The University of South Carolina kicks off its 129th season of college football this Saturday as the Gamecocks entertain Georgia State. Carolina owns an all-time record of 621-601-44, a .508 winning percentage. The game will begin at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN+ and SECN+. USC has been installed as a thirteen-point favorite in its first ever matchup with the Panthers from the Sun Belt Conference. The Gamecocks also own an 18-2 all-time record against teams that currently comprise the SBC, with all 20 contests being played in Columbia.
On Tuesday, USC HC Shane Beamer and several of his players met with the media to preview Saturday’s home opener. QB Spencer Ratter talked about his excitement about playing in front of the Gamecock fan base, while DB Cam Smith discussed the progress of USC’s defense. You can also catch the comments of OL Eric Douglas, DE Jordan Strachan, and WR Antwane Wells below.