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  1. SOUTH CAROLINA VS VANDERBILT Gamecock Fanatics Official Game Thread GAME DATE AND TIME: Saturday, Oct. 16th 4:00 P.M. LOCATION: Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, S.C. VIDEO BROADCAST: AUDIO BROADCAST: 107.5 The Game LIVE STATS: Statbroadcast Columbia, S.C. - The South Carolina Gamecocks Football move into the second half of their season with a home game battle against the Vanderbilt Commodores this Saturday at 4:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast on the SEC Network. The Gamecocks (3-3, 0-3) are still looking for their first win in Southeastern Conference play, after coming off of a 45-20 road game loss to the Tennessee Volunteers. Vanderbilt (2-4, 0-2) are also looking to get off the SEC schneid coming off of a 42-0 loss at Florida. Dave Neal will call the action for SEC Network. He will be joined in the booth by Deuce McAllister. Andraya Carter will patrol the sidelines. The familiar voices of Carolina Hall of Famers Todd Elis and Tommy Suggs handle the call for the Gamecock Radio Network with Jamar Nesbit on the sidelines. LOOKING FOR A MILESTONE WIN: A win over Vanderbilt would mark South Carolina's 100th conference win since joining the SEC in 1992. CAROLINA VS. VANDY: This is the 31st all-time meeting between South Carolina and Vanderbilt, with the Gamecocks holding a commanding 26-4 advantage, including a 12-2 mark when the teams have met in Columbia and a 14-2 record when the games have been played in Nashville. The teams met just once (1961) before they became SEC Eastern Division rivals in 1992, and have met every year since. IN DOMINATING FASHION: The Gamecocks have won each of the last 12 games between the two squads, their longest winning streak in the series, and 19 of the last 21 meetings between these two SEC Eastern Division rivals. Of the Division I FBS opponents against whom the Gamecocks have at least 10 all-time meetings, Carolina has its best winning percentage against Vanderbilt at .867. In the previous 30 outings, Vanderbilt has tallied more than 17 points just six times (24 in 2003, 28 in 2005, 24 in 2008, 25 in 2013, a record-high 34 in 2014 and 27 in 2017). THE OUTLIERS: Vanderbilt's four wins in the series have come in back-to-back fashion on two occasions - first in 1998 and '99, then again in 2007 and '08. Those four wins have been by a combined total of 22 points (17-14, 11-10, 17-6 and 24-17). THE LAST TIME THEY MET: South Carolina left Nashville on Oct. 10, 2020 with a convincing 41-7 win over the Vanderbilt Commodores. Carolina led just 10-0 at the intermission, but exploded for 31 second-half points. Kevin Harris led the charge with 171 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries. Collin Hill connected on 16-of-24 passes for 196 yards and added two rushing TDs. Nick Muse was the top receiver with five catches for 85 yards. Ernest Jones notched 13 tackles including a sack and 3.0 tackles for loss as the Gamecocks out-gained the Commodores, 485-249. Vandy was just 1-for-11 on third-down conversions and 0-for-4 on fourth-down tries. It was the Gamecocks' 12th-consecutive win over Vandy, their longest streak against any SEC opponent. THE LAST TIME THEY MET HERE: Bryan Edwards caught a school record-tying 14 passes for a career-best 139 yards to lead the Gamecocks to a 24-7 win over Vanderbilt on Nov. 2, 2019 in Columbia. Ryan Hilinski was 24-for-31 for 235 yards for the Gamecocks, including a 25-yard touchdown pass to Edwards midway through the fourth quarter that sealed the win. Freshman Deshaun Fenwick got his first action of 2019, running 18 times for 102 yards. The Commodores lost starting quarterback Riley Neal to injury after the first drive and, with Mo Hasan not playing, turned to third string Deuce Wallace. The junior was 8-for-17 for 30 yards and two interceptions.
