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October 9th
2010 - #1 Alabama visited Williams-Brice with a 19 game winning streak in place and ESPN College GameDay in town, but Carolina laid 45 points on the nation's top ranked defense as Steve Spurrier tied Johnny Vaught for second place all-time in wins by SEC coaches. The Tide scored first on a 31-yard field goal, but then USC ran off 21 unanswered points. After the field goal, Chris Culliver jump started USC by returning the kickoff 37 yards, then a couple of big completions by Stephen Garcia and a 22-yard run by Marcus Lattimore got Carolina into the red zone, where Lattimore would score on a nine yard run. After a Bama punt Garcia found Alshon Jeffery for a 26-yard touchdown. Two plays later USC safety Antonio Allen sacked Tide QB Greg McElroy, forcing a fumble that Travian Robertson recovered for the Gamecocks at the Alabama 43. It took USC just three plays to score again, as this time it was Garcia and Jeffery hooking up from 15 ysrds out. Alabama had a late touchdown just before the half on a pass from McElroy to Julio Jones and then got within ten after Garcia chased down a bad snap and threw it out of the end zone for a safety. Another Tide field goal got the game within seven at 21-14 but USC put together a 17 play, 82 yard drive highlighyrf by a 17 yard run by Brian Maddox. Lattimore capped the drive with a one yard TD to push the Carolina lead to 28-14. The Tide stormed back to get within seven again as McElroy threw a 51-yard pass to Darius Hanks on the first play of the fourth quarter. Alabama then intercepted Garcia and had the ball deep in USC territory, when Stephon Gilmore came up with one of the game's critical plays, sacking McElroy for a seven yard loss on 3rd and four. After a fourth down pass fell incomplete USC drove 74 yards for a 35-21 lead. Garcia and Jeffery hooked up for 45 yards to get the Bama six and Lattimore eventually scored on third and goal from the two. The Carolina pass rush ensured the final two Bama drives ended badly, as Melvin Ingram got McElroy for a 13-yard loss on one third down and got him again on the final possession. Alabama coach Nick Saban was impressed. 'It's not like we just lost'. Saban said 'They outexecuted us. They played better than we played. They played with more intensity. They played physical. The win moved USC up into the top ten in the country.

Today's Birthdays
SportPlayerPositionBegin YearEnd YearComment
BBLee BurgessOutfielder19871987JuCo transfer had .431 on-base percentage in only season
FBKT MainordDefensive End20042004Redshirted only season on team
FBStephen SeneOffensive Lineman20022003Started one game at LG, one at RT in 2003, transferred to Liberty before 2004 season
FBRobby ReynoldsPunter19711973Third in career punts and punt yardage, 3-year starter

Games Played on October 9th
1909-10-09 N.C.M.C. 5 , South Carolina 0
1915-10-09 South Carolina 41 , Presbyterian 0
1920-10-09 Georgia 37 , South Carolina 0
1926-10-09 North Carolina 7 , South Carolina 0
1937-10-09 Alabama 20 , South Carolina 0
1943-10-09 South Carolina 20 , Presbyterian 7
1948-10-09 Tulane 14 , South Carolina 0
1954-10-09 South Carolina 27 , Furman 7
1965-10-09 Tennessee 24 , South Carolina 3
1971-10-09 South Carolina 34 , Virginia 14
1976-10-09 South Carolina 35 , Virginia 7
1993-10-09 South Carolina 27 , East Carolina 3
1999-10-09 Kentucky 30 , South Carolina 10
2003-10-09 South Carolina 27 , Kentucky 21
2004-10-09 Mississippi 31 , South Carolina 28
2010-10-09 South Carolina 35 , Alabama 21
2016-10-09 Georgia 28 , South Carolina 14
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