons D.J. Wonnum D.J. Smith Rashad Fenton JaMarcus King Jamyest Williams Keir Thomas Taylor Stallworth Dante Sawyer Ulric Jones Daniel Fennell Aaron Sterling Sherrod Greene Javon Kinlaw Steven Montac Kobe Smith Eldridge Thompson Bryson Allen-Williams Keisean Nixon Antoine Wilder Javon Charleston A.J. Turner Shameik Blackshear Brad Johnson Mon Denson Jake Bentley Hayden Hurst Shi Smith Jacob August Parker White Caleb Kinlaw Alexander Woznick Bryan Edwards Total.......... Opponents......

GP 13 13 13 13 12 13 13 11 13 13 12 13 13 13 10 13 10 13 12 3 12 8 13 13 8 11 13 13 13 12 13 13 12 4 13 13 13

|-------Tackles-------| Solo Ast Total 62 31 93 53 35 88 62 17 79 32 25 57 37 13 50 42 6 48 35 6 41 32 6 38 17 21 38 14 16 30 19 11 30 15 14 29 20 8 28 12 11 23 18 4 22 12 8 20 14 5 19 6 7 13 8 2 10 5 5 10 7 1 8 7 . 7 5 1 6 5 1 6 4 2 6 4 1 5 2 1 3 2 1 3 1 1 2 2 . 2 1 . 1 1 . 1 1 . 1 1 . 1 1 . 1 559 260 819 511 244 755

SOUTH CAROLINA |-Sacks-| TFL/Yds No-Yards 8.0-24 2.0-12 4.5-23 2.0-16 3.0-8 . 13.0-50 6.0-37 1.5-3 . 1.0-1 . 1.0-2 1.0-2 4.0-6 . 4.5-11 2.0-3 2.5-6 . 5.0-41 3.0-38 1.0-8 1.0-8 5.5-26 3.0-18 3.0-18 2.0-16 . . 2.0-7 . 1.0-8 . 1.5-2 . . . 3.0-15 2.0-14 . . 1.0-7 1.0-7 . . . . . . 1.0-12 1.0-12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67-278 26-183 71.0-271 29-182

|---Pass Def---| Int-Yds BrUp QBH 3-52 2 4 . . 2 . 7 . . 5 2 . 4 . 1-8 8 1 2-0 12 . 2-1 1 1 . . 3 . 2 10 . 5 4 . 2 2 . . . . . 2 . . . . 3 . 3-12 2 1 . . 1 . . . 1-0 1 1 2-67 . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-140 55 36 12-150 51 23

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|--Fumbles--| Blkd Rcv-Yds FF Kick . . . 3-73 . . 1-0 1 . . . 1 . . . 1-0 . . . . . 1-0 . . . 1 . . . . . 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-0 1 1 . 1 . . . . . . . 1-0 . . 1-0 . . . . . 2-0 . . 2-24 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-97 10 2 5-0 5 .

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GAMECOCK FOOTBALL TOTAL TACKLES Skai Moore T.J. Brunson Chris Lammons D.J. Wonnum D.J. Smith Rashad Fenton JaMarcus King Keir Thomas Jamyest Williams Dante Sawyer Taylor Stallworth Ulric Jones Daniel Fennell Aaron Sterling Sherrod Greene Javon Kinlaw Steven Montac Kobe Smith Bryson Allen-Williams Eldridge Thompson Keisean Nixon Antoine Wilder Shameik Blackshear A.J. Turner Javon Charleston Brad Johnson Jake Bentley Mon Denson Shi Smith Hayden Hurst Alexander Woznick Caleb Kinlaw Parker White Bryan Edwards Jacob August

UA-A 62-31 53-35 62-17 32-25 37-13 42-6 35-6 17-21 32-6 19-11 14-16 15-14 20-8 12-11 18-4 12-8 14-5 6-7 5-5 8-2 7-1 7-0 4-2 5-1 5-1 4-1 2-1 2-1 2-0 1-1 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-0

TOT NCSU 93 2-6 88 7-9 79 4-4 57 3-5 50 6-1 48 5-1 41 6-1 38 2-3 38 2-0 30 3-4 30 1-7 29 1-2 28 1-1 23 0-2 22 1-1 20 19 13 1-0 10 2-3 10 1-0 8 DNP 7 6 DNP 6 0-1 6 5 DNP 3 3 2 2 0-1 1 1 DNP 1 1 1 -

MIZ UK LT 5-2 6-1 8-4 5-1 4-8 7-1 5-1 5-2 5-0 2-1 5-2 0-3 3-1 3-3 2-1 2-0 4-0 3-1 2-1 1-1 1-1 1-4 0-1 5-1 3-1 2-2 2-1 4-2 DNP 2-1 0-3 3-0 0-1 2-0 1-1 3-0 2-1 2-0 1-1 0-1 1-0 3-0 0-1 1-0 DNP DNP DNP 1-0 0-1 2-1 1-1 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP 1-0 1-0 - DNP 1-0 -

A&M 4-2 3-1 4-3 2-1 6-2 7-0 3-0 1-0 9-1 1-0 2-1 3-0 1-0 3-0 3-0 1-1 DNP 1-0 1-0 DNP 1-0 DNP -

ARK UT 2-0 5-4 2-1 3-4 4-0 3-0 4-0 6-0 1-0 2-2 4-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 1-3 1-0 1-0 1-0 2-0 1-0 1-0 1-1 2-0 1-2 1-2 0-1 3-1 1-0 1-2 2-0 0-1 0-2 DNP DNP 2-0 2-0 1-0 2-0 0-1 1-0 1-0 1-0 0-1 1-0 DNP -

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UGA 5-5 3-4 5-2 2-7 4-2 4-3 1-1 2-5 2-1 3-3 1-1 2-5 0-1 1-3 DNP 2-1 2-4 DNP 0-1 DNP 0-1 1-0 DNP 1-0 -

UF 1-0 1-1 3-1 1-0 DNP 5-1 2-0 1-0 5-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 4-0 0-1 DNP 0-1 1-0 0-1 1-0 DNP 1-0

WOF 5-0 2-0 4-0 2-1 1-1 0-1 1-0 3-1 DNP 1-0 1-0 5-0 0-1 2-1 3-1 2-0 DNP 2-0 3-0 0-1 2-0 2-0 DNP -

CU MICH 12-3 3-2 4-1 9-4 4-1 8-1 2-2 3-2 3-0 4-0 4-0 1-0 3-0 2-1 0-1 1-0 DNP 1-0 0-1 0-1 1-1 1-2 5-2 2-1 1-0 4-1 DNP 1-1 6-0 1-0 2-0 1-0 DNP DNP 2-0 DNP 1-0 3-1 DNP DNP 3-0 1-0 1-0 1-0 1-1 1-0 1-0 DNP DNP DNP 1-0 -

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2017 Individual Statistics

SOUTH CAROLINA

Individual Rushing (Att-Yds/TD) PLAYER A.J. Turner Ty’Son Williams Rico Dowdle Mon Denson Jake Bentley Caleb Kinlaw Hayden Hurst Deebo Samuel Bryan Edwards Randrecous Davis TEAM

TOT 98-531/3 95-471/1 66-251/2 41-152/2 73-85/6 4-47/0 9-30/1 2-30/1 4-19/0 2-6/0 11-(-34)/0

NCSU MIZZOU

1-2/0 12-27/1 5-1/0 DNP 1-5/0 DNP 2-(-4)/0

5-16/0 14-78/0 14-48/0 4-5/0 1-2/1 1-25/1 1-(-2)/0

UK

LA TECH

TAMU

ARK

TENN

VANDY

UGA

FLORIDA

5-12/0 8-23/0 7-19/0 -

3-10/0 13-95/1 9-32/0 5-16/0 DNP 1-1/0 1-(-11)/0

1-0/0 14-73/0 2-(-4)/0 9-(-46)/0 DNP DNP

5-20/0 8-35/0 11-61/0 8-25/0 1-(-5)/0 2-12/0 DNP 1-11/0 DNP

14-86/1 11-47/0 4-19/0 4-14/0 6-24/0 1-4/0 DNP -

15-121/1 8-13/0 DNP 4-25/0 6-47/2 1-6/0 DNP 1-5/0 2-(-5)/0

8-35/0 3-8/0 DNP 3-9/0 3--9/0 DNP DNP DNP

22-136/0 DNP DNP 13-61/2 8-14/2 1-11/0 DNP 1-2/0 2-(-4)/0

WOFF CLEMSON MICH

11-69/1 8-58/0 DNP 5-8/0 8-11/2 4-47/0 1-1/0 DNP 1-1/0 DNP

2-10/0 13-53/0 DNP 3-6/0 5-9/0 DNP 1-5/0 1-(-2)/0

6-14/0 3-11/0 6-45/1 1-4/0 6-(-1)/0 2-(-6)/0 DNP 2-(-6)/0

Individual Passing (Cmp-Att-Int-Yds-TD) N.C. State Missouri Kentucky Louisiana Tech Texas A&M Arkansas Tennessee Vanderbilt Georgia Florida Wofford Clemson Michigan

BENTLEY 17-29-1-215-3 18-28-0-187-1 24-36-2-304-2 22-34-1-295-1 17-30-0-256-2 16-31-0-199-3 15-24-0-194-0 19-29-0-174-1 21-35-2-227-1 19-29-3-249-0 22-28-0-194-1 16-29-2-126-1 19-32-1-239-2

HURST 0-1-0-0-0 -

Individual Receiving (Rec-Yds/TD) PLAYER TOT Bryan Edwards 64-793/5 Hayden Hurst 44-559/2 Shi Smith 29-409/3 OrTre Smith 30-326/3 Deebo Samuel 15-250/3 Rico Dowdle 11-128/1 A.J. Turner 18-117/0 Jacob August 6-68/0 Randrecous Davis 7-55/0 Ty’Son Williams 12-32/1 Chad Terrell 3-20/0 Chavis Dawkins 2-18/0 K.C. Crosby 2-11/0 Kiel Pollard 1-4/0 Mon Denson 1-4/0

NCSU MIZZOU

5-55/0 1--2/0 3-23/0 5-83/2 2-51/1 DNP 1-5/0 -

5-35/0 3-69/1 4-22/0 5-45/0 1-16/0 -

UK

LA TECH

TAMU

ARK

TENN

VANDY

UGA

FLORIDA

5-57/0 4-39/0 1-25/0 1-9/1 5-122/1 3-25/0 1-6/0 1-9/0 2-7/0 1-5/0 -

6-122/0 3-39/0 1-14/0 2-36/1 DNP 1-4/0 3-23/0 1-14/0 2-23/0 2-14/0 1-6/0 -

4-68/0 6-76/0 3-86/1 3-28/1 DNP 1--2/0 -

2-20/1 2-76/1 2-16/0 3-40/0 DNP 1-0/0 2-14/0 1-19/0 1-3/1 2-11/0 -

6-63/0 1-4/0 3-40/0 DNP 1-0/0 2-9/0 1-9/0 DNP 1-4/0 -

2-15/0 4-31/0 5-76/1 3-35/0 DNP DNP 4-24/0 1--7/0 DNP DNP -

7-62/1 7-93/0 2-28/0 3-36/0 DNP DNP 1-5/0 DNP 1-3/0 DNP DNP -

3-48/0 5-59/0 1-26/0 5-60/0 DNP DNP 3-36/0 1-11/0 DNP 1-9/0 DNP -

WOFF CLEMSON

MICH

8-90/1 3-10/0 3-30/0 4-30/0 DNP DNP 1-6/0 1-15/0 1-9/0 DNP 1-4/0

5-88/1 3-41/0 3-59/1 DNP 3-32/0 4-23/0 1--4/0 -

6-70/1 3-28/0 DNP 3-12/0 DNP DNP 2-3/0 2-13/0 DNP DNP -

Game-by-Game Leaders Opponent N.C. State Missouri Kentucky Lousiana Tech Texas A&M Arkansas Tennessee Vanderbilt Georgia Florida Wofford Clemson Michigan

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Rushing Dowdle 12-27/1 T. Williams 14-79/0 Dowdle 8-23/0 T. Williams 13-95/1 T. Williams 14-77/0 Dowdle 11-61/0 Turner 14-86/1 Turner 15-121/1 Turner 8-35/0 Turner 22-136/0 Turner 11-69/1 T. Williams 13-53/0 Dowdle 6-45/1

Passing Bentley 17-29-1-215-3 Bentley 18-28-0-187-1 Bentley 24-36-2-304-2 Bentley 22-34-1-295-1 Bentley 17-30-0-256-2 Bentley 16-31-0-199-3 Bentley 15-24-0-129-0 Bentley 19-29-0-174-1 Bentley 21-35-2-227-1 Bentley 19-29-3-249-0 Bentley 22-28-0-194-1 Bentley 16-29-2-126-1 Bentley 19-32-1-239-2

Receiving (No.) Samuel 5-83-2/Edwards 5-55-0 Samuel 5-45-0/Edwards 5-35-0 Samuel 5-122-1/Edwards 5-57-0 Edwards 6-122-0 Hurst 6-76-0 O. Smith 3-40-0 Edwards 6-63-0 S. Smith 5-76-1 Hurst 7-93-0/Edwards 7-62-1 O. Smith 5-60-0/Hurst 5-59-0 Edwards 8-90-1 Edwards 6-70-1 Edwards 5-88-1

Receiving (Yds.) Samuel 5-83-2 Samuel 5-45-0 Samuel 5-122-1 Edwards 6-122-0 S. Smith 3-86-1 Hurst 2-76-1 Edwards 6-63-0 S. Smith 5-76-1 Hurst 7-93-0 O. Smith 5-60-0 Edwards 8-90-1 Edwards 6-70-1 Edwards 5-88-1

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Tackles Brunson 7-9-16 Moore 5-2-7 Brunson 4-8-12 Moore 8-4-12 J. Williams 9-1-10 Five tied with 4 Moore 5-4-9 Lammons 8-2-10 Moore 5-5-10 Fenton 5-1-6 Fennell/Moore 5-0-5 Moore 12-3-15 Brunson 9-4-13


2017 Game Highs

GAMECOCK FOOTBALL Carolina Team Game Highs Rushes Yards Rushing Yards Per Rush TD Rushes Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing Yards Per Pass TD Passes

47 220 5.7 4 37 24 304 8.6 3

Total Plays 76 Total Offense 469 Yards Per Play 6.5 Points 48 Sacks By 7 First Downs 26 Penalties 9 Penalty Yards 76 Turnovers 4 Interceptions By 2 Punts 8 Punting Avg 52.7 Long Punt 73 Punts inside 20 3 Long Punt Return 26

vs Florida (Nov 11, 2017) vs Florida (Nov 11, 2017) vs Vanderbilt (Oct 28, 2017) vs Florida (Nov 11, 2017) vs Kentucky (Sep 16, 2017) vs Kentucky (Sep 16, 2017) vs Kentucky (Sep 16, 2017) vs Florida (Nov 11, 2017) vs NC State (Sep 02, 2017) vs Arkansas (Oct 07, 2017) vs Florida (Nov 11, 2017) vs Florida (Nov 11, 2017) vs Louisiana Tech (Sep 23, 2017) vs Arkansas (Oct 07, 2017) at Tennessee (Oct 14, 2017) vs Vanderbilt (Oct 28, 2017) vs Clemson (Nov 25, 2017) vs Clemson (Nov 25, 2017) vs Florida (Nov 11, 2017) Five times vs Michigan (Jan 01, 2018) vs Clemson (Nov 25, 2017) at Missouri (Sep 09, 2017) vs Michigan (Jan 01, 2018) vs NC State (Sep 02, 2017)

Rushes Yards Rushing Yards Per Rush TD Rushes Pass attempts Pass completions Yards Passing Yards Per Pass TD Passes Total Plays Total Offense Yards Per Play Points Sacks By First Downs Penalties

53 242 4.8 3 64 45 415 8.9 4 99 504 6.1 34 7 29 10

Penalty Yards Turnovers Interceptions By Punts

100 5 3 8

Punting Avg 53.8 Long Punt 72 Punts inside 20 4 Long Punt Return 29

Carolina Individual Game Highs Rushes Yards Rushing TD Rushes

Opponent Team Game Highs

22 A.J. Turner vs Florida (Nov 11, 2017) 136 A.J. Turner vs Florida (Nov 11, 2017) 2 Jake Bentley vs Vanderbilt (Oct 28, 2017) Jake Bentley vs Florida (Nov 11, 2017) Mon Denson vs Florida (Nov 11, 2017) Jake Bentley vs Wofford (Nov 18, 2017) Long Rush 35 Ty’Son Williams vs Louisiana Tech (Sep 23, 2017) Pass attempts 36 Jake Bentley vs Kentucky (Sep 16, 2017) Pass completions 24 Jake Bentley vs Kentucky (Sep 16, 2017) Yards Passing 304 Jake Bentley vs Kentucky (Sep 16, 2017) TD Passes 3 Jake Bentley vs NC State (Sep 02, 2017) Jake Bentley vs Arkansas (Oct 07, 2017) Long Pass 68 Jake Bentley vs Kentucky (Sep 16, 2017) Receptions 8 Bryan Edwards vs Wofford (Nov 18, 2017) Yards Receiving 122 Deebo Samuel vs Kentucky (Sep 16, 2017) Bryan Edwards vs Louisiana Tech (Sep 23, 2017) TD Receptions 2 Deebo Samuel vs NC State (Sep 02, 2017) Long Reception 68 Deebo Samuel vs Kentucky (Sep 16, 2017) Field Goals 3 Parker White at Tennessee (Oct 14, 2017) Long Field Goal 47 Parker White at Tennessee (Oct 14, 2017) Punts 8 Joseph Charlton vs Michigan (Jan 01, 2018) Punting Avg 52.7 Joseph Charlton vs Clemson (Nov 25, 2017) Long Punt 73 Joseph Charlton at Missouri (Sep 09, 2017) Punts inside 20 3 Joseph Charlton vs Michigan (Jan 01, 2018) Long Punt Return 26 Chris Lammons vs NC State (Sep 02, 2017) Long Kickoff Return 97 Deebo Samuel vs NC State (Sep 02, 2017) Deebo Samuel at Missouri (Sep 09, 2017) Tackles 16 T.J. Brunson vs NC State (Sep 02, 2017) Sacks 2.0 D.J. Wonnum at Tennessee (Oct 14, 2017) T.J. Brunson vs Michigan (Jan 01, 2018) Tackles For Loss 3.0 D.J. Wonnum vs NC State (Sep 02, 2017) Interceptions 1 14 times

at Georgia (Nov 04, 2017) at Georgia (Nov 04, 2017) at Texas A&M (Sep 30, 2017) at Texas A&M (Sep 30, 2017) vs NC State (Sep 02, 2017) vs NC State (Sep 02, 2017) vs NC State (Sep 02, 2017) at Georgia (Nov 04, 2017) vs Vanderbilt (Oct 28, 2017) vs NC State (Sep 02, 2017) vs NC State (Sep 02, 2017) at Missouri (Sep 09, 2017) vs Clemson (Nov 25, 2017) at Texas A&M (Sep 30, 2017) vs NC State (Sep 02, 2017) vs Vanderbilt (Oct 28, 2017) vs Florida (Nov 11, 2017) vs Vanderbilt (Oct 28, 2017) vs Michigan (Jan 01, 2018) vs Florida (Nov 11, 2017) at Texas A&M (Sep 30, 2017) vs Florida (Nov 11, 2017) at Missouri (Sep 09, 2017) at Tennessee (Oct 14, 2017) vs Florida (Nov 11, 2017) vs NC State (Sep 02, 2017)

Opponent Individual Game Highs Rushes Yards Rushing

32 Benny Snell, vs Kentucky (Sep 16, 2017) 102 Benny Snell, vs Kentucky (Sep 16, 2017) Nick Chubb, at Georgia (Nov 04, 2017) TD Rushes 2 Benny Snell, vs Kentucky (Sep 16, 2017) Keith Ford, at Texas A&M (Set 30, 2017) Long Rush 54 Stephen Johnson, vs Kentucky (Sep 16, 2017) Pass attempts 64 Ryan Finley, vs NC State (Sep 02, 2017) Pass completions 45 Ryan Finley, vs NC State (Sep 02, 2017) Yards Passing 415 Ryan Finley, vs NC State (Sep 02, 2017) TD Passes 4 Kyle Shurmur, vs Vanderbilt (Oct 28, 2017) Long Pass 63 Feleipe Franks, vs Florida (Nov 11, 2017) Receptions 15 Jaylen Samuels, vs NC State (Sep 02, 2017) Yards Receiving 128 Kalija Lipscomb, vs Vanderbilt (Oct 28, 2017) TD Receptions 2 C.J. Duncan, vs Vanderbilt (Oct 28, 2017) Hunter Renfrow, vs. Clemson (Nov. 25, 2017) Long Reception 63 Moral Stephens, vs Florida (Nov 11, 2017) Field Goals 4 Quinn Nordin, vs Michigan (Jan 01, 2018) Long Field Goal 52 Jonathan Barnes, vs Louisiana Tech (Sep 23, 2017) Punts 8 Shane Tripucka, at Texas A&M (Sep 30, 2017) Johnny Townsend, vs Florida (Nov 11, 2017) Punting Avg 53.8 Corey Fatony, at Missouri (Sep 09, 2017) Long Punt 72 Trevor Daniel, at Tennessee (Oct 14, 2017) Punts inside 20 4 Johnny Townsend, vs Florida (Nov 11, 2017) Long Punt Return 29 Nyheim Hines, vs NC State (Sep 02, 2017) Long Kickoff Return 42 De’Vion Warren, vs Arkansas (Oct 07, 2017) Tackles 12 De’Jon Harris, vs Arkansas (Oct 07, 2017) David Reese, vs Florida (Nov 11, 2017) Sacks 2.0 Otaro Alaka, at Texas A&M (Sep 30, 2017) Landis Durham, at Texas A&M (Sep 30, 2017) Tackles For Loss 5.0 Otaro Alaka, at Texas A&M (Sep 30, 2017) Interceptions 1 12 players tied

