Gamecocks Victorious In Opener 8/30/13
COLUMBIA, S.C. - All-American Jadeveon (jah-DAY'-vee-ahn) Clowney recorded no sacks and three first-half tackles in South Carolina's season opener Thursday night, but the sixth-ranked Gamecocks still held North Carolina to its lowest point total under coach Larry Fedora.
South Carolina gave up fewer than 300 yards and only one touchdown in a 27-10 win over the Tar Heels. The Gamecocks built a 17-0 lead in the first quarter and iced the victory on Mike Davis' 75-yard touchdown run midway through the third period. Davis finished with 115 yards on 12 carries, while Connor Shaw was 11-of-19 for 149 yards and one TD.
The game was held up nearly two hours by rain in the fourth quarter.
No. 24 Southern Cal also won its season opener as Tre Madden and Justin Davis combined for over 180 rushing yards and one touchdown to lead the Trojans' offense in a 30-13 win at Hawaii. Trojans quarterback Cody Kessler completed just 10 of his 19 passes for 95 yards, one touchdown, one touchdown and a safety before he was replaced by Max Wittek in the second half.