The Gamecocks forced an early punt and started their longest drive of the season from their own 4. They pushed the ball out to the 14 where on third and ten Thompson hit Pharoh Cooper for 73 yards to the USA 13. Two plays later Thompson and Cooper hooked up again for a 7 yard scoring pass, with Cooper throwing the pass from the Wildcat and hitting Thompson in the right corner of the end zone. USC 30-9.
Skai Moore gathered in his second interception of the game on the next possession and returned it 42 yards to the USA 14. On the next play David Williams took the snap in the Wildcat and ran in for the touchdown. USC 37-9.
South Alabama closed out the scoring after recovering a Nick Jones fumble on a punt return at the Gamecock 17. Again the defense did not yield in the red zone and forced a 31 yard field goal that was good.
Final score…USC 37-South Alabama 12