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Today's Date In Gamecock History
October 12th
2013 - 14th ranked South Carolina traveled to Arkansas and administered a 52-7 beatdown of the 3-3 Razorbacks. USC allowed a touchdown on Arkansas' opening drive but shut them out the rest of the way. The Gamecocks had the ball for an impressive 43:25 of the game, running 537 total yards. After Alex Collins ran for a touchdown for the Razorbacks Elliott Fry hit a 33-yard field goal to cut it to 7-3. USC CB Victor Hampton then intercepted a pass and returned it to the ARK six, setting up a touchdown run from there by Mike Davis, who finished with 128 yards on the ground. Two Connor Shaw to Bruce Ellington touchdown passes pushed the Carolina lead to 24-7 at the half. The Gamecocks kept rolling after the break, as Damiere Byrd scored on a 45-yard pass from Shaw on the first possession, then Jimmy Legree forced an Arkansas fumble, leading to a 10-yard touchdown run by Shaw. Backups took over for USC at that point but didn't let up. Dylan Thompson connected with Arkansas transfer Kane Whitehurst on a 15-yard pass to make it 45-7 and freshman quarterback Brendan Nosovitch had a seven yard run for the final touchdown. The win was to that point the largest margin of victory in a road win in the Spurrier era at USC.

Started a good bit in 1984, hit .327 with .505 on-base percentage
Today's Birthdays
SportPlayerPositionBegin YearEnd YearComment
BBPete FisherSecond Base
BBBrett GarlandPitcher19831984Pitched one inning in 1983, gave up four runs
BBJim LewisPitcher19761977Won 19 games, had 6 shutouts and had 2.43 ERA over two seasons
BBDoug LynchPitcher19861987Went 3-0 with 3.58 ERA in 1987
FBDemetrius SummersRunning Back20022003Top recruit averaged 5.3 yards per carry, rushed for 1125 yards in two years including 161 yards and 3 TD vs UAB in 2003

Games Played on October 12th
Football
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1901-10-12 Georgia 10 , South Carolina 5
1914-10-12 North Carolina 48 , South Carolina 0
1929-10-12 South Carolina 26 , Maryland 6
1935-10-12 Davidson 13 , South Carolina 6
1957-10-12 South Carolina 58 , Furman 13
1963-10-12 North Carolina State 18 , South Carolina 6
1968-10-12 North Carolina State 36 , South Carolina 12
1974-10-12 Virginia Tech 31 , South Carolina 17
1985-10-12 South Carolina 28 , Duke 7
1991-10-12 South Carolina 12 , Louisiana Tech 12
1996-10-12 South Carolina 25 , Kentucky 14
2002-10-12 South Carolina 16 , Kentucky 12
2013-10-12 South Carolina 52 , Arkansas 7
Men's Basketball
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Baseball
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