USC defeated Florida State 24-21 in Columbia.
Carolina fell behind quickly 14-0 as FSU QB Gary Huff threw two first quarter TD passes. Back came Carolina as QB Dobby Grossman hit FB Tom Amrein with two second quarter TD passes to even the game at 14 at halftime.
Grossman struck again in the third quarter with a 56-yard pass to Eddie Muldrow, giving the Gamecocks a 21-14 lead. FSU ties the game late in the third with a TD, but Carolina kicker Bobby Marino kicks a clutch 38-yard FG with only 1:28 left to win it for the Gamecocks.
QB Grossman finished the game completing 12 of 16 passes for 173 yards and three TDs.