CAROLINA GAMEDAY UPDATE: Gamecocks beat No. 15 Auburn 30-22

CAROLINA GAMEDAY UPDATE: Gamecocks beat No. 15 Auburn 30-22
Shi Smith tries to get away from an Auburn defender during South Carolina's game against the Tigers on October 17, 2020 (Source: Sideline Carolina)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - South Carolina welcomes No. 15 Auburn to Williams-Brice Stadium.

The Gamecocks are searching for their third win against a ranked opponent under Will Muschamp.

We’ll have game notes and scoring updates here.


FIRST QUARTER

The Gamecocks have struggled early to stop the Auburn offense.

Aside from a failed 2-point conversion, the Tigers have moved the ball down the field fairly easily. As for the Gamecocks, things haven’t come easily offensively. They have to find some answers soon.

Carolina picked up just two first downs in the quarter with 21 yards.

SECOND QUARTER

Carolina got things going thanks to an interception. Jaycee Horn comes up with the first pick of his career and they turn it into points.

However, the Gamecocks defense still hasn’t had answers for the Auburn offense early. Thanks to two Bo Nix interceptions, the Gamecocks have found some life. The two interceptions turned into Carolina points.

Still, the Gamecocks can’t continue to rely on turnovers alone to generate points.

Through two quarters, Carolina has been outgained 253-119.

THIRD QUARTER

Auburn manages to extend their lead with a field goal, but the drive may have been extended by a pass interference call against Jaycee Horn.

Carolina has to find ways to get pressure on Bo Nix. He’s had a lot of time to make throws today.

The Gamecocks were able to get their first lead of the day in the quarter as Collin Hill found Shi Smith for their first TD of the day. Carolina had a chance to add to their lead, but an interception snatched momentum away from the Gamecocks.

Carolina comes back and gets another interception. It’s Jaycee Horn’s second of the day. Every interception he’s thrown today has led to points for the Gamecocks.

FOURTH QUARTER

After a slow start by Carolina’s offense, the Gamecocks have found some answers to put themselves ahead thanks to the takeaways by the defense. Now it’ll be up to this same defense to put together a series of stops to preserve the win.


FIRST QUARTER

AU: 35-yard field goal by Anders Carlson, 3-0 Tigers (8:32)

AU: 11-yard pass from Bo Nix to Eli Stove (2-point conversion failed), 9-0 Tigers (4:33)

SECOND QUARTER

SC: 3-yard run by Kevin Harris (White kick good), 9-7 Tigers (12:49)

AU: 2-yard run by Tank Bigsby (Carlson kick good), 16-7 Tigers (10:24)

SC: 1-yard run by Collin Hill (White kick good), 16-14 Tigers (:33)

THIRD QUARTER

AU: 38-yard field goal by Anders Carlson, 19-14 Tigers (10:22)

SC: 10-yard pass from Collin Hill to Shi Smith (2-point conversion failed), 20-19 Gamecocks (6:31)

SC: 8-yard run by Kevin Harris (White kick good), 27-19 Gamecocks (:54)

FOURTH QUARTER

SC: 39-yard field goal by Parker White 30-19 Gamecocks (9:13)

AU: 22-yard field goal by Anders Carlson, 30-22 Gamecocks (6:36)

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