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    South Carolina Makes Easy Work Of Coastal Carolina

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    By Scott Crumbly
    SEC Digital Network
     
    COLUMBIA, S.C. – No. 11 South Carolina notched 28 points in the first quarter against Coastal Carolina on Saturday, and the Gamecocks never looked back in a 70-10 blowout win. South Carolina (9-2) did not rely on its quarterbacks much in this one, relying mostly on the ground game in the big win.
     
    In all, six different ball carriers found the end zone for South Carolina on the day, led by Brandon Wilds, who scored twice on seven carries. The Gamecocks were led in terms of yardage by Jamari Smith, who averaged 10 yards per carry en route to 103 yards and a score.
     
    South Carolina racked up 639 yards of offense in the victory while limiting Coastal Carolina to just 294 yards on the other side. The USC defense forced three turnovers on the day, which helped Steve Spurrier’s offense control the clock for nearly 35 minutes.
     
    Quarterbacks Connor Shaw and Dylan Thompson only saw light duty on the afternoon, combining for just 22 pass attempts.
     
    Statistical Leaders
     
    South Carolina
     
    Passing – Dylan Thompson, 8-for-11, 140 yards, TD
    Rushing – Jamari Smith, 10 car, 103 yards, TD
    Receiving – Shaq Roland, 4 rec, 72 yards, TD
     
    Coastal Carolina
     
    Passing – Alex Ross, 15-for-25, 168 yards, TD, INT
    Rushing – De’Angelo Henderson, 6 car, 23 yards
    Receiving – Matt Hazel, 6 rec, 83 yards
     
    Quick Notes
    Saturday was the first time that South Carolina and Coastal Carolina have ever met on the football field.
    The Gamecocks have now won 17 straight games at home, the longest such streak in school history.
    Saturday’s win was the 40th for USC in the last four seasons, extending their school record for wins in a four-year span.