At halftime of South Carolina’s game at Central Florida, the Gamecocks were trailing 10-0 and had 45 rushing yards. Sophomore tailback Mike Davis had 17 yards on five attempts. On the first drive of the second half, Davis had 70 yards on three carries, including a 53-yard touchdown run that woke the Gamecocks up.
One of the most polarizing topics in South Carolina football this year has been coach Steve Spurrier’s use of junior quarterback Dylan Thompson. While senior Connor Shaw has started all four games under center this season with Thompson occupying the backup role, some fans have called for the younger of the two to see more playing time.
South Carolina’s dynamic duo of sophomore running backs Mike Davis and Brandon Wilds took a hit on Saturday after Wilds dislocated his elbow in the third quarter. Head coach Steve Spurrier said Wilds is expected to miss two to three weeks. The injury occurred on a third-and-seven where Wilds actually picked up the first down off a running play but fumbled. The injury seemed to happen after the fumble, when a Central Florida defender nailed Wilds as the running back was reaching for the loose ball. The Knights recovered the ball at the USC 47-yard line, but were unable to cash in, going three-and-out.
Everyone on the South Carolina football team will understand how important Saturday’s game between the No. 12 Gamecocks and Central Florida is once kickoff comes around, coach Steve Spurrier said.
1. How much hype is surrounding this game? UCF will be on ABC for the first time, and they will be playing at home, so I imagine a lot of people are excited for this game.
Thevenin will play against Missouri, Tennessee despite ailing ankle The Gamecocks volleyball team is set to hit the road Friday to open up its conference season with a two–game road trip. South Carolina will look to improve on last year’s 6–14 conference record as they head to Missouri Friday, then head straight to Knoxville, Tenn., for a clash with the Volunteers. “We’ve got a really tough starting weekend on the road against Missouri, who is undefeated right now and are pretty veteran in some areas,” coach Scott Swanson said.
Coming off a loss at the hands of Georgia last Friday, the South Carolina women’s soccer team is set to return home this weekend to play its first two conference home games. The Gamecocks host the Auburn Tigers Friday followed by Arkansas Sunday.
South Carolina will travel to Orlando, Fla., this week to take on Central Florida. While the name may not strike fear into Gamecock fans’ hearts, they should be worried about the Knights. UCF is coming off a win at Penn State, is 3-0 this season and is receiving votes in both major football polls.
Just like the rain that stormed into Nashville, Tenn., this weekend, the South Carolina women’s golf team watched as Arkansas stormed back to beat them in the Mercedes-Benz Collegiate Classic.
The young, battle-tested South Carolina men’s soccer team will travel this Friday to take on a big, physical Charlotte team. Coach Mark Berson said that in the contest, his Gamecocks (2-4-2) will look to convert scoring opportunities, be more aggressive on the offensive side of the ball and work on placing the ball in position for attackers to score.