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2017 Scoring Drives

SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina N.C. State Dowdle 34-yard pass from Bentley Samuel 6-yard pass from Bentley Samuel 39-yard pass from Bentley Dowdle 7-yard run Missouri Samuel 25-yard run Hurst 39-yard pass from Bentley Woznick 32-yard field goal Hurst 2-yard run

Opponents

Qtr 1 2 3 3

Plays 14 8 3 2

Yards 75 40 51 13

TOP 5:51 3:18 1:25 1:16

Result TD TD TD TD

2 3 3 4

1 9 11 7

25 80 58 44

0:09 4:26 6:06 2:50

TD TD FG TD

N.C. State Finley 6-yard run Hines 2-yard run Meyers 4-yard pass from Finley Samuels 1-yard pass from Finley

Qtr 1 1 2 4

Plays 14 9 10 9

Yards 75 75 79 46

TOP 5:51 3:07 1:38 3:33

Result TD TD TD TD

Missouri McCann 43-yard field goal Reese 61-yard pass from Lock McCann 22-yard field goal

1 1 3

14 1 9

54 61 73

3:51 0:11 2:04

FG TD FG

Kentucky Snell 5-yard run Snell 1-yard run MacGinnis 27-yard field goal MacGinnis 44-yard field goal MacGinnis 21-yard field goal

1 2 3 4 4

13 11 12 6 9

75 67 42 49 77

6:33 5:32 5:29 3:23 4:19

TD TD FG FG FG

Louisiana Tech Barnes 33-yard field goal Barnes 52-yard field goal Veal 3-yard pass from Smith Barnes 25-yard field goal

1 2 3 4

14 4 12 10

64 7 75 84

7:15 1:43 6:06 3:57

FG FG TD FG

Texas A&M Williams 1-yard run LaCamera 46-yard field goal Ford 7-yard run Ford 17-yard run

2 3 4 4

10 12 7 5

55 55 55 46

4:33 5:01 2:26 2:12

TD FG TD TD

Arkansas Limpert 48-yard field goal Jones 5-yard pass from Allen Williams 4-yard run Nance 34-yard pass from Kelley

1 2 4 4

8 12 10 5

45 75 75 58

3:15 5:49 4:11 1:53

FG TD TD TD

Tennessee Cimaglia 29-yard field goal Cimaglia 33-yard field goal Cimaglia 24-yard field goal

1 1 2

7 14 11

46 80 51

3:33 6:32 4:41

FG FG FG

Kentucky Samuel 68-yard pass from Bentley O. Smith 9-yard pass from Bentley

1 4

1 7

68 77

0:13 2:33

TD TD

Louisiana Tech O. Smith 28-yard pass from Bentley T. Williams 35-yard run White 31-yard field goal

4 4 4

16 2 6

97 74 65

6:06 0:40 0:47

TD TD FG

Texas A&M S. Smith 45-yard pass from Bentley White 29-yard field goal O. Smith 13-yard pass from Bentley

2 2 3

5 6 6

75 39 80

2:00 2:30 2:17

TD FG TD

Arkansas White 33-yard field goal Hurst 62-yard pass from Bentley Edwards 18-yard pass from Bentley White 29-yard field goal T. Williams 3-yard pass from Bentley

1 2 2 3 4

4 2 8 9 11

0 65 69 50 60

1:27 0:45 1:54 3:49 5:37

FG TD TD FG TD

Tennessee White 47-yard field goal Turner 20-yard run White 21-yard field goal White 36-yard field goal

2 3 4 4

6 12 16 8

30 95 72 28

3:06 6:28 9:10 3:12

FG TD FG FG

Vanderbilt Bentley 19-yard run Turner 1-yard run S. Smith 36-yard pass from Bentley White 44-yard field goal Bentley 11-yard run White 39-yard field goal

1 1 2 2 3 4

4 10 5 6 8 10

75 64 75 8 72 43

1:41 3:38 1:57 2:15 5:01 4:23

TD TD TD FG TD FG

Vanderbilt Blasingame 9-yard pass from Shurmur Duncan 8-yard pass from Shurmur Lipscomb 47-yard pass from Shurmur Duncan 4-yard pass from Shurmur

1 2 3 4

6 6 3 14

75 54 70 77

2:54 1:45 1:28 4:52

TD TD TD TD

Georgia Michel 8-yard run Wims 10-yard pass from Frohm Hardman 20-yard pass from Frohm Blankenship 20-yard field goal

1 2 3 4

11 10 10 15

69 75 75 65

5:30 4:40 5:32 7:32

TD TD TD FG

Georgia Edwards 12-yard pass from Bentley White 25-yard field goal

2 3

10 13

75 68

3:14 5:52

TD FG

Florida Bentley 4-yard run Denson 24-yard run Denson 12-yard run Bentley 7-yard run

1 1 2 3

7 6 8 6

74 75 75 53

2:51 2:06 4:07 2:31

TD TD TD TD

Wofford Bentley 1-yard run Edwards 23-yard pass from Bentley Bentley 1-yard run White 27-yard field goal Turner 2-yard run

Florida Pineiro 29-yard field goal Pineiro 37-yard field goal Perine 18-yard run Thompson 1-yard run

2 2 2 4

5 7 7 4

26 46 75 70

1:42 1:58 2:22 1:13

FG FG TD TD

2 2 3 4 4

12 9 7 9 6

50 72 70 36 38

7:10 3:35 3:02 4:13 2:59

TD TD TD FG TD

Wofford Carter 32-yard field goal Morgan 1-yard run

1 3

14 10

79 75

7:22 5:37

FG TD

2 2 3 3

9 10 1 13

80 79 61 69

2:46 4:51 0:21 6:09

TD TD TD TD

1 1 2 3 3

8 6 8 7 4

29 23 33 72 2

3:37 2:16 1:18 3:34 1:10

FG FG FG TD FG

Clemson White 40-yard field goal Edwards 38-yard pass from Bentley

4 4

4 9

-1 80

0:52 4:11

FG TD

Clemson Feaster 1-yard run Renfrow 4-yard pass from Bryant Renfrow 61-yard pass from Bryant Etienne 5-yard run

Michigan White 44-yard field goal Dowdle 17-yard run Edwards 21-yard pass from Bentley S. Smith 53-yard pass from Bentley White 22-yard field goal

2 3 3 4 4

5 6 1 6 4

45 77 21 81 9

1:36 3:17 0:06 2:12 1:56

FG TD TD TD FG

Michigan Nordin 35-yard field goal Nordin 26-yard field goal Nordin 45-yard field goal Mason 1-yard run Nordin 48-yard field goal

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2017 Explosive Plays

GAMECOCK FOOTBALL Running Plays (15+ Yards) No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23.

Yds 25 32 35 24 34 18 19 20 19 24 20 27 15 27 17 24 17 25 30 20 27 17 30

Rusher Samuel T. Williams T. Williams Bentley T. Williams T. Williams T. Williams Turner Bentley Turner Turner Turner Turner Turner Turner Denson Bentley Turner Turner T. Williams C. Kinlaw Dowdle Dowdle

Opponent Missouri Missouri Louisiana Tech Louisiana Tech Texas A&M Arkansas Tennessee Tennessee Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Vanderbilt Georgia Florida Florida Florida Florida Florida Wofford Wofford Wofford Michigan Michigan

Qtr 2 4 4 4 3 3 2 3 1 1 3 3 3 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 4 3 4

Play Result Drive Result TD TD First Down TD TD TD First Down FG First Down TD First Down TD First Down FG TD TD TD TD First Down TD First Down Miss FG First Down TD First Down FG First Down TD First Down TD TD TD First Down TD First Down TD First Down TD First Down FG First Down Final TD TD First Down Punt

Kick Returns (30+ yards) Yds 97 97 31

Returner Samuel Samuel Fenton

Opponent N.C. State Missouri Texas A&M

Qtr 1 2 4

Drive Result TD TD Punt

Punt Returns (20+ yards) Yds 26 21 22

Returner Lammons Lammons Lammons

Opponent N.C. State Tennessee Florida

Qtr 3 4 3

Drive Result TD FG TD

Passing Plays (20+ Yards) No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38.

Yds 34 26 39 39 22 68 22 25 39 23 28 39 41 27 45 25 25 21 29 62 23 21 36 20 35 22 23 23 26 23 29 23 23 38 38 21 23 53

Connection Bentley-Dowdle Bentley-Edwards Bentley-Samuel Bentley-Hurst Bentley-Hurst Bentley-Samuel Bentley-Samuel Bentley-S. Smith Bentley-Edwards Bentley-Edwards Bentley-O. Smith Bentley-Edwards Bentley-Edwards Bentley-Hurst Bentley-S. Smith Bentley-Hurst Bentley-Edwards Bentley-Edwards Bentley-S. Smith Bentley-Hurst Bentley-O. Smith Bentley-S. Smith Bentley-S. Smith Bentley-Hurst Bentley-Hurst Bentley-S. Smith Bentley-Hurst Bentley-Hurst Bentley-S. Smith Bentley-O. Smith Bentley-Edwards Bentley-Edwards Bentley-Edwards Bentley-Edwards Bentley-Edwards Bentley-Edwards Bentley-Hurst Bentley-S. Smith

Opponent Qtr N.C. State 1 N.C. State 2 N.C. State 3 Missouri 3 Missouri 3 Kentucky 1 Kentucky 2 Kentucky 4 Kentucky 4 Louisiana Tech 3 Louisiana Tech 4 Louisiana Tech 4 Louisiana Tech 4 Texas A&M 2 Texas A&M 2 Texas A&M 2 Texas A&M 2 Texas A&M 2 Texas A&M 3 Arkansas 2 Arkansas 2 Vanderbilt 1 Vanderbilt 2 Georgia 1 Georgia 2 Georgia 3 Georgia 4 Florida 1 Florida 1 Florida 1 Florida 3 Wofford 1 Wofford 2 Clemson 4 Michigan 2 Michigan 3 Michigan 4 Michigan 4

Play Result Drive Result TD TD First Down TD TD TD TD TD First Down FG TD TD First Down Punt First Down TD First Down TD First Down Fumble First Down TD First Down TD First Down FG First Down TD TD TD First Down FG First Down Fumble First Down Fumble First Down TD TD TD First Down Miss FG First Down TD TD TD First Down TD First Down Punt First Down FG First Down Downs First Down TD First Down TD First Down TD First Down INT First Down Punt TD TD TD TD First Down FG TD TD First Down TD TD TD

INT/Fumble Returns (20+ yards) Yds 34 73 45 24 22

Returner Moore Brunson Nixon Turner Nixon

Opponent Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas Florida Clemson

Qtr 3 3 4 1 4

Play Drive Result INT TD Fumble TD INT TD Fumble Punt INT FG

Special Teams/Defensive Scores Yds 97 97 34 73 45

Player Samuel Samuel Moore Brunson Nixon

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Qtr 1 2 3 3 4

Play KOR KOR INT Fumble INT

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Last TIme It Happened The Last Time South Carolina... SHUT OUT AN OPPONENT: 34-0, vs NC State (8/28/08) WAS SHUT OUT: 18-0, vs. Georgia (9/9/06) SCORED ON A SAFETY: vs UCF (9/26/15) ALLOWED A SAFETY: at Mississippi State (10/15/11) FORCED 4+ TURNOVERS: 5, vs. Michigan (1/1/18) FORCED 5+ TURNOVERS: 5, vs. Michigan (1/1/18) FORCED 6+ TURNOVERS: 6, vs. Clemson (11/30/13) RETURNED A KICKOFF FOR A TD: Deebo Samuel, 97 yards vs. Missouri (9/9/17) ALLOWED KICK RET. FOR A TD: Detrez Newsome, 93 yards vs. Western Carolina (11/19/16)

HAD LESS THAN 50 YDS RUSHING: HAD A PLAYER PASS FOR 350+ YDS: HAD A PLAYER CATCH 3+ TDs: 3, Alshon Jeffery vs. Kentucky (10/10/09) 43, vs. Georgia (11/4/17) 390, Jake Bentley, vs USF (12/29/16) HAD A PLAYER PASS FOR 400+ YDS: HAD A PLAYER CATCH 4+ TDs: 5, Sidney Rice vs. Fla. Atlantic (9/23/06) 402, Dylan Thompson, at Auburn (10/25/14) HAD A PLAYER CATCH 5+ TDs: HAD A PLAYER PASS FOR 450+ YDS: 5, Sidney Rice vs. Fla. Atlantic (9/23/06) 473, Steve Taneyhill vs. Mississippi State HAD A PLAYER ACCOUNT FOR 4+ TDs: (10/14/95) 4, 233, Pharoh Cooper, vs. Tennessee HAD A PLAYER COMP. 30+ PASSES: (11/1/14) 32, Jake Bentley vs USF (12/29/16) HAD A PLAYER KICK 4 FGs: 4, Elliott Fry vs. Vanderbilt (10/17/15) HAD A PLAYER ATT. 40+ PASSES: 43, Jake Bentley vs USF (12/29/16) HAD A PLAYER KICK 5+ FGs: 5, Spencer Lanning at Georgia (9/12/09) HAD A PLAYER ATT. 50+ PASSES: 50, Dylan Thompson, at Auburn HAD A PLAYER WITH 2 INTs: (10/25/14) 2, T.J. Holloman vs. UCF (9/26/15) HAD A PLAYER RUSH FOR 150+ YDS: HAD A PLAYER WITH 3 INTs: 226, Rico Dowdle vs. Western Carolina 3, Patrick Hinton vs. NC State (10/29/88) (11/19/16) HAD A PLAYER RUSH FOR 200+ YDS: 226, Rico Dowdle vs. Western Carolina (11/19/16) HAD A PLAYER RUSH FOR 250+ YDS: 278, Brandon Bennett vs. East Tennessee State (10/5/91)

ALLOWED 2 KICK RET. FOR TDs: Darrius Sims at Vanderbilt, 91 and 100 yards (9/20/14)

HAD TWO PLAYERS RUSH FOR 100+ YARDS: Mike Davis (111) and David Williams (110) vs. Furman (10/18/14)

RETURNED A PUNT FOR A TD: Ace Sanders, 63 yards vs. Michigan (1/1/13)

HAD A PLAYER WITH 150+ YARDS RECEIVING: 190, Deebo Samuel, vs USF (12/29/16)

ALLOWED A PUNT RET. FOR A TD: Lito Sheppard, Florida, 57 yards (11/11/00)

HAD A PLAYER WITH 200+ YARDS RECEIVING: 233, Pharoh Cooper, vs. Tennessee (11/1/14)

RETURNED AN INT FOR A TD: Keisean Nixon, Arkansas, 45 yards (10/7/17) ALLOWED AN INT FOR A TD: Tajee Fullwood, 47 yards, USF (12/29/16) RETURNED A FUMBLE FOR A TD: T.J. Brunson, 73 yards, Arkansas (10/7/17)

HAD TWO PLAYERS WITH 100 YARDS RECEIVING: Pharoh Cooper (191) and Jerell Adams (105), vs Citadel (11/21/15) HAD TWO PLAYERS WITH 10+ RECEPTIONS: Bruce Ellington (10) and Mike Davis (10), at Missouri (10/26/13)

ALLOWED FUMBLE RET. FOR A TD: HAD A PLAYER WITH 500+ YARDS Jason LeDoux, LSU, 15 yards (10/18/03) TOTAL OFFENSE: 512, Steve Taneyhill vs. Mississippi State HAD A DEFENSIVE PLAYER SCORE (10/14/95) TWO TOUCHDOWNS IN A GAME: Melvin Ingram at Georgia, 68-yard fake HAD A PLAYER RUSH AND PASS punt & 5-yard fumble recovery (9/10/11) FOR 100 YARDS EACH: Lorenzo Nuñez, vs. UCF, 123 rush, 184 SCORED THREE DEFENSIVE pass (09/26/15) TOUCHDOWNS IN A GAME: vs. Arkansas (10/7/17) HAD A PLAYER SCORE 4+ TDs: 5, Sidney Rice vs. FAU (9/23/06) HAD A PLAYER RUSH, PASS AND RECEIVE A TD IN A GAME: Pharoh HAD A PLAYER PASS FOR 4 TDs: Cooper, vs. Tennessee (11/1/14) 5, Dylan Thompson, at Auburn (10/25/14) RAN A FAKE PUNT FOR A TD: Melvin Ingram, 68 yards at Georgia (9/10/11)

HAD A PLAYER PASS FOR 5 TDs: 5, Dylan Thompson, at Auburn (10/25/14)

HAD A PLAYER RUSH FOR 3 TDs: HAD A PLAYER PASS FOR 300+ YDS: 3, Mike Davis at Kentucky (10/4/14) 304, Jake Bentley, vs Kentucky (9/16/17) 68

SOUTH CAROLINA HAD 300+ YARDS RUSHING: 422, vs. Western Caroilna (11/19/16) HAD 600+ TOTAL NET YARDS: 625, vs. Tennessee (11/1/14) HAD A 50+ YARD RUN: 75, A.J. Turner vs. Texas A&M (10/1/16) HAD A 50+ YARD RECEPTION: 53, Jake Bentley to Shi Smith, vs. Michigan (1/1/18)

The Last an Opponent Had...

