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Score: South Carolina 56, East Carolina 37
Record: 1-0 (0-0)
This Week's MVP: RB Marcus Lattimore; the star sophomore running back ended up with 112 rushing yards and three touchdowns. He also reeled in three passes for 33 yards.
Standout Stat: 220 rushing yards for South Carolina; the Gamecocks racked up big run plays from Lattimore and quarterback Stephen Garcia, who ended up with 56 yards on the ground.
Next: Sept. 10 at Georgia
South Carolina came out of the gate a little sluggish, but rebounded and ultimately crushed East Carolina.
Much-maligned quarterback Stephen Garcia came in as the backup when Carolina was losing 17-0 and seemingly turned the game around. The offense began to click, and the Gamecocks went on to score an impressive 56 points.
The only concern is the defense, and the 37 points it surrendered in the game. When all is said and done though, it was a good win to start the season against a decent East Carolina squad.