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Despite junior running back Mike Davis (center) and his 183-rushing yard, three-touchdown performance, the Gamecocks could not put away Kentucky on the road.

South Carolina blows late two-score lead for second week straight Danny Garrison


The past three years have been almost unanimously recognized as the most successful in South Carolina football history. But now, all they are is the past. T h e G a m e c o c k s l o s t a g u tw rench ing decision at Kent uck y Saturday night by a score of 45-38, and for the first time in four years, they will not go 11-2. “I’m not going to yell and scream. Everybody saw what happened. They scored more points than we did,” head coach Steve Spurrier said. “Overall, as a team, we got beat. Simple as that. Got beat.” A loss to Kent uck y, u nder any c i rc u m st a nce s, wa s a doom sday scenario for South Carolina. But t he way in which t he

Gamecocks fell in Commonwealth Stadium will feed the hysteria that will now engulf the program. For the second-consecutive week, South Carolina had a two-touchdown lead in the fourth quarter. And for the second-consecutive week, it snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. After junior running back Mike Davis scored his third touchdown of the day with 11:45 left in the game, the Gamecock defense crumbled, as it had been all game. Kentucky marched down the field twice without an answer from South Carolina, tying the game at 38 after two Jojo Kemp touchdowns. The Gamecocks faced t he possibility of a game-winning drive with less than three minutes to go, then the unthinkable happened. Redsh i r t sen ior qua r terback Dylan Thompson unleashed a pass that was promptly batted in the air at t he line and secured by A lv in Dupree, a defensive end, who ran the interception in for a touchdown. Now down by one score, South

Carolina had the ball with a chance to tie the game. Then, from the Gamecocks’ 41 yard line, Thompson threw another interception. “You can’t turn the ball over three times on the road and expect to win,” he said. “A nd I was the reason for that.” For his three total interceptions, the quarterback will receive much of the blame for the loss. And for the most part, he’ll accept it. But there was much more at work Sat urday night, and it followed a pattern seen throughout the season. Davis ran like a man possessed against the Wildcats, averaging eight yards per carry and collecting a total of 183 on his way to his three scores. But with the game on the line, South Carolina would not run the ball. With his full complement of three timeouts, Spurrier called six combined passing plays in t he Gamecock s’ f inal t wo drives, completely and unequivocally abandoning the run. T he lu x u r y t h at w a s C on nor

Shaw is gone, and in game-deciding scenarios like South Carolina faced Saturday night, faulty play-calling won’t be sugar-coated by miraculous quarterback ing. Because after six games, we know that’s not who Dylan Thompson is. The worst has happened, and South Carolina has now off icially come down from the high of their ver y recent glory years. T here’s not h i ng t hat say s t he Gamecocks can’t run the table and earn themselves an upper-tier bowl game. But there’s logic that says they won’t. A nd af ter years of u nwavering praise, Spurrier suddenly finds himself under the gun, just like the rest of the team, as they go from keeping their season on track, to salvaging it. “We’ve got to find a way to do a lot better to try to have a winning season,” Spurrier said. “That’s where we are right now, trying to have a winning season.” DG

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Preston College first opened 75 years ago as an all-male, all-white dorm, years before the Russell House University Union and Thomas Cooper Library existed.

Alumni celebrate 75 years for Preston Graduates, first in-resident faculty reflect on memories in residence Natalie Pita


Class of 1984 and 1985 graduates Tom Sliker, Jed Seay, Alan Shealy and Tommy Johnson stood on the back porch of Preston College Sunday and remembered the memories they made and pranks they pulled when they lived in the residence hall. For t hese fou r g raduates, com i ng back to celebrate the 75th anniversary of their beloved residence hall was a no-brainer.

