Rattler shows Paladins his fangs with dizzying passing display in 47-21 win in Columbia (AUDIO)

Spencer Rattler had a near perfect night throwing the football (Chris Gillespie)

Columbia: USC quarterback Spencer Rattler is on his game, and when that’s the case, he’s one of the best passers in the country. After a 30-39, 353-yard performance in the season opening loss to North Carolina, Rattler was almost perfect in the Gamecocks 47-21 win over Furman Saturday night at Williams-Brice Stadium. Rattler completed 25-27 passes for 345 yards and three touchdowns in less than three full quarters of work. The 93% completion mark is a career high.

At one point, Rattler had a streak of 20 straight completions dating back to the UNC game. In his last two games at Williams-Brice, Rattler has completed 55 of 64 passes for 698 yards and nine touchdowns.

After being sacked nine times in the loss to the Tar Heels, Rattler was basically untouched by the Paladins all night and was never taken down behind the line of scrimmage.

Furman showed a lot of spunk early and had the Gamecocks on their heels with a 14-7 first quarter lead. But with Rattler in his zone, and the defense clamping down on the Paladins, the Gamecocks scored the next 40 points to put away the visitors from Greenville in the 50th meeting in their history.

USC is 1-1 and will play at Georgia next Saturday afternoon. Furman is 1-1 and will play next week at Kennesaw State.

Final Stats

Xavier Legette hauled in six passes with one for a touchdown (Chris Gillespie)

Here’s my view from Williams-Brice Stadium

Freshman LaNorris Sellers excited the crowd with this 50 yard touchdown strike (Chris Gillespie)

Gamecocks Postgame

Shane Beamer

Spencer Rattler and Xavier Legette

LaNorris Sellers and Luke Doty

Debo Williams and TJ Sanders

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