Gamecocks fall to Notre Dame in the Gator Bowl
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - On Friday, Dec. 30, the Gamecocks went up against Notre Dame in the 78th annual TaxSlayer Gator Bowl.
The first quarter of the game started with the Gamecocks striking first and making a TD into the end zone.
The first quarter of the game ended with the Gamecocks in the lead with a 21-7 score.
A play highlight of the second quarter was a 75-yarder from Notre Dame’s Tyler Buchner to Logan Diggs.
USC was in the lead, but the third quarter started with Notre Dame’s Tyler Buchner making an 11-yard touchdown that brought the game to a tie at 24-24.
But USC went back into the lead when Spencer Rattler threw a 42-yard dime to Xavier Legette for a touchdown.
The third quarter ended with the game tied again 31-31 after Tyler Buchner passed to Braden Lenzy for 44 yds for a TD.
Beginning of the fourth quarter started off with a 39-yard run touchdown from Logan Diggs.
The game took a turn in the fourth quarter with Notre Dame in the lead and winning the game.
USC: 38, NOTRE DAME: 45
The Gamecocks and Irish have met four previous times but had not faced each other before this game since 1984.
This is the 25th bowl game the Gamecocks will have appeared in and their fifth trip to Jacksonville and the Gator Bowl, but the first since 1987.
The game began at 3:30 p.m. place in Jacksonville, FL.
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