The USC football team spent the final part of its Saturday spring practice in scrimmage mode. Steve Spurrier worked his team thru 41 plays with sophomore running back Mike Davis accounting for most of the offense. The Gamecocks will hold their spring game next Saturday.
Here’s a recap of the scrimmage from USC Sports Information:
Sophomore running back Mike Davis was the star of the scrimmage, carrying four times for 54 yards, including a 29-yard burst on the first play from scrimmage. Sophomore Brandon Wilds, who is competing with Davis for the starting position, carried four times for 20 yards, including a nine-yard touchdown run. Walk-on quarterback Perry Orth was the top passer, completing 5-of-6 passes for 60 yards, including a 23-yard strike to redshirt freshman Kwinton Smith on the game’s final play. Placekicker Landon Ard got the scoring started with a 45-yard field goal. Jordan Diggs picked off an Orth pass for the game’s only turnover.
Several players did not participate in the scrimmage including Jadeveon Clowney (neck), Connor Shaw (foot), J.T. Surratt (ribs), K.J. Brent (shoulder), Cody Gibson (knee), Ronnie Martin (hamstring), Mike Matulis (shoulder), T.J. Gurley (knee), Rico McWilliams (knee), Cedrick Cooper (knee) and Kane Whitehurst (shoulder).
The Gamecocks will return to the practice fields on Tuesday. They are scheduled to practice Tuesday, Thursday and Friday before Saturday’s annual Garnet & Black Spring Game, scheduled for 1 p.m. on April 13. The game and all practices are open to the public for free.
Landon Ard 45-yard field goal
Brandon Wilds 9-yard run (Ard kick)
Kwinton Smith 23-yard pass from Perry Orth (Nick St. Germain kick)
PASSING: Perry Orth 5-6-1-60, 1 TD; Connor Mitch 3-5-0-38; Brendan Nosovitch 1-5-0-12; Dylan Thompson 1-4-0-5. TOTALS: 10-20-1-115, 1 TD.
RUSHING: Mike Davis 4-54; Perry Orth 1-25; Brandon Wilds 4-20, 1 TD; Kendric Salley 4-5; Dylan Thompson 1-5; Devin Potter 2-2; Brendan Nosovitch 3-(-1); Connor Mitch 2-(-4). TOTALS: 21-106, 1 TD.
RECEIVING: Carlton Heard 2-15; Devin Potter 2-7; Shamier Jeffery 1-28; Kwinton Smith 1-25, 1 TD; David Wilkins 1-20; Kendric Salley 1-12; Ty Sutherland 1-5; Brandon Wilds 1-5. TOTALS: 10-115, 1 TD.