TEAM... LESS THAN 50 YARDS RUSHING: 26, vs UCF (9/26/15) 200+ YARDS RUSHING: 242, vs. Georgia (11/4/17) BLOCKED A FIELD GOAL ATT.: 300+ YARDS RUSHING: Javon Kinlaw at Missouri (9/9/17) 326, vs. Georgia (10/9/16) LESS THAN 100 YARDS PASSING: RETURNED A BLOCKED FIELD 72, vs. Wofford (11/18/17) GOAL ATTEMPT FOR A TD: 400+ YARDS PASSING: Captain Munnerlyn at Kentucky, 81 415, vs. North Carolina State (9/2/17) yards, (10/11/08) LESS THAN 200 TOTAL NET YARDS: 183, at Florida (10/20/12) BLOCKED A PAT: 500+ TOTAL NET YARDS: D.J. Wonnum vs. Vanderbilt (10/28/17) 504, vs. North Carolina State (9/2/17) 600+ TOTAL NET YARDS: RETURNED AN EXTRA POINT FOR 622, at Clemson (11/26/16) A DEFENSIVE PAT: INDIVIDUAL... Victor Hampton at Florida (10/20/12) 350+ YARDS PASSING: BLOCKED A PUNT: 415, Ryan Finley, N.C. State (9/2/17) Carlton Heard at Florida (11/15/14) 400+ YARDS PASSING: 415, Ryan Finley, N.C. State (9/2/17) RETURNED A BLOCKED PUNT 150+ YARDS RUSHING: FOR A TD: 195, Nick Fitzgerald, Miss. State (9/10/16) Derek Watson vs Florida, 2 yds, (11/11/00) 200+ YARDS RUSHING: 246, Mark Ingram, at Alabama (10/17/09) BLOCKED A PUNT AND FIELD 250+ YARDS RUSHING: GOAL IN THE SAME GAME: 321, Darren McFadden, Arkansas at Florida (11/15/14) (11/3/07) 300+ YARDS RUSHING: HAD A PUNT BLOCKED: 321, Darren McFadden, Arkansas at Kentucky (9/29/12) (11/3/07) 200+ YARDS RECEIVING: HAD A FIELD GOAL BLOCKED: 217, Darvin Adams, Auburn (12/4/10) vs. Michigan (1/1/13) 50+ YARD RUN: 54, Stephen Johnson, Kentucky (9/16/17) HAD A PAT BLOCKED: 50+ YARD RECEPTION: vs. Kentucky (10/8/11) 61, Bryant to Renfrow, Clemson (11/25/17) MADE 4+ FIELD GOALS: ALLOWED PAT TO BE RETURNED 4, Quinn Nordin, Michigan (1/1/18) FOR 2 POINTS: RUSHED FOR 4+ TOUCHDOWNS: Denzil Ware, vs. Kentucky (9/12/15) 4, Chad Jasmin, Clemson (11/21/03) PASSED FOR 4+ TOUCHDOWNS: MISSED A PAT: 6, DeShaun Watson, Clemson (11/26/16) vs. Kentucky (9/16/17) TWO PLAYERS WITH... FAILED A PAT ATTEMPT: 100+ YARDS RUSHING: vs. Tennessee (10/14/17) vs Georgia, Sony Michel (133) and Nick Chubb (121), (10/9/16) MADE A 2-PT CONVERSION: Jake Bentley pass to Hayden Hurst, USF 100+ YARDS RECEIVING: (12/29/16) UCF, Mike Walker (105) & Brandon Marshall (102), (9/1/05) ATTEMPTED A 2-PT CONVERSION: vs Michigan (1/1/18) RECOVERED OWN ONSIDE KICK: at Auburn (10/25/14)

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SEC Team Statistics

GAMECOCK FOOTBALL SCORING OFFENSE 1. Missouri 2. Alabama 3. Georgia 4. Auburn 5. Ole Miss 6. Texas A&M 7. Mississippi State 8. Arkansas 9. LSU 10. Kentucky 11. Vanderbilt 12. South Carolina 13. Florida 14. Tennessee

G 13 14 15 14 12 13 13 12 13 13 12 13 11 12

RUSHING OFFENSE 1. Georgia 2. Mississippi State 3. Alabama 4. Auburn 5. LSU 6. Missouri 7. Arkansas 8. Kentucky 9. Florida 10. Texas A&M 11. Ole Miss 12. South Carolina 13. Tennessee 14. Vanderbilt

G 15 13 14 14 13 13 12 13 11 13 12 13 12 12

TD 63 66 67 58 48 53 53 46 44 38 41 39 28 28 Att 670 634 612 642 563 486 462 488 400 506 370 405 413 348

XP 59 64 64 57 43 51 50 41 40 36 40 36 24 28

2XP DXP FG 0 0 17 1 0 19 1 0 21 0 0 23 2 0 19 0 0 18 1 0 14 2 0 8 1 0 16 1 0 22 0 0 3 0 0 15 0 0 17 0 0 14

Yds 3876 3272 3509 3056 2699 2516 2021 2102 1720 2023 1607 1588 1409 1286

Avg 5.8 5.2 5.7 4.8 4.8 5.2 4.4 4.3 4.3 4.0 4.3 3.9 3.4 3.7

PASS OFFENSE 1. Ole Miss 2. Missouri 3. Texas A&M 4. Vanderbilt 5. Auburn 6. South Carolina 7. Arkansas 8. LSU 9. Alabama 10. Kentucky 11. Florida 12. Georgia 13. Tennessee 14. Mississippi State

G 12 13 13 12 14 13 12 13 14 13 11 15 12 13

Att Cmp Int Pct. 434 281 13 64.7 430 247 14 57.4 449 253 12 56.3 403 232 10 57.6 382 255 6 66.8 397 245 12 61.7 340 192 9 56.5 300 179 4 59.7 332 204 3 61.4 330 196 7 59.4 312 174 10 55.8 305 186 9 61.0 319 180 10 56.4 353 191 14 54.1

TOTAL OFFENSE 1. Missouri 2. Ole Miss 3. Auburn 4. Alabama 5. Georgia 6. Mississippi State 7. LSU 8. Texas A&M 9. Arkansas 10. Vanderbilt 11. Kentucky 12. South Carolina 13. Florida 14. Tennessee

G 13 12 14 14 15 13 13 13 12 12 13 13 11 12

Rush 2516 1607 3056 3509 3876 3272 2699 2023 2021 1286 2102 1588 1720 1409

Pass 4012 3941 3267 2708 2653 2170 2645 3266 2465 2923 2446 2794 1975 2084

Plays 916 804 1024 944 975 987 863 955 802 751 818 802 712 732

PASS EFFICIENCY 1. Missouri 2. Ole Miss 3. Alabama 4. Georgia 5. Auburn 6. LSU 7. Vanderbilt 8. South Carolina 9. Arkansas 10. Texas A&M 11. Kentucky 12. Tennessee 13. Mississippi State 14. Florida

G 13 12 14 15 14 13 12 13 12 13 13 12 13 11

Att 430 434 332 305 382 300 403 397 340 449 330 319 353 312

Cmp 247 281 204 186 255 179 232 245 192 253 196 180 191 174

Pct 57.4 64.7 61.4 61.0 66.8 59.7 57.6 61.7 56.5 56.3 59.4 56.4 54.1 55.8

Saf 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

TD 42 30 36 34 25 16 24 27 15 26 19 16 14 14

Yds Avg 3941 9.1 4012 9.3 3266 7.3 2923 7.3 3267 8.6 2794 7.0 2465 7.2 2645 8.8 2708 8.2 2446 7.4 1975 6.3 2653 8.7 2084 6.5 2170 6.1

SCORING DEFENSE 1. Alabama 2. Georgia 3. Auburn 4. LSU 5. South Carolina 6. Mississippi State 7. Florida 8. Kentucky 9. Tennessee 10. Texas A&M 11. Vanderbilt 12. Missouri 13. Ole Miss 14. Arkansas

G 14 15 14 13 13 13 11 13 12 13 12 13 12 12

Yds/G 258.4 251.7 250.6 218.3 207.6 193.5 168.4 161.7 156.4 155.6 133.9 122.2 117.4 107.2

RUSHING DEFENSE 1. Alabama 2. Georgia 3. LSU 4. Mississippi State 5. Auburn 6. South Carolina 7. Florida 8. Missouri 9. Texas A&M 10. Kentucky 11. Arkansas 12. Vanderbilt 13. Ole Miss 14. Tennessee

G 14 15 13 13 14 13 11 13 13 13 12 12 12 12

TD Yds/G 28 328.4 44 308.6 22 251.2 27 243.6 21 233.4 18 214.9 18 205.4 17 203.5 28 193.4 10 188.2 10 179.5 24 176.9 11 173.7 17 166.9

PASS DEFENSE 1. Tennessee 2. Alabama 3. Georgia 4. Mississippi State 5. Auburn 6. LSU 7. Vanderbilt 8. Florida 9. Ole Miss 10. South Carolina 11. Texas A&M 12. Arkansas 13. Kentucky 14. Missouri

G 12 14 15 13 14 13 12 11 12 13 13 12 13 13

Att Cmp Int Pct. 279 154 5 55.2 426 229 19 53.8 437 244 12 55.8 313 159 13 50.8 428 232 6 54.2 378 202 12 53.4 328 191 7 58.2 270 148 14 54.8 345 199 8 57.7 440 259 14 58.9 413 247 10 59.8 346 205 8 59.2 427 274 11 64.2 441 263 12 59.6

Yds/G 502.2 462.3 451.6 444.1 435.3 418.6 411.1 406.8 373.8 350.8 349.8 337.1 335.9 291.1

TOTAL DEFENSE 1. Alabama 2. Georgia 3. Mississippi State 4. LSU 5. Auburn 6. Florida 7. South Carolina 8. Vanderbilt 9. Texas A&M 10. Tennessee 11. Missouri 12. Kentucky 13. Arkansas 14. Ole Miss

G 14 15 13 13 14 11 13 12 13 12 13 13 12 12

Rush 1326 1890 1711 1671 1918 1693 1834 2382 2221 3015 2075 2279 2353 2949

Pass 2320 2534 2271 2439 2553 2149 2938 2335 3089 1940 3308 3271 2906 2570

Plays 913 943 761 810 957 670 924 807 943 834 962 893 815 895

Effic 163.1 156.3 156.0 154.1 153.6 149.8 135.6 129.7 129.5 128.3 127.4 116.4 113.7 113.1

PASS DEF EFF. 1. Alabama 2. LSU 3. Georgia 4. Auburn 5. Mississippi State 6. South Carolina 7. Tennessee 8. Vanderbilt 9. Florida 10. Missouri 11. Ole Miss 12. Kentucky 13. Texas A&M 14. Arkansas

G 14 13 15 14 13 13 12 12 11 13 12 13 13 12

Att 426 378 437 428 313 440 279 328 270 441 345 427 413 346

Cmp 229 202 244 232 159 259 154 191 148 263 199 274 247 205

Int 19 12 12 6 13 14 5 7 14 12 8 11 10 8

Pts 488 519 531 474 394 425 416 345 354 332 295 315 243 238

Yards Avg/P TD 6528 7.1 60 5548 6.9 47 6323 6.2 55 6217 6.6 64 6529 6.7 66 5442 5.5 47 5344 6.2 42 5289 5.5 48 4486 5.6 42 4209 5.6 41 4548 5.6 37 4382 5.5 34 3695 5.2 25 3493 4.8 25 Int 14 13 3 9 6 4 10 12 9 12 7 10 14 10

Yds 4012 3941 2708 2653 3267 2645 2923 2794 2465 3266 2446 2084 2170 1975

TD 44 28 28 24 21 17 27 18 18 22 10 11 17 10

Avg 37.5 37.1 35.4 33.9 32.8 32.7 32.0 28.8 27.2 25.5 24.6 24.2 22.1 19.8

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TD 18 28 31 27 30 34 36 46 45 51 48 50 51 56 Att 487 506 432 448 529 484 400 521 530 466 469 479 550 555

XP 15 27 29 24 26 33 36 43 38 48 47 48 47 53

2XP DXP FG 0 0 14 0 0 17 1 0 14 2 0 18 0 0 21 0 1 11 0 0 16 0 0 16 1 0 13 3 0 13 0 0 13 1 0 20 1 0 20 0 0 15

Yds 1326 1890 1671 1711 1918 1834 1693 2075 2221 2279 2353 2382 2949 3015

Avg 2.7 3.7 3.9 3.8 3.6 3.8 4.2 4.0 4.2 4.9 5.0 5.0 5.4 5.4

Saf 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0

TD 9 8 16 18 11 15 16 27 19 23 28 30 29 29

Yds Avg 1940 7.0 2320 5.4 2534 5.8 2271 7.3 2553 6.0 2439 6.5 2335 7.1 2149 8.0 2570 7.4 2938 6.7 3089 7.5 2906 8.4 3271 7.7 3308 7.5

Pts 167 246 259 246 269 272 300 367 349 399 376 414 415 434

Avg 11.9 16.4 18.5 18.9 20.7 20.9 27.3 28.2 29.1 30.7 31.3 31.8 34.6 36.2

Yds/G 94.7 126.0 128.5 131.6 137.0 141.1 153.9 159.6 170.8 175.3 196.1 198.5 245.8 251.2 TD Yds/G 15 161.7 8 165.7 19 168.9 13 174.7 16 182.4 11 187.6 16 194.6 16 195.4 18 214.2 14 226.0 28 237.6 23 242.2 21 251.6 20 254.5

Yards Avg/P TD 3646 4.0 17 4424 4.7 27 3982 5.2 31 4110 5.1 27 4471 4.7 27 3842 5.7 32 4772 5.2 29 4717 5.8 46 5310 5.6 47 4955 5.9 44 5383 5.6 47 5550 6.2 44 5259 6.5 51 5519 6.2 47

Yds/G 260.4 294.9 306.3 316.2 319.4 349.3 367.1 393.1 408.5 412.9 414.1 426.9 438.2 459.9

Pct. 53.8 53.4 55.8 54.2 50.8 58.9 55.2 58.2 54.8 59.6 57.7 64.2 59.8 59.2

Effic 96.8 110.9 113.4 113.8 117.1 119.1 127.8 129.9 130.9 132.2 132.8 139.6 140.2 147.1

Yds 2320 2439 2534 2553 2271 2938 1940 2335 2149 3308 2570 3271 3089 2906

TD 8 11 19 16 13 14 15 16 16 20 18 21 28 23

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SEC Team Statistics KICKOFFS 1. Alabama 2. Mississippi State 3. Arkansas 4. LSU 5. South Carolina 6. Georgia 7. Vanderbilt 8. Tennessee 9. Missouri 10. Ole Miss 11. Florida 12. Texas A&M 13. Kentucky 14. Auburn

G 14 13 12 13 13 15 12 12 13 12 11 13 13 14

No. 99 75 66 72 67 96 56 51 94 76 51 80 71 94

PUNTING 1. Tennessee 2. Texas A&M 3. Georgia 4. Missouri 5. Florida 6. South Carolina 7. Alabama 8. Kentucky 9. Mississippi State 10. LSU 11. Ole Miss 12. Arkansas 13. Vanderbilt 14. Auburn

G 12 13 15 13 11 13 14 13 13 13 12 12 12 14

No. 71 83 62 58 65 55 55 67 55 59 57 59 66 57

Yds 6255 4776 4008 4553 4282 6171 3557 3268 5824 4653 3218 4940 4235 5938 Yards 3323 3776 2763 2570 3068 2390 2320 2823 2301 2375 2325 2277 2624 2250

Avg 63.2 63.7 60.7 63.2 63.9 64.3 63.5 64.1 62.0 61.2 63.1 61.8 59.6 63.2 Avg/P 46.8 45.5 44.6 44.3 47.2 43.5 42.2 42.1 41.8 40.3 40.8 38.6 39.8 39.5

SOUTH CAROLINA Retn 973 520 735 760 431 566 350 392 851 1038 239 963 716 680 PR 220 146 101 92 306 84 39 84 43 69 109 40 161 160

TB 45 45 21 33 44 67 38 33 49 25 39 34 30 65 Avg TB 3.1 5 1.8 6 1.6 4 1.6 5 4.7 5 1.5 4 0.7 4 1.3 4 0.8 5 1.2 1 1.9 1 0.7 3 2.4 4 2.8 3 Total 312 311 306 304 299 261 260 255 242 238 231 221 197 185

Net/P 42.3 42.3 41.6 41.0 41.0 40.5 40.0 39.7 39.2 38.7 38.5 36.9 36.1 35.6

KICKOFF RETURNS 1. Ole Miss 2. Georgia 3. Auburn 4. Vanderbilt 5. Alabama 6. Missouri 7. South Carolina 8. Kentucky 9. Texas A&M 10. Florida 11. Arkansas 12. Tennessee 13. Mississippi State 14. LSU

G 12 15 14 12 14 13 13 13 13 11 12 12 13 13

Ret 38 26 27 30 20 42 33 48 42 26 45 32 29 21

Yds 939 612 627 659 438 908 713 1036 905 553 957 680 604 385

TD 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0

PUNT RETURNS 1. Texas A&M 2. Missouri 3. Kentucky 4. Arkansas 5. Georgia 6. LSU 7. Mississippi State 8. Auburn 9. Tennessee 10. Alabama 11. Vanderbilt 12. South Carolina 13. Ole Miss 14. Florida

G 13 13 13 12 15 13 13 14 12 14 12 13 12 11

Ret 14 14 8 4 28 19 24 21 14 38 16 20 7 13

Yds 240 232 112 51 283 191 231 179 112 301 121 141 47 66

TD 2 2 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Avg 17.1 16.6 14.0 12.8 10.1 10.1 9.6 8.5 8.0 7.9 7.6 7.1 6.7 5.1

OPP. FIRST DOWNS 1. Mississippi State 2. Florida 3. LSU 4. Alabama 5. Auburn 6. Georgia 7. Vanderbilt 8. Texas A&M 9. Arkansas 10. Tennessee 11. South Carolina 12. Missouri 13. Ole Miss 14. Kentucky

G 13 11 13 14 14 15 12 13 12 12 13 13 12 13

Rush 80 82 83 76 100 108 125 108 128 154 102 110 133 124

Pass 72 92 110 114 111 103 99 127 115 92 139 133 121 145

Pen 23 18 19 25 22 23 26 21 14 16 24 24 24 20

Total 175 192 212 215 233 234 250 256 257 262 265 267 278 289

FIRST DOWNS 1. Auburn 2. Alabama 3. Georgia 4. Missouri 5. Mississippi State 6. LSU 7. Texas A&M 8. Ole Miss 9. Kentucky 10. Arkansas 11. South Carolina 12. Vanderbilt 13. Tennessee 14. Florida

G 14 14 15 13 13 13 13 12 13 12 13 12 12 11

Rush 161 174 173 133 182 136 96 86 105 110 92 67 77 83

Pass 126 119 112 150 99 109 139 151 112 108 125 138 95 92

3RD-DOWN CONV. 1. Mississippi State 2. Georgia 3. Auburn 4. Missouri 5. Arkansas 6. Vanderbilt 7. LSU 8. Alabama 9. Kentucky 10. Ole Miss 11. Texas A&M 12. South Carolina 13. Florida 14. Tennessee

G 13 15 14 13 12 12 13 14 13 12 13 13 11 12

Conv 91 89 95 78 69 70 72 72 66 59 78 65 51 50

Att 197 195 209 173 165 168 173 178 168 155 205 171 157 163

Pct 46.2 45.6 45.5 45.1 41.8 41.7 41.6 40.4 39.3 38.1 38.0 38.0 32.5 30.7

OPP 3RD-DOWN CONV. 1. Mississippi State 2. Georgia 3. Auburn 4. Florida 5. Alabama 6. Texas A&M 7. LSU 8. Vanderbilt 9. South Carolina 10. Kentucky 11. Ole Miss 12. Missouri 13. Tennessee 14. Arkansas

G 13 15 14 11 14 13 13 12 13 13 12 13 12 12

Conv 52 71 73 46 74 67 63 62 76 75 78 92 75 77

Att 171 216 222 139 214 193 178 166 191 185 188 212 166 161

Pct 30.4 32.9 32.9 33.1 34.6 34.7 35.4 37.3 39.8 40.5 41.5 43.4 45.2 47.8

4TH-DOWN CONV. 1. Alabama 2. Florida 3. Kentucky 4. Georgia 5. Mississippi State 6. Texas A&M Arkansas 8. Auburn 9. Vanderbilt 10. South Carolina 11. LSU Ole Miss 13. Tennessee 14. Missouri

G 14 11 13 15 13 13 12 14 12 13 13 12 12 13

Conv 15 12 6 7 13 7 9 7 9 6 4 4 3 3

Att 18 18 10 12 25 14 18 15 20 14 10 10 10 11

Pct 83.3 66.7 60.0 58.3 52.0 50.0 50.0 46.7 45.0 42.9 40.0 40.0 30.0 27.3

OPP 4TH-DOWN CONV. 1. Georgia 2. Alabama 3. Mississippi State 4. LSU 5. Tennessee 6. Auburn 7. South Carolina 8. Vanderbilt Missouri 10. Kentucky 11. Ole Miss 12. Arkansas Texas A&M 14. Florida

G 15 14 13 13 12 14 13 12 13 13 12 12 13 11

Conv 5 7 6 8 4 14 9 9 9 18 12 10 8 5

Att 17 19 16 21 10 30 18 17 17 29 19 15 12 7

Pct 29.4 36.8 37.5 38.1 40.0 46.7 50.0 52.9 52.9 62.1 63.2 66.7 66.7 71.4

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Pen 25 18 21 21 18 16 25 18 25 20 14 16 25 10

NetAvg 42.0 41.7 41.6 41.2 41.1 40.9 40.3 40.2 39.9 39.3 39.3 39.1 39.0 38.6

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Avg 24.7 23.5 23.2 22.0 21.9 21.6 21.6 21.6 21.5 21.3 21.3 21.2 20.8 18.3


SEC Team Statistics

GAMECOCK FOOTBALL RED ZONE OFFENSE G RedZone Pct. 1. Florida 11 30-31 96.8 2. Georgia 15 53-55 96.4 3. Ole Miss 12 41-43 95.3 4. Kentucky 13 39-42 92.9 5. Missouri 13 48-53 90.6 6. Auburn 14 52-59 88.1 7. Arkansas 12 35-40 87.5 8. Mississippi State 13 50-58 86.2 9. Texas A&M 13 48-56 85.7 10. Alabama 14 58-68 85.3 South Carolina 13 29-34 85.3 12. Vanderbilt 12 31-37 83.8 13. Tennessee 12 28-35 80.0 14. LSU 13 42-54 77.8

TD 21 39 24 27 35 38 30 38 35 46 19 30 19 32

R/P 13/8 25/14 12/12 22/5 14/21 29/9 21/9 25/13 22/13 29/17 13/6 11/19 12/7 23/9

PENALTIES 1. South Carolina 2. Auburn 3. Alabama 4. Tennessee 5. Arkansas 6. Texas A&M 7. Kentucky 8. Vanderbilt 9. LSU 10. Mississippi State 11. Georgia 12. Florida 13. Missouri 14. Ole Miss

G 13 14 14 12 12 13 13 12 13 13 15 11 13 12

No 62 63 70 67 58 67 71 69 75 80 95 88 96 91

Yds 494 537 569 497 505 588 626 601 658 710 835 646 774 749

SACKS BY 1. Texas A&M 2. Alabama 3. LSU 4. Auburn 5. Mississippi State 6. Georgia 7. Missouri 8. Kentucky 9. Ole Miss 10. Vanderbilt 11. South Carolina 12. Florida 13. Tennessee 14. Arkansas

