South Carolina @ East Carolina
Current Records: South Carolina 1-0; East Carolina 0-1
Last Season Records: East Carolina 3-6; South Carolina 2-8
What to Know
The South Carolina Gamecocks will take on the East Carolina Pirates at noon ET Saturday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. The Gamecocks will be strutting in after a victory while East Carolina will be stumbling in from a defeat.
USC got themselves on the board against the Eastern Illinois Panthers last week, but EIU never followed suit. USC was fully in charge, breezing past EIU 46 to nothing at home. The contest was pretty much decided by the half, when the score had already reached 29 to nothing. RB ZaQuandre White had a stellar game for USC as he rushed for one TD and 128 yards on 12 carries in addition to snatching one receiving TD. One of the most memorable plays of the matchup was White’s 63-yard touchdown rush in the fourth quarter.
The Pirates suffered a bitter loss last Thursday, failing to capitalize on an early lead against the Appalachian State Mountaineers. East Carolina came up short against Appalachian State, falling 33-19. Despite the defeat, East Carolina got a solid performance out of RB Keaton Mitchell, who caught six passes for one TD and 80 yards. One of the most thrilling moments was Mitchell’s 63-yard TD reception in the first quarter.
East Carolina’s loss took them down to 0-1 while South Carolina’s win pulled them up to 1-0. We’ll see if East Carolina can steal the Gamecocks’ luck or if USC records another win instead.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 12 p.m. ET
- Where: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium — Greenville, North Carolina
- TV: ESPN2
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $20.00
South Carolina won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.
- Sep 17, 2016 – South Carolina 20 vs. East Carolina 15