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Today's Date In Gamecock History
October 6th
2012 - A record home crowd saw #6 South Carolina plaster #5 Georgia 35-7. The Gamecocks marched 76 yards in five plays in the first possession of the game to take a 7-0 lead and never looked back. The big play of the drive was a 42-yard pass from Connor Shaw to Damiere Byrd, and then the touchdown came on a 20-yard pass from Shaw to Bruce Ellington. Georgia's first possession lasted just three plays, as Devonte Holloman intercepted an Aaron Murray pass at the Gamecock 31. An 11 play, 69 yard drive ensued, with the last 14 covered by a TD pass from Shaw to Busta Anderson. The USC defense forced a three and out by the Bulldogs and Ace Sanders ensured the rout was on by taking the ensuing punt back 70 yards for a touchdown and a 21-0 lead. There was no scoring in the second, though Georgia did drive to the USC 2 before D.J. Swearinger and Shaq Wilson stuffed a Bulldog fourth down pass at the one yard line. USC went conservative with its offense from there, relying on the legs of Shaw and Marcus Lattimore, but did open things up long enough for a 62-yard touchdown pass from Shaw to D.L. Moore with 8:30 left in the third. USC's final score came on the first possession of the fourth quarter, as Carolina drove 89 yards in 14 plays behind the running of Lattimore and Kenny Miles. Shaw scored the touchdown on a 7-yard run to push the lead to 35-0. Georgia would score a late touchdown against Carolina's second string defense, but this was one of the most dominant efforts in Gamecock history. Shaw summed up the game afterwards - 'We had a lot of emotion coming into this game. We had a great week of preparation. The intensity was up in our practices. We came out of the gate rolling. We were all hyped up for this game. This was the greatest atmosphere I've ever played in. I saw a tweet where Kirk Herbstreit said GameDay at The Horseshoe was one of the greatest he's ever been a part of so I'm very grateful to the fans.'

Today's Birthdays
SportPlayerPositionBegin YearEnd YearComment
BBMark DelaneyDefensive End19761976Virginia native was reserve defensive end for one season

Games Played on October 6th
1903-10-06 South Carolina 89 , Welsh Neck 0
1917-10-06 South Carolina 38 , Newberry 0
1923-10-06 Presbyterian 7 , South Carolina 3
1928-10-06 South Carolina 24 , Virginia 13
1934-10-06 South Carolina 22 , Virginia Military Institute 6
1939-10-06 Villanova 40 , South Carolina 0
1945-10-06 South Carolina 20 , Camp Blanding 6
1950-10-06 South Carolina 21 , Furman 6
1951-10-06 South Carolina 21 , Furman 6
1956-10-06 South Carolina 14 , North Carolina 0
1962-10-06 South Carolina 7 , Georgia 7
1973-10-06 South Carolina 27 , Virginia Tech 24
1979-10-06 South Carolina 23 , Oklahoma State 16
1984-10-06 South Carolina 49 , Kansas State 17
2001-10-06 South Carolina 42 , Kentucky 6
2012-10-06 South Carolina 35 , Georgia 7
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