The Gamecocks (8-0, 5-0 Ohio Valley Conference) spotted the Governors (2-5, 1-3) a 3-0 lead on Stephen Stansell's 50-yard field goal, then racked up eight touchdowns and 539 yards total offense while holding Austin Peay to 157 yards, just 67 on 35 rushing attempts. The Governors held a 30:54-29:06 advantage in time of possession.
Blanchard passed to Denzel Cheeks for a 3-yard touchdown that put the Gamecocks ahead, and a 1-yard run by Freeney gave them a 14-3 lead.
Ivory threw 13- and 3-yard touchdown passes to James Shaw, and Blanchard threw a 2-yard touchdown to Jamal Young in a 21-point second quarter. Freeney scored on 1- and 30-yard runs in the third quarter.
South Carolina's loss to The Citadel, coupled with Georgia and Florida struggling in tight victories, was an embarrassment for the conference.
Oklahoma is projected to be in the College Football Playoff after the release of the CFP rankings, while West Virginia joined the bowl-eligible crowd.
Florida's struggles have put its hopes of making a New Year's Six Bowl in danger, with the Egg Bowl winner possibly profiting from the Gators' demise.
A win over Washington State would be the sixth of the season for Washington, giving the Pac-12 a 10th bowl-eligible team.
A North Carolina team that beats Clemson and wins out to take the ACC would have a strong case for the College Football Playoff.
Matt Johnson pass complete to Gehrig Dieter for 1 yd for a TD
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