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Oct 23, 2021
Gamecocks ground up by No. 17 Texas A&M in 44-14 loss

Gamecocks ground up by No. 17 Texas A&M in 44-14 loss

Maria Lysaker-USA TODAY Sports Well that was thoroughly demoralizing. The South Carolina Gamecocks brought absolutely nothing with them to College Station on Saturday night, barely managing to avoid a shutout in a miserable 44-14 loss to No. 17 Texas A&M. Things got off to a bad start for the Gamecocks, as they quickly went three-and-out on the game’s first possession and then gave up a 95-yard punt return touchdown to A&M’s Ainias Smith. While South Carolina again came up empty on its next drive, Jaylan “MVP” Foster picked off Zach Caldaza to set the Gamecocks...
Oct 23, 2021
South Carolina at No. 17 Texas A&M Game Thread

South Carolina at No. 17 Texas A&M Game Thread

Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports Another edition of the “rivalry” goes down tonight. After a not-terribly-convincing Homecoming win last week, the South Carolina Gamecocks are back on the road, this time taking on permanent West foe Texas A&M. The Aggies are riding high, and Zeb Noland has the unenviable task of guiding this offense again — especially in what will surely be in an ear-splittingly loud night-time atmosphere. Can the Gamecocks make more magic happen? Or, at the very least, can they get to the bye week more or less intact? We’ll find out. If it’s your...
Oct 23, 2021
South Carolina at No. 17 Texas A&M: Roundtable Predictions

South Carolina at No. 17 Texas A&M: Roundtable Predictions

Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports Hoping for a respectable result. The South Carolina Gamecocks renew their storied “rivalry” with the Texas A&M Aggies this weekend as heavy underdogs, traveling to College Station still in search of their first win against this program. While USC is coming off an escape job against Vanderbilt, A&M is suddenly surging after toppling No. 1 Alabama a couple weeks ago. Here’s how the GABA gang feels about the Gamecocks’ prospects. Kody: I can sum up my thoughts with: Not great! While USC has had some close calls with A&M in recent years,...
Oct 22, 2021
South Carolina at No. 17 Texas A&M: Three Keys to Victory

South Carolina at No. 17 Texas A&M: Three Keys to Victory

Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports Can we just have Arkansas back? The South Carolina Gamecocks are set to take on another ranked foe this weekend, this time in the form of the confounding Texas A&M Aggies, who have so far resisted any attempt to allow USC to grab a win in this “rivalry.” With the Aggies still riding high over that head-turning upset against then-No. 1 Alabama, the Gamecocks will have their work cut out for them in a noisy Kyle Field. Here’s how they can come away with an upset of their own. The run defense needs a good day. A&M hasn’t been quite as...
Oct 21, 2021
Odds: South Carolina massive underdogs at Texas A&M

Odds: South Carolina massive underdogs at Texas A&M

Photo by Bob Levey/ Vegas, unsurprisingly, does not expect the winning to continue for the Gamecocks Coming off a win that was uncomfortable for Gamecock fans basically from start to finish, South Carolina is looking to secure an unlikely W on the road against the Texas A&M Aggies. USC started the season pretty well against the spread going undefeated through the first three weeks, but the Gamecocks have cooled down since, failing to cover in three of their last four games. South Carolina currently stands at 3-3-1 versus the number and 4-3 overall. The Aggies (5-2) are...
Oct 20, 2021
South Carolina at Texas A&M: Game Preview

South Carolina at Texas A&M: Game Preview

Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports A tough one before a much-needed bye week. After pulling off a wild come-from-behind victory against Vanderbilt that still kinda felt like a loss, the South Carolina Gamecocks are taking this crazy show on the road to College Station, where they’ll face off against Texas A&M before finally and blessedly reaching their bye week. As we all know entirely too well, the Gamecocks have yet to beat the Aggies since the latter joined the SEC, and the trophy conjured up for this annual “rivalry” has been collecting dust in A&M’s facilities for...
Oct 19, 2021
Gamecocks lose quarterback Luke Doty for season

Gamecocks lose quarterback Luke Doty for season

David Yeazell-USA TODAY Sports A thin quarterback room gets thinner. South Carolina coach Shane Beamer announced on Tuesday that current starting quarterback Luke Doty will miss the rest of the season to have foot surgery after he aggravated the injury against Vanderbilt last week. Doty, a sophomore, injured his foot in preseason camp when he was stepped on after a play, and the early rumors indicated broken bones — a dire prognosis that put his season in doubt. But the coaching staff walked that back, insisting it was only a strain, and after a couple weeks on the...
Oct 19, 2021
South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt: Game Balls