  2. SOUTH CAROLINA AT TENNESSEE Gamecock Fanatics Official Game Thread GAME DATE AND TIME: Saturday, Oct. 9th 12:00 P.M. LOCATION: Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN VIDEO BROADCAST: AUDIO BROADCAST: 107.5 The Game LIVE STATS: Statbroadcast Columbia, S.C. - The South Carolina Gamecocks Football season continues as they travel to Knoxville, TN to take on the Tennessee Volunteers in Neyland Stadium. The game kicks off at 12:00 p.m. noon Saturday and will be broadcast on ESPN2. The Gamecocks (3-2, 0-2), who are still looking for their first win in Southeastern Conference play, are coming off of a 23-14 victory against the Troy Trojans. Tennessee (3-2, 1-1) are coming off of a 62-24 blowout win over SEC foe Missouri Tigers. Anish Shroff will call the action for ESPN2. He will be joined in the booth by Mike Golic Jr. Taylor McGregor will patrol the sidelines for the deuce. The familiar voices of Carolina Hall of Famers Todd Ellis and Tommy Suggs handle the call for the Gamecock Radio Network with Jamar Nesbit on the sidelines. LOOKING FOR A MILESTONE WIN: A win over Tennessee would mark South Carolina's 100th conference win since joining the SEC in 1992. CAROLINA VS. TENNESSEE: This is the 40th gridiron meeting between the Gamecocks and Volunteers in a series that dates back to 1903. Tennessee leads the all-time series, 27-10-2, including a 17-3 advantage in Knoxville and a 10-7-2 mark in Columbia. The teams have met every year since Carolina joined the SEC for the 1992 season, with the Volunteers winning 20 of the 29 meetings as conference rivals. The Gamecocks defeated Tennessee just three times in a 105-year period from 1903-2007, but have won seven times in the last 13 years from 2008-20, including three of the last five contests. IT FIGURES TO BE CLOSE: Eight of the last nine contests (2012-20) have been decided by six points or less, with Carolina winning four games by 3, 3, 6 and 3 points and Tennessee winning four times by 2-, 3-, 3- and 4-point margins. Six of the last nine games have been decided by three points or less. WHATEVER IT TAKES: South Carolina has played seven overtime games in its history, logging a 3-4 mark in those contests that needed more than 60 minutes to decide. Tennessee has been the opponent in three of the seven overtime games and accounted for three of the Gamecocks' four overtime losses, all decided by a field goal. THE LAST TIME THEY MET: The Gamecocks opened the 2020 season at home on Sept. 26 and dropped a hard-fought 31-27 decision to No. 16/21 Tennessee. Carolina drove right down the field on its first possession to take an early 7-0 lead. The Vols scored the next three touchdowns to open up a 21-7 advantage early in the third quarter, but the Gamecocks stormed back to tie the game at 21 and again at 24. Jarrett Guarantano hit Josh Palmer on a 32-yard scoring strike with 9:35 left in the contest for a 31-24 UT lead. The Gamecocks would get a Parker White 45-yard field goal with 3:16 to play, but after the defense got a late stop, a special teams miscue cost Carolina a final chance to score. The yards gained was pretty even, with UT outgaining the Gamecocks, 394-379, but the Vols won the turnover battle 2-0. Collin Hill completed 25-of-39 passes for 290 yards, with Shi Smith on the receiving end of 10 passes for 140 yards. THE LAST TIME THEY MET HERE: Tennessee scored on a pair of special teams plays and overcame a 21-17 halftime deficit to post a 41-21 win over South Carolina in Knoxville on Oct. 26, 2019. The Vols rolled up 485 yards of offense to just 397 for South Carolina, despite Ryan Hilinski completing 28-of-51 passes for 319 yards, including a 75-yard strike to Shi Smith on the game's first play from scrimmage. The loss snapped a three-game Carolina win streak in the series, which matched the 2010-12 stretch for the Gamecocks' longest winning streak over UT. LAST GAMECOCK WIN: Jake Bentley threw for 152 yards and a touchdown, Rico Dowdle rushed for 140 yards and a score, and the Carolina defense stopped Tennessee on downs twice in the final quarter as the Gamecocks rallied from a 12-point deficit for a 27-24 win in Columbia on Oct. 27, 2018. Parker White's 25-yard field goal with 5:52 remaining proved to be the difference.
  3. Gamecocks pull out a tight win 23-14 to improve to 3-2, (0-2) on the season. We actually escaped with a win.....against Troy. That may very well be our final win of the season right there. Vanderbilt is NOT a gimme. Missouri has a God-awful defense, but our offense may make it look like UGA's. We had a strong offensive showing at least via passing in the 1st half - Doty threw for 202 yds. But our run game was anemic, averaging 2.5 ypc. We improved there a bit - about the ONLY halftime adjustment for the positive our staff accomplished - but Troy overall improved the most, especially on their own offense which started to move regularly throughout the 2nd half. We STILL have too many stupid penalties and lack of discipline, even against a Sun Belt team. The pick-six that wasn't by Jahmar Brown - he does what so many still seem to think is the "cool" thing to do, despite so many being burned by the mistake, and being made a fool of on social media for years afterwards - and flips away the football before he crosses the goal line, resulting in a touchback back to the Trojans. You'd think football players would know not to do that anymore. Now to get ready for Tennessee in Knoxville. I may not watch that game......
