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South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Vanderbilt Commodores Recap

South Carolina earned a win at Williams-Brice Stadium in the Gamecocks' first game of the post-Steve Spurrier era. With their former coach on the set of ESPN's College Gameday, interim coach Shawn Elliott led the Gamecocks to a win over Vanderbilt behind an opportunistic defense that forced five Commodores turnovers. South Carolina's offense scored only one touchdown, but had five scoring drives on the day and gained 424 yards. Gamecocks quarterback Perry Orth finished 17-of-28 for 272 yards and a touchdown, while Brandon Wilds rushed for 119 yards on 24 carries. Vanderbilt's Darius Sims rushed for 104 yards on only six carries. South Carolina improved to 3-4 while Vanderbilt fell to 2-4.

South Carolina Gamecocks vs. LSU Tigers Recap

This game had to be moved to LSU as the terrible flooding around Columbia made it impossible to have the game there. It was still considered a home game for South Carolina, and LSU's band even learned South Carolina's fight song to play for them at the beginning of the game. South Carolina got off to a decent start, and kept it close for a while. LSU pulled away in the second half, led by their Heisman Trophy candidate Leonard Fournette. It was a season low 158 rushing yards on 20 carries for Fournette. Fournette also offered to auction his game jersey, with proceeds going to help the flooding victims in Columbia. The NCAA granted that request, and the jersey will be auctioned at some point in the future. With the game being moved only on Wednesday of this week, attendance was a pedestrian 42,058 in the large Tiger Stadium that is normally sold out. LSU moved to 5-0 and will play Florida at home next Saturday, while South Carolina will play Vanderbilt at home next week.

Missouri Tigers vs. South Carolina Gamecocks Recap

This was a very exciting game for the Tigers and Gamecocks! The starting quarterback for Missouri is currently suspended, so the true freshman backup quarterback, Drew Lock, started in his place. He did very well for his first start, scoring two touchdowns and completing three quarters of his passes. By contrast, Lorenzo Nunez, the Gamecocks' QB threw three interceptions and only scored one touchdown. There was a close call when Nunez's touchdown throw was almost intercepted by a member of the opposing team. Fortunately for Nunez and the Gamecocks, the ball bounced off his hand and into the hands of Gamecocks player Shon Carson, and the Cocks were still able to score a touchdown! Three players from Missouri, Walter Brady, Ian Simon and Kenya Dennis, each scored an interception. It wasn't all good news for Missouri though, as Terry Beckner was kicked out of the game in the second quarter for a foul he committed against Nunez. Overall, it was a very competitive and spirited game between these two very good teams.
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