Nov 30, 2012

Selection Snapshot: South Carolina Gamecocks

Last year’s Capital One Bowl representative from the SEC could follow up their first-ever 11-win season with another this year.


Record vs. Bowl-Eligible Teams (6-6 or better):

Key Wins:
vs. Georgia (35-7), @ Clemson (27-17)

Key Losses:
@ LSU (23-21), @ Florida (44-11)

Last Bowl Appearance:
2012 Capital One Bowl vs. Nebraska

Last Orlando Bowl Appearance:
2012 Capital One Bowl vs. Nebraska

Top Players:

  • Connor Shaw, QB, 1732 passing yards and 15 TD’s. His 173 yards a game is 11th in the SEC.  His 207 yards of total offense is 9th in the SEC.
  • Kenny Miles, RB, since Marcus Lattimore went down with a knee injury Miles is South Carolina’s leading rusher with 358 yards and 2 TD’s.
  • Bruce Ellington, WR, his six touchdowns are sixth in the SEC.  He is also ninth in punt return average (22 yards a return)

Series Records vs. Possible Opponents:

vs. Michigan, 1-1, last meeting 9/21/1985 — lost 34-3
vs. Nebraska, 1-3, last meeting 1/2/2012 — won 30-13 (Capital One Bowl)
vs. Northwestern, 0-1, last meeting 9/22/1962– lost 37-20


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