  4. Gamecocks took a 10-7 lead off of a 16-yd TD pass to EJ Jenkins - his first TD as a Gamecock - but Troy was driving down the field late in the 2nd Qtr., looking for at least a game-tying field goal at worst, at 2nd and 9 from the USC 22 yd line. But the Troy QB's pass was picked off by reserve DB David Spaulding, who runs it back 74 yards for the touchdown!! A much needed defensive score with our offense sputtering, and Troy gaining momentum. Gamecocks lead 17-7 at the half. Doty has thrown for 202 yds in one half, with the TD pass to Jenkins. But the run game is flat-lining: only 35 total yds on 14 attempts. Maybe there'll be some adjustments....
  5. Gamecocks 3-0 over Troy at end of 1st Qtr. Troy is driving on the USC 35.....
  6. South Carolina leads 3-0 late in the 1st Qtr., but our offense is baaaad.........already with 3 offensive penalties, and our run game is just as bad as it was against UGA and UK. Another dropped pass from Joyner.....
  7. SOUTH CAROLINA VS TROY Gamecock Fanatics Official Game Thread GAME DATE AND TIME: Saturday, Oct. 2nd 3:30 P.M. LOCATION: Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, S.C. VIDEO BROADCAST: AUDIO BROADCAST: 107.5 The Game LIVE STATS: Statbroadcast Columbia, S.C. - The South Carolina Gamecocks Football season continues as they play host to the Troy Trojans today at 3:30 p.m. in Williams-Brice Stadium. The Gamecocks (2-2, 0-2) look to rebound from their 16-10 loss last week to Kentucky, while the Trojans (2-2, 0-1 Sun Belt) are coming off of a 29-16 loss to Louisiana-Monroe. Taylor Zazour will call the action for SEC Network. He will be joined in the booth by Matt Stinchcomb. Carolina grad Alyssa Lang will patrol the sidelines. The familiar voices of Carolina Hall of Famers Todd Ellis and Tommy Suggs handle the call for the Gamecock Radio Network with Jamar Nesbit on the sidelines. CAROLINA VS. TROY: This is the fourth meeting between the Gamecocks and Trojans in a series that dates back to 2004. Carolina leads the all-time series 3-0, with all three games being contested in Columbia. The teams met in 2004, 2005 and 2010, with Carolina winning by scores of 17-7, 45-20 and 69-24, respectively. THE LAST TIME THEY MET: Marcus Lattimore had three touchdowns and 102 yards rushing by halftime to lead the 17th-ranked Gamecocks to a 69-24 victory over Troy on Nov. 20, 2010, its biggest point total under Steve Spurrier and the most it has scored in 15 years. Lattimore and the Gamecocks ended any doubts early as he scored on runs of 17-, eight- and five-yards for a 21-0 lead less than seven minutes into the contest. Troy had five turnovers, all which led to touchdowns. Stephen Garcia threw two touchdowns and ran for a third. The defense chipped in with safety D.J. Swearinger and defensive end Chaz Sutton both returning interceptions for touchdowns. POINTS GALORE: The scoreboard operator was busy when the Gamecocks and Trojans met on Nov. 20, 2010. The 69 points scored by Carolina ranks as the seventh-highest mark in school history, while the 93 combined points is tied for the fourth-highest scoring game in Gamecock history.
  8. 2021-22 Gamecocks Women's Basketball Roster # Name Pos. Yr. Ht. Hometown (last school) 0 Olivia Thompson G Jr. 5-8 Lexington, SC (Lexington) 1 Zia Cooke G Jr. 5-9 Toledo, OH (Rogers) 2 Eniya Russell G So. 6-1 Baltimore, MD (St. Vincent Pallotti) 3 Destanni Henderson G Sr. 5-7 Fort Myers, FL (Fort Myers) 4 Aliyah Boston F Jr. 6-5 St. Thomas, U.S.V.I. (Worcester (MA) Academy) 5 Victaria Saxton F Sr. 6-2 Rome, GA (Model) 10 Kamilla Cardoso C So. 6-7 Montes Claros, Brasil (Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (TN)) 11 Destiny Littleton G Sr. 5-9 San Diego, CA (The Bishop's School) 12 Brea Beal G Jr. 6-1 Rock Island, IL (Rock Island) 15 Laeticia Amihere F Jr. 6-4 Mississauga, Ontario, Canada (King's Christian Collegiate) 20 Sania Feagin G Fr. 6-3 Ellenwood, GA (Forest Park) 23 Bree Hall G Fr. 6-0 Dayton, OH (Wayne) 24 Lele Grissett G G-Sr. 6-2 Durham, NC (Hillside) 25 Raven Johnson G Fr. 5-8 Atlanta, GA (Westlake) 32 Elysa Wesolek F Sr. 6-1 Charleston, SC (Northwood Academy) 44 Saniya Rivers G Fr. 6-1 Wilmington, NC (Ashley) The official 2021-22 WBB Athletics website roster page: https://gamecocksonline.com/sports/womens-basketball/roster
  9. Pretty big disparity in the rankings between Perfect Game and the others. I wonder if PG includes the JUCO guys in their rankings, which I know BA does not. Lately Coach Kingston and crew have relied on JUCOs and transfers in filling out his rosters, and they have played huge roles in the team's success...
