Monday, September 17 2012 10:49 AM EDT2012-09-17 14:49:19 GMT
South Carolina sophomore Jadeveon Clowney has been named defensive lineman of the week by the Southeastern Conference.The 6-6, 256 pounder was credited with seven tackles, including 3.5 for losses forMore >>
South Carolina sophomore Jadeveon Clowney has been named defensive lineman of the week by the Southeastern Conference.More >>
After a game-time decision to start him, quarterback Connor Shaw didn't even last one half after re-aggravating a shoulder injury he suffered at Vanderbilt in week one.
Coach Steve Spurrier earned his 200th collegiate victory, as No. 8 South Carolina rolled past the University of Alabama-Birmingham, 49-6, in a second straight home game.
Two Gamecocks were injured during the game. Shaw re-aggravated his throwing shoulder and Bruce Ellington left with a right shoulder sprain.
Coming off a bye week, the Blazers came out the gate fired up with a 53-yard kick-off return, which led to a field goal to take an early lead.
It was the first time since the Florida game last season, that USC was down at William-Brice Stadium.
On the first drive of the game, Shaw would throw an interception, leaving Gamecock fans wondering if he was 100 percent.
Later in the first quarter, it was the defense who put the Gamecocks on top for good. With approximately 2:00 left in the 1st quarter, D. J. Swearinger picked up a UAB fumble and took it 65-yards to the end zone, changing the momentum of the game giving South Carolina a 7-3 lead.
In the second quarter, Shaw began to settle into the ball game expanding the lead 14-3, with a 16-yard connection to Ace Sanders for a touchdown.
UAB's answered back with a 46-yard field goal, cutting South Carolina's lead to 14-6.
With 1:44 left in the first half, Shaw re-injured his right shoulder and sat out for rest of the game.
"As soon as he threw it, the guy hit him right on that spot," said Head Coach Steve Spurrer. "Before the game I asked him 'If you get hit on that are you going to be hurtin'?' He said 'no, I'll be alright"
"I just landed on the same spot I got hit against Vandy," said Shaw. "The pain was pretty up there."
"The trainers and doctors all cleared him," said Spurrier. "I thought he deserved and earned the right to start."
Dylan Thompson replaced Shaw and connected to Marcus Lattimore for his 34th touchdown, setting the school's all-time touchdown record.
At the half, Gamecocks lead 21-6.
Thompson began the second half with two completions to Ellington for 43-yards, then Thompson ran the ball in for a touchdown increasing South Carolina's lead 28-6.
The team's fifth score was the fourth longest pass play in Gamecock history. Thompson threw the ball deep to connect to Damiere Byrd for a 94-yard touchdown, putting the Gamecocks ahead 35-6.
A 30-yard touchdown by freshman Shaq Roland and a running touchdown by Mike Davis in the 4th quarter capped off South Carolina's victory 49-6.
South Carolina's defense kept the Blazers out of the end zone the whole game.
After the game, Spurrier said it was the closest 49-6 game he'd ever seen.
South Carolina is 3-0 and will host Missouri in an SEC conference game on Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 25 2013 7:03 AM EDT2013-04-25 11:03:18 GMT
(RNN) - Big guys are likely to be the stars of the show Thursday night when the NFL Draft again airs in primetime on ESPN, live from Radio City Music Hall. Barring unforeseen weirdness - which can neverMore >>
The NFL Draft with all its drama and uncertainty airs live in prime time Thursday night. Luke Joeckel, Manti Te'o, SEC stars and borderline quarterbacks are among this year's mysteries.More >>
Thursday, April 18 2013 8:52 PM EDT2013-04-19 00:52:03 GMT
(RNN) - Spring practice in the SEC climaxes Saturday when five more teams hold their annual spring scrimmages. Interesting fact: So far the biggest attendance at a spring game this season was at KentuckyMore >>
New coaches at Tennessee, Auburn and Arkansas will give us the first glimpse of their teams in Saturday's SEC spring games. Two-time defending national champion Alabama and Mississippi State also give fans a break from the long college football offseason.
Thursday, April 11 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-04-11 11:00:16 GMT
Many Southeastern Conference football fans will finally get a look at their favorite teams this Saturday, April 13, and several of the annual spring games will be broadcast on TV and on the Web.Texas A&MMore >>
Southeastern Conference fans are beginning to stir as South Carolina, Texas A&M, Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and Kentucky all hold their annual spring football games on Saturday, April 13.More >>
Monday, January 7 2013 6:00 AM EST2013-01-07 11:00:08 GMT
Miami (RNN) - Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said the team that makes the most mistakes may well win tonight. Not a misprint.He explained that odd statement Sunday at the final news conference before theMore >>
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said the team that makes the most mistakes may win tonight. He meant the team that takes the most chances, forces the action and sets the pace. Teams that do that make mistakes. But they cause the other guys to make mistakes, too. More >>
Sunday, January 6 2013 11:52 AM EST2013-01-06 16:52:47 GMT
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly shook hands Sunday morning in front of the Coaches' Trophy, the prize their two teams want to take home Monday night.More >>
Alabama head football coach Nick Saban and Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly shook hands Sunday morning in front of the Coaches' Trophy, the prize their two teams want to take home Monday night. More >>
Friday, December 7 2012 8:37 AM EST2012-12-07 13:37:38 GMT
(RNN) - Butch Jones has been hired as the next head football coach of the Tennessee Volunteers, according to ESPN. Jones has resigned from his position as Cincinnati's head coach, effective immediately,More >>
Butch Jones has been hired as the next head football coach of the Tennessee Volunteers, according to ESPN.More >>
Thursday, November 29 2012 12:54 PM EST2012-11-29 17:54:22 GMT
Offensively, Alabama and Georgia both feature efficient if not flashy quarterbacks, steady if not high-profile receivers and a pair of running backs anyone would love to have. The breakdown: Quarterback: GeorgiaMore >>
Alabama and Georgia both feature efficient if not flashy quarterbacks, steady if not high-profile receivers and a pair of running backs anyone would love to have. Georgia's defense has more stars; Alabama's defense has performed better as a unit.
Monday, November 26 2012 6:15 PM EST2012-11-26 23:15:13 GMT
It is never too early to project where those teams will play, who they will play and, for good measure, the result.More >>
The chaos of the scramble to play in the BCS Championship Game has come down to one possibility - the winner of Bama-Georgia plays Notre Dame. But how the rest of the bowl pairings might shake out is another interesting puzzle. Here are our projections. More >>
Thursday, November 15 2012 4:55 PM EST2012-11-15 21:55:31 GMT
(RNN) - This is mostly a week of throwaway games as SEC teams prep for next week, which features turkey, dressing and a lot of rivalry games.But a bad November Saturday in SEC Country watching ball isMore >>
Can Johnny Football gain 1 billion yards? Can Alabama score 1 billion points? And can Vanderbilt beat Tennessee for only the second time in 1 billion years? Tune in this week and find out.More >>