The ninth-ranked Gamecocks run their record to 7-0 with a convincing 42-20 win over East Carolina.
USC struck quickly as Kent Hagood raced 74 yards for a TD only four minutes into the game. However, The Pirates fought back to take a 10-7 lead early in the second quarter.
Carolina responded with two Mike Hold TD passes to build a 21-10 halftime lead. It was all Gamecocks after the break as Thomas Dendy, Quinton Lewis, and Jim Desmond each had a TD run in the second half.
Carolina would jump to No. 5 in the rankings the following week.