  10. Gamecocks lose 16-10 to fall to 2-2 (0-2). What killed us was relying too much on 1-yd and 2-yd per play rushing offense all 1st half, which stagnated our offensive chances. We essentially gave UK a free half of football, and then chose for the 2nd half to finally try to play offense. Relied too much on Harris when we're supposed to have a deep depth of talented RBs - where was White? Where was Lloyd? Hindsight is great and all, but when you're struggling to gain any positive yds with one back, give the next back a chance to try to do better. Especially when those other backs are supposed to be talented and capable. More game beefs: Relied too much on throwing the ball to Jalen Brooks. Brooks is still dealing with issues of dropping passes. We had 17 receptions on 25 targets, but only 4 receptions on 9 targets to Brooks. The others were 13 on 16 targets. Not sure if it was just Brooks who was getting open more than the others, but the others were making catches too, and much more effectively. Our defense won the turnover battle 3 to 0 on an interception and two fumbles, but our offense was unable to get ANY points out of them. We had a 4th and 5 at the UK 25 yd line, and went for it with a pass play to Brooks. He dropped it. It would've been a 42-yd FG for Parker White that would have gotten the score to 13-10 UK. Later on we allowed Parker to hit a 54-yarder and he did. We come out for the 2nd half throwing the ball - FINALLY - and drive down the field to score our only touchdown. We're now back in the game! Then our defense - who played great the entire 1st half - allows UK to drive down themselves. They stopped them for only a FG, but it muted our own seizure of the momentum.
  11. Kentucky leads 10-0 at the halftime break. Pretty conservative offensive game plan for the Gamecocks. We've just gained a total of 80 yds for the 1st half. UK has doubled us up with 169 total yds for the half. Our run game has been sputtering once again. Lets see if we have some adjustments for the 2nd half, but right now it's been all Kentucky....
  12. SOUTH CAROLINA AT KENTUCKY Gamecock Fanatics Official Game Thread GAME DATE AND TIME: Saturday, Sept. 25th 7:00 P.M. LOCATION: Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, S.C. VIDEO BROADCAST: AUDIO BROADCAST: 107.5 The Game LIVE STATS: Statbroadcast Columbia, S.C. - The South Carolina Gamecocks Football team returns to the friendly confines of Williams-Brice Stadium for the first time since the season opener to take on SEC East Division Rivals Kentucky tonight (Saturday). The game kicks off at 7:00 p.m. in front of what is expected to be a sellout home crowd. The Gamecocks (2-1, 0-1) are looking also to rebound from their first loss of the season 40-13 to SEC East foe Georgia in Athens. Kentucky (3-0, 1-0) come into tonight's game off of a fiercely contested 28-23 win over FCS Chattanooga in Lexington, KY. Tonight's game will be the Wildcats' first road game of the season. The game will be broadcast on ESPN2 - Brian Custer will call the action for the deuce. He will be joined in the booth by Kelly Stouffer. Lauren Sisler will patrol the sidelines. The familiar voices of Carolina Hall of Famers Todd Ellis and Tommy Suggs handle the call for the Gamecock Radio Network with Jamar Nesbit on the sidelines. CAROLINA VS. KENTUCKY: This is the 33rd meeting between the Gamecocks and Wildcats in a series that dates back to 1937. Carolina leads the all-time series 18-13-1, including a 9-5-1 advantage in Columbia. The teams played just three times (1937, 1978 and 1981) before Carolina joined the SEC in 1992. Since then, they have met every year. Since joining the SEC, the Gamecocks own a 17-12 record against UK, including wins in 14 of the 21 meetings in this century. THE LAST TIME THEY MET: Due to COVID altering the schedule, the Gamecocks and Wildcats did not meet until the final regular season game of the 2020 season, a Dec. 5 contest in Lexington. Kentucky posted a 41-18 win over Carolina that night, the largest margin of victory for the Cats in 32 meetings with the Gamecocks. Both teams moved the ball effectively on the ground, with South Carolina rushing for 297 yards, behind Kevin Harris's 210 yards on 21 carries. Kentucky countered with 291 rushing yards as Chris Rodriguez Jr. and A.J. Rose each went over the century mark. Luke Doty, making just his second career start at quarterback, completed 11-of-25 passes for 85 yards with a touchdown and an interception. THE LAST TIME THEY MET HERE: Tavien Feaster (107) and