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Sept. 30, 2002

| Game Notes in .pdf format

The South Carolina Gamecocks (3-2/1-1 SEC) return to Williams-Brice Stadium to play host to SEC Western Division rival Mississippi State (1-3/0-2 SEC) Saturday, Oct. 5 in a Homecoming contest that will kick off at 1 p.m. There will be no live television, however, the game will be shown as a replay on Wednesday, Oct. 9 as part of ComCast Sports’ arrangement with USC.

A Closer Look

* South Carolina has won two straight games, the most recent being a 20-14 triumph over Vanderbilt Sept. 28 in Nashville. Saturday’s game will be USC’s fourth home contest of the season, with two home games remaining (vs. Tennessee Nov. 2 and vs. Arkansas Nov. 9). The Gamecocks opened the 2002 campaign with a 34-24 victory at home over New Mexico State. Mississippi State has lost two in a row, the latest defeat being a 31-13 loss at LSU on Sept. 28. The Bulldogs opened their season at nationally ranked Oregon, dropping a 36-13 decision. MSU then defeated Jacksonville State 51-13 at Starkville, before dropping its SEC opener, 42-14 on Sept. 19 at home against Auburn.

* USC claimed its first SEC victory of the season last Saturday night with a 20-14 win over Vanderbilt in Nashville. The Gamecocks relied on a dominating fourth quarter to post the win. Carolina outgained Vanderbilt 130-19 in total offense over the last period and controlled the football 12 of the final 15 minutes of the game.

For the complete set of notes, please click on the link above.