The backup long snapper, 26 and a former Marines mechanic who served in the Iraq war, carried a U.S. flag over his head as he ran onto the field during "2001."
The USC tight end's juggling, 9-yard touchdown catch in the back left corner of the end zone with 2:10 left in the first half pulled the Gamecocks within 17-14.
His 6-yard keeper on fourth-and-2 at the Florida 36, during which he dodged two tackle attempts to keep USC's third-quarter drive alive, was special.
Alonzo Winfield, Antonio Allen
Winfield whiffed and Allen hung on for the ride into the end zone on a 17-yard run by Emmanuel Moody to give Florida a 17-7 lead.
The USC receiver who failed to handle Garcia's pass to start the fourth quarter, resulting in an interception and 54-yard return by Florida defensive end Justin Trattou that turned the game.
- Bob Gillespie