October 26, 2014

USC-Auburn 1st quarter recap: Gamecocks and Tigers trade scores

USC logoHere is the recap of the first quarter of the USC-Auburn game at Jordan-Hare Stadium:

USC won the toss and elected to take the ball to start the game. The Gamecocks started on the 25 after a touchback on the kickoff.  The Gamecocks moved to midfield on a screen pass to Mike Davis on second down. The Gamecocks moved into Auburn territory with a 12 yard gain on third and long. One play later Shaq Roland caught a 32 yard touchdown to make it 7-0 USC with 12:34 to play in the first quarter.  7-75 2:26 on the drive for USC.

Auburn’s first possession started on the 25 after a touchback. Auburn moved the chains in the opening series with a third and five conversion.  Two plays later Auburn faced a 3rd-4 and failed to convert. They punted. USC took over on its own 25.

USC picked up another big play on 2nd down, an 18 yarder on a shuttle pass to Pharoh Cooper to the USC 47.  Cooper caught another pass on the next play, a 14 yarder to the Auburn 39. On the next play Mike Davis gained 28 to the Auburn 11.  But the drive ended two plays later when Dylan Thompson threw a very careless interception.

After the pick, Auburn took over on its own 8.  Two big runs later Auburn was at the 50.  From there, the Tigers marched quickly deep into Gamecock territory and into the end zone for the game tying score on a three yard touchdown pass from Nick Marshall to Brandon Fulse. That tied the game at 7-7 with 1:33 left in the quarter. 11-92-4:55 on the drive for Auburn.

USC started its third possession of the game on its own 25 after the Auburn touchback. The Gamecocks were stuffed on a 3rd and one as the first quarter ended.


1st Quarter Recap: Syracuse takes the early lead 3-0

clemson logoThe Orange quieted the orange clad Tiger fans with good defense early, including a pick of Cole Stoudt, and their offense was able to move the ball some.  That interception led to the first score of the game.  The Orange picked off Stoudt at the Syracuse 14 and drove down the field reaching the Clemson 23.  The drive stalled there and Cole Murphy booted a 43 yard field goal.

Clemson had 29 yards in the quarter.

End of the quarter…Syracuse 3-Clemson 0.

Wofford’s Mike Ayers previews VMI with SportsTalk (AUDIO)

Mike Ayers joined SportsTalk Friday to preview VMI.

Mike Ayers joined SportsTalk Friday to preview VMI.

The Wofford football team got over the .500 bump last week, escaping their trip to Birmingham with a 24-20 win over Samford, bringing their record to 4-3 on the season.

Now head coach Mike Ayers and his Terriers welcome VMI to Gibbs Stadium Saturday.

Tonight we welcomed Coach Ayers to the program once again to talk about homecoming in Spartanburg.  His squad still has a chance in the Southern Conference race with a dangerous VMI squad coming to town.  Ayers previewed tomorrow’s match up with the Keydets with us.

AUDIO: Mike Ayers [9:12]




CSU’s Jamey Chadwell talks Chanticleers with SportsTalk (AUDIO)

Buc head coach Jamey Chadwell joined SportsTalk to preview Coastal Carolina.

Buc head coach Jamey Chadwell joined SportsTalk to preview Coastal Carolina.

The Charleston Southern football team got off to a red hot start to the 2014 season, going 5-0, but they’ve lost their last two times out on the field.

Two weeks ago they tried their hand at SEC level competition, and almost brought down Vanderbilt, losing 21-20 in Nashville to the Commodores.

Now, in their efforts to try to get back to winning ways, the Bucs will have to travel to Conway to take on an undefeated Coastal Carolina squad, on homecoming no less.

Friday night Buccaneer head coach Jamey Chadwell joined SportsTalk to preview this Big South Showdown with the Chants.

AUDIO: Jamey Chadwell [7:48]



The full Monte on NASCAR 10.24 (AUDIO)

Monte Dutton joins SportsTalk every Friday to talk racing.

Monte Dutton joins SportsTalk every Friday to talk racing.

Every Friday we like to interrupt all the football talk for just a bit and interject with a little racing.  To do so we have good friend, and long time NASCAR writer Monte Dutton on the program to help sort things on the stock car circuit out.

We’re down to 8 drivers in the championship chase with just four races remaining on the schedule.

Monte looked back on the race at Talladega with us first before we turned our attention to Martinsville.

AUDIO: Monte Dutton [9:15]