Boxscore
South Carolina 56, East Carolina 37
Saturday, September 3, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Bank of America Stadium
Attendance - 58272

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
East Carolina 7 17 7 6 37
South Carolina 0 14 28 14 56

Recap


Marcus Lattimore rushed for 112 yards and three touchdowns, and Stephen Garcia passed for a touchdown and ran for two more as No. 12 South Carolina rallied for a 56-37 victory over East Carolina on Saturday in Charlotte, N.C.

After setting school records for touchdowns (62) and points (478) a year ago, East Carolina picked up where it left off in the first half. Dominique Davis threw three touchdown passes to help the Pirates build a 24-14 halftime lead.

But East Carolina (0-1) opened the second half by losing fumbles on each of its first three possessions and all three led to South Carolina touchdowns. The Gamecocks also scored the fifth of their six touchdowns in the second half after taking over at the Pirates' 31 on an interception.

In addition to forcing five turnovers and scoring a defensive touchdown, the Gamecocks also had a special teams score as Ace Sanders returned a punt 68 yards in the fourth quarter. Sanders also had a 3-yard touchdown reception.

Davis threw a fourth touchdown pass in the second half and rushed for another score. He finished 37-of-56 passing for 260 yards. Lance Lewis had 13 catches for 108 yards and two touchdowns for the Pirates.

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier tied Jim Carlen for second on the school's all-time coaching wins list with 45. He is 19 wins behind Rex Enright.

Spurrier improved to 42-0 all-time against teams outside the BCS automatic qualifier conferences, including 16-0 against those teams with the Gamecocks.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 3:13
East Carolina   TD  South Carolina 0 - East Carolina 7
2nd Quarter - 14:11
East Carolina   TD  South Carolina 0 - East Carolina 14
2nd Quarter - 9:45
East Carolina   FG  South Carolina 0 - East Carolina 17
2nd Quarter - 7:42
South Carolina   TD  South Carolina 7 - East Carolina 17
2nd Quarter - 5:44
South Carolina   TD  South Carolina 14 - East Carolina 17
2nd Quarter - 0:03
East Carolina   TD  South Carolina 14 - East Carolina 24
3rd Quarter - 12:28
South Carolina   TD  South Carolina 21 - East Carolina 24
3rd Quarter - 10:40
South Carolina   TD  South Carolina 28 - East Carolina 24
3rd Quarter - 10:29
South Carolina   TD  South Carolina 35 - East Carolina 24
3rd Quarter - 8:35
East Carolina   TD  South Carolina 35 - East Carolina 31
3rd Quarter - 3:13
South Carolina   TD  South Carolina 42 - East Carolina 31
4th Quarter - 10:42
South Carolina   TD  South Carolina 49 - East Carolina 31
4th Quarter - 9:46
South Carolina   TD  South Carolina 56 - East Carolina 31
4th Quarter - 2:42
East Carolina   TD  South Carolina 56 - East Carolina 37
TEAMS

Team Records

  East Carolina South Carolina
W/L 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  East Carolina South Carolina
Score 37 56
First Downs 21 16
3rd Down Efficiency 9-for-19
47%
6-for-12
50%
4th Down Efficiency 2-for-2
100%
2-for-2
100%
Total Yards 345 351
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 28-85 40-220
Average/Rush 3.0 5.5
Passing
Comp-Att 37-56 10-25
Passing Yards 260 131
Average/Pass Play 4.6 5.2
Penalties-Yards 3-30 8-55
Fumbles-Lost 5-4 4-4
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 29:58 30:02

PLAYER STATS

East Carolina (0 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Davis 37/56 260 4 1
South Carolina (0 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Garcia 7/15 110 1 0
C. Shaw 3/9 21 0 0
A. Sanders 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
R. Bullock 18 67 3.7 0
M. Dobson 3 15 5.0 0
D. Davis 6 13 2.2 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Lattimore 23 112 4.9 3
S. Garcia 5 56 11.2 2
C. Shaw 7 26 3.7 0
B. Ellington 2 18 9.0 0
S. Carson 2 7 3.5 0
K. Miles 1 1 1.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
L. Lewis 13 108 8.3 2
J. Hardy 11 91 8.3 1
D. Webster 4 18 4.5 0
R. Bullock 3 15 5.0 0
J. Womack 2 14 7.0 1
A. Bodenheimer 3 10 3.3 0
D. Harris 1 4 4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Jeffery 5 92 18.4 0
M. Lattimore 3 33 11.0 0
N. Jones 1 3 3.0 0
A. Sanders 1 3 3.0 1
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