COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina starting tailback Rico Dowdle will miss his second straight game as he recovers from a sprained right knee.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Will Muschamp doesn't expect injured starting tailback Rico Dowdle to play this week against Tennessee.
South Carolina (2-3, 1-2 SEC) at No. 3 Georgia (5-0, 2-0), Saturday at 12 p.m. EDT (ESPN).
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's best chance at stunning No. 3 Georgia might be playing just like the Bulldogs.
And, for a change, the Gamecocks (2-3, 1-2 Southeastern Conference) look...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Rico Dowdle and Tavien Feaster like sharing the football, especially when it leads to South Carolina victories like this.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Running back Tavien Feaster is switching sides in the state's biggest rivalry, leaving Clemson to join South Carolina for his final college season.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina talked all offseason about going faster and displaying a new speed on offense.
It was only one game, against a team that is just more than a year removed from playing its first season in the FBS, but the Gamecocks' 49-15 victory over Coastal Carolina Saturday left no doubt that South Carolina can achieve its goal.
Jake Bentley threw for four touchdowns, Rico Dowdle scored twice and South Carolina had six different players reach the end zone.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Rico Dowdle is healthy again, and first-year offensive coordinator Bryan McClendon is installing a quick-paced attack.
South Carolina has reason to believe its rush game might rebound this season after a couple down years.
Dowdle, the team's top rusher in 2016, is back, along with A.J. Turner and Ty'Son Williams. The Gamecocks also have taken to McClendon's run-pass option — opening holes that have not been there the past couple of years.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina running back Rico Dowdle will have surgery on a fractured bone in his left leg and miss an extended part of the remaining season.
Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp said Dowdle will have the operation later this week after leaving in the second quarter of the team's 15-9 victory at Tennessee last Saturday. Dowdle becomes the latest significant South Carolina player sidelined with an injury.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina tailback Rico Dowdle could feel the difference immediately without Deebo Samuel at practice Tuesday.
Samuel had surgery Sunday after breaking a bone in his left leg in South Carolina's 23-13 loss to Kentucky on Saturday night. Samuel, who leads the Southeastern Conference with six touchdowns, is possibly out for the remainder of season.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Junior running back David Williams is among three South Carolina players leaving the program.
Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp announced the departures Wednesday.
Along with Williams, receiver Jamari Smith and defensive back Jasper Sasser have chosen to give up their senior seasons at South Carolina.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Will Muschamp is looking at more than just preparing for the Birmingham Bowl during his postseason practices.
Muschamp believes what the Gamecocks (6-6) do the next two weeks in prepping to play South Florida (10-2) on Dec. 29 will carry over with his team into spring workouts and next season.
"You can feel the buzz in the building," Muschamp said Thursday.
South Carolina (6-5) at No. 4 Clemson (10-1, No. 4 CFP), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Line: Clemson by 24.
Series record: Clemson leads 67-42-4.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Clemson is trying to reach the College Football Playoffs while South Carolina will look for perhaps its biggest takedown ever in the annual rivalry game between the Palmetto State's two biggest teams. A loss could cost the Tigers a place in the four-team chase for a national title.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Mason Zandi was grateful his South Carolina teammates dug when it would've been easy to give in. The result has the Gamecocks back in the postseason after missing out last season.
The Gamecocks (6-5) won for the fourth time in the past five games to become bowl eligible with a 44-31 victory over Western Carolina on Saturday night. Zandi always believed, even with his team at 2-4 and facing several big challenges, South Carolina would succeed.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Will Muschamp isn't surprised by the early success of freshman quarterback Jake Bentley.
"I don't think the moment is too big for him," Muschamp said.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's once-sluggish offense is getting younger — and more productive — almost every week.
Behind freshmen quarterback Jake Bentley, running back Rico Dowdle and receiver Bryan Edwards, the Gamecocks (4-4, 2-4 Southeastern Conference) have averaged 29 points in their past two wins after scoring only 14 points a game through their first six contests.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tennessee coach Butch Jones promised his team and his coaches would "own" their latest loss to South Carolina.
That might be as difficult a task as trying to end the suddenly spiraling Vols' three-game losing streak.
Jones ticked off a grocery list of mistakes — missed tackles, too many penalties, three turnovers — that led to the Gamecocks' stunning 24-21 victory over No. 18 Tennessee on Saturday night.