South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt: Game Balls

Photo by Jacob Kupferman/ This dub is making me question the whole “a win is a win” philosophy. Much like the Tennessee game, I wasn’t sure if I was going to be writing this article for quite a bit. The difference was this time around, I needed 59 minutes to be convinced instead of just over a half. South Carolina was one drive away from its worst loss since 2015 (The Citadel) and cementing a spot as the worst team in the SEC, and then the Gamecocks made the decision to bring quarterback Zeb Noland into the game during the team’s final drive, one they should...
Oct 16, 2021
Gamecocks find a way to pull it out against Vanderbilt, 21-20

Gamecocks find a way to pull it out against Vanderbilt, 21-20

David Yeazell-USA TODAY Sports WHEWWWW Despite turning in a largely miserable performance on Homecoming weekend, the South Carolina Gamecocks managed to avoid disaster, capturing a last-second 21-20 win against the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday afternoon. The Gamecocks got off to a good start in the first quarter, with tight ends Nick Muse and Jaheim Bell both finding the end zone for 2- and 82-yard scores, respectively. Defensively, South Carolina surrendered just a 42-yard field goal while also forcing a turnover on downs to round out a solid beginning to...
Oct 16, 2021
South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt Game Thread

South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt Game Thread

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports The Gamecocks are looking for — and needing — a strong showing. It’s Homecoming in Columbia, South Carolina, and the Gamecocks are taking on the Vanderbilt Commodores in another matchup of struggling programs with first-year head coaches. With USC tabbed as the clear favorites, we’ll see if these Gamecocks can show signs of bouncing back and cobbling something together, as a tough stretch of the schedule looms large. If it’s your first time in a game thread, the rules are simple: No personal attacks and respect other...
Oct 16, 2021
South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt: Three Keys to Victory

South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt: Three Keys to Victory

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports If there’s any remote chance of bowling, South Carolina needs this one today. The South Carolina Gamecocks welcome the Vanderbilt Commodores to town for Homecoming and State Fair weekend, and will be hoping to continue the festive atmosphere with a bounce-back win. Last week’s performance against Tennessee — in the first half, at least — was thoroughly demoralizing, and the Gamecocks need to handle a 2-4 Vandy squad that has shown few signs of being a threat. Here’s what I’ll be looking for. Limit. The. Penalties....
Oct 16, 2021
South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt: Roundtable Predictions

South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt: Roundtable Predictions

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Hope reigns for Homecoming. The South Carolina Gamecocks get possibly their best crack at another win this season when they welcome the Vanderbilt Commodores to town this weekend, another struggling program that’s sharing the bottom of the SEC East with USC. For the first time since the season opener against Eastern Illinois, the Gamecocks are prohibitive favorites in this matchup. Here’s how the GABA gang is feeling about this chance for a breather before a much stiffer opponent in Texas A&M awaits. Kody: Vegas usually seems...
Oct 15, 2021
Opponent Q&A: Vanderbilt

Opponent Q&A: Vanderbilt

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports Discussin’ the ‘Dores. Welcome back to this week’s edition of the Opponent Q&A, where we chatted with Thomas Stephenson of sister site Anchor of Gold to get some inside scoop on the Commodores ahead of the game tomorrow afternoon. We’re halfway through new head coach Clark Lea’s first season with the Commodores, and y’all are having a tough go of it. It’s obviously too early to bring out the pitchforks or make too many declarative statements, but how are fans feeling about the new regime so far? To put it kindly,...
Oct 14, 2021
Odds: South Carolina heavy favorites vs. Vanderbilt

Odds: South Carolina heavy favorites vs. Vanderbilt

Photo by Frederick Breedon/ This doesn’t happen very often, but Vegas is calling for the Gamecocks to be on the right side of a blowout Following yet another (painful) SEC loss, the Gamecocks are looking to rebound this Saturday afternoon in a very winnable game at home against Vanderbilt. USC is coming into this contest 3-3 overall and 3-2-1 against the spread while Vanderbilt is an even worse 2-4 straight up and 1-5 versus the number. Both squads are entering this game rather cold as well. The Cocks most recently dropped a game to Tennessee where they were out of it...
Oct 11, 2021
South Carolina at Tennessee: Game Balls

South Carolina at Tennessee: Game Balls

Photo by Bryan Lynn/Icon Sportswire via There have definitely been better games to talk about and recognize players for I’m going to be honest and say after watching the first half, I didn’t think I was even going to be writing this article. The score was 38-7 at halftime, and everything that could have went wrong did. You can say the Tennessee perhaps let its foot off the gas a bit in the second act (I won’t), but we saw a different team come out of the tunnel to start the second half. The Gamecock squad that I expected to show up — especially the defense —...