G 13 14 13 14 13 15 13 13 12 12 13 11 12 12

Sacks 43 40 39 37 36 35 33 30 29 27 26 23 22 19

Yards 252 274 217 236 225 259 189 215 192 181 183 128 125 128

FIELD GOALS 1. Florida 2. Georgia 3. Missouri 4. Texas A&M 5. Ole Miss 6. Kentucky 7. Mississippi State 8. Auburn 9. Arkansas 10. Alabama 11. Tennessee 12. LSU 13. South Carolina 14. Vanderbilt

G 11 15 13 13 12 13 13 14 12 14 12 13 13 12

Made 17 21 17 18 19 22 14 23 8 19 14 16 15 3

Att 18 24 20 22 24 28 18 31 11 28 21 27 28 7

–Gained– TURNOVER MARGIN G Fum Int Tot 1. Alabama 14 5 19 24 2. South Carolina 13 14 14 28 3. LSU 13 6 12 18 4. Georgia 15 8 12 20 5. Texas A&M 13 12 10 22 Kentucky 13 7 11 18 7. Auburn 14 13 6 19 8. Mississippi State 13 8 13 21 9. Arkansas 12 9 8 17 10. Tennessee 12 10 5 15 11. Florida 11 3 14 17 12. Ole Miss 12 5 8 13 Vanderbilt 12 2 7 9 14. Missouri 13 5 12 17

FG-A Fumb/Int/Dns/Other 9-9 0/0/1/0 14-14 1/0/1/0 17-18 0/0/1/0 12-13 1/0/0/1 13-15 0/1/1/1 14-16 4/0/1/0 5-7 0/1/0/2 12-13 1/1/3/2 13-14 1/3/2/1 12-16 0/1/1/4 10-12 1/1/1/0 1-3 1/1/1/1 9-10 0/3/1/2 10-17 1/0/1/3

–Lost– Fum Int 7 3 5 12 4 4 7 9 7 12 8 7 14 6 8 14 9 9 8 10 10 10 5 13 4 10 11 14

Avg/G 38.0 38.4 40.6 41.4 42.1 45.2 48.2 50.1 50.6 54.6 55.7 58.7 59.5 62.4

Pct .944 .875 .850 .818 .792 .786 .778 .742 .727 .679 .667 .593 .536 .429 Tot 10 17 8 16 19 15 20 22 18 18 20 18 14 25

Mar Per/G +14 1.00 +11 0.85 +10 0.77 +4 0.27 +3 0.23 +3 0.23 -1 -0.07 -1 -0.08 -1 -0.08 -3 -0.25 -3 -0.27 -5 -0.42 -5 -0.42 -8 -0.62

RED ZONE DEFENSE G RedZone Pct. 1. Alabama 14 24-32 75.0 2. Georgia 15 31-40 77.5 3. Mississippi State 13 24-30 80.0 4. South Carolina 13 39-48 81.2 5. Florida 11 29-35 82.9 6. Auburn 14 30-36 83.3 LSU 13 30-36 83.3 8. Vanderbilt 12 35-40 87.5 Kentucky 13 42-48 87.5 10. Ole Miss 12 51-57 89.5 11. Tennessee 12 45-50 90.0 12. Texas A&M 13 49-54 90.7 13. Missouri 13 41-45 91.1 14. Arkansas 12 48-52 92.3

TD 15 19 17 25 21 20 19 28 28 37 35 38 30 34

R/P 9/6 7/12 13/4 15/10 9/12 8/12 15/4 23/5 17/11 24/13 27/8 17/21 18/12 21/13

OPP. PENALTIES 1. Kentucky 2. Ole Miss 3. Tennessee 4. Missouri 5. Auburn 6. Mississippi State 7. Vanderbilt 8. Florida 9. Arkansas 10. Texas A&M 11. South Carolina 12. Georgia 13. LSU 14. Alabama

G 13 12 12 13 14 13 12 11 12 13 13 15 13 14

No 91 68 79 77 84 65 86 64 65 70 71 78 64 61

Yds 787 643 636 648 679 626 557 501 542 583 526 595 465 455

SACKS AGAINST 1. Mississippi State Missouri 3. Vanderbilt 4. Georgia 5. Alabama 6. South Carolina 7. Texas A&M 8. LSU 9. Kentucky 10. Ole Miss 11. Tennessee Arkansas 13. Auburn 14. Florida

G 13 13 12 15 14 13 13 13 13 12 12 12 14 11

Sacks 13 13 19 22 27 28 29 30 31 32 35 35 36 37

Yards 76 92 120 150 154 180 184 170 191 242 242 197 224 242

PAT KICKING 1. Georgia Alabama Auburn Kentucky Tennessee 6. Texas A&M 7. Arkansas 8. Vanderbilt 9. Mississippi State 10. Ole Miss 11. Missouri 12. South Carolina 13. LSU 14. Florida

G 15 14 14 13 12 13 12 12 13 12 13 13 13 11

Made 64 64 57 36 28 51 41 40 50 43 59 36 40 24

Att 64 64 57 36 28 52 42 41 52 45 62 38 43 26

TIME OF POSSESSION 1. Mississippi State 2. Georgia 3. LSU 4. Arkansas 5. Auburn 6. Florida 7. Kentucky 8. Alabama 9. Vanderbilt 10. Texas A&M 11. South Carolina 12. Tennessee 13. Ole Miss 14. Missouri

G 13 15 13 12 14 11 13 14 12 13 13 12 12 13

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Total Time 434:00 496:48 423:30 376:57 439:03 341:35 394:21 416:33 352:26 379:26 373:08 338:46 302:35 325:17

FG-A Fumb/Int/Dns/Other 9-10 1/3/1/2 12-17 1/0/2/1 7-9 1/1/2/0 14-16 2/2/2/1 8-10 0/3/0/1 10-11 0/0/5/0 11-12 1/1/1/2 7-7 0/0/4/1 14-16 1/0/2/1 14-17 1/1/0/1 10-12 0/1/0/2 11-12 1/1/0/2 11-12 0/1/2/0 14-15 1/1/1/0 Avg/G 60.5 53.6 53.0 49.8 48.5 48.2 46.4 45.5 45.2 44.8 40.5 39.7 35.8 32.5

Pct 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 1.000 .981 .976 .976 .962 .956 .952 .947 .930 .923 Avg/G 33:23 33:07 32:34 31:24 31:21 31:03 30:20 29:45 29:22 29:11 28:42 28:13 25:12 25:01 71


SEC Individual Statistics RUSHING 1. Kerryon Johnson 2. Derrius Guice 3. Benny Snell 4. Nick Chubb 5. Sony Michel 6. Aeris Williams 7. Jordan Wilkins 8. Ish Witter 9. Nick Fitzgerald 10. Malik Davis

Team AU LS UK UG UG MS UM MO MS UF

PASSING AVG Team 1. Shea Patterson UM 2. Drew Lock MO 3. Nick Starkel AM 4. Kyle Shurmur VU 5. Jarrett Stidham AU 6. Jake Bentley SC 7. Jordan Ta’amu UM 8. Danny Etling LS 9. Austin Allen AR 10. Stephen Johnson UK TOTAL OFFENSE 1. Shea Patterson 2. Drew Lock 3. Nick Starkel 4. Jarrett Stidham 5. Jordan Ta’amu 6. Kyle Shurmur 7. Jake Bentley 8. Nick Fitzgerald 9. Jalen Hurts 10. Stephen Johnson

Cl JR JR SO SR SR JR SR SR JR FR Cl SO JR FR JR SO SO JR SR SR SR

G 7 13 7 12 14 13 8 13 8 13

G 12 12 13 15 14 13 12 13 13 7

Att 285 237 262 223 156 236 155 188 162 79

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Yds Avg TD Long Yds/G 1391 4.9 18 60 115.9 1251 5.3 11 59 104.2 1333 5.1 19 71 102.5 1345 6.0 15 55 89.7 1227 7.9 16 75 87.6 1107 4.7 6 59 85.2 1011 6.5 9 64 84.2 1049 5.6 6 52 80.7 984 6.1 14 45 75.7 526 6.7 2 72 75.1

PASSING EFFIC. 1. Tua Tagovailoa 2. Drew Lock 3. Jordan Ta’amu 4. Jake Fromm 5. Danny Etling 6. Shea Patterson 7. Jarrett Stidham 8. Jalen Hurts 9. Nick Starkel 10. Kyle Shurmur

Team UA MO UM UG LS UM AU UA AM VU

Cl FR JR JR FR SR SO SO SO FR JR

G 9 13 8 15 13 7 14 14 7 12

Att Cmp Int 77 49 2 419 242 13 173 115 4 291 181 7 275 165 2 260 166 9 370 246 6 254 154 1 205 123 6 380 220 10

Pct. 63.6 57.8 66.5 62.2 60.0 63.8 66.5 60.6 60.0 57.9

TD 11 44 11 24 16 17 18 17 14 26

Att Cmp Int Pct. Yds TD Avg/G 260 166 9 63.8 2259 17 322.7 419 242 13 57.8 3964 44 304.9 205 123 6 60.0 1793 14 256.1 380 220 10 57.9 2823 26 235.2 370 246 6 66.5 3158 18 225.6 394 245 12 62.2 2794 18 214.9 173 115 4 66.5 1682 11 210.2 275 165 2 60.0 2463 16 189.5 187 105 5 56.1 1427 10 178.4 316 189 6 59.8 2305 10 177.3

PUNT RETURNS 1. Mecole Hardman 2. D.J. Chark 3. Trevon Diggs 4. Marquez Callaway 5. Xavian Marks 6. Chris Lammons 7. Stephen Roberts 8. Kalija Lipscomb

Team UG LS UA UT UA SC AU VU

Cl SO SR SO SO JR SR SR SO

G 15 13 13 11 8 13 14 12

Ret 23 18 18 13 11 19 17 14

Yds TD Long Avg 271 0 30 11.8 190 2 75 10.6 154 0 21 8.6 109 0 36 8.4 82 0 26 7.5 141 0 26 7.4 115 0 25 6.8 83 0 18 5.9

G 7 13 7 14 8 12 13 13 14 13

KICK RETURNS 1. De’Vion Warren 2. Mecole Hardman 3. Jaylon Jones 4. Ty Chandler 5. Jamauri Wakefield 6. Noah Igbinoghene 7. Lynn Bowden Jr. 8. Adarius Lemons 9. Christian Kirk 10. Larry Rountree

Team AR UG UM UT VU AU UK UF AM MO

Cl FR SO SO FR FR FR FR FR JR FR

G 12 15 12 12 11 14 13 9 13 13

Ret 29 20 31 17 22 24 37 14 22 25

Yds TD Long Avg 765 1 100 26.4 505 0 47 25.2 775 1 97 25.0 416 1 91 24.5 524 0 45 23.8 571 0 72 23.8 869 0 93 23.5 315 0 37 22.5 490 1 100 22.3 538 0 38 21.5

Team UM MO AM AU UM VU SC MS UA UK

Cl SO JR FR SO JR JR SO JR SO SR

RECEPTIONS Team 1. A.J. Brown UM 2. Ryan Davis AU 3. Christian Kirk AM 4. J’Mon Moore MO 5. Bryan Edwards SC 6. Calvin Ridley UA 7. C.J. Duncan VU 8. Van Jefferson UM 9. Trent Sherfield VU 10. Jhamon Ausbon AM

Cl SO JR JR SR SO JR SR SO SR FR

G 12 14 13 13 13 14 12 10 12 13

Rec 75 84 71 65 64 63 52 42 50 50

Yds TD Long Avg/C Rec/G 1252 11 77 16.7 6.25 815 5 75 9.7 6.00 919 10 81 12.9 5.46 1082 10 71 16.6 5.00 793 5 41 12.4 4.92 967 5 78 15.3 4.50 517 5 26 9.9 4.33 456 1 40 10.9 4.20 729 5 38 14.6 4.17 571 3 38 11.4 3.85

PUNTING Team 1. Johnny Townsend UF 2. Trevor Daniel UT 3. Shane Tripucka AM 4. Cameron Nizialek UG 5. Corey Fatony MO 6. Joseph Charlton SC 7. Zach Von Rosenberg LS 8. JK Scott UA 9. Logan Cooke MS 10. Matt Panton UK

Cl SR SR JR SR JR SO FR SR SR SR

G 11 12 13 15 13 13 11 14 13 12

Punt 64 70 83 61 58 55 36 54 52 64

RECEIVE YARDS 1. A.J. Brown 2. J’Mon Moore 3. Christian Kirk 4. Calvin Ridley 5. Emanuel Hall 6. D.J. Chark 7. Bryan Edwards 8. Trent Sherfield 9. Ryan Davis 10. DaMarkus Lodge

Team UM MO AM UA MO LS SC VU AU UM

Cl SO SR JR JR JR SR SO SR JR JR

G 12 13 13 14 12 13 13 12 14 12

Rec 75 65 71 63 33 40 64 50 84 41

Yds TD Long Avg/C Yds/G 1252 11 77 16.7 104.3 1082 10 71 16.6 83.2 919 10 81 12.9 70.7 967 5 78 15.3 69.1 817 8 63 24.8 68.1 874 3 68 21.9 67.2 793 5 41 12.4 61.0 729 5 38 14.6 60.8 815 5 75 9.7 58.2 698 7 72 17.0 58.2

SCORING Team 1. Kerryon Johnson AU 2. Daniel Carlson AU 3. Benny Snell UK 4. Andy Pappanastos UA 5. Rodrigo BlankenshipUG 6. Daniel LaCamera AM 7. Tucker McCann MO 8. Austin MacGinnis UK 9. Gary Wunderlich UM 10. Sony Michel UG

Cl JR SR SO SR SO JR SO SR SR SR

G 12 14 13 13 15 13 12 13 11 14

TD XPT FG 20 0 0 0 57 23 19 0 0 0 56 18 0 63 20 0 51 18 0 51 15 0 36 22 0 34 17 17 0 0

ALL PURPOSE Team 1. Kerryon Johnson AU 2. Christian Kirk AM 3. Derrius Guice LS 4. A.J. Brown UM 5. Benny Snell UK 6. Jordan Wilkins UM 7. Larry Rountree MO 8. John Kelly UT 9. Trayveon Williams AM 10. Aeris Williams MS

Cl JR JR JR SO SO SR FR JR SO JR

G 12 13 12 12 13 12 13 11 12 13

Rush 1391 31 1251 0 1333 1011 703 778 798 1107

Rcv PR KR Yds Avg/G 194 0 0 1585 132.1 919 191 490 1631 125.5 124 0 0 1375 114.6 1252 47 3 1302 108.5 72 0 -13 1392 107.1 241 0 -1 1251 104.2 57 0 538 1298 99.8 299 0 0 1077 97.9 192 0 183 1173 97.8 142 0 0 1249 96.1

SCORING (TDs) 1. Kerryon Johnson 2. Benny Snell 3. Sony Michel 4. Derrius Guice 5. Nick Fitzgerald 6. Nick Chubb 7. Christian Kirk Keith Ford 9. Ralph Webb A.J. Brown

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Yds 636 3964 1682 2615 2463 2259 3158 2081 1793 2823

Rush -16 111 -42 153 165 -84 85 984 855 375

Pass 2259 3964 1793 3158 1682 2823 2794 1782 2081 2305

Plays 307 463 217 473 230 414 467 448 408 419

Total 2243 4075 1751 3311 1847 2739 2879 2766 2936 2680

Yds/G 320.4 313.5 250.1 236.5 230.9 228.2 221.5 212.8 209.7 206.2

Team AU UK UG LS MS UG AM AM VU UM

Cl JR SO SR JR JR SR JR SR SR SO

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G 12 13 14 12 13 15 13 13 12 12

Yds 3043 3323 3776 2744 2570 2390 1548 2320 2220 2707

TD Rush Pass 20 18 2 19 19 0 17 16 1 13 11 2 14 14 0 15 15 0 12 0 10 12 12 0 11 10 1 11 0 11

Long 70 72 64 61 70 73 60 64 67 71 2XP 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Effic. 175.0 165.7 164.5 160.1 153.0 151.5 151.0 150.7 150.2 137.6

Avg 47.5 47.5 45.5 45.0 44.3 43.5 43.0 43.0 42.7 42.3 Pts Pts/G 120 10.0 126 9.0 116 8.9 110 8.5 123 8.2 105 8.1 96 8.0 102 7.8 85 7.7 102 7.3

Ret PAT Pts Pts/G 0 0 120 10.0 0 1 116 8.9 0 0 102 7.3 0 0 78 6.5 0 0 84 6.5 0 0 90 6.0 2 0 72 5.5 0 0 72 5.5 0 0 66 5.5 0 0 66 5.5


SEC Individual Statistics

GAMECOCK FOOTBALL SCORING (KICK) Team 1. Daniel Carlson AU 2. Andy Pappanastos UA 3. Rodrigo Blankenship UG 4. Daniel LaCamera AM 5. Tucker McCann MO 6. Austin MacGinnis UK 7. Gary Wunderlich UM 8. Eddy Pineiro UF 9. Jace Christmann MS 10. Connor Culp LS

Cl SR SR SO JR SO SR SR JR FR FR

G 14 13 15 13 12 13 11 11 13 10

PATs 57-57 56-56 63-63 51-52 51-53 36-36 34-36 24-26 42-42 20-23

FGs 23-31 18-25 20-23 18-21 15-17 22-28 17-21 17-18 12-14 11-16

Pts 126 110 123 105 96 102 85 75 78 53

Pts/G 9.0 8.5 8.2 8.1 8.0 7.8 7.7 6.8 6.0 5.3

SACKS 1. Montez Sweat Landis Durham 3. Jeff Holland 4. Charles Wright 5. Raekwon Davis 6. Marquis Haynes 7. Greg Gilmore 8. Marcell Frazier Josh Allen 10. Breeland Speaks

Team MS AM AU VU UA UM LS MO UK UM

Cl JR JR JR JR SO SR SR SR JR JR

G 13 13 14 12 14 12 13 13 13 12

Pos DL DL LB LB DL DE DL DE LB DE

Solo Ast 9 3 10 1 9 2 8 2 8 1 7 1 5 5 5 4 6 2 7 0

Yds Total Avg/G 64 10.5 0.81 56 10.5 0.81 67 10.0 0.71 65 9.0 0.75 46 8.5 0.61 59 7.5 0.62 25 7.5 0.58 50 7.0 0.54 48 7.0 0.54 36 7.0 0.58

FIELD GOALS Team 1. Austin MacGinnis UK 2. Daniel Carlson AU 3. Eddy Pineiro UF Gary Wunderlich UM 5. Daniel LaCamera AM Andy Pappanastos UA 7. Rodrigo Blankenship UG 8. Tucker McCann MO 9. Connor Culp LS 10. Parker White SC

Cl SR SR JR SR JR SR SO SO FR FR

G 13 14 11 11 13 13 15 12 10 13

FG 22 23 17 17 18 18 20 15 11 14

FGA 28 31 18 21 21 25 23 17 16 25

Pct. 78.6 74.2 94.4 81.0 85.7 72.0 87.0 88.2 68.8 56.0

FG/G 1.69 1.64 1.55 1.55 1.38 1.38 1.33 1.25 1.10 1.08

TACKLES/LOSS 1. Marcell Frazier Montez Sweat 3. Roquan Smith 4. Devin White 5. CeCe Jefferson 6. D’Andre Walker 7. Rashaan Evans 8. D.J. Wonnum 9. Jeff Holland 10. Terez Hall

Team MO MS UG LS UF UG UA SC AU MO

Cl SR JR JR SO JR JR SR SO JR JR

G 13 13 15 13 11 15 12 13 14 13

Pos DE DL LB LB DL LB LB DL LB LB

Solo Ast 12 7 13 5 12 4 9 10 10 7 13 1 11 4 12 2 12 2 8 9

Yds Total Avg/G 74 15.5 1.19 73 15.5 1.19 57 14.0 0.93 56 14.0 1.08 38 13.5 1.23 65 13.5 0.90 54 13.0 1.08 50 13.0 1.00 80 13.0 0.93 26 12.5 0.96

PAT KICKING PCT Team 1. Rodrigo Blankenship UG Daniel Carlson AU Andy Pappanastos UA Jace Christmann MS Austin MacGinnis UK Parker White SC Aaron Medley UT Jack Gonsoulin LS 9. Daniel LaCamera AM 10. Tommy Openshaw VU