Coming back together made it even better. “We’re like brothers. We’re like family,” Johnson, a former Preston College president, said. “I stay in contact more with people from Preston than people I graduated with in my class.” The friends shared stories about dropping each other in the reflection pool for birthdays, parties on the basketball court with the Women’s Quad and playing a stereo out the window. The four former students met each other on the fi rst day they moved into Preston, but they’ve noticed a lot of changes since then. When they fi rst moved in, Preston was known as the “Roach Motel.” There was no air-conditioning,

and they remember waking up in the middle of the night to Palmetto bugs crawling on them. Preston College was built during the Great Depression using $300,000 from the New Deal administration. It was built around the same time as the original Williams-Brice Stadium, Sims College and McKissick Museum. Back then, Russell House and Thomas Cooper Library didn’t exist, and the fountain was a football field. It started out as an all-male, all-white dorm, but now it’s much more diverse. Its 145 rooms originally held 290 men. PRESTON • 2

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USC cheerleader injured during Kentucky game

Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin is in the process of requesting the city to change its zoning laws to allow private student dorms in Five Points, The State reported. Peak Campus Development, a company based out of Atlanta, is looking into developing a plot of land on the corner of Gervais and Harden Streets, but their plans are contingent on the zoning law change. The new private student dorms, which will be worth an estimated $50 million, would be located across Gervais from the Five Points Cock-Pit and a corner gas station. Peak Campus already has five student hosing properties in North Carolina and one at Coastal Carolina University, as well as in 22 other states. The Columbia Planning Commission will meet Monday to recommend to the City Council whether the city should approve or reject the change. The City Council will consider the amendment at a public zoning hearing on Nov. 18. The council will hold make its recommendation Monday on whether the city should approve or reject the amendment, and the final reading and decision in will be in December. — Natalie Pita, News Editor

C heerleader Lau ren We st , a sp or t s a nd entertainment management student at USC, was injured during the first quarter of Saturday night’s game at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. She was carried on a stretcher off of the sideline, The State reported. After the injury, Gamecock Athletics tweeted at 8:13 p.m.: “Report f rom #G amecock s sideline: Cheerleader Lauren West was stabilized for precaution only. She was moving all of her body parts.” T h i s wa s t he second c heer i ng i nju r y at Commonwealth Stadium during the course of the season. A s e c o n d - y e a r s t u d e n t o n K e n t u c k y ’s cheerleading team suffered a fall in the fourth quarter of the Aug. 30 game between Kentucky and Tennessee-Mart in. She was treated and released from UK Chandler Hospital. — Natalie Pita, News Editor

Points Friday, leaves scene

PRESTON • Continued from 1 Throughout its history, Preston has been the home to 75 classes of st udent s, i nclud i ng footba l l a nd basketball teams and members of the ROTC. Preston was the fi rst dorm to have a live-in faculty member and was known for having the fi rst experiment in hall government. “In some ways, Preston becomes to us a window into the university. You can see just through that building so many transformations,” Preston Col lege fac u lt y pr i ncipa l Bobby Dona ldson sa id. “ T he bu i ld i ng, in some ways, shows the dramatic changes of the university.” According to Donaldson, Preston is currently the only residence college in the state. “I t h i n k it’s wonder f u l a l l t he improvements they’ve made,” Johnson said. “College is just different now. We had to be a lot more creative with things to do.” On Sunday, alumni and current

A car with the SC license plate JCS925 hit two women walking within the crosswalk on Harden Street in Five Points and failed to stop, The State reported. Neither of the two women were seriously hurt after the hit-and-run accident, which occurred Friday night. A Columbia Police news release sa id a n older model Bu ick Cent u r y h it t he women before turning onto Greene Street in the direction of USC. A witness took a picture of the car’s license plate. The car was described as possibly gold or tan with front bumper or hood damage. A nyone w it h i nfor mat ion about t he accident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. — Natalie Pita, News Editor

