South Carolina defeated Furman 47-21 on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium. Here are player stats and the box score from the win:
How they scored
Fur—Roberto 1 run (Lepvreau kick), 7:27.
Socar—Da.Joyner 3 run (M.Jeter kick), 4:59.
Fur—Shiflett 4 pass from T.Huff (Ia.Williams kick), 11:57.
Socar—Rattler 1 run (M.Jeter kick), 8:26.
Socar—L.Doty 36 pass from Rattler (J.Byrnes pass from M.Jeter - failed), 0:43.
Socar—O.Blake 7 pass from Rattler (M.Jeter kick), 0:03.
Socar—X.Legette 42 pass from Rattler (M.Jeter kick), 8:36.
Socar—Th.Russell 50 pass from L.Sellers(Kick failed), 0:09.
Socar—Harbor 7 pass from L.Sellers (Al.Herrera kick), 10:40.
Fur—B.Chappell 16 pass from Cs.Jones (Lepvreau kick), 4:41.
RUSHING—Furman, Jq.Smith 7-25, Roberto 9-20, T.Huff 8-15, W.Anderson Jr. 1-11, Gr.Robinson 4-5. South Carolina, Da.Joyner 12-43, Mi.Anderson 6-32, D.Braswell 4-17, J.McDowell 4-12, Rattler 4-7, L.Sellers 2-6, DJ.Twitty 3-0, X.Legette 1-(minus 1), Harris-Waynick 1-(minus 3), Ta.Bailey 1-(minus 7).
PASSING—Furman, T.Huff 14-25-1-129, Cs.Jones 5-9-0-63, Js.Harris 1-1-0-51. South Carolina, Rattler 25-27-0-345, L.Sellers 4-4-0-86, L.Doty 2-4-0-17, Gauthier 1-2-0-15.
RECEIVING—Furman, Js.Harris 6-73, C.Hinton 3-53, Shiflett 2-9, B.Hughes 2-7, K.Dean 1-51, Be.Ferguson 1-17, B.Chappell 1-16, Roberto 1-6, Ta.Bell 1-5, Pline 1-3, W.Anderson Jr. 1-3. South Carolina, X.Legette 6-118, E.Lewis 6-89, Ah.Brown 6-42, Da.Joyner 4-53, Th.Russell 2-65, Jo.Simon 2-7, L.Doty 1-36, Mangrum 1-19, Tr.Knox 1-15, O.Blake 1-7, Harbor 1-7, A.Wells Jr. 1-5.
4Q: South Carolina 47, Furman 21
After USC’s first turnover of the year, Furman’s Carson Jones hit Brock Chappell on a 16-yard TD with 4:41 left.
4Q South Carolina 47, Furman 14
Sellers stayed in the game and led USC to another scoring drive after the defense forced a turnover. The freshman hit fellow freshman Nyck Harbor on a 7-yard touchdown with 10:40 left.
4Q: South Carolina 40, Furman 14
Freshman sensation LaNorris Sellers made his college debut and it resulted in a 50-yard touchdown pass to Tyshawn Russell.
3Q: South Carolina 34, Furman 14
Spencer Rattler picked up where he left off in second quarter by leading the Gamecocks on a four-play, scoring drive capped off with a 42-yard TD pass to Xavier Legette with 8:36 in the third.
Gamecocks lose Keenan Nelson
South Carolina is playing the second half without defensive back Keenan Nelson. It was announced during the SEC Network-plus broadcast. Nelson was seen on the sidelines without his shoulder pads watching as the Gamecocks began the second half. The TV broadcast didn’t say what the injury was but Nelson was hurt after colliding with teammate Debo Williams while making a tackle in the second quarter.
HALFTIME: South Carolina 27, Furman 14
The Gamecocks got a big boost before halftime as Spencer Rattler hit O’Mega Blake with three seconds left in the second quarter. USC went 75 yards in 25 seconds. Rattler hit Xavier Legette for 53-yard pass to set up the score.
Q2: South Carolina 20, Furman 14
Spencer Rattler throws his first TD of the game to backup QB Luke Doty, who has played some at receiver this year. Gamecocks go for two and are unsuccessful but they lead with 43 seconds left in the second quarter.
Q2: Furman 14, South Carolina 14
The Gamecocks got their second rushing touchdown of the game as Spencer Rattler scored on a 1-yard run. Rattler had a 16-yard completion on the drive and USC was helped by a 15-yard late hit.
Q2: Furman 14, South Carolina 7
The Paladins retook the lead as Tyler Huff hit backup receiver Luke Shiflett for a touchdowns with 11:57 left in second. Furman’s drive was 11 plays for 66 yards and took just over five minutes. South Carolina safety Jalon Kilgore left the game with an injury during the series but returned on the next drive.
Q1: Furman 7, South Carolina 7
The Gamecocks used a fast-paced drive capped off by Dakereon Joyner run for a 3-yard touchdown. Joyner had a big run on the drive and Spencer Rattler hit Ahmarean Brown for a big gain on the drive.
Q1: Furman 7, South Carolina 0
After South Carolina missed on a field goal on its opening drive, the Paladins responded with a 1-yard run by Dominic Roberto with 7:27 in the quarter. The big play in the drive was a half was a halfback pass from Joshua Harris to Kyndel Dean down to the Gamecocks’ 4.
Former Gamecocks quarterback Connor Shaw was the celebrity starter for the game and led the crowd in the Game-Cocks chant.
Change on offensive line
Shane Beamer said during his pre-game interview with Todd Ellis on 107.5 FM that Jakai Moore will move from guard to right tackle and Trai Jones will start at right guard. Vershon Lee starts at center with Nick Gargiulo at left guard and Sidney Fugar at right tackle. Jaxon Hughes also will be in early at right tackle. Beamer said freshmen Tree Babalade and Trovon Baugh expected to see time early in the game.
USC will be wearing white helmets with a black block C on the side and red facemasks for Saturday’s game. They will be wearing garnet jerseys and white pants. The last time they wore that combo was Sept. 24 vs. Charlotte.