Cl SO SR SR FR SR FR SR SO JR SR

G 15 14 13 13 13 13 10 8 13 12

Made 63 57 56 42 36 26 25 20 51 39

Att 63 57 56 42 36 26 25 20 52 40

Pct. 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 100.0 98.1 97.5

FIELD GOAL PCT 1. Austin MacGinnis 2. Daniel Carlson

Team UK AU

Cl SR SR

G 13 14

FG 22 23

FGA 28 31

Long 53 54

TACKLES 1. Devin White 2. De’Jon Harris 3. DeMarquis Gates 4. David Reese 5. Roquan Smith 6. Dre Greenlaw 7. Cale Garrett Tyrel Dodson 9. Daniel Bituli 10. Mike Edwards 11. LaDarius Wiley 12. Skai Moore 13. Jordan Jones 14. Courtney Love 15. Nigel Warrior 16. Oren Burks 17. T.J. Brunson 18. Micah Abernathy 19. Armani Watts 20. Darius West 21. Terez Hall 22. Quart’e Sapp 23. Rashaan Evans 24. Chris Lammons Mark McLaurin 26. Otaro Alaka 27. Deshaun Davis 28. Sherrils, Anthony 29. Emmanuel Smith 30. Donnie Alexander

Team LS AR UM UF UG AR MO AM UT UK VU SC UK UK UT VU SC UT AM UK MO UT UA SC MS AM AU MO VU LS

Cl SO SO SR SO JR JR SO SO SO JR JR SR JR SR SO SR SO JR SR JR JR SO SR SR JR JR JR SR SR SR

G 13 12 12 11 15 12 13 13 12 13 12 13 9 13 12 12 13 12 13 13 13 12 12 13 13 13 14 11 10 9

Pos LB LB LB LB LB LB LB LB LB DB DB LB LB LB DB LB LB DB DB DB LB LB LB DB DB LB LB DB LB LB

FUMBLES FORCED 1. Dante Sawyer 2. Debione Renfro 3. Jeff Holland 4. Nigel Warrior Marquis Haynes Santos Ramirez Rashaan Gaulden 8. Gerri Green Landis Durham 10. Darrell Taylor Pct. 78.6 74.2

Solo Ast Total Avg/G Sack 37 96 133 10.2 4.5 66 49 115 9.6 3.5 70 44 114 9.5 2.0 46 56 102 9.3 1.5 85 52 137 9.1 6.5 52 51 103 8.6 1.0 65 40 105 8.1 3.0 50 55 105 8.1 5.5 44 46 90 7.5 0.0 53 44 97 7.5 1.0 58 30 88 7.3 0.0 62 31 93 7.2 2.0 36 28 64 7.1 2.0 34 58 92 7.1 1.0 43 40 83 6.9 1.0 45 37 82 6.8 1.0 53 35 88 6.8 2.0 47 34 81 6.8 0.0 57 30 87 6.7 0.5 57 29 86 6.6 0.0 50 35 85 6.5 1.0 39 39 78 6.5 0.0 35 39 74 6.2 6.0 62 17 79 6.1 0.0 36 43 79 6.1 1.5 37 41 78 6.0 5.5 37 45 82 5.9 3.5 47 17 64 5.8 0.5 29 28 57 5.7 1.5 16 35 51 5.7 1.0

Team SC AM AU UT UM AR UT MS AM UT

Cl SR FR JR SO SR JR JR JR JR SO

G 12 13 14 12 12 12 12 13 13 10

Num 5 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 2

Avg/G 0.42 0.31 0.29 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.25 0.23 0.23 0.20

FUMBLES RCVD Team 1. Rashaan Gaulden UT 2. T.J. Brunson SC 3. Lorenzo Carter UG 4. Briston Guidry AR Michael Divinity LS Anthony Sherrils MO 7. Denzil Ware UK 8. Kingsley Keke AM Javon Kinlaw SC Deshaw Capers-Smith AM

Cl JR SO SR FR SO SR JR JR SO JR

G 12 13 15 11 11 11 12 13 13 13

Num 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

Avg/G 0.25 0.23 0.20 0.18 0.18 0.18 0.17 0.15 0.15 0.15

INTERCEPTIONS Team 1. Mark McLaurin MS Andraez Williams LS 3. CJ Henderson UF Duke Dawson UF 5. Mack Wilson UA 6. Armani Watts AM Mike Edwards UK 8. Steven Montac SC 9. C.J. Moore UM 10. Dominick Sanders UG

Cl JR FR FR SR SO SR JR JR JR SR

PASSES DEFENDED Team 1. Andraez Williams LS 2. Levi Wallace UA 3. Duke Dawson UF 4. JaMarcus King SC 5. Tre Herndon VU 6. Mark McLaurin MS Carlton Davis AU 8. Kevin Toliver II LS Henre’ Toliver AR 10. Marco Wilson UF

Cl FR SR SR SR SR JR JR JR SR FR

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G 13 13 11 11 12 13 13 10 11 15 G 13 14 11 13 11 13 13 12 12 11

Int 6 6 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 4

Yds 85 32 82 54 39 15 1 12 63 85

Brup 11 15 9 12 11 6 11 10 8 10

TD 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 Int 6 3 4 2 0 6 1 1 3 0

Long 32 28 41 48 21 15 1 10 48 39

Int/G 0.46 0.46 0.36 0.36 0.33 0.31 0.31 0.30 0.27 0.27

Total Avg/G 17 1.31 18 1.29 13 1.18 14 1.08 11 1.00 12 0.92 12 0.92 11 0.92 11 0.92 10 0.91

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2017 Game Recaps GM 1

South Carolina 35 NC State 28 September 2, 2017 Bank of America Stadium Charlotte, N.C. 50,367

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Behind a resurgent defensive effort in the second half and three touchdowns from junior Deebo Samuel, South Carolina (1-0) claimed a 35-28 victory over NC State (0-1) in the Belk College Kickoff at Bank of America Stadium. The Gamecock defense came out on fire in the second half, shutting down an NC State drive after five plays with a pair of quarterback hurries and a sack by Keir Thomas. Chris Lammons made it a short field, returning the punt 26 yards to near midfield. Three plays later, quarterback Jake Bentley, after escaping pressure, hit Deebo Samuel for a 39-yard score. Defense set up the next Gamecock touchdown, as the Wolfpack fumbled the football on Dante Sawyer’s sack. Bryson Allen-Williams recovered it at the NC State 13. Two plays later, Rico Dowdle sprinted seven yards to hand the Gamecocks a 35-21 lead. NC State took back momentum after the Gamecocks were stuffed deep in their own territory and the Wolfpack took over at the SC 46 after the punt. The Wolfpack methodically went 46 yards in nine plays, with Ryan Finley hitting Jaylen Samuels from one yard out to close within a score. An interception by Wolfpack Johnathan Alston gave the ball back to NC State. But the Gamecock defense stood strong, keeping NC State from gaining a second first down. South Carolina punted the ball back to NC State, but the Wolfpack turned over the ball on downs after D.J. Smith tackled Samuels just short of the first-down marker with 4:34 remaining. The Wolfpack got the ball back with three minutes to go and drove inside the Gamecock 10, but the Gamecocks batted passes away from NC State receivers, the final one by D.J. Smith, to close out the victory. The teams battled to a draw in the second half, scoring three touchdowns each in the contest. Samuel got the Gamecocks off to a blazing start, returning the opening kickoff 97 yards for a score, his second career kickoff return for a touchdown. The Wolfpack answered with a 14-play, 75-yard drive that was capped by Finley’s six-yard keeper. South Carolina retook the lead on its next possession, as Bentley hit Dowdle out of the backfield for a 34-yard TD strike. Finley and the Wolfpack knotted the contest again, as Finley went 4-for-5 for 56 yards in a nine-play drive. Nyheim Hines capped the drive with a two-yard scoring run. After SC went three-and-out, Sawyer forced a fumble, and Rashad Fenton recovered it to set up the next Garnet and Black points. Bentley kept the nascent drive going with a 13-yard scamper before hitting Bryan Edwards for a 26-yard strike to put the Gamecocks to first-and-goal. Bentley capped the drive with a six-yard pass caught by Samuel to put South Carolina ahead again, 21-14. The Wolfpack missed a 29-yard field goal, giving the ball back to the Gamecocks with four minutes to go, but the NC State defense scuttled it around midfield, getting the ball back with 1:47 to play in the half. The Wolfpack marched to a tying score, with Finley hitting Jakobi Meyers with a four-yard scoring pass, tying the game at 21 at the half.

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Scoring Summary 1st 1st 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 4th

14:47 8:56 3:53 0:46 10:02 0:09 11:54 9:08 12:21

SC NCSU SC NCSU SC NCSU SC SC NCSU

Samuel 97-yard kickoff return (Woznick kick) 7-0 Finley 6-yard run (Wise kick) (14-75-5:51) 7-7 Dowdle 34-yard pass from Bentley (Woznick kick) (11-80-4:58) 14-7 Hines 2-yard run (Wise kick) (9-75-3:07) 14-14 Samuel 6-yard pass from Bentley (Woznick kick) (8-40-3:18) 21-14 Meyers 4-yard pass from Finley (Wise kick) (10-79-1:38) 21-21 Samuel 39-yard pass from Bentley (Woznick kick) (3-51-1:25) 28-21 Dowdle 7-yard run (Woznick kick) (2-13-1:16) 35-21 Samuels 1-yard pass from Finley (Wise kick) (9-46-3:33) 35-28

Team Statistics First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Net Yards Rushing Rushing Attempts Net Yards Passing Cmp.-Att.-Int. Total Offense Yards Total Offense Plays Fumbles: No.-Lost Penalties: No.-Yards Punts-Yards Avg. Yards Per Punt Punt Returns: No.-Yards Kickoff Returns: No.-Yards Interceptions: No.-Yards Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Red Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: No.-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals

SC NCSU 12 29 4 7 8 21 0 1 31 89 21 35 215 415 17-29-1 45-64-0 246 504 50 99 0-0 2-2 6-45 8-65 6-280 4-196 46.7 49.0 3-26 3-40 4-141 2-39 0-0 1-0 23:19 36:41 5-12 9-20 0-0 2-4 2-2 4-6 4-26 2-18 5-5 4-4 0-0 0-1

Individual Statistics RUSHING: SC: Dowdle 12-27; Samuel 1-5; Turner 1-2; Bentley 5-1; Team 2-(-4). NCSU: Hines 15-81; Gallaspy 13-27; Samuels 1-9; Louis 1-(-6); Finley 5-(-22). PASSING: SC: Bentley 17-29-1-215. NCSU: Finley 45-64-0-415. RECEIVING: SC: Samuel 5-83; Edwards 5-55; S. Smith 3-23; Dowdle 2-51; Williams 1-5; Hurst 1-(-2). NCSU: Samuels 15-85; Harmon 10-114; Meyers 5-62; Louis 5-39; Hines 4-32; Riley 2-27; Gallaspy 2-13; Cook 1-29; Emezie 1-14. PUNT RETURNS: SC: Lammons 3-26. NCSU: Hines 3-40. KICKOFF RETURNS: SC: Turner 3-44; Samuel 1-97. NCSU: Hines 2-39. INTERCEPTION RETURNS: SC: None. NCSU: Alston 1-0.

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GAMECOCK FOOTBALL GM 2

South Carolina 31 Missouri 13 September 9, 2017 Memorial Stadium Columbia, Mo. 55,023

South Carolina Missouri

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COLUMBIA, MO. — Deebo Samuel ran for two touchdowns to help South Carolina cruise to a 31-13 victory over Missouri on Saturday night in the SEC opener for both teams. Missouri (1-1, 0-1) led 10-0 early in the second quarter when tight end Jason Reese slipped past linebacker T.J. Brunson, hauled in a Drew Lock pass and outran his pursuers. South Carolina (2-0, 1-0) trailed for only 30 seconds. Samuel returned the ensuing kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown - his second TD return in two weeks. After the Gamecocks’ Jamyest Williams intercepted Lock, Samuel struck again, scoring on a 25-yard jet sweep. Samuel finished with five catches for 45 yards. Jake Bentley was 18 of 28 for 187 yards passing and threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Hayden Hurst to stretch South Carolina’s lead to 21-10 midway through the third quarter. Hurst added a 2-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter. Lock had 245 yards passing and a touchdown, but was intercepted twice. GAME CHANGER Missouri took a 10-0 lead with 13:07 remaining in the second quarter, but Deebo Samuel quickly changed that, returning a 97-yard kickoff for a touchdown for the second straight game. It was Samuel’s Gamecock best third career kickoff return for a touchdown. Samuel then took advantage of Jamyest Williams’first career interception, scoring on a 25-yard run on the drive’s first play, giving the Gamecocks the lead for good. KEY STAT 3 -- For the second straight game, the Gamecocks won the turnover battle, turning a trio of Tiger miscues into 14 points. Jamyest Williams’ interception turned into a Deebo Samuelrushing touchdown. Then a fumble on a punt in the fourth quarter led to Hayden Hurst’s second touchdown of the contest. NOTABLES - South Carolina is 2-0 on the young season for the first time since the 2012 campaign. - Hayden Hurst had a touchdown reception of 39 yards and a two-yard rushing touchdown on the night. It was his second and third career touchdowns (two receiving, one rushing) after putting his first one on the board in the 2016 Birmingham Bowl against USF. Hurst ended the game with three receptions for 69 yards. - Bryson Allen-Williams recorded his third interception in the past four games with his pick in the fourth quarter. Allen-Williams had interceptions at Clemson (Nov. 26, 2016) and against USF in the Birmingham Bowl (Dec. 29, 2016). - Samuel becomes the second player in South Carolina history to record a kickoff return for a touchdown in back-to-back games. King Dixon did the trick in games against Texas (Oct. 5, 1957) and Furman (Oct. 12, 1957). He has a school record three kickoff returns for touchdowns, all coming in the last five games.

1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th

5:33 13:07 12:52 12:37 8:41 6:31 0:18 10:25

MU MU SC SC SC MU SC SC

McCann 43-yard field goal (14-54-3:51) Reese 61-yard pass from Lock (McCann kick) (1-61-0:11) Samuel 97-yard kickoff return (Woznick kick) Samuel 25-yard run (Woznick kick) (1-25-0:09) Hurst 39-yard pass from Bentley (Woznick kick) (9-80-4:26) McCann 22-yard field goal (9-73-2:04) Woznick 32-yard field goal (11-58-6:06) Hurst 2-yard run (Woznick kick) (7-44-2:50)

Team Statistics First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Net Yards Rushing Rushing Attempts Net Yards Passing Cmp.-Att.-Int. Total Offense Yards Total Offense Plays Fumbles: No.-Lost Penalties: No.-Yards Punts-Yards Avg. Yards Per Punt Punt Returns: No.-Yards Kickoff Returns: No.-Yards Interceptions: No.-Yards Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Red Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: No.-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals

0-3 0-10 7-10 14-10 21-10 21-13 24-13 31-13

SC MU 20 21 9 11 9 10 2 0 172 178 40 37 187 245 18-28-0 14-32-2 359 423 68 69 0-0 1-1 4-29 4-24 5-212 4-215 42.4 53.8 0-0 1-4 2-120 2-47 2-1 0-0 37:36 22:24 8-15 5-14 0-0 1-2 2-3 1-3 1-6 1-8 4-4 1-1 1-2 2-3

Individual Statistics RUSHING: SC: T. Williams 14-78; Dowdle 14-48; Samuel 1-25; Turner 5-16; Bentley 4-5l Hurst 1-2; Team 1-(-2). MU: Ctockett 18-97; Witter 1272; Rountree 4-12; Lock 3-(-3). PASSING: SC: Bentley 18-28-0-187. MU: Lock 14-32-2-245. RECEIVING: SC: Samuel 5-45; Edwards 5-35; S. Smith 4-22; Hurst 3-69; Dowdle 1-16. MU: Mason 4-48; Hall 3-66; Moore 3-29; Reese 2-88; Witter 1-8; Crockett 1-6. PUNT RETURNS: SC: None. MU: Johnson 1-4. KICKOFF RETURNS: SC: Samuel 1-97; Turner 1-23. MU: Mason 2-47. INTERCEPTION RETURNS: SC: J. Williams 1-1; Allen-Williams 1-0. MU: None.

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Kentucky 23 South Carolina 13 September 16, 2017 Williams-Brice Stadium Columbia, S.C. 82,493

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Benny Snell Jr. rushed for two touchdowns and Kentucky’s defense held off South Carolina to win its fourth straight over the Gamecocks, 23-13, on Saturday night. Snell, who’s status was in doubt earlier in the week due to bruised ribs, rushed for scores of 5 and 1 yard in leading the Wildcats (1-0 Southeastern Conference) to their first 3-0 start since 2010. Two years ago, Kentucky snapped a 22-game SEC road losing streak at South Carolina. This time, the Wildcats left no doubt about who was the better team in this one. It did not start that way, though. South Carolina (2-1, 1-1) electrified a sold-out stadium with a 68-yard TD catch by receiver Deebo Samuel on the opening play, then got an interception and a fumble from the Wildcats’ first two drives. But Kentucky’s defense did not allow the Gamecocks any more points after that. Snell and offense took over with two long, first-half scoring drives for a 14-6 lead. Snell ended a 13-play series with his 5-yard touchdown. He capped an 11-play sequence with his second touchdown. Kentucky made the critical plays when it needed. Facing fourth-and-goal from the Wildcats 1 in the fourth quarter, Gamecock tailback Rico Dowdle was stopped cold by linebacker Jamar Watson and cornerback Derrick Baity. Then when the Gamecocks closed it to 20-13 on OrTre Smith’s 9-yard touchdown grab with 6:26 left, Kentucky quarterback Stephen Johnson scrambled on third down for a 54-yard run that led to Austin MacGinnis’ third field goal with two minutes left that sealed the win. Snell finished with 102 yards on 32 carries. Samuel had five catches for 122 yards and his sixth touchdown of the season. But he left the game in the fourth quarter with an injury. GAME CHANGER South Carolina forced a pair of first-half turnovers, an interception from Skai Moore and a fumble recovery from Jamyest Williams. The Gamecocks did not turn those Kentucky miscues into points as a Jake Bentley interception and a punt ended those USC drives. KEY STAT 68 -- Jake Bentley hit Deebo Samuel for a 68-yard touchdown on the first offensive play of the game. Samuel ended the game with five receptions for 122 yards but he suffered an injury that will have him out for extended period of time. NOTABLES - Bentley completed 16 straight passes beginning in the 2nd quarter and extending into the 3rd period, a career high and four off of the school record set by Connor Shaw against Missouri on Sept. 22, 2012. - Bentley finished with 304 passing yards on the night, the second 300yard effort of his career.

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7 6

7 0

3 0

6 7

23 13

Scoring Summary 1st 14:47 1st 1:05 2nd 8:37 3rd 5:25 4th 8:59 4th 6:26 4th 2:07

SC UK UK UK UK SC UK

Samuel 68-yard pass from Bentley (1-68-0:13) (Woznick kick failed) 6-0 Snell 5-yard run (MacGinnis kick) (13-75-6:33) 6-7 Snell 1-yard run (MacGinnis kick) (11-67-5:32) 6-14 MacGinnis 27-yard field goal (12-42-5:29) 6-17 MacGinnis 44-yard field goal (6-49-3:23) 6-20 O. Smith 9-yard pass from Bentley (White kick) (7-77-2:33) 13-20 MacGinnis 21-yard field goal (9-77-4:19) 13-23

Team Statistics First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Net Yards Rushing Rushing Attempts Net Yards Passing Cmp.-Att.-Int. Total Offense Yards Total Offense Plays Fumbles: No.-Lost Penalties: No.-Yards Punts-Yards Avg. Yards Per Punt Punt Returns: No.-Yards Kickoff Returns: No.-Yards Interceptions: No.-Yards Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Red Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: No.-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals

UK SC 20 14 7 3 11 11 2 0 184 54 47 20 169 304 16-26-1 24-37-2 353 358 73 57 1-1 0-0 4-10 7-45 4-178 3-122 44.5 40.7 0-0 2-14 1-16 6-53 2-4 1-17 36:49 23:11 9-16 3-12 0-0 1-3 4-4 1-2 2-6 1-12 2-2 1-2 3-3 0-3

Individual Statistics RUSHING: UK: Snell 32-102; S. Johnson 7-74; King 3-15; Bowden Jr. 3-10; Team 3-(-17). SC: Dowdle 8-23; Bentley 7-19; Turner 5-12. PASSING: UK: S. Johnson 16-25-1-169; Snell 0-1-0-0. SC: Bentley 24-362-304; Team 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING: UK: G. Johnson 4-41; Conrad 2-36; Richardson 2-29; Ross 2-14; Walker 2-13; King 1-18; Bone 1-9; Rigg 1-6; Hart 1-3. SC: Samuel 5-122; Edwards 5-57; Hurst 4-39; Dowdle 3-25; T. Williams 2-7; S. Smith 1-25; O. Smith 1-9; Davis 1-9; Turner 1-6; Terrell 1-5. PUNT RETURNS: UK: None. SC: Lammons 2-14. KICKOFF RETURNS: UK: Bowden Jr. 1-16. SC: Dowdle 1-21; Turner 2-19; Crosby 3-13. INTERCEPTION RETURNS: UK: Baity 1-3; Edwards 1-1. SC: Moore 1-17.

