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WHOO-HOO!!!! DISCUSSION GAMEDAY THREAD: USC VS App. St. Saturday Game-Time  "7:00 pm ET"  Inspired by cocky0

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WHOO-HOO!!!! DISCUSSION GAMEDAY THREAD: USC VS App. St. Saturday Game-Time  "7:00 pm ET"  Inspired by cocky0

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WHAT TIME DO THE GAMECOCKS PLAY TODAY?

Who: Appalachian State (7-1) at South Carolina (4-5)

When: 7 p.m. Saturday

Where: Williams-Brice Stadium (80,250)

TV: ESPN2 (Anish Shroff, play-by-play; John Congemi, analysis; Kris Budden, sideline)

Radio: 107.5 FM (Todd Ellis, play-by-play; Tommy Suggs, analysis; Jamar Nesbit, sideline) ... See all the radio affiliates around the state here.

Satellite radio: Sirius 98/XM 192

Stream: Watch ESPN

Line: South Carolina by 6

SENIOR SALUTE: The Gamecocks will recognize their 2019 senior class prior to Saturday's kick. The 26 players expected to take part in Senior Day festivities include Michael Almond, Jake Bentley, T.J. Brunson, Joseph Charlton, Chavis Dawkins, Mon Denson, Rico Dowdle, Bryan Edwards, Daniel Fennell, Tavien Feaster, Jaylan Foster, Bailey Hart, Sadarius Hutcherson, J.T. Ibe, Javon Kinlaw, Caleb Kinlaw, Kyle Markway, Matt Oliveira, Jazuun Outlaw, Kiel Pollard, Kobe Smith, Donell Stanley, Will Tommie, A.J. Turner, Eldridge Thompson and D.J. Wonnum.

Series history: CAROLINA VS. APP STATE: This is the 10th gridiron match between South Carolina and Appalachian State, but the first time the two schools have met as FBS members. The Gamecocks and Mountaineers played nine times between 1972 and 1988 when App State was in the FCS or Division I-AA, with Carolina winning eight of those nine contests, which were all played in Columbia. South Carolina leads the all-time series 8-1

THE LAST TIME THEY MET: South Carolina rolled to a 35-9 win over App State on Oct. 1, 1988 at Williams-Brice Stadium in their last meeting. The seventh-ranked Gamecocks limited ASU, the second-ranked team in Division I-AA to 33 yards rushing on 35 carries and forced six turnovers, including a 37-yard interception return for a touchdown by Dale Campbell. The offense took advantage of the positive field position. Harold Green and Mike Dingle both scored twice from inside five yards, while Todd Ellis completed 19-of-34 passes for 205 yards. Carolina, under head coach Joe Morrison, finished the '88 season with an 8-4 mark, while App State went 6-4-1 under Sparky Woods.

Weather: Clear and chilly. Calm wind. Temperature 44 degrees at kickoff, 38 at game’s end.

South Carolina needs this one to at least keep its slim bowl hopes alive. If the Gamecocks can hold off the feisty Mountaineers, they would need to upset either against Clemson or Texas A&M to reach six wins.

That fifth win is also important from an optics standpoint. Going 5-7 flat out looks better than 4-8. Considering the schedule and QB situation, that will matter when the topic of Will Muschamp’s job is inevitably discussed.

App State was rolling before a rivalry upset to Georgia Southern. If the Mountaineers win Saturday, it would be another win against a Power 5 team (with UNC) and put them in line for 11 or 12 wins.

SOUTH CAROLINA PLAYERS TO WATCH

  • Quarterback Ryan Hilinski looked good against Vanderbilt, calmly leading the offense and getting the ball out quickly. He’ll be tasked with facing a versatile defense. He has 1,752 yards, 10 touchdowns and three interceptions this season.
  •  Running back Rico Dowdle is coming back from a knee injury and suddenly might have to carry a bigger load with Tavien Feaster dealing with a groin strain. Dowdle has been the No. 1 back much of the season and has 457 yards and four scores in seven games.
  •  Linebacker Ernest Jones will man the middle against an offense that has a range of play-makers, but perhaps not a bell-cow receiver or tailback. They will have to corrall a mobile and efficient quarterback in Zac Thomas. In his first year starting, Jones has 55 tackles, one interceptions and five pass break-ups.

APPALACHIAN STATE PLAYERS TO WATCH

  •  The Georgia Southern loss ended a 17-game win streak for App State with Zac Thomas at quarterback. The junior has thrown for 14 touchdowns against three interceptions this season. He’s also third on the team in rushing with 303 yards and four scores.
  • App State has nine South Carolina natives on its roster, including receiver Malik Williams. The Chester product, who wasn’t offered by the Gamecocks, is second on the team with 37 catches for 438 yards and two touchdowns.
  • App State’s win over UNC included defensive end Demetrius Taylor becoming the first FBS player in the 2000s to record 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, a fumble return for a TD and an interception in the same game. Taylor is second in the Sun Belt in sacks and tackles for loss.

 

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11 minutes ago, Hoganman1 said:

Well, it looks like we're out of wide receivers. Ulrich and Joyner are both playing as wide-outs. Where is Ortre Smith and is Ranrecious Davis ever not hurt?

Yep, all good questions. Where is Chad Terrill as well. I knew all season that we were relying on Edwards way too much. The pick-six is playing huge right now.

Edwards has a "mild knee sprain" according to the radio network during the halftime. They are saying that he "hopes" to return for the 2nd half, but man, who is coaching our WRs right now??

13-6 App State lead at the half.......

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Gamecocks are stopped after the interception, but Parker White kicks his career long 50-yd FG! Gamecocks close in on Appalachian State, who still leads 13-9.

Gamecocks have still held the Mountaineers to just 125 total yards in the 1st half, and their only touchdown came on the pick-6, and they got their first FG off of a 41-yard kick-off return that put them into great field position. Otherwise, we've really shut them down, but our own offense hasn't done much. Hopefully we have a stronger second half.....

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OK, it's official.  This coaching staff sucks.  Head coach, sucks, D Coord - sucks, O-coord - sucks, Athletic director - sucks.  If we don't make a change, expect a lot more years of losing.  I see zero progress, half time adjustments, development of players and recruiting worth a shit.  Sorry to be so negative, but Muschamp is now in his sucky UF phase.  We get out coached and play very undisciplined football.  There is no excuse for that.  I am ashamed of this staff.

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As a life long fan, I have seen a lot of bad football, but this game is one of the worst.  Even with injuries, some of the most uninspired play calling I have ever seen.  If you going to run up the middle on first down every time, why not just throw it down the field once in a while..  Hard to watch really.   And yes next year will be just as bad.

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