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Today's Date In Gamecock History
October 3rd
1959 - Carolina improved to 3-0 after running over Georgia 30-14 in Columbia, led by backup fullback Phil Lavoie, who rushed for 77 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries. Lavoie was filling in for injured All-ACC fullback John Saunders and made the most of his playing time as the Massachusetts native battered the Bulldogs. The Gamecocks ran the ball 65 times against a Bulldog line that had an outstanding reputation. Quarterback Steve Satterfield didn't throw a single pass, though he did carry the ball 11 times. USC's only two pass attempts (both completed to halfback Steve Kopian) came from halfback Ken Norton and backup quarterback Harvey Shiflet. Carolina raced to a 24-0 lead before the Bulldogs finally got on the board, scoring once on a touchdown pass by Fran Tarkenton and another by Charlie Britt. USC's first score came when Kirk Phares recovered a Tarkenton fumble at the UGA 17 and reserve QB Jim Costen rushed for a one yard TD, then scored the two point conversion to make it 8-0. A 36-yard punt return by Kopian set up the second score, a one-yarder by Lavoie. Early in the third another Georgia fumble, this one recovered by Shiflet, set up Lavoie's second touchdown. USC's final touchdown came after Ed Pitts recovered a Tarkenton fumble at the Bulldog 27 and Lavoie went the distance on the next play.The Gamecocks jumped from #16 to #11 in the polls nationally, even earning three first place votes while Georgia fell from #13 all the way out of the top twenty.

Today's Birthdays
SportPlayerPositionBegin YearEnd YearComment
FBAkeem AugusteCornerback20072012Injuries wiped out much of final 2 seasons, but had 21 total starts and 137 tackles
BBNick BeamonOutfielder19861988Hit .167 over 15 career games
FBWill BryanWide Receiver20002002Walk-on was 3-time SEC Academic Honor Roll member
FBAJ CannOffensive Guard20102014Freshman All-SEC in 2011, 3rd team All-SEC in 2013, first team in 2014
FBJavon KinlawDefensive Tackle20172017Hopes high long term for JuCo transfer

Games Played on October 3rd
1908-10-03 South Carolina 0 , Ridgewood 0
1914-10-03 Georgia Tech 20 , South Carolina 0
1931-10-03 Georgia Tech 25 , South Carolina 13
1936-10-03 Duke 21 , South Carolina 0
1942-10-03 North Carolina 18 , South Carolina 6
1953-10-03 South Carolina 19 , Virginia 0
1959-10-03 South Carolina 30 , Georgia 14
1964-10-03 South Carolina 7 , Georgia 7
1970-10-03 South Carolina 24 , Virginia Tech 7
1981-10-03 Pittsburgh 42 , South Carolina 28
1987-10-03 Nebraska 30 , South Carolina 21
1992-10-03 Alabama 48 , South Carolina 7
1998-10-03 Mississippi 30 , South Carolina 28
2009-10-03 South Carolina 38 , South Carolina State 14
2015-10-03 Missouri 24 , South Carolina 10
Men's Basketball