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1-0, 1st in SEC - East
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South Carolina set to slump

In Mark Schlabach's preseason prediction extravaganza, he points to the Gamecocks as likely to disappoint this season. Despite opening with a victory, is a slump in store for the HBC's team? Schlabach's list of lists

Greg Ostendorf ESPN Staff Writer 

My thoughts from the first night: South Carolina's defense is improved, but Connor Mitch will need to play better if the Gamecocks plan to make any noise in the SEC East. Also, brutal loss for Derek Mason and Vanderbilt. But the Commodores defense looked good enough to keep them in some games this year.

Edward Aschoff ESPN Staff Writer 

Re-watching some of the South Carolina game, it's clear that the defense made some improvements here and there but there were way too many missed tackles (7 yds per play). Too many break downs in coverage (12.2 yds per completion). Line was gashed on rushing plays (6.5 yds per carry). Still a long way to go after beating a UNC team that threw 3 end zone picks

Red Zone defense saves South Carolina

South Carolina gave up 440 yards to North Carolina, but held the Tar Heels to 13 points thanks in large part to the Gamecocks' stellar red zone defense.

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Takeaways from Thursday's games (2:17)
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Examining South Carolina and Vanderbilt's Week 1 (3:28)

South Carolina's win is likely a good omen

Since 2010, the Gamecocks have at least 9 wins in seasons when they won their opener. An opening loss, on the other hand? Last year was the only time in which they suffered such a loss, and they finished 7-6.

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Gamecocks' defense 'sensational' in opener (0:40)
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South Carolina makes impressive strides on defense (1:13)
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Cooper: 'A lot of playmakers' on South Carolina's team (0:47)

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Shon Carson's 48 yard touchdown run was the go-ahead score for the #Gamecocks tonight! ??????????#HereSC #UNCvsSC

ESPN College Football @espncfb

South Carolina's defense forces 3 turnovers in 17-13 victory over UNC. Steve Spurrier is now 6-0 vs Tar Heels. #UNCvsSC #collegefootball

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South Carolina edges UNC in season opener (4:19)
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Goal-line stand preserves win for Gamecocks (1:18)

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Spurrier said he "called a lousy game" but "the football gods smiled on us." He says UNC's D "got the best of us.

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INT in the end zone seals UNC's fate

Thanks to a late interception in the end zone, South Carolina opened the college football season with a 17-13 win over North Carolina.

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#GAMECOCKS WIN!!! Final: South Carolina - 17, UNC - 13. We start the season 1-0. #HereSC #CAROLINA #UNCvsSC #BelkKickoff

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Carson, Moore lift Gamecocks past Tar Heels 17-13

Shon Carson ran for 75 yards and a touchdown, linebacker Skai Moore intercepted two passes in the end zone and South Carolina defeated border state rival North Carolina 17-13 on Thursday night.

2015 Team Stats

Passing Yards140.029th
Rushing Yards254.06th
Points For17.011th
Points Against13.07th

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