USC offensive lineman Rokevious Watkins has been selected as the SEC offensive lineman of the week. Watkins graded out at 87 percent in the Gamecocks’ 56-37 win over East Carolina Saturday night. He had eight pancake blocks and four knockdowns. He also did not allow a sack or a quarterback pressure in his first start at right tackle.
Meanwhile USC quarterback Stephen Garcia was recognized by the league for his performance off the bench Saturday night. Garcia entered the game in the second quarter and rallied the Gamecocks from 17 down. He ran for two touchdowns and threw for another.