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Instant Analysis: South Carolina wins big against Furman

This was a game that South Carolina should have won easily and the Gamecocks did just that. They had a rough start, giving up a Hank McCloud 60-yard touchdown run early, but they were able to right the ship and limit Furman to 10 total points and 302 total yards. This game was a much better defensive outing than the Gamecocks are used to — they allow 435 yards a game — and even with backups in the game, they looked good.

The final: South Carolina 41, Furman 10

The big play: Mike Davis got his first touchdown of the game and the second for the Gamecock offense with a nasty stiff arm to put the Furman defender down and out of his way as he gets into the end zone on a five yard scamper. It would put the Gamecocks up 14-7 and up for the rest of the game.

The quote: “Well, it wasn’t a real pretty game, but we hadn’t had a win in about a month so that was nice.” – South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier

The stars: For South Carolina, Dylan Thompson finally broke out a bit going 14-of-22 for 262 passing yards and two touchdowns before being taken out in the second half to give his backups some throws. Gamecock running back Mike Davis had a great game as well, running for 111 yards on 18 carries — a 6.2 yard per attempt average — before he was also put on the bench to get the other running backs in the game.

Questions: Will South Carolina be able to take this momentum into its game against a stingy Auburn defense next week?

Next up: South Carolina at Auburn, Furman hosts Samford

Ben Bornstein was born in San Antonio, TX. That would explain his love for the Spurs and good basketball. He was raised in Orlando, Florida for most of his life though, so he has special feelings for the Magic too. He is an avid NBA, NCAA, and NFL fan who ...Read more
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