st udent s a l i ke g at hered i n t hei r former or current home to share memories of what it was like when they lived there. Donaldson said it was a way to “not only to celebrate the history, but also to remember the legacy of the students who have lived there before.” Among these former residents were Bill and Trish Eccles, the fi rst faculty in residence. Bill Eccles moved into the residence hall in Jan. 1965, which will be 50 years at the beginning of next year. W hen he and Trish married in 1967, it was the fi rst place they lived as a couple. “I think it’s fun that people come back and identify with the residence hall, and that’s interesting in itself,” Trish Eccles said. “ W it h o u t t h e id e nt i f i c at io n , without Preston as a place, you just live in a dorm ... but this one had an identity,” Bill Eccles added. W hen t he E ccleses l ived i n Preston, the hall government was just beginning to form. Bill Eccles


An event held at Preston College on Sunday encouraged both alumni and current students to reminisce on their time at USC. Many old friends exchanged stories. primarily worked as an advisor for the forming student government. The Eccleses also started

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PRESTON • Continued from 2 homemade cook ies a nd g uest speakers. The f irst g uest speaker was a former Miss South Carolina, and the university president, deans, facult y, communit y members and coaches followed. The Eccleses also got to catch up with some of the students they knew when they lived at the dorm. “One of the benef its of being a facult y member is you live a little

vicariously through the lives of some of the kids that you touch one way or another over the years,” Bill Eccles said. The Eccleses were excited about the opportunity to return to Preston to celebrate so many years of history. “It’s an excuse to have a part y,” Bill Eccles said. “75 is really pretty good for a building ... It’s a good celebration. 75 is a good number.” DG

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we could lose to Texas A&M, we weren’t sure what happened. It could have been a fluke — the shaky defense, the impotent offense, everything. It could get better as

ISSUE Kentucky wiped USC off the map on Saturday. OUR STANCE No matter what, we need to stick by our team.

Somet imes we lose football games. It happens ever y year. Sometimes more, sometimes less, but the fact is, almost every season we find our tired team maimed by the some of the least likely opponents imaginable. If the Kentucky game told us any thing, it’s that Gamecock football may have reached the end of its golden age. No question: it’s been a fun time these last couple years, penning in win after win on our paper schedules. The Missouri game last year will stick in the collective memory for a while at least. Shaw and Clowney, names easy to revere, were two cement fixtures of a team that put us fourth in the nation. So, earlier this year, when we found ourselves in a position where

“A college sports team wants, more than anything else, dedicated fans that are willing to see them . . .” the season went on. That thought buoyed us to backto-back victories over East Carolina and Georgia. But this last game was different. K e nt u c k y b r o k e u s . S i m p l y and cleanly like a Mr. Universe contestant fighting a freshman English st udent. The last few minutes of the fourth quarter testified to the fact that we are now, at best, a third-rate football club with second-rate pretentions. So, what are we to do now? How

is the student body to react? First, spreading blame isn’t helpful. While our resident sports wizards tell us Spurrier has been making some objectively bad calls when it comes to playmaking, that probably isn’t the whole picture. The most important thought here is that we need to stand by our Gamecocks. A college sports team wants, more than anything else, dedicated fans that are willing to see them no matter what their record might be. And it’s good for the student body as fans, too. If you didn’t want to see any of the Gamecocks after the Texas A&M loss, then you probably missed the Georgia game, which was well worth going to. Abandoning Gamecock football now also makes you one of the most despicable figures in sports history: the fair-weather fan. Our football team needs us more than ever. It’s our job not to let them walk out to an quiet field surrounded by an empty stadium, devoid of cheers and beers, playing in desperate silence.

