Injury bug hitting both South Carolina, Missouri prior to game

Both South Carolina and Missouri will be without integral members of their respective teams when the two face off this weekend. The Gamecocks will be without running back Brandon Wilds and center Alan Knott. The duo were designated as starters to begin the year. Knott suffered a nasty sprained ankle versus Georgia a few weeks back. Wilds has battled multiple injuries, including...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Carson to assume starting role at RB for South Carolina

With running back Brandon Wilds potentially out with a bruised rib, it appears as if Shon Carson will get the starting nod over David Williams on Saturday versus UCF.   "Brandon has a bruised rib. Whether or not he plays I guess we'll find out Friday or Saturday," said head coach Steve Spurrier. "Shon Carson will probably start. We're not giving up on David. He has struggled, but...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Gamecocks need to rely on stars to pull the upset

Georgia is a prohibitive favorite at home versus an undermanned South Carolina team this upcoming Saturday.  The Gamecocks are without their starting quarterback, and the lack of development within some scholarship players has led to a massive implementation of walk-ons within the two-deep.  As a result, there's even more of an impetus on Pharoh Cooper and Brandon Wilds to play...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Injury report for the Gamecocks

News on the injury front is generally positive for Steve Spurrier and the South Carolina Gamecocks.According to Josh Kendall of, the quartet of running back Brandon Wilds, receivers Deebo Samuel and Terry Googer and signal-caller Connor Mitch all participated in practice on Tuesday. Getting Samuel and Googer healthy is huge for a receiver corps lacking big-time in depth...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

South Carolina plans to utilize its deep backfield vs. Kentucky

Although this is a Steve Spurrier-coached squad, South Carolina sure appears to be a team built to run the football. The three-pronged attack in the backfield includes Brandon Wilds, Shon Carson and David Williams. Each brings something a little different to the table. Wilds is the biggest of the three, and is the most natural in terms of catching the football out of the backfield...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Injuries piling up for Gamecocks

Injuries are already starting to mount for Steve Spurrier and the South Carolina Gamecocks. In the 17-13 victory over North Carolina this past Thursday, multiple players on offense suffered some sort of physical ailment. Quarterback Connor Mitch collected a hip pointer, which led to the insertion of reserve signal-caller Perry Orth. Starting running back Brandon Wilds was limited...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

The South Carolina Gamecocks Have Too Many Questions

South Carolina once again has one of the toughest schedules in the nation and they finally named Connor Mitch their starting quarterback. With that said, there are still many questions that need to be answered. The Gamecocks will hopefully get these answers in their first game against North Carolina on September third. Here are my questions: Offensive line? We all know that our running...
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August 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-South Carolina Star Marcus Lattimore Says Gamecocks’ Backfield Is “Ridiculous”

Former South Carolina star Marcus Lattimore was an electrifying running back before injuries derailed his career. If anyone knows what good running backs look like, he does. According to Lattimore, the current South Carolina backfield of Brandon Wilds, Dave Williams and Shon Carson is more than enough to make up for the loss of 2015 NFL Draft pick Mike Davis.  This backfield is...
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July 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: No. 33 — South Carolina

South Carolina Gamecocks 2014 Record: 7-6 overall, 3-5 SEC (Beat Miami in the Independence Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can the Gamecocks regain their mojo after a down season? Success didn’t come easily for Steve Spurrier at South Carolina. His first five seasons in Columbia netted a 35-28 overall record with a 18-22 SEC record. Many wondered if Spurrier’s best days were behind...
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July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: No. 33 — South Carolina

South Carolina Gamecocks 2014 Record: 7-6 overall, 3-5 SEC (Beat Miami in the Independence Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can the Gamecocks regain their mojo after a down season? Success didn’t come easily for Steve Spurrier at South Carolina. His first five seasons in Columbia netted a 35-28 overall record with a 18-22 SEC record. Many wondered if Spurrier’s best days were behind...
Via Bloguin Best
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Duck Commander Independence Bowl Preview

Sherevport, Louisiana- The last time the South Carolina Gamecocks and Miami Hurricanes met on the field, it was a battle between top ten programs at the fabled Miami Orange Bowl on December 5th, 1987. This time around, however, the Gamecocks meet the Hurricanes for much lower stakes. Despite this, the eyes of the nation will be upon this game. The 2014 Duck Commander Independence...
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December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

South Carolina Football: Orange crush pt. 3

The South Carolina football team (6-5) travels to the upstate this Saturday to take on in-state rival Clemson Tigers (8-3) in the 112th installment of what Kirk Herbstreit called the most underrated rivalry in college football. The Gamecocks and the Tigers heated rivalry dates back to 1896 and the two schools have played in 107 consecutive years, making it the second-longest uninterrupted...
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt – Game Time, TV Schedule, Line, Preview, Predictions

YouTube/gamdedayespn South Carolina travels to Nashville to play struggling Vanderbilt on Saturday night. The Gamecocks are coming off of a huge win against Georgia at home to stay alive in the SEC East title race. Vanderbilt is 1-2 under first year head coach Derek Mason – the Commodores were blown out by Temple and Ole Miss, but rebounded last week with a win against UMass. Date...
Via College Spun
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

The Rain Game Notes

Do you think we’ll always call this the Georgia Rain Game?  I bet so.  That’s certainly the way I’ll remember it. This was a big win for many reasons.  It keeps South Carolina in the SEC East race, which is obviously important.  It also gives this team, especially some of the younger players something positive to build on.  The Texas A&M result was so shocking, and...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Four Downs: Poor defense, missed opportunities at fault in UGA loss

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- After 13 points combined over their last two trips to Williams-Brice Stadium, the Georgia Bulldogs needed points. They got 35, but needed four more on Saturday, losing to the South Carolina Gamecocks 38-35 Georgia jumped out to a 10-7 lead over South Carolina early, but with 2:20 to go in the first quarter a Pharoh Cooper 8-yard touchdown catch put the Gamecocks...
Via Fox Sports South
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 24 South Carolina upsets No. 6 Georgia 38-35

South Carolina quarterback Dylan Thompson threw for three touchdowns, Brandon Wilds rushed for 93 yards and another score, and Georgia's kicker missed a late field goal as the 24th-ranked Gamecocks upset the sixth-ranked Bulldogs 38-35.  Georgia QB Hutson Mason threw for 191 yards and two scores in the loss, while Heisman hopeful Todd Gurley rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown...
Via Fox Sports
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Spurrier pleased with South Carolina's offense

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier likes what he saw from his offense in tougher, more physical play that bolstered the team's run game during its last scrimmage. Spurrier was bothered a week ago at the team's first scrimmage when the Gamecocks' younger defensive linemen found gaps in the offense nearly every snap and bottled up the team's running backs and...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Ebayer profiting off South Carolina student athletes

I don’t use e-bay but I thought it would be interesting to poke my nose around the site and see what kind of stuff I could find being sold relating to college football. A quick search found a signed South Carolina football from the 2013-14 season featuring the autograph of Connor Shaw plus “many others”.   A quick cross-reference with the South Carolina roster shows that...
Via Bloguin Best
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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