Rico Dowdle (102) combined for 209 rushing yards, nearly matching Kentucky's entire offensive output of 212 yards, as the Gamecocks rolled to an easy 24-7 win in Columbia on Sept. 28, 2019. Feaster scored twice and Dowdle once as the Gamecocks rolled up 387 yards in the win. The Carolina defense pitched a shutout until Kentucky finally got on the board with just 2:32 left in the contest. The seven points was the fewest the Wildcats had scored against the Gamecocks since being held to three points in the 2011 contest. The Carolina win snapped a five-game losing streak in the all-time series. A GAME OF RUNS: South Carolina won 10-straight games over Kentucky from 2000-2009, and 13-of-14 from 2000-2013. Since then, the Wildcats posted five-straight wins from 2014-18 and have won six of the last seven overall. OLD FRIEND ALERT: Kentucky offensive line coach Eric Wolford, has logged two stints on the South Carolina coaching staff. Wolf served as the run game coordinator and offensive line coach under Steve Spurrier during the 2009 season, then returned to Columbia for four seasons (2017-20) as the offensive line coach under Will Muschamp.
  13. The official, fully completed 2021-22 schedule has now been completed, and put out. One final non-conference game against Elon on Nov. 26th has been added. The full schedule has been posted in this forum here: The official athletics website schedule is posted here: https://gamecocksonline.com/sports/womens-basketball/schedule/2021-22
  14. Well, we are 1-6 against UK over the past 7 seasons. Certainly have NO position to boast or take this game as a sure win, but I feel this is a very winnable game for us. We STILL NEED to find a way to cut out the penalties and turnovers, and stupid unsportsmanlike penalties that hamstring us. Folks are saying that Kentucky "had a bad game" against FCS Chattanooga. Chattanooga gained almost as many total yards as UK did, and led in the 4th Qtr. 16-14. UK had 3 turnovers to the Mocc's 1, so they certainly played a sloppy game. The Mocs had 4 redzone opportunities and scored all 4 times, to just 2 opportunities for the Wildcats. So, a pretty bad game for the WIldcats, right? Well, UK has played three games, not one. Like UGA, they are 3-0. Like Missouri, we are 2-1. Our SEC game thus far was UGA on the road in Athens. UK's one game thus far was at home against Missouri. UGA's SEC Scoring Defense thus far through 3 games: 2nd Missouri's Scoring Defense thus far: 14th UGA's Rushing Defense: 4th Missouri's Rushing Defense: 14th UGA's Passing Defense: 3rd Missouri's Passing Defense: 7th UGA's Total Defense: 1st Missouri's Total Defense: 14th Bottom line: Missouri's defense IS NOWHERE ON THE RADAR with UGA's defense. Then, the third game was at home against a weak Sunbelt Conference team that is borderline FCS-level in Louisiana-Monroe. UL-M has only played 2 games thus far, the 2nd being a 12-7 victory against FCS Jackson State. All 12 points scored by UL-M came by field goals. UL-M gained a total of 250 yards in the game: Jackson State gained 285. UL-M is averaging 11 ppg, 55.5 rushing ypg, and 168.5 TOTAL yards per game, in the two games they've played thus far. So of course they are last or next to last in every offensive statistic in their conference thus far. Two games is not much of a sample size to go on - the three games everyone have played thus far is not much better - but if anyone should be able to show they are a competitive team, it should be against an opponent from the level below them. South Carolina beat FCS Eastern Illinois 46-0, UK beat FCS Chattanooga, 28-23 in a tightly contested game, and had their best game against mid-major UL_m where they won 45-10. UL-M beat their FCS opponent 12-7. So what does all this nonsense mean? Kentucky's strength thus far has been their offensive output, but they've essentially played one FBS and two FCS-caliber opponents, and hasn't really played anyone that had a defense with much of a pulse, with the exception of FCS Chattanooga, thus far. They beat up on UL-M with a terrible defense via the passing game, and beat up on Missouri with a terrible defense via the ground game. And then battled it out with FCS Chattanooga who gave as much as they took. This is a very winnable game. Although there have been a couple or so of those losses to UK in recent years where they seemed to come out with all cylinders firing, I like our chances in a packed Williams-Brice. I remain always hopeful.......
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