Sept. 6, 2014
- South Carolina picked up a 33-23 win over East Carolina, marking Steve Spurrier’s 200th win as the head coach of an SEC institution.
- It’s also the 50th home win at South Carolina for Steve Spurrier.
- The Gamecocks improve their winning streak against non-conference teams to 16 games and in regular-season non-conference games to 21 games.
- Captains for South Carolina were senior tight end Busta Anderson, sophomore spur Jordan Diggs, senior punter/holder Patrick Fish and senior wide receiver Nick Jones.
- Attendance for tonight’s game at Williams Brice Stadium: 80,899.
- The Gamecocks now lead the series over East Carolina 13-5, including a 10-4 advantage in outcomes in Columbia.
- Senior left guard A.J. Cann made his 40th career start tonight, tying him for eighth on the career starts list with Kenny McKinley, Steve Taneyhill and Stephon Gilmore.
- Junior tailback Mike Davis ran for 101 yards, moving into South Carolina’s career top-25 list in rushing yards in the process. He passed Alex Hawkins (1956-58) in the first half to claim 25th for himself, now with 1,574 yards. He’s now three yards shy of tying for Jeff Grantz (1,577) for 24th.
- For Davis, it’s his eighth-career 100-yard rushing game in his career.
- The Gamecocks’ last drive of 18 plays for 86 yards chewed up 10:33 off the clock. In terms of time and plays, the drive ranks second in the Spurrier era behind a 20-play drive that took 11:35 off the clock at Tennessee on Oct. 29, 2011.
- Junior wide receiver K.J. Brent caught his first career touchdown as a Gamecock with a 16-yard reception from senior quarterback Dylan Thompson in the third quarter.
- Sophomore wide receiver Pharoh Cooper set a new career high with five receptions in the game, tallying 45 yards. He also ran twice for six yards.
- Junior wide receiver Shaq Roland posted a team-best seven catches for 94 yards. The seven catches eclipse his previous best of six in the 2014 Capital One Bowl against Wisconsin.
- The Gamecocks forced their first turnover of 2014 in the third quarter against East Carolina when senior spur Sharrod Golightly intercepted Shane Carden’s third-down pass. It stands as Golightly’s first career interception.
- Junior free safety T.J. Gurley picked off his second career pass with his interception of ECU’s Shane Carden, also in the third quarter.
- South Carolina compiled seven quarterback hurries in the game, the most for a Gamecock defense since posting 10 against Georgia on Oct. 6, 2012.
SPECIAL TEAMS NOTES
- South Carolina’s Gerald Dixon Jr. blocked a second-quarter field-goal attempt, the Gamecocks’ first blocked field-goal try since Stephon Gilmore’s at Tennessee on Oct. 29, 2011.
- Sophomore placekicker Elliot Fry had four field goals in the game, matching his outing against Florida last season (11/16).