Saturday, April 11, 2009

Garnet beats Black 30-14

30-14 was the final with the Garnet team claiming victory over the Black team in the University of South Carolina's annual Garnet & Black Spring Game in front of 25,157 fans Saturday at Willy B.

USC QB Stephen Garcia was 13-of-20 for 144 yards and 2 tds. Jarvis Giles of the Garnet team led the running game with 114 yards on 12 carries and two touchdowns, while his teammate Joe Hills was the game's top receiver with five catches for 75 yards and a TD.

What should have been the play of the day....McCollum's 70-yard bomb to Stephen Flint that was called back because Flint had run onto the field from the sideline instead of the line of scrimmage....tricky....very tricky....

Overall it was a good game...had a slow start moving the ball, numerous missed opportunites, some suspect FG kicking but still a great preview of the team. Did not end on a good note with the injury .

Offensive line still needs work. Garcia looked comfortable commanding the offense today after he got the bugs out in the 1st half. Saunders and some of the other WR looked sharp on their route running. RB corp will be a battle for PT as Baker, Miles stepped up to push Maddox and Giles. The Red Zone offense did real good which is both good and bad...defense needs to bunker down.

Again a great game for both sides of the ball and all that played. Still things to work on but you should never be satisfied.....

I am going on the record to say that I already miss Succop!!!!

I am sure that more thoughts will be provided in the coming weeks about the Spring Football game and practices but this was the first stab....
Final Stats of the 2009 Spring Game

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gamecocks’ top four tailbacks — Brian Maddox, Giles, Eric Baker and Kenny Miles — combined for 254 yards on 35 carries, an average of 7.3 yards per rush.

Melvin said...

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