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Gamecocks fall in the polls

The Gamecock football team slipped down from last week’s No. 21 spot in both polls, with a No. 24 ranking in the most recent AP poll and a No. 23 ranking in the coaches’ poll.

Gamecocks keep Pirates at bay

Saturday night at Williams-Brice Stadium, South Carolina’s game against East Carolina began in ominous fashion when the Pirates marched down the field, uncontested, on their first two drives.

Quarterback Marcus Mariota of Oregon knows a little bit about winning. The sophomore has piloted the Ducks thorugh the BCS thicket. A constant in the national title conversation in recent years, Mariota keeps the high-octane Oregon offense humming with his dual-threat skills. (Travis Heying/Wichita Eagle/MCT)

Around the Nation: games to watch in week 2

The featured game in college football this week brings together two heavyweights in No. 7 Michigan State and the No. 3 Oregon Ducks in a game that’s sure to give the winner an early leg up on a spot for the college football playoff.