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3 0

3 0

7 0

3 17

16 17

Scoring Summary

September 23, 2017 Williams-Brice Stadium Columbia, S.C. 71,821 COLUMBIA, S.C. — Nothing had gone right in Parker White’s college career. He missed two field goals last week in a South Carolina loss and two more as the Gamecocks looked on their way to an embarrassing loss to Louisiana Tech. Oh-for-four, booed on his home field and torn apart all last week on Twitter, the freshman kicker finally hit a kick true, the 31-yarder sailing through the uprights with seven seconds left as the Gamecocks (3-1) beat the Bulldogs 17-16 on Saturday. White danced around the field waving his arms at the student section after the first game-winning field goal in his life. And after the Bulldogs (2-2) failed to return the kickoff, he ran and jumped into the student section. The winning was an immediate balm for South Carolina. But there were still problems. Sophomore quarterback Jake Bentley had several overthrows and an ugly interception that required a tackle from him to prevent a touchdown the other way. There was a defense that put little pressure on Louisiana Tech and allowed 6-of-13 conversions on third down - with the meat of the Southeastern Conference schedule starting next week at Texas A&M. The Gamecocks (3-1) trailed 13-0 before a wild fourth quarter that saw South Carolina take a 14-13 lead and Louisiana Tech (2-2) answer with a 10play, 84-yard drive that ended with what appeared to be the game winning 25-yard field goal by Jonathan Barnes with 55 seconds left. Bentley was 22-of-34 for 295 yards with a touchdown and an interception. Ty’Son Williams ran 13 times for 95 yards after getting no carries for South Carolina in last week’s loss to Kentucky. For Louisiana Tech coach Skip Holtz, it was another shot at a big win that slipped away. The Bulldogs led Arkansas midway through the fourth quarter last year before losing 21-20 and lost to Kansas State 39-33 in triple overtime in 2015. GAME CHANGER With Louisiana Tech driving for points towards the end of the third quarter, JaMarcus King intercepted J’Mar Smith on South Carolina’s three-yard line. That set up a 16-play, 97-yard drive that was capped by OrTre Smith’s 28-yard touchdown pass from Bentley, cutting Louisiana Tech’s lead to 13-7.

1st 1:41 2nd 5:23 3rd 8:54 4th 11:06 4th 4:52 4th 0:55 4th 0:04

LAT LAT LAT SC SC LAT SC

Barnes 33-yard field goal (14-64-7:15) Barnes 52-yard field goal (4-7-1:43) Veal 3-yard pass from Smith (Barnes kick) (12-75-6:06) O. Smith 28-yard pass from Bentley (kick) (16-97-7:36) T. Williams 35-yard run (White kick) (2-74-0:40) Barnes 25-yard field goal (10-84-3:57) White 31-yard field goal (6-65-0:47)

Team Statistics First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Net Yards Rushing Rushing Attempts Net Yards Passing Cmp.-Att.-Int. Total Offense Yards Total Offense Plays Fumbles: No.-Lost Penalties: No.-Yards Punts-Yards Avg. Yards Per Punt Punt Returns: No.-Yards Kickoff Returns: No.-Yards Interceptions: No.-Yards Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Red Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: No.-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals

0-3 0-6 0-13 7-13 14-13 14-16 17-16

LAT SC 17 23 4 11 12 12 1 0 80 143 28 32 281 295 23-33-1 22-35-1 361 438 61 67 0-0 4-1 3-18 1-15 2-87 2-81 43.5 40.5 0-0 1-10 2-50 2-27 1-19 1-0 30:52 29:08 6-13 8-14 0-0 1-1 3-4 1-2 2-12 1-2 1-1 2-2 3-4 1-3

Individual Statistics RUSHING: LAT: Craft 14-48; Scott 8-17; Smith 5-12; McKnight 1-3. SC: T. Williams 13-95; Dowdle 9-32; Bentley 5-16; Turner 3-10; Davis 1-1, Team 1-(-11). PASSING: LAT: Smith 23-33-1-281. SC: Bentley 22-34-1-295; Team 0-10-0. RECEIVING: LAT: Veal 10-110; Bonnette 6-94; Watts 3-33; McKnight 2-33; Scott 1-10; Craft 1-1. SC: Edwards 6-122; Hurst 3-29; Turner 3-23; O. Smith 2-36; Davis 2-23; T. Williams 2-14; S. Smith 1-14; August 1-14; Terrell 1-6; Dowdle 1-4. PUNT RETURNS: LAT: None. SC: Lammons 1-10.

KEY STAT 41 -- On South Carolina’s final drive, Jake Bentley hit Bryan Edwards with a 41-yard pass down to the Louisiana Tech 14-yard line. That pass completion set up Parker White’s game-winning 31-yard field goal with four seconds remaining, giving the Gamecocks the one-point win.

KICKOFF RETURNS: LAT: Scott 2-50. SC: Turner 1-15; Fenton 1-12. INTERCEPTION RETURNS: LAT: Roberson 1-19. SC: King 1-0.

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Texas A&M 24 South Carolina 17 September 30, 2017 Kyle Field College Station, Texas 96,430

COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS — Keith Ford ran for 70 yards and two touchdowns, including the go-ahead 17-yard score in the fourth quarter, to lift Texas A&M to a 24-17 win over South Carolina on Saturday night. Freshman Kellen Mond threw for 159 yards and ran for 95 to help the Aggies (4-1, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) rally for the victory. Texas A&M trailed by a touchdown entering the fourth quarter before Ford tied it up with a 7-yard run. Otaro Alaka sacked Jake Bentley on third down on South Carolina’s next drive to force a punt. Ford put the Aggies on top on their ensuing possession when he dragged three defenders into the end zone for that 17-yard touchdown, which made it 24-17. Bentley was sacked twice on South Carolina’s next drive and the Aggies got the ball back and they used run after run to get the clock down to less than two minutes. Bentley threw for 256 yards and two touchdowns for South Carolina (3-2, 1-2), but he was sacked seven times behind a line that often didn’t give him enough time to make plays. Alaka led the way on defense for the Aggies, finishing with nine tackles, including five for losses and two sacks. Bentley pushed South Carolina’s lead to 17-7 when he connected with OrTre Smith on a 13-yard touchdown pass with about nine minutes left in the third quarter. The Aggies took a 7-0 lead on a 1-yard touchdown run by Trayveon Williams early in the second quarter. South Carolina tied it up when Bentley wriggled out of a would-be sack and found Shi Smith wide open on a 45-yard touchdown pass to tie it at 7-all with about 13 minutes left in the second quarter. The Gamecocks took a 10-7 lead on a 29-yard field goal by Parker White with about nine minutes left in the first half. They had a chance to add to their lead when they were driving inside the 10-yard line late in the second quarter, but Bentley was sacked by Landis Durham, who caused a fumble which the Aggies recovered to end the drive. GAME CHANGER In the third quarter with South Carolina up, 17-7, the Carolina defense held Texas A&M to a three-and-out and had the ball with 7:31 left. The Gamecocks went three-and-out on their next drive while Texas A&M answered with a field goal. Texas A&M scored touchdowns on its next two possessions to take the lead it would not relinquish.

South Carolina Texas A&M

0 0

7 3

0 14

17 24

Scoring Summary 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 4th 4th

14:45 12:45 9:12 9:24 0:59 12:27 7:42

A&M SC SC SC A&M A&M A&M

T. Williams 1-yard run (LaCamera kick) (10-55-4:33) S. Smith 45-yard pass from Bentley (White kick) (5-75-2:00) White 29-yard field goal (6-39-2:30) O. Smith 13-yard pass from Bentley (White kick) (6-80-2:17) LaCamera 46-yard field goal (12-55-5:01) Ford 7-yard run (LaCamera kick) (7-55-2:26) Ford 17-yard run (LaCamera kick) (5-46-2:12)

Team Statistics First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Net Yards Rushing Rushing Attempts Net Yards Passing Cmp.-Att.-Int. Total Offense Yards Total Offense Plays Fumbles: No.-Lost Penalties: No.-Yards Punts-Yards Avg. Yards Per Punt Punt Returns: No.-Yards Kickoff Returns: No.-Yards Interceptions: No.-Yards Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Red Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: No.-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals

0-7 7-7 10-7 17-7 17-10 17-17 17-24

SC A&M 14 20 2 12 11 8 1 0 23 159 26 49 256 159 17-30-0 19-27-0 279 396 56 76 1-1 2-1 2-10 5-47 7-310 8-324 44.3 40.5 1-3 1-(-1) 3-72 2-10 0-0 0-0 25:53 34:07 2-13 7-16 0-1 0-0 2-3 3-3 1-8 7-56 2-2 3-3 1-2 1-1

Individual Statistics RUSHING: SC: T. Williams 14-73; Turner 1-0; Dowdle 2-(-4); Bentley 9-(46). A&M: Mond 16-95; Ford 12-70; Williams 16-56; Bussey 3-12; Paul 1-6. PASSING: SC: Bentley 17-30-0-256. A&M: Mond 19-27-0-159. RECEIVING: SC: Hurst 6-76; Edwards 4-68; S. Smith 3-86; O. Smith 3-28; T. Williams 1-(-2). A&M: Ratley 4-40; Kirk 4-13; Ausbon 3-43; Williams 3-22; Ford 2-19; Bussey 1-19; Buckley 1-11; Paul 1-1. PUNT RETURNS: SC: Lammons 1-3. A&M: Kirk 1-(-1). KICKOFF RETURNS: SC: Fenton 2-58; Turner 1-14. A&M: Kirk 1-10; Cline 1-0. INTERCEPTION RETURNS: SC: None. A&M: None.

KEY STAT 151-7 – Texas A&M outgained South Carolina 151-7 in the fourth quarter, taking a 24-17 lead on a Keith Ford 17-yard touchdown run. South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley also was sacked four times in the game’s final quarter.

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South Carolina 48 Arkansas 22 October 7, 2017 Williams-Brice Stadium Columbia, S.C. 79,416

Arkansas South Carolina

3 3

7 14

0 17

12 14

22 48

Scoring Summary

COLUMBIA, S.C. — An unprecedented night by South Carolina’s defense may have rescued the Gamecocks season and sent Arkansas back down a familiar, discouraging path. The Gamecocks (4-2, 2-2 Southeastern) scored three touchdowns on defense - returning two interceptions and a fumble - in a 48-22 win over Arkansas (2-3, 0-2) on Saturday. After a 75-yard touchdown drive by the Razorbacks tied it at 10 early in the second quarter, Arkansas gained just 48 yards in their next 18 plays. Those plays included an Austin Allen interception Skai Moore returned 34 yards for a TD and an Allen fumble that T.J. Brunson returned 74 yards for a score. By the time the Razorbacks started moving the ball again, the Gamecocks led 41-10 in the fourth quarter. ‘’Everything disintegrated right in front of us,’’ said Arkansas coach Brett Bielema, who will need three wins over five SEC teams he is a combined 8-15 against with the Razorbacks South Carolina has no record of ever scoring three defensive touchdowns in the 125 years it has played football. Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp, known for his defensive mind, couldn’t remember three touchdowns from his favorite unit in his career. And Brunson - he had never been in the end zone in all his football life, either. ‘’That was fun. I hope to get to do it again,’’ Brunson said. And all that defense helped build the confidence of an offense that had seen several shaky games but come through with two more wins than the halfway point in 2016. Jake Bentley went 16 of 31 for 199 yards and three touchdowns, including a critical 18-yard pass to Bryan Edwards in the corner of the end zone with four seconds in the first half. Bentley spread the ball around to nine receivers as South Carolina beat a team from the SEC West for the first time since 2013. The Gamecocks gained 358 yards, scoring on five of eight possessions in the final three quarters. Bentley was sacked just once, a week after the offense line allowed seven sacks in a loss to Texas A&M. ‘’It takes the pressure off of us,’’ Bentley said of the defense. ‘’Their confidence is through the roof.’’ GAME CHANGER With the game tied at 10 in the final minute of the first half, Jake Bentley hit Bryan Edwards with an 18-yard touchdown pass, giving the Gamecocks a 17-10 lead with four seconds remaining. South Carolina took a lead it would never relinquish heading into the halftime locker room. KEY STAT 3 -- The South Carolina defense recorded three touchdowns for the first time in modern history. Skai Moore and Keisean Nixon each returned an interception for a score while T.J. Brunson had a 73-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown.

1st 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 4th 4th 4th

9:46 6:31 14:15 8:26 0:04 9:28 8:33 4:23 12:47 8:36 3:33 1:40

SC ARK SC ARK SC SC SC SC SC ARK SC ARK

White 33-yard field goal (4-0-1:27) Limpert 48-yard field goal (8-45-3:15) Hurst 62-yard pass from Bentley (White kick) (2-65-0:45) Jones 5-yard pass from Allen (Limpert kick) (12-75-5:49) Edwards 18-yard pass from Bentley (White kick) (8-69-1:54) White 29-yard field goal (9-50-3:49) Moore 34-yard interception return (White kick) Brunson 73-yard fumble recovery (White kick) T. Williams 3-yard pass from Bentley (White kick) (11-60-5:37) Williams 4-yard run (Kelley pass failed) (10-75-4:11) Nixon 45-yard interception return (Woznick kick) Nance 34-yard pass from Kelley (Kelley pass failed) (5-58-1:53)

Team Statistics First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Net Yards Rushing Rushing Attempts Net Yards Passing Cmp.-Att.-Int. Total Offense Yards Total Offense Plays Fumbles: No.-Lost Penalties: No.-Yards Punts-Yards Avg. Yards Per Punt Punt Returns: No.-Yards Kickoff Returns: No.-Yards Interceptions: No.-Yards Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Red Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: No.-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals

3-0 3-3 10-3 10-10 17-10 20-10 27-10 34-10 41-10 41-16 48-16 48-22

ARK SC 19 19 7 9 11 9 1 1 106 159 32 36 224 199 20-37-2 16-31-0 330 358 69 67 2-2 1-0 4-25 3-25 5-175 2-99 35.0 49.5 0-0 1-5 2-51 1-28 0-0 2-79 30:25 29:35 6-14 4-13 0-0 1-2 2-2 4-4 1-6 2-15 1-1 6-6 1-1 2-4

Individual Statistics RUSHING: ARK: Williams 7-32; Hayden 9-28; Kelley 2-23; Hammonds 2-22; Jones 1-9; Nance 1-4; Stewart 1-1; Whaley 6-(-3), Allen 3-(-10). SC: Dowdle 11-61; T. Williams 8-35; Denson 8-25; Turner 5-20; Hurst 2-12; Edwards 1-11; Bentley 1-(-5). PASSING: ARK: Allen 12-24-1-84; Kelley 8-13-1-140. SC: Bentley 16-310-199-3. RECEIVING: ARK: Nance 8-116; Jones 3-37; Stewart 3-26;Cantrell 2-12; Patton 1-21; Williams 1-16; Martin 1-15; O’Grady 1-(-19). SC: O. Smith 3-40; Hurst 2-76; Edwards 2-20; S. Smith 2-16; Turner 2-14; Crosby 2-11; August 1-19; T. Williams 1-3; Dowdle 1-0. PUNT RETURNS: ARK: None. SC: Lammons 1-5. KICKOFF RETURNS: ARK: Warren 1-42; Jackson 1-9. SC: Turner 1-28. INTERCEPTION RETURNS: ARK: None. SC: Nixon 1-45; Moore 1-34.

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South Carolina 15 Tennessee 9 October 14, 2017 Neyland Stadium Knoxville, Tenn. 98,104

KNOXVILLE, TENN. — Parker White made all three of his field-goal attempts, including a a tiebreaking 21-yarder with 5:17 remaining, and South Carolina produced a goal-line stand Saturday in the closing seconds of a 15-9 victory over Tennessee. After being completely shut down the entire second half, Tennessee’s offense reached South Carolina’s 2-yard line with nine seconds left before Jarrett Guarantano threw three straight incompletions to close the game. The game ended on a pass intended for Brandon Johnson in the right corner of the end zone. Tennessee (3-3, 0-3 SEC) hasn’t scored a touchdown in its last 10 quarters and settled for field goals after having first-and-goal on two separate drives in the first half. White, who had been 4 of 11 on field-goal attempts before Saturday, made his tiebreaking 21-yarder in the fourth quarter plus a 36-yarder with 1:13 left. White also had a 47-yard field goal in the second quarter. The comeback continued Muschamp’s mastery of Tennessee. Muschamp, who coached Florida from 2011-14, now owns a career record of 6-0 against Tennessee and a 4-0 mark against Jones. The Volunteers gave Guarantano his first career start but still couldn’t awaken their dormant offense. Guarantano went 11 of 18 for 133 yards and was sacked seven times. He had 17 carries for minus-2 net yards. South Carolina (5-2, 3-2) scored on each of its last three drives. The Gamecocks appeared ready to take the lead when A.J. Turner’s 20-yard touchdown run around the right end tied the game at 9-all with 1:02 left in the third quarter. But on the ensuing extra-point attempt, holder Danny Gordon mishandled a low snap. Gordon threw an incomplete pass that prevented South Carolina from grabbing a 10-9 lead. South Carolina pulled ahead for good on its next possession with a 16play, 72-yard drive that lasted over nine minutes. Tennessee grabbed a 9-3 halftime lead after Brent Cimaglia made field goals from 29, 33 and 24 yards out. GAME CHANGER Tennessee’s offense attacked the red zone four times in the game, but came away with only three first-half field goals. The South Carolina defense held the Volunteers to just 253 total yards, a season best for the Gamecocks defense. The game ended with Tennessee at the South Carolina 2-yard line but a pair of incomplete passes gave the Gamecocks their fifth win of the season.

SOUTH CAROLINA South Carolina Tennessee

0 6

6 0

6 0

15 9

Scoring Summary 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 4th 4th

10:26 1:36 10:31 0:33 1:02 5:17 1:13

UT UT SC UT SC SC SC

Cimaglia 29-yard field goal (7-46-3:33) Cimaglia 33-yard field goal (14-80-6:32) White 47-yard field goal (6-30-3:05) Cimaglia 24-yard field goal (11-51-4:41) Turner 20-yard run (Team kick failed) (12-95-6:28) White 21-yard field goal (16-72-9:10) White 36-yard field goal (8-28-3:12)

Team Statistics First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Net Yards Rushing Rushing Attempts Net Yards Passing Cmp.-Att.-Int. Total Offense Yards Total Offense Plays Fumbles: No.-Lost Penalties: No.-Yards Punts-Yards Avg. Yards Per Punt Punt Returns: No.-Yards Kickoff Returns: No.-Yards Interceptions: No.-Yards Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Red Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: No.-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals

0-3 0-6 3-6 3-9 9-9 12-9 15-9

SC UT 19 16 11 6 8 6 0 4 194 120 40 39 129 133 15-24-0 11-19-0 323 253 64 58 0-0 2-0 8-59 7-40 4-160 6-314 40.0 52.3 4-49 1-10 1-24 1-21 0-0 0-0 32:42 27:18 5-13 3-13 0-1 0-0 3-3 3-4 7-46 1-6 0-1 0-0 3-3 3-3

Individual Statistics RUSHING: SC: Turner 14-86; T. Williams 11-47; Bentley 6-24; Dowdle 4-19; Denson 4-14; Hurst 1-4. UT: Kelly 16-58; Chandler 4-45; Dormady 1-13; Palmer 1-6; Guarantano. 27-(-2). PASSING: SC: Bentley 15-24-0-129. UT: Guarantano 11-18-0-133; Smith 0-1-0-0. RECEIVING: SC: Edwards 6-63; O. Smith 3-40; August 2-9; Terrell 1-9; S. Smith 1-4; Pollard 1-4; Turner 1-0. UT: Callaway 4-37; Johnson 3-54; Kelly 2-21; Chandler 1-11; Smith 1-10. PUNT RETURNS: SC: Lammons 4-49. UT: Callaway 1-10. KICKOFF RETURNS: SC: Fenton 1-24. UT: Chandler 1-21. INTERCEPTION RETURNS: SC: None. UT: None.

KEY STAT 86 — A.J. Turner entered the game with 60 yards rushing but more than doubled that in the win over the Volunteers. Turner ran 14 times for 86 yards and the touchdown that tied the game at nine in the third quarter. Turner’s rushing also helped chew the clock as South Carolina had the ball for 12:22 in the fourth quarter.

