Well, this should be the end of the South Carolina Gamecocks' quarterback controversy, right? RIGHT?!? After a poor start from Connor Shaw, Stephen Garcia played the majority of the second quarter and the entire second half for Steve Spurrier's team. That (completely obvious) move brought USC back into the game, as they overturned the East Carolina Pirates' early 17-0 lead to come away with a 56-37 victory.
Garcia came in and righted the ship immediately in the second quarter, guiding USC to two quick touchdowns, but ECU scored just before halftime to run their lead back up to ten. It felt like that drive was going to give them some momentum heading into the second half, but that's more or less the opposite of what was actually the case.
South Carolina and Garcia came out guns blazing in the third quarter, quickly scoring two touchdowns in under five minutes. At that point, the game was over and the rest was just for fun. East Carolina was able to score a few more times, but Marcus Lattimore's 112 yards on the ground, Garcia's production with his arm and legs, and Ace Sanders' spectacular punt return touchdown guided South Carolina to what was eventually a comfortable victory.
Between Georgia's struggles against Boise State on Saturday night and South Carolina giving up 37 points to ECU, it feels like next week is going to be incredibly fun.
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