NCAA Game Summary - Florida Atlantic at South Carolina|
(Saturday, September 19th)
Final Score: South Carolina 38, Florida Atlantic 16
Columbia, SC (Sports Network) - Brian Maddox had two rushing touchdowns and a
receiving score as the South Carolina Gamecocks cruised to a 38-16 victory
over the Florida Atlantic Owls in non-conference play.
Stephen Garcia connected on 20-of-27 passes for 222 yards and one touchdown
for South Carolina (2-1). The quarterback also ran for a score, while Jarvis
Giles paced the Gamecocks with 113 rushing yards and a touchdown on only 11
Rusty Smith completed 21-of-31 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns in
defeat for Florida Atlantic (0-2).
Leading just 17-16 at intermission, South Carolina completely dominated the
third quarter to turn a close game into a blowout. Maddox had a three-yard
touchdown run and a six-yard touchdown reception from Garcia, separated by
less than five minutes. Giles then had a 12-yard scoring scamper, putting the
Gamecocks ahead 38-16.
Neither team scored in the fourth quarter.
South Carolina jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter on a three-yard
touchdown run by Maddox and a 41-yard Spencer Lanning field goal.
With 55 seconds remaining in the opening frame, Florida Atlantic made the
score 10-3 with a 37-yard Ross Gornall field goal.
Midway through the second quarter, the Gamecocks extended their advantage to
17-3 on a 15-yard touchdown scamper by Garcia.
The Owls made things interesting in the final five minutes of the first half.
Smith threw a pair of touchdowns passes, a 23-yarder to Chris Bonner and a
three-yarder to Jamari Grant. After 30 minutes of action, South Carolina held
a narrow 17-16 edge.
Both teams had 21 first downs in the tilt, but South Carolina finished with a
commanding 516-307 advantage in total yards.
09/19 23:06:49 ET