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South Carolina sophomore RB Rico Dowdle will undergo surgery on a fractured bone in his left leg.

Per Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp, Dowdle will have the operation later this week. Dowdle will miss most of the remaining season, if not all of it. The 5-foot-11, 220-pound Dowdle, who was injured in the second quarter of Saturday's 15-9 victory at Tennessee, was the Gamecocks' leading rusher last season. He'd gained 206 yards on 60 carries this season.
Source: ESPN
Oct 16 - 2:49 PM

South Carolina sophomore RB Rico Dowdle sustained a fractured leg in Saturday's win over Tennessee.

Dowdle joins WR Deebo Samuel as the second notable South Carolina player to suffer a significant leg injury this season. After the game, HC Will Muschamp said that the 5-foot-11, 211-pound sophomore will miss an extended amount of time. His season could very much be in jeopardy. Ty'son Williams and A.J. Turner will see the bulk of work on the ground moving forward with Dowdle out for the foreseeable future.
Source: The State
Oct 15 - 1:32 PM

South Carolina redshirt sophomore RB A.J. Turner rushed for 86 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries in Saturday's 15-9 win over Tennessee.

The game was exactly as painful as the final score would indicate. Turner scored the only touchdown of the game -- by either team -- when he scampered his way into the end zone on an easy 20-yard run near the end of the third quarter. The 5-foot-9, 195-pound redshirt sophomore's 86-yard performance eclipsed the entirety of his output in the six previous contests. He entered action on Saturday having rushed for just 60 yards on 20 carries.
Oct 14 - 3:50 PM

South Carolina sophomore RB Rico Dowdle left Saturday's game against Tennessee in the first quarter and won't return.

Dowdle apparently suffered an ankle injury. He left the field and returned on crutches, with his left leg swaddled in wrap. Ty'son Williams and A.J. Turner will divvy carries in his absence.
Oct 14 - 2:00 PM

Rivals recruiting analyst Woody Wommack writes that South Carolina sophomore DL D.J. Wonnum "looks well on his way to having a great career and NFL potential."

Wommack notes that Wonnum's "length and speed off the edge make him a nightmare matchup for tackles." The 6-foot-4, 248-pounder was all over the place in Saturday's win over Arkansas, recording four tackles, a pair of pass deflections and a quarterback hurry in the 48-22 victory. For the campaign as a whole, Wonnum has logged 28 tackles (6.5 for loss) and two sacks. He was just a three-star recruit out of high school, but has consistently played above that grade.
Source: Rivals
Oct 11 - 7:04 PM

South Carolina redshirt junior TE K.C. Crosby will miss the remainder of year due to a broken fibula.

Overall this is an uncommon injury, but South Carolina just lost top receiver Deebo Samuel to the same injury. Crosby only had two catches for 11 yards to his name this season.
Oct 9 - 10:38 AM

South Carolina sophomore QB Jake Bentley completed 16-of-31 passes for 199 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 48-22 win over Arkansas.

Bentley hit on two of his three touchdown passes in the second quarter before South Carolina took a narrow 17-10 lead into the halftime locker room. They exited the locker room to light up Arkansas for 17 points in the third quarter and 14 more in the final stanza. Bentley has now thrown for at least one touchdown pass in all six of South Carolina's games this season. He'll try to keep that streak rolling in a road date with Tennessee next weekend. The Gamecocks currently sit at 4-2 and are closing in on locking up a bowl berth.
Oct 7 - 8:58 PM

South Carolina sophomore RB Rico Dowdle (thigh) will start in Saturday's game against Arkansas.

Dowdle has yet to miss a game this season. That trend will continue against the Razorbacks. In five contests, the 5-foot-11, 220-pounder has rushed for a disappointing 126 yards (2.8 YPC) and one touchdown. He has not found the end zone since South Carolina's season-opening win over NC State.
Oct 7 - 2:41 PM

South Carolina sophomore RB Rico Dowdle (thigh) is probable for Saturday's game against Arkansas.

