Maybe it would be easier to list what Stephon Gilmore did NOT do for South Carolina on Saturday:
The freshman did not punt; he was not asked to play receiver; and someone else was in charge of kickoffs.
Here is what Gilmore DID do: touch the ball on offense, defense and special teams; recover a fumble; return punts; and play quarterback for the first time this season, leading a tying touchdown drive that lit a fire under his team.
Before the season, the Gamecocks talked often of using Gilmore in the WildCock formation - USC's version of the Wildcat - because he played quarterback at South Pointe High. It finally happened Saturday.
During a first-quarter drive, Gilmore carried the ball five times for 20 yards and hit Alshon Jeffery on a 39-yard pass. That set up Brian Maddox's 1-yard rushing score to tie the game at 7.
"It only took us 12 games to put him in there," coach Steve Spurrier said. "We're not the smartest coaches in the world. But he kept running it up in there for yards."
Gilmore's pass to Jeffery was his first since high school, but Spurrier was confident, saying Gilmore completes the pass all the time in practice, even more often than the quarterbacks sometimes.
The pass was not a thing of beauty, but with the 6-foot-4 Jeffery on the receiving end, it didn't have to be.
"We practiced that during the week," Gilmore said. "My first read was Alshon in the post, and I threw to Alshon. It was kind of behind him, but he made a good catch on the ball."
Gilmore didn't play any more quarterback, but he capably filled his other roles.
He returned three punts for 31 yards, including a 15-yarder.
He had four tackles at cornerback and was part of a unit that shut down a Clemson team that averaged 40.7 points per game during a six-game winning streak.
Gilmore also recovered a C.J. Spiller fumble on Clemson's first drive of the second half.
Still, it was the WildCock formation, and Gilmore's execution of it, that led to the question: Where has this been all season?
"Never did get to it. That was probably bad on our part," Spurrier said. "Obviously, looking back, we should've used him more."
Gilmore has not campaigned for the role and maintained his laid-back approach after the game.
"It was coach Spurrier's call all year. And I told him when he ran it, I'd be ready," Gilmore said. "The offensive line blocked, and I was able to find some holes to run in."