Carolina played a good game on Saturday – and I mean good, not great. A team like Kentucky should not have run up a score of 28 on the Gamecocks, even though in the end the Cocks held them with a final score of 35-38. It was a sellout crowd of 82,313 people.
- Shaw was 17-for-20 for 262 yards; he scored one touchdown in the game and racked in 312 total yards – 262 passing and 50 rushing.
- Mike Davis racked in 106 yards on 21 carries and placed two touchdowns on the board for the Gamecocks.
- Damiere Byrd had 98 yards and placed the first touchdown on the board for Carolina, with a 62 yard touchdown pass from Shaw.
- The win improved Spurrier’s record against Kentucky to 20-1, making him the first D1 coach with 20 wins over one opponent. It was also Spurrier’s 70th career win and he is now the winningest coach in school history.
- The win extends the home winning streak to 14 straight games, the second most in school history, and the third longest active streak in Division 1.
Saturday was not the best day for Spurrier, as right before the game, Jadeveon Clowney came to him and said he wouldn’t be playing due to a bruised rib from Thursday’s practice.
“If he wants to play, we will welcome him to play for the team if he wants, but if he doesn’t want to play he doesn’t have to play. Simple as that”, Spurrier said.
Spurrier spoke with Clowney, and cleared the air about his injury. Spurrier said that it was not a bruised rib, but a muscle strain in the rib area. It’s still unknown whether Clowney will be playing on Saturday, as the Gamecocks travel to Arkansas.
”Let me say this about Jadeveon, if he never plays another snap, we all should be thankful and appreciative that he came to South Carolina. We’ve won 26 games, two 11-2 years, the greatest seasons we’ve had in 120 years. So none of us need to be upset at Jadeveon. None of us…He has been coming to treatment, I think, twice a day and told me he is doing everything he can to try to get ready to play”, Spurrier said.
This Saturday Carolina will be taking on the Arkansas Razorbacks in Fayetteville, AK. It’s going to be a very intense and interesting game as Arkansas is coming home after a 30-10 loss to the Florida Gators. Although, in this series, Arkansas has five wins over Carolina, and Carolina has only won against the Razorbacks once. It’s going to be interesting to see Clowney’s choice to play as well as Spurrier’s decisions on the field.
Good Luck Gamecocks, let’s bring home a WIN!! GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO COCKS!!!!!