Thursday, September 23, 2010

This one's for the ladies

Thursday's This and That

Making big plays
Auburn has run 10 plays this season that gained at least 35 yards, including six that went for touchdowns.
The Tigers’ 13 touchdown plays this season have averaged 26.8 yards.

Lattimore fallout
With freshman Marcus Lattimore fully entrenched as South Carolina’s starting tailback, sophomore Jarvis Giles has decided to transfer.
"We certainly wish Jarvis the best and he'll have a release to go where he wants to,” South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said following Wednesday’s practice. “Jarvis is a fine young man. We understand sometimes you get in situations where the opportunity to play doesn't look all that good.”

Honoring McKinley

Spurrier also confirmed that the team will wear a number 11 decal on their helmets this week in remembrance of former Gamecock wide receiver Kenny McKinley, who died on Monday.

Gamecocks batting .500
After beating Furman last week, South Carolina’s all-time football record is back above .500.
The Gamecocks are 537-536-44 in their 117th season of playing college football.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Gamecocks will play two ... among other stuff

Stephen Garcia remains South Carolina’s starting quarterback, but Gamecock coach Steve Spurrier said Tuesday he expects freshman Connor Shaw to also play against Auburn on Saturday.
“I would say Connor will play some this week,” Spurrier said Tuesday at his weekly press conference. “I thought he might play against Georgia, but we
got into sort of a running game handing it and off. We have both of them ready to play. Connor will probably get some action somewhere.”

Tigers practice tough
Auburn practiced Tuesday with an emphasis on getting physical.
Afterward, offensive coordinator Guz Malzahn was asked how that was achieved.
“We got after it,” he said.
Malzahn also said that Mario Fannin (shoulder) was able to practice and should be in the rotation at tailback for Saturday’s game.

Gamecocks look to snap streak
South Carolina is on a five-game losing streak in SEC road games.
The Gamecocks have not won an SEC game on the road since beating Kentucky in 2008.

Striking quickly
Of Auburn’s 15 scoring drives in regulation, eight have taken less than two minutes and only one has taken more than four minutes.
Six of the 15 have used four plays or fewer.