Tuesday, December 3 2013 10:27 PM EST2013-12-04 03:27:47 GMT
South Carolina senior quarterback Connor Shaw will play one more game as a collegiate player following the Gamecocks bowl game in late December or early January. That's because Shaw as accepted an inviteMore >>
South Carolina senior quarterback Connor Shaw will play one more game as a collegiate player following the Gamecocks bowl game in late December or early January.More >>
Monday, December 2 2013 2:48 PM EST2013-12-02 19:48:55 GMT
University of South Carolina junior defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles has been recognized for his outstanding play in the Gamecocks' 31-17 win over Clemson on Saturday night. Quarles, a 6-4, 298-pounderMore >>
University of South Carolina junior defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles has been recognized for his outstanding play in the Gamecocks' 31-17 win over Clemson on Saturday night.More >>
Monday, December 2 2013 8:28 AM EST2013-12-02 13:28:06 GMT
COLUMBIA, SC (TheBigSpur.com) South Carolina rose two spots in the latest Associated Press Poll released on Sunday morning. The Gamecocks, ranked No. 8 in the new poll, defeated Clemson 31-17 on SaturdayMore >>
South Carolina rose two spots in the latest Associated Press Poll released on Sunday morning. The Gamecocks, ranked No. 8 in the new poll, defeated Clemson 31-17 on SaturdayMore >>
Thursday, November 28 2013 6:00 AM EST2013-11-28 11:00:12 GMT
Well, it's that time of year again - the obligatory "I'm Thankful for" piece every so-called "journalist" is required to submit to their Editor. TLK is no different. 1. TLK is thankful for the opportunityMore >>
The Line King concludes another year of harshly worded critiques and surprisingly accurate assessments of college football performances. More >>
Wednesday, November 27 2013 6:00 AM EST2013-11-27 11:00:09 GMT
(RNN) - Everything is everything and nothing is the same. This weekend is Ball-On-TV Paradise. Couch Potato has taken a militant stance to avoid being disturbed by family, friends, neighbors, zombies,More >>
The regular football season concludes with a lot of bangs and an equal number of whimpers. It's going to be better TV than the moon landing. More >>
Thursday, November 21 2013 12:00 PM EST2013-11-21 17:00:32 GMT
(RNN) - College football is a game of emotions. Players are emotional – most actually play for the love of the game, not dreams of an NFL career and a fancy car with giant chrome wheels. CheerleadersMore >>
Saturday, November 16 2013 9:07 PM EST2013-11-17 02:07:17 GMT
Associated Press NASHVILLE, TN - The Vanderbilt Commodores just keep making history with coach James Franklin, and this time they've become eligible for a third straight bowl game for the first time ever. JustMore >>
Vanderbilt had been to only four bowls before Franklin took over.More >>
The Associated Press
LEXINGTON, KY - Marcus Lattimore ran for two touchdowns
and Connor Shaw passed for another in the second half as No. 6 South
Carolina scored 31 straight points for a 38-17 victory against Kentucky
on Saturday night.
Shaw was 15 of 18 for 148 yards as the Gamecocks (5-0, 3-0
Southeastern Conference) moved into a tie with Florida and Georgia atop
the East division, with the Bulldogs coming to Columbia, S.C., next
Lattimore rushed for 120 yards on 23 carries and Kenny Miles added a
17-yard score for South Carolina, which trailed Kentucky (1-4, 0-2) 17-7
after a ragged first half.
The Gamecocks returned to score on five of six possessions thanks to
Shaw, who hit Damiere Byrd with a 30-yard touchdown before Miles' TD put
them ahead to stay.
Kentucky freshman Jalen Whitlow was 12 of 23 for 114 yards in relief of Maxwell Smith, who was knocked out on the first series with an ankle injury.
Smith was tackled low by Byron Jerideau. His cleats appeared to be
caught in the turf and he immediately grabbed his left ankle, lying on
the field for several moments before heading to the bench.
Trainers taped the ankle and he tried to walk on it before heading to the locker room for X-rays.
That again forced Whitlow into an emergency situation but the difference this time was the freshman's weeklong preparation.
It didn't show immediately as he was quickly sacked after replacing
Smith, but after the defense twice denied Shaw on two runs at the 1,
Whitlow made the work pay off.
Kentucky went 94 yards in 16 plays, helped by Raymond Sanders' 28-yard run and two by Jonathan George for 25 yards. Whitlow, with great protection, chipped in a 20-yard pass to Demarco Robinson before Sanders got the Wildcats down to the 5 and settled for Craig McIntosh's 22-yard field goal and an early lead.
South Carolina eventually regrouped to lead 7-3 as Shaw led a 64-yard
drive helped by his 37-yard pass to a wide-open Ace Sanders, who added a
3-yard touchdown reception two plays later.
Kentucky scored on its next two drives covering 67 and 34 yards, the latter of which was set up by its special teams as Daron Blaylock leaped over the protection to block Tyler Hull's punt that A.J. Legree recovered.
Whitlow's passing and running got the Wildcats a 10-7 lead,
connecting with Legree twice for 26 yards followed by two runs covering
the final 12, including an 8-yard scoring scramble.
Raymond Sanders' 10-yard run made it 17-7 with 1:52 left in the half.
The Wildcats got another scoring opportunity just before halftime when a snap sailed over Shaw's head and was recovered by Taylor Wyndham
at the 10. It failed when Whitlow was stripped of the ball, and despite
Kentucky's recovering the ball at the 3, the clock ran out before it
could run a play.
That turnover summed up an out-of-sync first half for South Carolina,
which began when Bruce Elllington dropped Shaw's first pass. There went
his quest to match Tee Martin's SEC record of 23 consecutive completions, and little improved afterward for the Gamecocks.
They were outgained 173-108, as the Wildcats limited Shaw's passing
and running. He was also sacked twice and South Carolina punted twice.
The Gamecocks came out more focused and physical in the third quarter
and wasted little time taking the lead. Shaw hit Byrd in the back of
the end zone for a 30-yard touchdown to close within 14-17, and Miles
put South Carolina ahead on the next possession.
Wednesday, December 4 2013 12:18 PM EST2013-12-04 17:18:08 GMT
Rantankerous [ran-tank'uhr-us] (adjective) - A combination of rant [to speak in a wild or extravagant manner] and cantankerous [contentious, disagreeable]. The word is the only suitable description forMore >>
One year after they were forgotten and looked down upon, Missouri and Auburn provide an intriguing matchup in the SEC Championship Game.More >>
Tuesday, December 3 2013 6:44 PM EST2013-12-03 23:44:02 GMT
Currently both versions of the Tigers are on the outside looking in at the BCS national championship. The question is if either deserves to be there after a win in Atlanta.More >>
Currently both versions of the Tigers are on the outside looking in with undefeated Florida State and Ohio State taking the top two spots in the BCS standings. The question is if either deserves to be replaced in favor of the SEC champion. More >>