Sincerity trumps irony Sneering, pointless irony must be faught against with clear, pointed arguements It is very, very hard to be sincere. There are many reasons for that. Sincerity demands looking at the world with an unjaundiced eye. At looking over the many layers of petrified misery that has sifted into the skin of the earth and finding something worth hoping for. Sincerity requires thinking there is a right answer to the world's various moral quandaries or that a solution can be found somehow. It requires facing a problem squarely, on whatever scale. It a lso dem a nd s a n a l most impossible assembling of the self: an internal structure of values that can then be turned fully onto the world. There are two ways to assemble a moral structure: take one from an already existing ideology or develop one for yourself. For example, a devout Catholic has his or her value system pretty much already built for them. Any situation can be resolved head-on by referring to doctrine or what he or she believes God commands. This Catholic has adopted an internal structure that has been constructed by many men over many centuries. There are innumerable ideologies that are built for just this purpose, from political parties to sports clubs. Each has their own way to look sincerely at the world, and put unironic truth claims that help one keep one's place in it. For Libertarians: “The best government is no government.” For little league

baseball coaches: “Keep your eye on the ball.” For the rest of us who can’t easily identify with a single cause or idea, this internal moral and behavioral structure is makeshift and often very messy. The process of developing a clear system of self could not be more difficult. (What values go where? Are t here are inter nal contradictions?) It requires constant doubt, minute selfref lect ion a nd, as George Orwell put it, a power of facing unpleasant facts. Ben But, at t he ver y Crawford least, it allows you Second-year some small portion English and of si ncer it y a nd Russian student perhaps some basis for original thought. On the other hand, it is very, very easy to be insincere. The eye-roll and the sneer, the raised eyebrows and the distended nostrils: these are easy. They add nothing to any conversation. That attitude is one that mocks everything and accepts nothing. They cannot be debated, as two sincere viewpoints can. Talking to someone who holds insincerity above all else is as useful as shouting into a storm. Take politics, for example. Sorry as I am to say it, this insincerity seems to plague people on the left more than those on the right. Everyone who has ever thought saying “’Merica” or “Meerika” is funny falls into this category. These people are unserious. For them, “A merica is worth being proud of” is an old and all-too-naive

idea. They laugh at people who, wililng to serve in the military, are nevertheless physically unable. These are the people who think the most terrifying figure of the early 2000’s was Dick Cheney, over contenders like Saddam Hussein or Kim Jong-il. The ideas that America embodies — freedom of speech, representative government, freedom of (and from) religion — are easily forgettable. It’s much more "f u n ny" (a nd subversive!) to think of America as just another evil empire, which can only do wrong, which is filled with idiots and rednecks and which deserves an ignominious end. Gone is the great sincerity and hope for the future that imbued the revolutionary thinkers with the power to forge a great nation in the furnace of their dreams. Insincerity triumphs over sincerity. The sneer outshines the soft smile. At the end of his famous essay E Unibus Pluram, David Foster Wallace talks about a new sincerity movement in literat ure: “Real rebels, as far as I can see, risk things. ... The new rebels might be the ones willing to risk the yawn, the rolled eyes, the cool smile, the nudged ribs, the parody of gifted ironists, the ‘How banal.’” Make no mistake, this is the central issue that thinking people have to deal with. On any issue, the twangling ironic laughter of the apathetic ignorant grows louder and louder. It’s up to those brave rebels to imbue with heat the petrified arguments of the past, wielding only a soft smile, an inner structure and sincere thoughts.

