South Carolina Offense

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South Carolina Offense

South Carolina enters Saturday night's game against its arch rival with one of the best offenses in school history.  The Gamecocks feature a massive offensive line, a tough senior quarterback, one of the best backs in the country and a dangerous corps of wide receivers.


Connor Shaw is one of the most underrated signal callers in the country.  The Georgia native combines toughness with good feet and an accurate arm.

Shaw's biggest attributes are his mental and physical toughness.  Time and time again Shaw gets banged up and gets back up and leads his team down the field.  He is a talented runner that killed Clemson in 2011 when he escaped the pocket.  This season his passing accuracy has improved.  This season Shaw is 144 of 233 for 1,983 yards, with 20 touchdowns and only one interception.

Dylan Thompson is a gifted back-up that beat Clemson in Death Valley last season.  This season Thompson is 52 of 89 for 783 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions.  He is more of a pocket passer than Shaw but also can move around in the running game.

Running Backs

Mike Davis has had a terrific sophomore season.  He has 179 carries for 1,112 yards and 10 rushing touchdowns.  Davis is a hard runner that is averaging 6.2 yards per carry.  He also catches the ball out of the backfield well.  This season he has 30 receptions for 332 yards.

Shon Carson and Brandon Wilds are Davis' backups.  Wilds has missed much of this season with an injury but has 37 carries for 202 yards and three touchdowns.  Carson has 58 carries for 254 yards and a score.

Wide Receivers and Tight Ends

South Carolina's wide receivers ripped Clemson on third downs last season.  Bruce Ellington has 39 receptions for 584 yards and six touchdowns this season.  Damiere Byrd has 30 receptions for 549 yards and four scores.  Shaq Roland missed a few games with a suspension but has 16 catches for 303 yards and four scores.  Nick Jones had a nice game against Clemson last year and has 24 receptions for 256 yards this season.

At tight end, Busta Anderson has 17 catches for 275 yards and Jarrell Adams has 10 receptions for 170 yards and a score.

Offensive Line

South Carolina features a massive offensive line.  Left tackle Corey Robinson is 6’8” and 341 pounds.  Left guard AJ Cann is listed at 6’4” and 314 pounds.  Center Cody Waldrop is 6’2”, 319 pounds.  Right guard Ronald Patrick is 6’2” and 315 pounds and Brandon Shell at right tackle is listed at 6’6" and 323 pounds.

South Carolina averages 34.4 points per game which is 32nd in the country.  They average 465 yards per game which is 25th in the country.  The Gamecocks average 211 yards on the ground which is 25th in the nation and average 254 yards a game through the air which ranks 39th in the country.

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