ATLANTA (AP) - South Carolina is returning to the scene of its worst loss to face Florida State in the Chick-fil-A Bowl on Friday night.
South Carolina was overwhelmed in its 56-17 loss to Auburn in the Dec. 4 Southeastern Conference championship game at the Georgia Dome.
The loss sent South Carolina back to Atlanta to face No. 23 Florida State. The Gamecocks say they need to redeem themselves in their second straight game in the Georgia Dome.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher on Thursday would not confirm plans to start quarterback Christian Ponder. Ponder said he has no swelling or pain in the right elbow which kept him out of the Seminoles' loss to Virginia Tech in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.
Fisher says Ponder will play. EJ Manuel could share time with Ponder.