... WHO: USC (8-2) vs. Coastal Carolina (10-1)
... WHERE: Williams-Brice Stadium
... WHEN: Saturday, 1 p.m.
... TV: Pay-per-view
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... RADIO: WNKT-FM 107.5
... SATELLITE RADIO: Sirius 93/XM 200
... TELEVISION: Pay-per-view - the following cable companies will carry the game. Contact your local company for pricing and to order the contest. Augusta Metro (Comcast); Charleston (Comcast & Knology); Chester (TruVista); Columbia (Time Warner); Conway (HTC); Georgetown (Southern Coastal Cable); Gilbert (PBT Cable); Kingstree (FTC); Moncks Corner (Berkley Cable); Myrtle Beach (Time Warner); Rock Hill (Comporium); Savannah Metro (Comcast)
Dish Network (Channel 462), DirecTV (Channel 786 SD, Channel 786-1 HD) and AT&T U-verse (Channel 635 SD, Channel 1635 HD) will offer it as well. The game is available on ESPN3 outside of the state.
... LINE: USC by 34.5 (over-under is 70 points)
... UNIFORM REPORT: USC will wear garnet tops, white pants and garnet socks
... WEATHER: 30 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69.
... SERIES HISTORY: First meeting between the schools
... South Carolina - Out: DT Kelcy Quarles (concussion), S Brison Williams (forearm). Questionable: RB Brandon Wilds (hamstring), LB Cedrick Cooper (groin). Probable: Mike Davis (ankle/ribs/shoulder), Jadeveon Clowney (foot).
... Coastal Carolina - Out: CB Samson Baldwin (shoulder); Probable: WR Niccolo Mastromatteo (ankle); S Alex Scearce (leg)
JUST THE FACTS
A South Carolina win over Coastal Carolina would ...
... Increase the Gamecocks’ home winning streak to 17 games, extending their school record. The current 16-game home winning streak surpassed the previous mark of 15 set from 1978-80. The 16-game home winning streak is also the longest current home winning streak in the country.
... Be the 40th Gamecock win in a four-year period, extending their school record. The current four-year win total of 39 surpassed the mark of 38 set by last year’s senior class.
... Give Connor Shaw his 25th career win as a starting quarterback, breaking the school record currently held by Todd Ellis. Shaw is 24-5 as a starter for the Garnet & Black. Ellis was 24-16-3 as the starting signal-caller.
... Extend the Gamecocks’ winning streak over teams from outside the BCS automatic qualifying conferences to 32 consecutive games. Carolina’s last loss to an non-BCS team came against East Carolina in 1999.
... Extend the Gamecocks’ winning streak against non-conference opponents to 13 games.
... Be Coach Spurrier’s 75th win as the Gamecocks’ head coach. Spurrier is 47-0 against teams from the Football Championship Subdivision
... Give the Gamecocks a nine-win season for the fourth-straight year.
... Coastal Carolina RB Lorenzo Taliaferro vs. South Carolina's defensive front. Taliaferro has rushed for 1,466 yards and an FCS single-season record of 23 touchdowns. The Gamecocks have only allowed one opposing rusher to reach the century mark in a game this season with Georgia's Todd Gurley gaining 132 yards on Sept. 7.
WHAT'S ELSE IS AT STAKE SATURDAY
... South Carolina will likely have one eye on Oxford, Miss., where Missouri takes on Ole Miss at 7:45 p.m. Saturday night. Should the Rebels win, the Gamecocks would capture the SEC Eastern Division and play for the league title.
... This season marks the second time CCU has reached double-digit victories.
... After defeating Presbyterian 46-13, the Chanticleers set the Big South record for points scored with 501. They average 45.5 points per game and have surpassed 600 yards of offense in four games this season.
... Coastal Carolina has wrapped up a share of the Big South Conference and is likely on the way to the FCS playoffs for the second straight season.
... The Chants have lost all six of their games against FBS teams: Penn State (2008), Kent State (2009), Clemson (2009), West Virginia (2010), Georgia (2011) and Toledo (2012).
... Coastal Carolina was a satellite campus of South Carolina until breaking out on its own.
... Coastal's Chanticleers' nickname comes straight out of Chaucer. Geoffrey Chaucer, considered the father of English literature, wrote the “Canterbury Tales,” a poem that included the “Tale of the Nun's Priest,” which told of a rooster named Chanticleer who learns to never trust a flatterer after escaping a fox.
CHANTICLEERS TO WATCH
... RB LORENZO TALIAFERRO: The senior has rushed 220 times for 1,466 yards and a Big South record 23 touchdowns, while catching 15 passes for 98 yards and another score.
... QB ALEX ROSS: The sophomore has completed 175-of-268 passes for 2,282 yards and 17 touchdowns. He also has 365 yards and six touchdowns on the ground.
... WR MATT HAZEL: The senior has caught 49 passes for 734 yards (15 yards per catch) and six touchdowns. He holds the school record with 162 career catches.
... LB QUINN BACKUS: The junior leads the team with 108 tackles (seven for loss), three interceptions and six pass breakups.
SOUTH CAROLINA DEPTH CHART
WR – ROLAND (Jeffery, Whitehurst)
WR – ELLINGTON (P. Cooper, Brent)
WR – BYRD (Jones, K. Smith)
LT – ROBINSON (Zandi)
LG – CANN (B. Stadnik)
C – WALDROP (C. Stadnik)
RG – PATRICK (Sport, Rodgers)
RT – SHELL (Gibson)
TE – ANDERSON (Adams, Zandi)
QB – SHAW (Thompson, Nosovitch)
FB – MCLAURIN (Diaz)
TB – CARSON (Davis, Wilds)
DE – SUTTON (Dixon, Harris)
DT – SURRATT (Dixon Jr., Green)
DT – DUKES (Griffin)
DE – CLOWNEY (English)
MLB – LEWIS (Holloman, Walton)
WLB – MOORE (Roberts, C. Cooper)
SPUR – GOLIGHTLY (Diggs, Bryant)
CB – HAMPTON (Christian)
SS – MARCUS (Moody)
FS – ELDER (Gurley)
CB – LEGREE (McWilliams)
KO – ARD (Fry)
PK – FRY (Ard)
P – HULL (Fish)
KR – P. COOPER (Ellington)
PR – HAMPTON (P. Cooper)
SSN – CULBERTSON
LSN – DR. WILLIAMS
H – FISH (Nosovitch)