NCAA Game Summary - NC State at South Carolina|
(Thursday, August 28th)
Final Score: South Carolina 34, NC State 0
Columbia, SC (Sports Network) - Mike Davis ran for 101 yards and a touchdown
to lead the South Carolina Gamecocks to a 34-0 victory over the NC State
Wolfpack in non-conference play.
Chris Smelley tossed two fourth-quarter touchdown passes for South Carolina
Andre Brown ran for 101 yards in the loss for NC State (0-1).
The game was scoreless until there were just 20 seconds remaining in the first
half, when South Carolina kicker Ryan Succop nailed a 29-yard field goal to
put the Gamecocks up 3-0 at intermission.
Late in the second quarter, NC State freshman quarterback Russell Wilson took
a knee to the head and had to be taken from the field on a stretcher. He did
have movement in his limbs, and early reports stated that Wilson suffered a
The Wolfpack had 20 passing yards in the first half and 49 for the game.
With 12:12 remaining in the third quarter, Davis plunged into the end
zone from one yard out on a fourth and goal play to extend South Carolina's
lead to 10-0. The score was then pushed to 13-0 with just over one minute left
in the third frame on a 46-yard field goal by Succop.
Like NC State, South Carolina lost its starting quarterback due to injury, as
Tommy Beecher left with a possible concussion in the fourth quarter. Beecher,
who threw four interceptions, was replaced by Smelley, who promptly threw a
20-yard touchdown pass to Dion LeCorn to make the score 20-0 in favor of the
With 6:53 left on the game clock, South Carolina pushed the advantage to 27-0
on a three-yard touchdown rumble by Taylor Rank.
Smelley continued to make the most of his opportunity, as he tossed a 13-yard
touchdown pass to Jared Cook with 3:32 remaining, making the score 34-0.
Four turnovers and a 4-of-14 effort on third down conversion attempts led to
defeat for NC State.
08/29 00:10:23 ET