Sept. 1, 2005: USC 24, Central Florida 15 -- Blake Mitchell (pictured) throws for 330 yards and three touchdowns in Steve Spurrier's first game coaching the Gamecocks. File photo
Aug. 31, 2006: USC 15, Mississippi State 0 -- Cory Boyd had 160 total yards and a touchdown, and Ryan Succop (pictured) kicked three field goals and ran for a first down on a fake field goal. File photo
Sept. 1, 2007: USC 28, Louisiana Lafayette 14 -- Cory Boyd ran for two touchdowns. Kenny McKinley (pictured) caught a touchdown. Quarterbacks Chris Smelley and Tommy Beecher each threw a TD pass for the Gamecocks, who played without suspended starter Blake Mitchell. File photo
Aug. 28, 2008: USC 34, NC State 0 -- Quarterback Tommy Beecher threw four interceptions, while backup Chris Smelley led three fourth-quarter touchdown drives. Jared Cook (pictured) caught a touchdown.
Aug. 29, 2009: USC 7, NC State 3 -- The Gamecocks' defense bottled up Russell Wilson and the Wolfpack's offense all night. N.C. State managed just 133 yards. Brian Maddox had a short touchdown run.
Sept. 2, 2010: USC 41, Southern Miss 13 -- Quarterback Stephen Garcia and tailback Marcus Lattimore (pictured) each ran for two touchdowns. Then-freshman backup quarterback Connor Shaw threw his first career touchdown pass late in the game. File photo
Sept. 3, 2011: USC 56, East Carolina 37 -- Stephen Garcia (pictured) came off the bench, ran for two touchdowns and threw for another to rally the Gamecocks past East Carolina at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. The Pirates led 24-14 at halftime. Ace Sanders returned a punt for a touchdown, while Antonio Allen recovered a fumble and scored. email@example.com
Aug. 3, 2012: USC 17, Vanderbilt 13 -- Marcus Lattimore and Connor Shaw (pictured) helped the Gamecocks grind their way through past scrappy Vanderbilt. Lattimore ran for two touchdowns and 110 yards, and Shaw ran for 92 yards while playing the second half with an injured shoulder. File photo
Aug. 29, 2013: USC 27, UNC 10 -- Jadeveon Clowney got tired; Mike Davis (pictured) got more than 100 rushing yards, and South Carolina got a win – after a nearly two-hour weather delay. Davis' night included a 75-yard touchdown run. firstname.lastname@example.org