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Record Alert: Eric Norwood Can Chop South Carolina's Career Sacks Mark Tonight

ATHENS, GA - SEPTEMBER 12:  Eric Norwood #40 of the South Carolina Gamecocks against the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on September 12, 2009 in Athens, Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Timmy Edwards-FerrelCorrespondent ISeptember 24, 2009

Just a quick reminder that South Carolina LB Eric Norwood tied the school record for career sacks against Florida Atlantic on Saturday, leaving him only half a sack away from holding the record all for himself.

Norwood tied the record with a sack (and forced fumble) of FAU quarterback Rusty Smith in the third quarter on Saturday.  He now has 26, along with former Gamecock Andrew Provence.

Norwood was trying to step it up after a relatively quiet game against Georgia (other than the pick six), and he certainly did.

Now he gets to try for the record against Jevan Snead and Ole Miss. It would be fitting for one of the best LBs in the country to set the record with a sack of one of the best QBs in the country.

Should Norwood get it tonight, he will be helping the team in more ways than just a sack.  The surge from the crowd once he breaks the record could make it difficult for Ole Miss to think, let alone hear, potentially sparking the Gamecocks to victory.

I think Norwood will get it tonight, and he won't stop there, leaving school with a total somewhere in the 30s.

Watch Norwood try to break the record tonight on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. ET.

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