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South Carolina 34 Vanderbilt 27 October 28, 2017 Williams-Brice Stadium Columbia, S.C. 78,992

Vanderbilt South Carolina

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — On the expected legs of A.J. Turner and the surprising legs of quarterback Jake Bentley, South Carolina is finally back in an Southeastern Conference East Division race in November. Bentley, who came into the game with 14 yards rushing all season, ran six times for 47 yards and the first two TDs on the ground in his college career to lead South Carolina (6-2, 4-2) to a 34-27 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday. Turner ran 15 times for a career best 121 yards. The Gamecocks still need help for only a second division title since joining the SEC in 1992. Even if they beat No. 3 Georgia on the road next weekend, they will still be a game behind the Bulldogs but with the tiebreaker. A new weapon emerged Saturday. When Bentley takes off, it’s a deepbreath moment for the Gamecocks. Offensive lineman Zach Bailey used a curse word to say what it scares out of him. Bentley said when he has just one defender in front of him, he tries to make what he called ‘’the slowest juke move ever seen.’’ But each of the sophomore’s runs was huge. Two went for touchdowns, one turned a second-and-15 into a third-and-2 and another went for 8 yards on a second-and-9. Bentley also completed 19 of his 29 passes for 174 yards. Vanderbilt (3-5, 0-5) had two players ejected for targeting - defensive back Zaire Jones and linebacker Charles Wright, the team’s sack leader, on a hit on Bentley just after he released the ball. Bentley said he is used to taking shots. ‘’Anytime a quarterback runs it’s like a little minnow with a pool of sharks,’’ he said. Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason said he wasn’t going to argue the specifics of either targeting call, but he isn’t sure the rule is being interpreted correctly. He felt his players made hard tackles that did not target the head or a helpless player. The Commodores finished with 10 penalties for 100 yards. The final one might have been the most costly. A holding penalty by tight end Sam Dobbs stalled a potential game-tying drive and Kyle Shurmur overthrew Caleb Scott on fourth-and-2 with just over a minute to go at the South Carolina 40. Shurmur threw for a season-best 333 yards and four touchdowns. GAME CHANGER The Gamecocks were a perfect 3-for-3 in the red zone in today’s 34-27 win over Vanderbilt. That included a pair of rushing touchdowns from Jake Bentley and a one-yard score by A.J. Turner to close out the first quarter. On the season, South Carolina is 18-for-22 (81.8 percent) in the red zone this season.

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Blasingame 9-yard pass from Shurmur (Openshaw kick) (6-75-2:54) 0-7 Bentley 19-yard run (White kick) (4-75-1:41) 7-7 Turner 1-yard run (White kick) (10-64-3:38) 14-7 Duncan 8-yard pass from Shurmur (kick blocked) (6-54-1:45) 14-13 S. Smith 36-yard pass from Bentley (White kick) (5-75-1:57) 21-13 White 44-yard field goal (6-8-2:15) 24-13 Lipscomb 47-yard pass from Shurmur (Openshaw kick) (3-70-1:28) 24-20 Bentley 11-yard run (White kick) (8-72-5:01) 31-20 White 39-yard field goal (10-43-4:23) 34-20 Duncan 4-yard pass from Shurmur (Openshaw kick) (14-77-4:52) 34-27

Team Statistics First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Net Yards Rushing Rushing Attempts Net Yards Passing Cmp.-Att.-Int. Total Offense Yards Total Offense Plays Fumbles: No.-Lost Penalties: No.-Yards Punts-Yards Avg. Yards Per Punt Punt Returns: No.-Yards Kickoff Returns: No.-Yards Interceptions: No.-Yards Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Red Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: No.-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals

VU SC 27 26 8 14 15 8 4 4 107 212 23 37 333 174 27-49-1 19-29-0 440 386 72 66 2-0 0-0 10-100 7-50 4-138 3-144 34.5 48.0 3-21 0-0 2-52 1-23 0-0 1-10 29:24 30:36 8-15 7-14 0-2 0-0 3-3 3-3 1-8 0-0 3-4 4-4 0-0 2-3

Individual Statistics RUSHING: VU: Rivers 11-41; Webb 6-31; Sherfield 1-19; Lipscomb 1-11; Tennyson 1-11; Blasingame 2-7; Team 1-(-13). SC: Turner 15-121; Bentley 6-47; Denson 4-25; T. Williams 8-13; Hurst 1-6; Edwards 1-5; Team 2-(-5). PASSING: VU: Shurmur 27-49-1-333. SC: Bentley 19-29-0-174. RECEIVING: VU: Duncan 8-80; Lipscomb 7-128; Sherfield 4-59; Scott 4-32; Webb 1-13; Marcus 1-9; Blasingame 1-9; Pinkney 1-3. SC: S. Smith 5-76; Hurst 4-31; Turner 4-24; O. Smith 3-35; Edwards 2-15; T. Williams 1-(-7). PUNT RETURNS: VU: Lipscomb 3-18. SC: None. KICKOFF RETURNS: VU: Wakefield 2-52. SC: Fenton 1-23. INTERCEPTION RETURNS: VU: None. SC: Montac 1-10.

KEY STAT 212 -- The South Carolina offense had a season high 212 rushing yards in today’s win over Vanderbilt. The Gamecocks were led on the ground by A.J. Turner, who had a career high 121 yards. Jake Bentley added 47 yards and the first two rushing touchdowns of his career.

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#2/2 Georgia 24 South Carolina 10 November 4, 2017 Sanford Stadium Athens, Ga. 92,746

ATHENS, GA. — Jake Fromm proved he can throw - and block a little, too - as his two touchdown passes led No. 2 Georgia to a 24-10 win over South Carolina on Saturday. Fromm was accurate and efficient, completing 16 of 22 passes for 196 yards with scoring passes of 10 yards to Javon Wims and 20 yards to Mecole Hardman. Fromm also had the final block to clear the way for Sony Michel to score on a direct-snap, 8-yard run in the first quarter. Georgia (9-0, 6-0 Southeastern Conference, No. 1 College Football Playoff) has won its first nine games for the first time since 1982. The Bulldogs needed a Mississippi win over Kentucky on Saturday to clinch a spot in the SEC championship game. South Carolina (6-3, 4-3) had its three-game winning streak snapped. The Gamecocks also lost hopes for winning the SEC East. Nick Chubb ran for 102 yards on 20 carries for Georgia. Michel added 81 yards rushing. Georgia, accustomed to lopsided SEC wins, faced a tougher challenge from South Carolina. The Bulldogs led only 14-7 at halftime. Each team had first-half touchdown catches determined by reviews. Jake Bentley’s 12-yard pass to Bryan Edwards early in the second half was ruled incomplete before the officials’ review determined Edwards made the catch before going out of bounds. The touchdown tied the game at 7. On Georgia’s next drive, a review determined Wims had his left foot in bounds on his touchdown catch. The Bulldogs opened the second half with a 75-yard touchdown drive capped by Fromm’s touchdown pass to Hardman, who made a leaping catch over Jamyest Williams. South Carolina’s Parker White kicked a 25-yard field goal late in the third quarter. Georgia’s Rodrigo Blankenship kicked a 20-yarder in the fourth quarter. Following Blankenship’s field goal, Georgia stopped South Carolina at its 44 when cornerback Deandre Baker deflected Bentley’s fourth-down pass. Malkom Parrish’s interception ended the Gamecocks’ final possession. Bentley completed 21 of 35 passes for 227 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. GAME CHANGER South Carolina tied the game at seven on a 12-yard touchdown pass from Jake Bentley to Bryan Edwards, but Georgia answered on its next possession as a 10-play, 75-yard drive ended with a 10-yard touchdown pass from Jake Frohm to Javon Wims. Georgia never relinquished that lead, scoring 10 points in the second half in the 24-10 win.

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2:21 13:58 9:27 9:28 3:36 6:36

UGA SC UGA UGA SC UGA

Michel 8-yard run (Blankenship kick) (11-69-5:30) 0-7 Edwards 12-yaed pass from Bentley (White kick) (10-75-3:23) 7-7 Wims 10-yard pass from Fromm (Blankenship kick) (10-75-4:40) 7-14 Hardman 20-yard pass from Fromm (Blankenship kick) (10-75-5:32) 7-21 White 25-yard field goal (13-68-5:52) 10-21 Blankenship 20-yard field goal (15-65-7:32) 10-24

Team Statistics First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Net Yards Rushing Rushing Attempts Net Yards Passing Cmp.-Att.-Int. Total Offense Yards Total Offense Plays Fumbles: No.-Lost Penalties: No.-Yards Punts-Yards Avg. Yards Per Punt Punt Returns: No.-Yards Kickoff Returns: No.-Yards Interceptions: No.-Yards Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Red Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: No.-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals

SC UGA 14 26 1 13 11 12 2 1 43 242 17 53 227 196 21-36-2 16-22-0 270 438 53 75 0-0 1-1 2-15 5-55 3-120 3-140 40.0 46.7 0-0 1-(-3) 1-13 0-0 0-0 2-17 21:38 38:22 4-12 8-13 0-1 1-1 2-2 4-5 1-7 2-11 1-1 3-3 1-2 1-1

Individual Statistics RUSHING: SC: Turner 8-35; Denson 3-9; T. Williams 3-8; Bentley 3-(9). UGA: Chubb 20-102; Michel 16-81; Swift 5-22; Herrien 2-18; Fromm 5-11; Payne 2-6; Ridley 1-5; Team 2-(-3). PASSING: SC: Bentley 21-35-2-227; Hurst 0-1-0-0. UGA: Fromm 16-220-196. RECEIVING: SC: Hurst 7-93; Edwards 7-62; O. Smith 3-36; S. Smith 2-28; Turner 1-5; T. Williams 1-3. UGA: Wims 5-46; Godwin 3-53; Hardman 3-41; Nauta 1-17; Michel 1-16; Chubb 1-9; Blazevich 1-7; Ridley 1-7. PUNT RETURNS: SC: None. UGA: Hardman 1-(-3). KICKOFF RETURNS: SC: Fenton 1-13. UGA: None. INTERCEPTION RETURNS: SC: None. UGA: None.

KEY STAT 242 -- Georgia ran for 242 yards on 53 carries in the win over South Carolina. Nick Chubb went for 102 yards, while Sony Michel had 81 yards and a touchdown in the win over the Gamecocks. The running attack helped the Bulldogs go 8-for-13 on third down. 82

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South Carolina 28 Florida 20 November 11, 2017 Williams-Brice Stadium Columbia, S.C. 79,727

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — In a season of one dominant team and a bunch of disappointments in the SEC East, resilient South Carolina figured out another way to win, overcoming four turnovers to beat Florida 28-20 on Saturday and reach heights the Gamecocks have rarely achieved. South Carolina (7-3, 5-3 Southeastern) can’t win what would have been only been its second SEC East title. But the Gamecocks will finish with only its eighth winning SEC record in 26 seasons in the league. Second year coach Will Muschamp has his Gamecocks embracing what he calls a ‘’So What? Now what?’’ philosophy, and his quarterback Jake Bentley personified it, shaking off three interceptions to throw for 249 yards and run for two touchdowns . ‘’At the end of the day, we won,’’ the sophomore said. ‘’It’s better to learn from something with a W.’’ A Florida team in disarray with a fired coach and no wins since September couldn’t take advantage of the help. The Gators (3-6, 3-5) will finish with a losing SEC record for only the third time since 1992. Interim coach Randy Shannon said he was proud his team kept fighting after a 35-point loss against Georgia led to the firing of Jim McElwain two weeks ago, and Shannon’s debut was a 29-point loss to Missouri. But he understands it still isn’t enough as Florida will miss a bowl game for only the third time in 31 seasons. ‘’Is this up to the expectations of this program? No. We wanted to win. There are no moral victories,’’ Shannon said. A.J. Turner ran 22 times for 136 yards and Mon Denson rushed for the first two touchdowns of his career as South Carolina had its best offensive game of the season with 469 yards. In a common theme this season, the Gamecocks defense also came through. The Gators converted as many fourth downs (2 for 2) as third downs (2 for 15). And the defense ended Florida’s last chance when defensive back Jamyest Williams picked off a tipped pass near midfield with just over a minute to go. ‘’Two years ago, we’re a 3-9 football team. The investment you’ve made to get to this point, I’m damn proud of you,’’ Muschamp told his team in the locker room after the win. GAME CHANGER With South Carolina holding a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, Jake Bentley’s pass was intercepted by CJ Henderson at the Gamecock 25-yard line. Henderson returned it to the South Carolina 1-yard line, but the ball was poked away by Hayden Hurst and picked up by A.J. Turner to the Gamecock 24. Although they didn’t score, the Gamecocks kept the lead and added to it on a Mon Denson 24-yard rush towards the end of the first quarter.

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SC SC UF UF SC UF SC UF

Bentley 4-yard run (White kick) (7-74-2:51) Denson 24-yard run (White kick) (6-75-2:06) Pineiro 29-yard field goal (5-26-1:42) Pineiro 37-yard field goal (7-46-1:58) Denson 12-yard run (White kick) (8-75-4:07) Perine 18-yard run (Pineiro kick) (7-75-2:22) Bentley 7-yard run (White kick) (6-53-2:31) Thompson 1-yard run (Pineiro kick) (4-70-1:13)

Team Statistics First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Net Yards Rushing Rushing Attempts Net Yards Passing Cmp.-Att.-Int. Total Offense Yards Total Offense Plays Fumbles: No.-Lost Penalties: No.-Yards Punts-Yards Avg. Yards Per Punt Punt Returns: No.-Yards Kickoff Returns: No.-Yards Interceptions: No.-Yards Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Red Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: No.-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals

7-0 14-0 14-3 14-6 21-6 21-13 28-13 28-20

UF SC 12 24 3 9 8 13 1 2 78 220 22 47 223 249 17-39-1 19-29-3 301 469 61 76 3-2 1-1 10-56 3-26 8-346 4-151 43.2 37.8 1-0 4-34 0-0 1-21 3-71 1-0 24:19 35:41 2-15 5-13 2-2 1-2 4-4 3-4 3-13 4-29 2-2 4-4 2-2 0-1

Individual Statistics RUSHING: UF: Thompson 3-35; Perine 6-24; Zaire 6-21; Franks 7-(-2). SC: Turner 22-136; Denson 13-61; Bentley 8-14; Hurst 1-11; Edwards 1-2; Team 2-(-4). PASSING: UF: Franks 10-25-1-174; Zaire 7-14-0-49. SC: Bentley 19-293-249. RECEIVING: UF: Powell 5-58; Toney 3-37; Massey 2-11; Stephens 1-63; Hammond 1-37; Cleveland 1-11; Swain 1-7; Perine 1-2; Lewis 1-(-1); Thompson 1-(-2). SC: O. Smith 5-60; Hurst 5-59; Edwards 3-48; Turner 3-36; S. Smith 1-26; August 1-11; Dawkins 1-9. PUNT RETURNS: UF: Powell 1-0. SC: Lammons 3-34; Team 1-0. KICKOFF RETURNS: UF: None. SC: Fenton 1-21. INTERCEPTION RETURNS: UF: Gardner 1-46; Henderson 1-25; Joseph 1-0. SC: J. Williams 1-0.

KEY STAT 242 – South Carolina produced a season-high 469 yards on 76 offensive plays in the win over Florida. A.J. Turner ran for a career-high 136 yards while Mon Denson added 61 yards and two touchdowns. Jake Bentley was 19-for-29 for 249 yards and a pair of rushing touchdowns.

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South Carolina 31 +û+. āĀ November 18, 2017 Williams-Brice Stadium Columbia, S.C. 74,742

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina linebacker Skai Moore believes the Gamecocks have one mission in the week leading up to rival Clemson find that edge. Moore, the fifth-year senior, had a record-tying interception that turned things in the Gamecocks favor and stuffed out another Wofford drive in the third quarter as South Carolina reached eight wins for the first time in four years with a 31-10 victory Saturday. Moore was a freshman in 2013, the last time the Gamecocks won that many - and last time they defeated state rival Clemson, their next opponent. South Carolina (8-3) certainly did that against Wofford, an FCS opponent who had not beaten the Gamecocks since 1917. After falling behind 3-0 and seeing Wofford stop them short on fourth down, quarterback Jake Bentley and the Gamecocks got going. Bentley ran for two touchdowns and passed for a third to end any threat of another stunner, like when Citadel, Wofford’s SoCon rival, beat them 23-22 two years ago. Bentley finished off a 50-yard scoring drive with a 1-yard TD run. Bentley hit Bryan Edwards with a pretty, 23-yard scoring pass on the next series and the Gamecocks were on their way to their 17th straight victory over Wofford (9-2). South Carolina had not won eight games in a season since 2013, the last of three consecutive 11-2 marks under former coach Steve Spurrier. To get even more, the Gamecocks will need to end Clemson’s three-game win streak in the rivalry. Expect South Carolina to be big underdogs to the defending national champions who won this game 56-7 a year ago and are poised for another playoff run this season. Bentley, the sophomore quarterback, leads South Carolina with six rushing touchdowns, all coming in the past four games. Bentley threw for 194 yards on 22 of 28 passing with no interceptions. South Carolina’s defense did its part, too. The Gamecocks held Wofford, which came in averaging 260 yards rushing, to 155 yards on the ground. Moore’s pick was the 14th of his career, matching Bo Davies mark set 46 years ago. GAME CHANGER Wofford held a 3-0 lead after the end of the first quarter and had possession but on the first play of the second period, Skai Moore recorded his 14th career interception, tying a South Carolina career interception record and setting up a Jake Bentley 1-yard run, giving the Gamecocks a lead they would never relinquish.

Wofford South Carolina

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WOF SC SC WOF SC SC SC

Carter 32-yard field goal (14-79-7:22) Bentley 1-yard run (White kick) (12-50-7:10) Edwards 23-yard pass from Bentley (White kick) (9-72-3:35) Morgan 1-yard run (Carter kick) (10-75-5:37) Bentley 1-yard run (White kick) (7-70-3:02) White 27-yard field goal (9-36-4:13) Turner 2-yard run (White kick) (6-38-2:59)

Team Statistics First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Net Yards Rushing Rushing Attempts Net Yards Passing Cmp.-Att.-Int. Total Offense Yards Total Offense Plays Fumbles: No.-Lost Penalties: No.-Yards Punts-Yards Avg. Yards Per Punt Punt Returns: No.-Yards Kickoff Returns: No.-Yards Interceptions: No.-Yards Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Red Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: No.-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals

0-3 7-3 14-3 14-10 21-10 24-10 31-10

WOF SC 14 23 9 13 2 9 3 1 155 195 41 38 72 194 5-9-2 22-28-0 227 389 50 66 2-1 0-0 3-21 3-31 1-41 1-35 41.0 35.0 0-0 0-0 3-44 2-43 0-0 2-9 26:28 33:32 4-9 6-11 0-1 2-3 2-2 4-4 2-11 1-12 1-1 4-4 1-1 1-1

Individual Statistics RUSHING: WOF: McAfee 9-49; Stoddard 11-33; Morgan 7-31; Newman 6-24; Nelson 3-20; Pace 2-6; Chapman 1-3; Goodson 1-0; Team 1-(-11). SC: Turner 11-69; T. Williams 8-58; C. Kinlaw 4-47; Bentley 8-11; Denson 5-8; Edwards 1-1; Hurst 1-1. PASSING: WOF: Goodson 3-6-1-28; Newman 2-3-1-44. SC: Bentley 2228-0-194. RECEIVING: WOF: McAfee 2-41; Taylor 1-17; Hill 1-9; Morgan 1-5. SC: Edwards 8-90; O. Smith 4-30; S. Smith 3-30; Hurst 3-10; August 1-15; Dawkins 1-9; Turner 1-6; Denson 1-4. PUNT RETURNS: WOF: None. SC: None. KICKOFF RETURNS: WOF: Pace 2-30; McPherson 1-14. SC: S. Smith 2-43. INTERCEPTION RETURNS: WOF: None. SC: Moore 1-1; Fenton 1-8.

KEY STAT 1,004 — A.J. Turner ran for 69 yards on 11 carries in the win over Wofford but it was his final carry of the game that made him the 43rd player in South Carolina history to reach 1,000 yards rushing for his career. Turner also had a touchdown, a 2-yard scamper, to give the Gamecocks the final 21-point scoring margain.

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#4/3 Clemson 34 South Carolina 10 November 25, 2017 Williams-Brice Stadium Columbia, S.C. 82,908

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — Kelly Bryant threw two touchdowns to Hunter Renfrow and No. 4 Clemson kept on track for a third straight trip to the College Football Playoff with a 34-10 victory over rival South Carolina on Saturday night. The Tigers (11-1, No. 3 College Football Playoff) won their fourth straight game in the Palmetto State’s most cared-about sporting event, tying their second-longest run of dominance in the series. The win was the 100th in Clemson coach Dabo Swinney’s career. And combined with the CFP’s top teams - Alabama and Miami - losing this weekend, the Tigers solidified their position among the top four heading into the Atlantic Coast Conference title game next week. The Tigers entered wary of a rejuvenated South Carolina (8-4, No. 24 CFP), which finished second in the Southeastern Conference East and had its most victories in a season in four years. But Clemson’s defense bottled up the Gamecocks and quarterback Jake Bentley for a second consecutive season. Fittingly, cornerback Ryan Carter opened Clemson’s scoring with a 12yard pick-six on quarterback Jake Bentley’s bad throw near his goal line. South Carolina managed just 99 yards in the first half and 207 for the game, its lowest total this season. Renfrow, whose 2-yard TD catch with a second left gave Clemson a 3531 win over Alabama in the national title game in January, scored on passes of 4 and 61 yards to put things out of reach. Renfrow had his third career two-TD game, the other two coming in Clemson’s national championship appearances against Alabama the previous two years. Bryant completed 23 of 34 passes for 272 yards, his most since throwing for 316 yards against Louisville on Sept. 16. Bentley finished 16 of 29 for 126 yards, two interceptions and a 38-yard TD pass to Bryan Edwards late in the fourth quarter. Bentley passed for just 41 yards against the Tigers in a 56-7 loss in 2016. GAME CHANGER Clemson scored its first touchdown on a 12-yard interception return from Ryan Carter with 6:50 left in the first quarter. That occurred after the South Carolina defense held the Tigers’ offense on their first possession. Clemson never trailed while putting up 469 yards of offense.

