South Carolina will conclude its spring practice on Saturday as it takes the field at Williams-Brice Stadium for the Garnet and Black spring game. Kickoff is set for 7 pm and will be televised on SEC Network Plus.
Just below, we will have updates from the game, throughout the game. In the body of this post, there will be some notes on stats, plays and injuries at different points in time. Feel free to join along and post your thoughts in the game thread, which is in the comments portion of this story.
4Q: Garnet is up 20-13 and looking to put this one away. On 2nd and 3, Davis can’t catch a high snap and has to fall on it. Black uses its final timeout with 1:42 left. Davis completes Kenion but not enough for the first down. Garnet will run the clock down before puncturing it back to Black. Gauthier throws incomplete. Gauthier throws complete for a first down with 36 seconds left. The next pass is incomplete. With 15 seconds left, Black is at its 42 yard line. Byrnes intercepts Gauthier and that is it.
3Q: Lloyd carries it for 8 on the first play. Gauthier finds Terrell but for a loss of two. Gauthier finds Lloyd who makes a big cutback to gain the first down. Swing pass to Morton is complete but for a loss of three. Gauthier is intercepted by Byrnes. Davis hands off to McDowell for a gain of seven. McDowell gets the first down on the next carry. Davis completes Legette for a gain of four. Carroll just gets tripped up or he would have taken it into the endzone. False start by Lee puts Garnet at a 1st and 15. Carroll is stuffed on the next play by Hot Rod Fitten. Davis finds Traevon Kenion across the middle for six. Garnet takes a 17-10 lead.
half-time: Black hands the ball twice to end the half. Tied 10-10
2Q 10 seconds : Rattler hits McDowell on a swing pass for a gain of eight. Beal-Smith stuffed at the line for no gain. On 3rd and 2, Rattler hands to Beal-Smith who gets the first down. Rattler completes McDowell, but only for a gain of one. Rattler sacked by Alex Huntley for a loss of nine. On 3rd and 18, Rattler throws a nice ball to Wells but it’s short of the first down. McDowell makes a nice cutback to get the first down and keep the drive alive. McDowell takes another handoff for a first down. Garnet is starting to find some running room. Beal-Smith gains another first down and then Rattler finds Wells. Wells takes a handoff for a minimal gain. Rattler rolls out to the right but can’t find anybody and runs out of bounds. After a timeout, Garnet will have a 3rd down at the 11-yard line. Rattler throws a fade into the endzone that is incomplete, but pass interference is called on Craig. Rattler hands to Beal-Smith who is just short of the goal line and then they go back to Beal-Smith who takes it into the endzone. Tied 10-10
2Q 6:10: Rattler sacked on 3rd down. Herrera makes a 40 yard field goal to tie the game at 3. Vann almost makes a nice one-handed catch but its just off his fingertips. Doty finds Terrell for a gain of eight. On 3rd and 2, Doty hands off to Amos who gains the first down. Ahmarean Brown gains five on the next play. Doty finds Eric Shaw on a slant for a first down. Lloyd gains seven and then on the next play he’s taken down for a loss of one. Amos finds a hole for a first down. Doty finds Terrell for six and Black takes a 10-3 lead.
1Q: Rattler completes a 30-yard pass to Legette on the first play. McDowell drops a swing pass. Rattler finds Adkins for a gain of four. McDowell explodes to the outside for a first down and the Garnet team is at the Black’s 26. Rattler scrambles for a gain of eight. McDowell gains the first down and Garnet is at the Black 11. Rattler sacked for a loss of six. Rattler keeps an option for a gain of two. End of the 1st quarter
1Q: Black leads 3-0 4:28 Garnet goes three-and-out. Rattler threw for a gain of four to Wells and then threw behind his receiver on the next play. On 3rd and 6, Rattler completes it to Beal-Smith but it is short of the first down. Doty completes back-to-back passes to Terrell and Vann. Tyreek Johnson makes a nice tackle on Lloyd for a loss of one and then Doty scrambles for a lost one. Doty completes it to Blake and then Lloyd puts a nice spin move on the defender to gain the first down. Hemingway gets to Doty after a broken play. Amos gets his first carry of the game and takes it for five yards. Another handoff to Amos goes for a first down. Doty throws behind Sanders. Amos on the next play gets swarmed and taken down for a loss on five. On 3rd and 15 he throws high and behind Vann. Mitch Jeter makes a 47-yarder.