Only police officer’s actions should determine civilian response to situations Power is a cumbersome thing. We struggle for it, we trip on it, and in the end we rarely deserve it. In order for our society to work there must be power structures. Life seems to lean toward hierarchy. Prides of lions will all submit to the one with the most strength or the most experience or the birthright. But underneath all the claws and teeth, were lions sentient beings, who’s to say Simba or Mufasa were actually destined to be good leaders? To become a police officer, one must have at least a GED, submit an application to the police department, complete training at the police academy and then they get a gun. Before we go dow n t his long, winding road, full of emails that look like a thesaurus exploded upon them before the author hit ‘send’, let me go ahead and say I respect the work of police officers. I do not respect the way a large number of police officers choose to do that work, and I do not Kathleen Schipano believe just because an individual’s job is potentially dangerous that they Second-year print journalism are somehow excused from criticism. student As a little girl I was told that, were I ever lost, a police man or woman could be my savior. Now as a young adult all I do is log on Facebook and hear and see brutal depictions of police officers, entrusted with power, abusing their position. I watch grown men beat, choke, berate and harass the very citizens they are supposed to be protecting. They plead that the victim was resisting. They plead that there was no other way, but on the tapes were you see the doors of cars ripped open and people dragged out and beaten, you don’t really see them considering “another way.” No. I will never know what it’s like to be in that situation. My biggest problem with this is as I write this is that I can hear the responses, and I can tell I am being misread because I am being read by the blindly loyal. Police officers, on a whole, are good. However, getting a job as a police officer is not a heroic act. Acting honorably in that position is. When granted an amazing amount of power and trust by a community, respecting that responsibility is the most heroic act I can think of. (Stan Lee really messed up that sentiment for anyone else who wanted to use it.) Pointing out that there are horrible, pig-headed, abusive individuals that become police officers does not take away from the fact that there are also good, giving, brave people that become police officers. However, ignoring that there is a problem with the people we give power to is just going to result in further injuring the reputation of the people that do their job with honor.

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Celebrating Columbia’s little slice of Italy

Italian festival showcases authentic food, vendors, culture Erika Ryan


The annual Italian festival returned to Columbia Saturday, along with plenty of accordions, grape stomping and food. Covering two city blocks in the Robert Mills district, vendors from all over the state came together to sell great food and celebrate their Italian heritage. Columbia’s Italian festival has been going strong for seven years and it bigger with every return. Attendees came from near and far to experience the culture of Italy firsthand, and with such a wide variety of attendees, it was clear to see that the festival welcomed everyone. With children’s face painting on one side and sword fighting on the other, there was something for everyone — there was even pet gelato to accommodate furry friends. The Italian festival hit a sweet spot for creating a family-friendly environment, while simultaneously welcoming the college crowd. The activities ranged from grape stomping to bocce ball, but the event’s high point was the authentic cuisine. It was La Fontana North in Charleston owner Roberto Ciavarella’s first time as a vendor at Columbia’s Italian festival, and it will not be the last. Nothing puts a smile on a restaurant owner’s face more than people lining up to buy handmade gnocchi. “ M o s t [ It a l i a n] r e s t a u r a nt s a r e s e c o n d

generation, but we are first generation — we moved here 4 years ago,” Ciavarella said. “Our restaurant is 100 percent authentic because we are from Italy.” And it’s the authenticity that brought people out this weekend. For third-year fi lm and media studies student Elizabeth Somma, the festival hit close to home. After coming to USC from Brooklyn, Saturday was a reminder of her family. “A lot of times I don’t know where to fi nd good Italian food,” Somma said. “It’s nice to see what Italian culture is like in Columbia.” As an Italian minor, Somma said she’s happy to see the program expanding, but she pointed out that Italian tends to be overlooked. “As much as the Italian program has grown, it’s still relatively small,” Somma said. “When you see a whole day devoted to the culture, it’s refreshing.” Along with USC’s Italian program, Columbia’s festival has grown exponentially, thanks to the event’s massive volunteer base. Kate McLaurin was one of 280 volunteers who came together to make this year’s festival happen. You don’t have to have an Italian background to get involved, she said — it just takes someone who appreciates the festival for what it is. The vendors are the main attraction, but it’s the supporters that have kept the festival afloat. “[The food] is not overpriced, and it’s so good and made on the spot.” McLaurin said. “To me, it’s the best festival in Columbia.” DG


Game explores evils of Mordor Action role-playing video game expands on ‘Lord of the Rings’-inspired universe Richard Lipkin


“Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor”


Platform: Microsoft Windows, Playstation 3 and 4, Xbox 360 and One Developer: Monolith Productions Rating: Mature, 17+

“Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor” follows the adventures of Talion, a ranger of Gondor sent to make sure Sauron’s forces stay behind the black gate. Talion becomes possessed by a wraith after a bloody ritual where a band of orcs brutally murder Talion and his family. On a quest for revenge, the possessed Talion seeks to avenge his family and stop Sauron from conquering Middle-Earth. Trapped with low health and bouncing between narrow hallways, only a single mistake could send the armies of Mordor tumbling down upon me along with a swift and merciless death. A break in the orc patrols gives me a single moment to sprint past the guards and wait for my target to appear. After taking down two guards bullying a group of human slaves, they reward me by telling me a weakness in my target, the orc captain Skak the Whisperer.The fearless captain whose axe had

bested me 12 times before has a burning fear of fire. This time, I was ready and hungry for revenge. Sk a k is i n t he i n ner cha mber, exec ut i ng prisoners and laughing at how they plead for their lives. I weave between the shadows and see my chance. Just before Skak lifts his axe, I leap from behind cover and cause a nearby barrel to burst into flame. The sparks blanket Skak in fi re, giving me a brief moment for my blade to meet Skak’s neck and fi nally have my revenge. The stor y is interest ing, but as t he game progresses, it becomes too cliché for me to really care about t he characters, which is a shame considering t he lore-rich universe of J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings.” While the story is the least interesting part MORDOR • 6

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Changes expected for defense


Sophomore Larenz Bryant made one of the only positive defensive plays for South Carolina with this forced fumble in the second quarter and may see more action in the future.

Gamecocks have trouble stopping Kentucky’s ‘Wildcat’ formation Tanner Abel


Things are very grim when you look at all phases of the South Carolina football team, and the defense is no exception. The Gamecocks played so well for the majority of the game against Missouri but folded late, which meant t he defensive foc us last week i n practice was to close out games. But, defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward’s unit absolutely laid an egg in South Carolina’s 45-38 defeat at the hands of Kentucky. Po o r p l a y- c a l l i n g a nd D y l a n Thompson’s def lected interception proved to be the difference in the game, but the defense didn’t help the team’s cause, as it gave up a 38-24 fourth quarter lead pretty easily. Kentucky sophomore running back Jojo Kemp was the premier reason for that. He lined up at quarterback

in the “Wildcat” formation almost every play in the fourth quarter and torched the Gamecocks to score the two touchdowns that tied the game. Kemp had only three rushes for 15 yards and a score after three quarters , but ended up finishing the night with 17 carries for 131 yards and three touchdowns. Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops knew the “Wildcat” formation was work ing ever y t ime, and he’s not a man that fixes what isn’t broken. Sticking with it propelled the Wildcats toward victory, as they scored all five touchdowns from that setup and left Ward just as puzzled as South Carolina fans. “I t hought we had a good plan against it,” Ward said of Kentucky’s “Wildcat” offense. “I thought [Kemp] was very patient and so we changed at halftime and tried to bring some edge pressure to get him. We missed some tackles, and it’ll be interesting to go see [the tape].” Wa rd ment ioned t he d if ferent ways his group tried to stop Kemp, i nclud i ng f i l l i ng g ap s a nd t hen

switching to more of a zone pressure scheme. When that didn’t work, the Gamecocks switched to a goal-line defense so that all the gaps would be completely filled. And guess what? That still didn’t work. Red sh i r t sen ior spu r Sh a r ro d Golightly added his input for what went wrong in his team stopping Kentucky’s trickery. “I think it was rough for guys to get lined up,” he said. “They went hurryup on us and just couldn’t get lined up. It’s hard for D-linemen if they don’t get lined up, they just got pushed to the side instead of getting penetration and stopping them in the backfield.” W hen the running game didn’t work, which was rare, sophomore quarterback Patrick Towles helped pace Kentucky. He went 20-of-29 for 208 yards and threw a touchdown pass out of the “Wildcat” formation after getting the ball from a double reverse handoff. Towles seemed pretty comfortable for most of the game, besides getting stripped and sacked by Gamecock

