Thursday, September 3, 2009

South Carolina strikes first

RALEIGH - As far as scripted beginnings go, this would not be high on Tom O'Brien's list.

N.C. State has fumbled and had a punt blocked and trail South Carolina, 7-0 at the end of the first quarter.

On State's first possession, Toney Baker fumbled on his first carry in two seasons, which gave South Carolina the ball at its own 14-yard line.

Four plays later, the Gamecocks turned the miscue into a 7-0 lead. Brian Maddox rushed 1-yard for the touchdown at 9:10 in the first quarter.

After State was stopped on the next series, Devin Taylor blocked a Jeff Ruiz punt to give South Carolina the ball at the 38-yard line.

On the first play, South Carolina quarterback Steven Garcia hit Tori Gurley for a touchdown but it was called back for pass interference.

The Gamecocks ended up punting on the series.


Anonymous said...

The difference is toughness between the SEC and ACC. ACC is still a cut below the SEC. I hope the Wolfpack win, but this could be the toughest team they'll face all year long.