The junior wide receiver finished with a career-high eight receptions for 111 yards and a 26-yard touchdown catch in the second quarter.
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Mike Davis and Brandon Wilds make big contributions in the passing attack by turning short tosses into big gains. Davis caught three passes for 67 yards, while Wilds caught five passes for 65 yards and hauled in a 33-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter.
The senior quarterback completed 21-of-29 passes for 284 yards and three touchdowns and added another 89 yards on the ground.
The senior cornerback made a huge fourth-quarter interception in the end zone to stop a comeback drive by the Commodores.
The USC women’s basketball coach was saluted at halftime with a ceremony recognizing her recent induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
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The South Carolina quarterback telegraphed a pass in the second quarter that led to Steven Clarke’s 69 interception return to the USC 1 to set up Vanderbilt’s first touchdown.
Hall of Fame ceremony
By trying to squeeze it in between the first and second quarter, the end of it had to be rushed as officials and television impatiently waited to start play again. Staging it at halftime would have allowed the time for eight inductees to be recognized properly.
After building a 18-point halftime lead, the Gamecocks weren’t particularly sharp on either side of the ball after intermission as they hung on for the victory.