sophomore Larenz Br yant in t he second quarter, which led to a South Carolina field goal. That was the only time the Gamecocks got near Towles. After Bryant’s play, South Carolina couldn’t even register a quarterback hurry. The pass rush that seemed prevalent against Missouri was virtually a noshow against Kentucky, and the play of the defensive line as a whole was a major factor in the Gamecocks giving up 447 yards of total offense. It’s the midway point of the season and South Carolina is sitting at only .500, so everyone’s job is at stake. Ward said he believes his defense can play better and it hasn’t scratched the surface of its ceiling yet. That last part will be a tough sell to fans, who shouldn’t be surprised to see a lot of changes in the unit for the coming games. “I think we have to evaluate the entire team from what we’re doing to who we’re playing and again, it’s all of us,” Ward said. “We all have to evaluate ourselves.” DG

Backfield shows depth vs. Kentucky Questions about Thompson continuing as starter emerge David Roberts


Pound the rock Junior running back Mike Davis collected 183 yards on the ground , which is the highest total by a South Carolina running back since Marcus Lattimore rushed for 246 yards against Navy in 2011. It was also a career high for Davis, whose previous career high came last year when he ran for 167 yards against Central Florida in a 28-25 win. As a team, the Gamecocks ran for 282 yards, the fourth-highest yardage total for the school under Spurrier. Junior running backs Shon Carson and Brandon Wilds rushed for 37 and 28 yards, respectively. Redshirt freshman David Williams also contributed with 19 yards on the ground. Redshirt senior Dylan Thompson ran for 33 yards, which is his second-highest total behind his 38 rushing yards against Clemson in 2012. Wilds, however, did not play a down in the second half Saturday night. Thompson running out of time? Thompson threw three interceptions against Kentucky, marking the first time he’s thrown multiple interceptions in a game. It is the most interceptions thrown by a South Carolina quarterback since Stephen Garcia tossed four picks in a 21-3 win against Vanderbilt in 2011. Garcia was benched permanently the next game, ending his tenure as starting quarterback with the Gamecocks, giving way to the Connor Shaw era. Behind Thompson on the depth chart lies redshirt sophomore Perry Orth and redshirt freshman Connor Mitch. Head coach Steve Spurrier has indicated that there is no clear-cut No. 2 quarterback. “If we had to, hopefully they could go in there and play fairly well,” Spurrier said. “But we don’t know — we haven’t had to play them yet. We’ll wait and see. They’re still competing during practice every day, those two.” A second time for everything Saturday night’s loss to Kentucky marks the second time Spurrier has ever lost to the Wildcats. Spurrier’s


Redshirt junior Shon Carson chipped in with 37 rushing yards, including a 25-yard touchdown in the third quarter. other loss came in 2010 when the then-No. 10 Gamecocks lost 31-28 to a Kentucky team. His 20 wins against Kentucky are matched only by his 20-2 record against Vanderbilt, and his .909 winning percentage against Kentucky and Vanderbilt is the same as his winning percentage against South Carolina (10-1). Winning the fourth quarter This season, South Carolina has been outscored 74-45 in the fourth quarter. Against Missouri and Kentucky, the Gamecocks saw a late lead diminish and have been outscored a combined 35-14 in the two fourth quarters. In only one game have the Gamecocks outscored their opponent, which came against Vanderbilt when South Carolina notched 21 points against the Commodores’ 10 points.

Near the bottom Kentucky’s average field position against South Carolina Sat urday was its own 31-yard line, which is a shade higher than the team’s average on kickoff return so far this year. Through six games, the Gamecocks are 123rd in the nation in kickoff return defense, allowing 495 return yards on 17 kickoffs. South Carolina and Washington State are the only teams that have allowed two kickoff returns to be returned for touchdowns this season. The Gamecocks are also near the bottom of the country in the following defensive categories: scoring defense – 101st, total defense – 91st, thirddown defense – 97th, turnover margin – 96th. DG

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