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Today's Date In Gamecock History
October 10th
1970 - The Gamecocks got two touchdown runs from Tommy Simmons and quarterbacks Tommy Suggs and Jackie Young each threw a touchdown pass as USC traveled to Chapel Hill and knocked off UNC 35-21. The Tar Heels scored first, thanks to a 48-yard touchdown run by Don McCauley but that would be the last time UNC would lead in the game. Tyler Hellams intercepted a pass by future ACC commissioner Johnny Swofford and the Gamecocks then marched 63 yards to tie the score. Simmons finished the drive with his first touchdown, a two-yard run. The Tar Heels punted with about nine and a half mintues left in the first half, but USC's Dickie Harris took the ball at his own three and went 97 yards to go up 14-7. Coach Paul Dietzel pulled out a little trickery before the end of the half - as USC faced 4th and one at the UNC 10 they lined up for a field goal, but Billy Ray Rice took the fake and rushed five yards to set up first and goal. Two plays later Simmons scored again from the two and it was 21-7 Gamecocks. UNC's Ike Oglesby rushed for a touchdown in the third to pull it to 21-14 and midway through the fourth UNC tied the game on a TD run by McCauley. The Gamecocks took control at this point, as Young hit Jim Mitchell on a 50-yard pass to get to the UNC six and then he connected with Doug Hamrick from the three to go up 28-21. On UNC's next possession the Gamecocks' all-time interception leader, Bo Davies, picked off a pass and gave USC the ball at its own 36. After a loss of one on first down, Rice rumbled 65 yards for the touchdown to put the game away at 35-21. Davies would also kill the Tar Heels' final possession with another interception. USC just missed having a 100-yard receiver and 100-yard rusher as Mitchell finished with 107 receiving but Rice finished just short with 91 yards.

Today's Birthdays
SportPlayerPositionBegin YearEnd YearComment
FBEmory BaconWide Receiver19811984Backup WR finished his career with 7 rushes for 23 yards and 3 receptions for 24
BBDon GordonPitcher19801982Went on to pitch in majors after going 18-6 in final two seasons at USC
FBCorey LouchieyOffensive Tackle19921993SC State transfer took over as starting right tackle, went on to NFL career
BBWeber PikeOutfielder20142016Hit .364 over 22 career at-bats
FBWoodly TelfortOffensive Lineman20032004Juco transfer started at left guard in 2004
BBCraig ThomasPitcher20052008Pitched in 30 games, had 2.45 ERA in 2007
FBAddison WilliamsCornerback20072010Started 2 games, finished career with 21 tackles and an interception vs. Arkansas n 2008

Games Played on October 10th
1903-10-10 North Carolina 17 , South Carolina 0
1908-10-10 South Carolina 17 , College of Charleston 0
1925-10-10 South Carolina 7 , North Carolina State 6
1931-10-10 Louisiana State 19 , South Carolina 12
1936-10-10 South Carolina 7 , Florida 0
1942-10-10 West Virginia 13 , South Carolina 0
1953-10-10 South Carolina 27 , Furman 13
1959-10-10 North Carolina 19 , South Carolina 6
1964-10-10 Nebraska 28 , South Carolina 6
1970-10-10 South Carolina 35 , North Carolina 21
1981-10-10 South Carolina 28 , Kentucky 14
1987-10-10 South Carolina 40 , Virginia Tech 10
1998-10-10 Kentucky 33 , South Carolina 28
2009-10-10 South Carolina 28 , Kentucky 26
2015-10-10 Louisiana State 45 , South Carolina 24
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