GamecockFanatics Offensive & Defensives Players of the Game vs. Auburn
GamecockFanatics Game Balls vs. Auburn
Nov. 20, 2021
Offensive Game Balls: Both RB ZaQuandre White and RB Kevin Harris:
Both ZaQuandre White and Kevin Harris ran the ball like on a mission against Auburn Tigers, the two of them picked up chunks of yards with both averaging more than 5 yards per carry in the first half. White got the Gamecocks on the board first, catching a short pass from Brown and racing 28 yards down the left sideline into the end zone. And White helped set up the team’s second score with strong running inside the red zone, setting up a short trick pass to 305-pound offensive lineman Trai Jones. White finished the night with 99 rushing yards on 16 attempts and 69 receiving yards on three catches, while Harris added 63 yards on 13 carries.
Worthy of a helmet sticker OL Trai Jones:
Trai Jones an offensive lineman, deserves a nod for catching that 3-yard touchdown pass after lining up at fullback at the goal-line. Jones doesn’t see the field often, he’s made a positive impact in the Gamecocks running game by providing extra blocking support in the backfield as a fullback.
Defensive Game Balls:
To the defense as a whole. Yes, Tank did run up some numbers on the ground but the whole unite together to keep the lead and win to help in the 6th win by beating Auburn and for the first time ever beating Auburn in back-to-back meetings. South Carolina reached the six-win bowl eligibility threshold for the first time in three seasons.