Dowdle (5'11/220) has struggled so far for the Gamecocks, and his bruised thigh has likely played a factor. He ran for 764 yards and 5.7 yards a carry as a freshman, so the sophomore should be more effective as the season progresses/his injury deteriorates.
Oct 5 - 9:10 PM

South Carolina redshirt junior WR Terry Googer (head) will not play on Saturday against Arkansas.

Googer (6'4/203) had to be carted off the field against Texas A&M when he hit his head on a punt return. There is no timetable for when the wideout will return to the South Carolina lineup.
Source: SEC Country
Oct 5 - 9:03 PM

South Carolina HC Will Muschamp says redshirt junior WR Deebo Samuel (fibula) is "doing well" in his rehab.

Samuel, who suffered a broken fibula last month against Kentucky, recently had the cast removed from his ankle. "He’s doing well," Muschamp said. "He’s got the cast off, in a walking boot right now. They’re doing the bone stimulation and all that, all of those exercises. He’s coming along well." South Carolina's top play-maker, Samuel had 250 receiving yards and six total touchdowns in three games before going down. One initial timetable said he could return in 5-6 weeks (two weeks from now). "I don’t know," Muschamp said when asked about Samuel's odds of returning this year. "We’re still weeks away from that. I just told those guys, ‘If we get close, you let me know something.’ We’ll figure out a role for him."
Oct 4 - 3:38 PM

South Carolina sophomore QB Jake Bentley completed 17-of-30 passes for 256 yards and two scores in a 24-17 loss to Texas A&M on Saturday.

Bentley (6'3/220) wasn't helped by the fact that the Gamecocks couldn't run the ball, but it was still a disappointing day for the talented sophomore. The saving graces were that he didn't turn the ball over, and he threw touchdown passes to OrTre and Shi Smith. Outside of those scores, Bentley was inaccurate and made a few questionable throws on Saturday. He'll look to bounce back next week against Arkansas.
Sep 30 - 11:54 PM

South Carolina redshirt junior WR Terry Googer was carted off the field in the first quarter of Saturday's game against Texas A&M after hitting his head on a punt return.

In a frightening moment, Googer required the removal of his helmet, jersey and pads before he was carted off. He has since been hospitalized and is reportedly showing movement in all of his extremities. While early indications are that he has avoided serious injury, there is no current timetable for his return.
Source: USA Today
Sep 30 - 9:21 PM

An NFL scout said of South Carolina sophomore QB Jake Bentley: "This kid is going to be elite."

"He has grown so much since that first real game last year against Tennessee," the scout said. "He's running the offense now. Changing plays, going through progressions, buying time by moving his feet. … He's doing everything you want to see and completing passes. And that's, what, the eighth game of his career?" Bentley will be eligible for the NFL Draft a year earlier than he otherwise would have been because he graduated high school early. He played last year at South Carolina in what would have been his senior season in the prep ranks. If he leaves for the NFL after next season, Bentley would be 21 on Draft Day. "I flip on the television," said the scout, "and I see this kid who hasn't played but a handful of games carrying himself like a 25-year-old man. If he were on any of the elite SEC teams, he'd be all anyone was talking about." The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Bentley had two ACL surgeries in high school, but he's stayed healthy in college.
Sep 29 - 4:18 PM

South Carolina senior LB Bryson Allen-Williams (shoulder) will return to South Carolina for the 2018 season.

Allen-Williams (6'3/230) underwent season-ending shoulder surgery after injuring the shoulder against Kentucky. Rather enter the NFL Draft -- where Allen-Williams could have been a Day 3 selection -- he'll return to the Gamecocks for the 2018 season after taking a medical redshirt. He was second in tackles for loss (7.5) and tackles (7.5) for the Gamecocks in 2016.
Sep 27 - 12:13 PM


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