It was a game of turnovers as both temas had five apiece. Four of South Carolina’s came on fumbles while USA had four interceptions. It was indeed a day for defenses with South Carolina holding USA to 289 total yards and 170 passing yards. South Carolina won like expected, but it was much uglier than it should have been with five turnovers on the day. Mike Davis gave up the ball twice, which is unheard of and there was a special teams muff that didn’t help either. Fortunately, the defense didn’t let that hurt the team and forced four field goals on the day.
The final: South Carolina 37, South Alabama 12
The big play: Brison Williams read a screen play right from the snap with about nine minutes left in the second quarter, stole the pass, and took the INT to the house for 21 yards. The play put the Gamecocks up 17-6 and they never looked back.
The stars: USC QB Dylan Thompson: 10-for-17 passing for 237 yards, one TD; USC WR Pharoh Cooper: three catches for 95 yards and a touchdown throw
Quote: “Pharoh, he can run, he can pass, he can do everything. He’s one of the best football players in America.” – Steve Spurrier
Questions: Can South Carolina play consistently and control the ball better against a much stronger Clemson defense? Will Mike Davis actually show up to that game?
Next up: South Carolina at Clemson