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Carter 12-yard interception return (Spence kick) Feaster 1-yard run (Spence kick) (9-80-2:46) Renfrow 4-yard pass from Bryant (kick failed) (10-79-4:51) Renfrow 61-yard pass from Bryant (Spence kick) (1-61-0:21) Etienne 5-yard run (Spence kick) (13-69-6:09) White 40-yard field goal (4-(-1)-0:52) Edwards 38-yard pass from Bentley (White kick) (9-80-4:11)

Team Statistics First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Net Yards Rushing Rushing Attempts Net Yards Passing Cmp.-Att.-Int. Total Offense Yards Total Offense Plays Fumbles: No.-Lost Penalties: No.-Yards Punts-Yards Avg. Yards Per Punt Punt Returns: No.-Yards Kickoff Returns: No.-Yards Interceptions: No.-Yards Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Red Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: No.-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals

0-7 0-14 0-20 0-27 0-34 3-34 10-34

CU SC 27 10 12 4 12 6 3 0 184 81 45 25 285 126 25-38-2 16-29-2 469 207 83 54 1-0 1-0 2-25 9-76 3-133 7-369 44.3 52.7 0-0 1-(-3) 2-67 5-103 2-12 2-22 35:26 24:34 7-16 6-15 2-3 0-0 3-3 0-0 1-4 1-4 4-5 1-1 0-0 1-1

Individual Statistics RUSHING: CU: Etienne 9-41; Choice 7-39; Bryant 10-26; McCloud 2-22; Fuller 5-20; Feaster 6-18; Cooper 1-9; Rencher 3-8; Rodgers 1-4, Team 1-(3). SC: T. Williams 13-53; Turner 2-10; Bentley 5-9; Denson 3-6; Davis 1-(-2). PASSING: CU: Bryant 23-34-1-272; Johnson 2-4-1-13. SC: Bentley 1629-2-126. RECEIVING: CU: Renfrow 4-75; Higgins 3-84; Cain 3-23; McCloud 3-16; Greenlee 2-19; Fuller 2-16; Rodgers 2-16; Feaster 2-12; Richard 2-(5); Etienne 1-23; Overton 1-6. SC: Edwards 6-70; Hurst 3-28; O. Smith 3-12; T. Williams 2-13; Turner 2-3. PUNT RETURNS: CU: None. SC: Lammons 1-(-3).

KEY STAT 35:26 — Clemson’s ground game combined with its defense held the ball for 35:26 on the night. Clemson converted on seven of its 16 third-down conversions and were 3-for-3 scored in the red zone.

KICKOFF RETURNS: CU: Etienne 2-67. SC: Fenton 3-58; Turner 2-45. INTERCEPTION RETURNS: CU: Carter 1-12; Mullen 1-0. SC: Nixon 1-22; Montac 1-0.

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2017 Game Recaps South Carolina 26 GM Michigan 19 13 January 1, 2018 Raymond James Stadium Tampa, Fla. 45,687 TAMPA, FLA. — Will Muschamp envisions championships in South Carolina’s future. Lots of them. ‘’We don’t have all the trophies and the tradition and history but we have some grit,’’ the coach said after the Gamecocks rallied from a 16-point second-half deficit to beat Michigan 26-19 in Monday’s Outback Bowl. Jake Bentley threw for 239 yards and two touchdowns Monday to pace the win, which gave the Gamecocks (94) at least nine wins in a season for just the seventh time. Bentley shrugged off a slow start to toss scoring passes of 21 yards to Bryan Edwards and 53 yards to Shi Smith, the latter giving his team a 23-19 lead early in the fourth quarter. The sophomore said once the Gamecocks began to have some success, the offense’s confidence grew. ‘’It’s just we started to execute well. The excitement, I think, is contagious to the whole team,’’ Bentley, voted the game’s most valuable player, said. ‘’You see where we went from there.’’ Michigan (8-5) finished with its first three-game losing streak under coach Jim Harbaugh. The Wolverines turned the ball over five times after halftime, including an end zone interception that denied them an opportunity to regain the lead with just under eight minutes to go. ‘’We kind of let them hang around and they took advantage of it,’’ Harbaugh said. ‘’They got better as the game went on. We didn’t get the knockout punch when we needed it.’’ Bentley was 19 of 32 passing with one interception. Rico Dowdle, playing for first time since breaking his leg against Tennessee on Oct. 14, began South Carolina’s comeback from a 19-3 deficit with a 17-yard TD run. Brandon Peters had a tough day for Michigan, completing 20 of 44 passes for 186 yards and two interceptions. His second pick, with 1:05 remaining, sealed South Carolina’s second Outback Bowl victory over the Wolverines in five years. Quinn Nordin accounted for most of Michigan’s scoring, kicking field goals of 35, 26, 45 and 48 yards. Fullback Ben Mason scored on a 1-yard run in helping Michigan build its 16-point lead. GAME CHANGER South Carolina recovered one of its five forced turnovers with 57 seconds left in third quarter and struck on the next play with a 21-yard pass from Jake Bentley to Bryan Edwards, cutting Michigan’s lead to 19-16. After the Gamecock defense forced Michigan to punt, Bentley found Shi Smith for a 53-yard touchdown pass to give South Carolina the lead for good. KEY STAT 23 — South Carolina scored 23 straight points in the second half to give the Gamecocks the 26-19 win. Carolina was down 19-3 with 5:42 left in the third quarter but went on a six-play 77-yard drive that ended with a 17-yard run from Rico Dowdle with 2:25 left in the quarter. South Carolina took the lead for good on a 53-yard touchdown pass from Jake Bentley to Shi Smith with 11:33 left in the game. 86

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Scoring Summary 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 3rd 4th 4th

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MICH MICH SC MICH MICH MICH SC SC SC SC

Nordin 35-yard field goal (8-29-3:37) 0-3 Nordin 26-yard field goal (6-23-2:!6) 0-6 White 44-yard field goal (5-45-1:36) 3-6 Nordin 45-yard field goal (8-33-1:18) 3-9 Mason 1-yard run (Nordin kick) (7-72-3:34) 3-16 Nordin 48-yard field goal (4-2-1:10) 3-19 Dowdle 17-yard run (Bentley pass failed) (6-77-3:17) 9-19 Edwards 21-yard pass from Bentley (White kick) (1-21-0:06) 16-19 S. Smith 53-yard pass from Bentley (White kick) (6-81-2:12) 23-19 White 22-yard field goal (4-9-1:56) 26-19

Team Statistics First Downs Rushing Passing Penalty Net Yards Rushing Rushing Attempts Net Yards Passing Cmp.-Att.-Int. Total Offense Yards Total Offense Plays Fumbles: No.-Lost Penalties: No.-Yards Punts-Yards Avg. Yards Per Punt Punt Returns: No.-Yards Kickoff Returns: No.-Yards Interceptions: No.-Yards Possession Time Third Down Conversions Fourth Down Conversions Red Zone Scores-Chances Sacks By: No.-Yards PAT Kicks Field Goals

MICH SC 17 13 3 2 11 10 3 1 74 61 33 26 203 239 21-45-2 19-32-1 277 300 78 58 3-3 2-2 6-40 7-68 7-244 8-307 34.9 38.4 4-13 3-3 2-34 4-45 1-27 2-2 34:17 25:43 2-17 2-14 1-3 0-0 3-5 2-2 3-21 2-16 1-1 2-2 4-4 2-3

Individual Statistics RUSHING: MICH: Higdon 17-65; Evans 9-24; Mason 1-1; Peoples-Jones 1-(-5); Peters 5-(-11). SC: Dowdle 6-45; Turner 6-14; T. Williams 3-11; Denson 1-4; Bentley 6-(-1); Hurst 2-(-6); Team 2-(-6). PASSING: MICH: Peters 20-44-2-186; O’Korn 1-1-0-17. SC: Bentley 1932-1-239. RECEIVING: MICH: Peoples-Jones 6-58; Crawford 5-61; Gentry 2-27; McKeon 2-16; Collins 2-15; Evans 2-11; Higdon 1-11; Schoenle 1-4. SC: Edwards 5-88; Fsbid 4-23; S. Smith 3-59; Hurst 3-41; Dowdle 3-32; T. Williams 1-(-4). PUNT RETURNS: MICH: Peoples-Jones 4-13. SC: Lsmmons 3-3. KICKOFF RETURNS: MICH: Thomas 2-34. SC: S. Smith 3-33; Davis 1-12. INTERCEPTION RETURNS: MICH: Furbush 1-27. SC: Montac 1-2; King 1-0.

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Bowl History/Records

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South Carolina Bowl Scoreboard (9-13) Date Jan. 01, 1946 Dec. 30, 1969 Dec. 20, 1975 Dec. 28, 1979 Dec. 29, 1980 Dec. 28, 1984 Dec. 31, 1987 Dec. 28, 1988 Jan. 02, 1995 Jan. 01, 2001 Jan. 01, 2002 Dec. 30, 2005 Dec. 29, 2006 Jan. 01, 2009 Jan. 02, 2010 Dec. 31, 2010 Jan. 02, 2012 Jan. 01, 2013 Jan. 01, 2014 Dec. 27, 2014 Dec. 29, 2016 Jan. 01, 2018

Bowl Gator Peach Tangerine Hall of Fame Gator Gator Gator Liberty Carquest Outback Outback Independence Liberty Outback Papajohns.com Chick-fil-A Capital One Outback Capital One Independence Birmingham Outback

Site Jacksonville Atlanta Orlando Birmingham Jacksonville Jacksonville Jacksonville Memphis Miami Tampa Tampa Shreveport Memphis Tampa Birmingham Atlanta Orlando Tampa Orlando Shreveport Birmingham Tampa

Opponent Result Wake Forest Lost West Virginia Lost Miami (Ohio) Lost Missouri Lost Pittsburgh Lost Oklahoma State Lost Louisiana State Lost Indiana Lost West Virginia Won Ohio State Won Ohio State Won Missouri Lost Houston Won Iowa Lost Connecticut Lost Florida State Lost Nebraska Won Michigan Won Wisconsin Won Miami (Fla.) Won South Florida Lost Michigan Won

Score Attend. 14-26 7,362 3-14 48,452 7-20 20,247 14-24 62,785 9-37 72,287 14-21 82,138 13-30 82,119 10-34 39,210 24-21 50,833 24-7 65,229 31-28 66,249 31-38 41,332 44-36 56,103 10-31 55,117 7-20 45,254 17-26 72,217 30-13 61,351 33-28 54,527 34-24 56,629 24-21 38,242 39-46 OT 31,229 26-19 45,687

Individual Bowl Records Rushes: 27, George Rogers vs. Pittsburgh (1980 Gator) Yards Rushing: 133, George Rogers vs. Missouri (1979 Hall of Fame) Longest Run: 64, Connor Shaw vs. Michigan (2013 Outback) Passes Attempted: 47, Todd Ellis vs. Louisiana State (1987 Gator) Passes Completed: 32, Jake Bentley vs. USF (2016 Birmingham) Yards Passing: 390, Jake Bentley vs. USF (2016 Birmingham) Touchdowns Passing: 4, Blake Mitchell vs. Houston (2006 Liberty) Longest Pass Completion: 78 yards, Connor Shaw to Alshon Jeffery vs. Nebraska (2012 Capital One); Dylan Thompson to Pharoh Cooper vs. Miami (2014 Independence Bowl) Pass Receptions: 14, Deebo Samuel vs. USF (2016 Birmingham) Yards Receiving: 191, Sidney Rice vs. Missouri (2005 Independence) Yards Total Offense: 381, Jake Bentley vs. USF (2016 Birmingham) Punts: 9, Rodney Price vs. Indiana (1988 Liberty) Punting Yards: 338, Rodney Price vs. Indiana (1988 Liberty) Punting Average: 47.7, Tyeler Dean vs. Ohio State (2002 Outback) Longest Punt: 70, Tyeler Dean vs. Ohio State (2002 Outback) Interceptions: 2, Deandre' Eiland vs. Ohio State (2001 Outback); Skai Moore vs. Wisconsin (2014 Capital One) Longest INT Return: 90, Dutch Brembs vs. Wake Forest (1946 Gator) Punt Returns: 3, 4 times, last: Chris Lammons (2018 Outback) Punt Return Yards: 66, Ace Sanders vs. Michigan (2013 Outback) Longest Punt Return: 63, Ace Sanders vs. Michigan (2013 Outback) Longest Kickoff Return: 49, Ryan Brewer vs. Ohio State (2002 Outback) Field Goals: 2, twice: Collin Mackie vs. Louisiana State (1987 Gator); Parker White vs. Michigan (2018 Outback) Longest Field Goal: 49, Collin Mackie vs. Louisiana State (1987 Gator) Longest Scoring Run: 17, Rico Dowdle vs. Michigan (2018 Outback) Longest Scoring Pass: 78, Dylan Thompson to Pharoh Cooper vs. Miami (2014 Independence Bowl) Points: 18, Ryan Brewer vs. Ohio State (2001 Outback) Touchdowns: 3, Ryan Brewer vs. Ohio State (2001 Outback) Touchdowns Accounted For: 5, Connor Shaw vs. Wisconsin (2014 Capital One Bowl (3 passing, 1 rushing, 1 receiving) Longest Scoring Play: 90-yard interception return, Dutch Brembs vs. Wake Forest (1946 Gator)

Head Coach Johnnie McMillan Paul Dietzel Jim Carlen Jim Carlen Jim Carlen Joe Morrison Joe Morrison Joe Morrison Brad Scott Lou Holtz Lou Holtz Steve Spurrier Steve Spurrier Steve Spurrier Steve Spurrier Steve Spurrier Steve Spurrier Steve Spurrier Steve Spurrier Steve Spurrier Will Muschamp Will Muschamp

Record 2-4-3 7-4 7-5 8-4 8-4 10-2 8-4 8-4 7-5 8-4 9-3 7-5 8-5 7-6 7-6 9-5 11-2 11-2 11-2 7-6 6-7 9-4

Notes First bowl appearance ACC Champion Carlen’s first team First eight-win season Rogers wins Heisman Fire Ants & Black Magic Black Magic returns Started season 6-0 First bowl win SEC’s biggest turnaround Back-to-back bowl wins Spurrier’s first team Highest scoring bowl game Return to New Year’s Day bowl First coach to four bowl games SEC Eastern Division Champs Most wins in school history Back-to-back 11-win seasons Highest final ranking in history Seventh-straight winning season First overtime bowl game Overcame 16-point deficit

Carolina Team Bowl Records Points Scored: 44, vs. Houston (2006 Liberty) First Downs: 27, vs. USF (2016 Birmingham) Rushes: 51, vs. Ohio State (2001 Outback) Yards Rushing: 218, vs. Ohio State (2001 Outback) Passing Attempts: 50, vs. Iowa (2009 Outback) Pass Completions: 32, vs. USF (2016 Birmingham) Interceptions Thrown: 4, vs. LSU (1987 Gator) Yards Passing: 390, vs. USF (2016 Birmingham) TD Passes: 4, vs. Houston (2006 Liberty); vs. Michigan (2013 Outback) Plays: 84, vs. LSU (1987 Gator) Yards Total Offense: 512, vs. Houston (2006 Liberty) Penalties: 10, vs. Iowa (2009 Outback) Yards Penalized: 100, vs. Iowa (2009 Outback)

Opponent Team Bowl Records Points Scored: 46 by USF (2016 Birmingham) First Downs: 27, by Houston (2006 Liberty) Rushes: 79, by West Virginia (1969 Peach) Yards Rushing: 368, by Wake Forest (1946 Gator) Passing Attempts: 45, by Michigan (2018 Outback) Pass Completions: 27, by Houston (2006 Liberty) Interceptions Thrown: 3, by Pittsburgh (1980 Gator); by Wisconsin (2014 Capital One) Yards Passing: 392, by Houston (2006 Liberty) TD Passes: 3, by LSU (1987 Gator); by Houston (2006 Liberty) Plays: 85, by Oklahoma State (1984 Gator) Yards Total Offense: 575, by Indiana (1988 Liberty) Penalties: 11, by Pittsburgh (1980 Gator) Yards Penalized: 107, by Louisiana State (1987 Gator)

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2017-18 Bowl Results

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Bowl

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Date

Result

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl

New Orleans, La.

Dec. 16

Troy 50, North Texas 30

AutoNation Cure Bowl

Orlando, Fla.

Dec. 16

Georgia State 27, Western Kentucky 17

Las Vegas Bowl

Las Vegas, Nev.

Dec. 16

Boise State 38, Oregon 28

Gildan New Mexico Bowl

Albuquerque, N.M.

Dec. 16

Marshall 31, Colorado State 28

Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

Montgomery, Ala.

Dec. 16

Middle Tennessee 35, Arkansas State 30

Cheribundi Tart Cherry Boca Raton Bowl Boca Raton, Fla.

Dec. 19

Florida Atlantic 50, Akron 3

DXL Frisco Bowl

Frisco, Texas

Dec. 20

Louisiana Tech 51, SMU 10

Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl

St. Petersburg, Fla.

Dec. 21

Temple 28, Florida International 3

Bahamas Bowl

Nassau, Bahamas

Dec. 22

Ohio 41, UAB 6

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl

Boise, Idaho

Dec. 22

Wyoming 37, Central Michigan 14

Birmingham Bowl

Birmingham, Ala.

Dec. 23

South Florida 38, Texas Tech 34

Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl

Fort Worth, Texas

Dec. 23

Army 42, San Diego State 35

Dollar General Bowl

Mobile, Alabama

Dec. 23

Appalachian State 34, Toledo 0

Hawaii Bowl

Honolulu, Hawai’i

Dec. 24

Fresno State 33, Houston 27

Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl

Dallas, Texas

Dec. 26

Utah 30, West Virginia 14

Quick Lane Bowl

Detroit, Mich.

Dec. 26

Duke 36, Northern Illinois 14

Cactus Bowl

Phoenix, Ariz.

Dec. 26

Kansas State 35, UCLA 17

Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl

Houston, Texas

Dec. 27

Texas 33, Missouri 16

Foster Farms Bowl

Santa Clara, Calif.

Dec. 27

Purdue 38, Arizona 35

New Era Pinstripe Bowl

Bronx, N.Y.

Dec. 27

Iowa 27, Boston College 20

Walk-On’s Independence Bowl

Shreveport, La.

Dec. 27

Florida State 42, Southern Miss 13

Northwest Grumman Military Bowl

Annapolis, Md.

Dec. 28

Navy 49, Virginia 7

Camping World Bowl

Orlando, Fla.

Dec. 28

Oklahoma State 30, Virginia Tech 21

S.D. County Credit Union Holiday Bowl San Diego, Calif.

Dec. 28

Michigan Sate 42, Washington State 17

Valero Alamo Bowl

San Antonio, Texas

Dec. 28

TCU 39, Stanford 37

NOVA Home Loans Arizona Bowl

Tucson, Ariz.

Dec. 29

New Mexico State 26, Utah State 20 OT

Belk Bowl

Charlotte, N.C.

Dec. 29

Wake Forest 55, Texas A&M 52

Hyundai Sun Bowl

El Paso, Texas

Dec. 29

NC State 52, Arizona State 31

Franklin American Music City Bowl

Nashville, Tenn.

Dec. 29

Northwestern 24, Kentucky 23

Goodyear Cotton Bowl

Arlington, Texas

Dec. 29

Ohio State 24, Southern California 7

TaxSlayer Bowl

Jacksonville, Fla.

Dec. 30

Mississippi State 31, Louisville 27

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Memphis, Tenn.

Dec. 30

Iowa State 21, Memphis 20

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl

Glendale, Ariz.

Dec. 30

Penn State 35, Washington 28

Capital One Orange Bowl

Miami Gardens, Fla.

Dec. 30

Wisconsin 34, Miami (Fla.) 24

Outback Bowl

Tampa, Fla.

Jan. 1

South Carolina 26, Michigan 19

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl

Atlanta, Ga.

Jan. 1

UCF 34, Auburn 27

Citrus Bowl

Orlando, Fla.

Jan. 1

Notre Dame 21, LSU 17

Northwestern Mutual Rose Bowl Game

Pasadena, Calif.

Jan. 1

Georgia 54, Oklahoma 48 2OT

Allstate Sugar Bowl

New Orleans, La.

Jan. 1

Alabama 24, Clemson 6

CFP National Championship

Atlanta, Ga.

Jan. 8

Alabama 26, Georgia 23 OT

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