Recap - Gamecocks Defeat East Carolina 56-37
East Carolina was unable to contain Marcus Lattimore on Saturday and the result was a 56-37 Week 1 loss against the Gamecocks.
South Carolina did not, however, defeat the Pirates against the spread, which closed at 21 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 59.5.
Stephen Garcia completed 7 of 15 pass attempts for 110 yards for the Gamecocks in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Reggie Bullock rushed for 67 yards for East Carolina, while Michael Dobson added 15 yards. Dominique Davis threw for 260 yards for the Pirates, while receivers Lance Lewis and Justin Hardy had 108 and 91 yards respectively.
South Carolina outgained East Carolina 351-345 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 21-16 by the Pirates.
East Carolina lost the time of possession battle 30:02/29:58, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
South Carolina looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Georgia. East Carolina will aim to get back on the winning track vs Virginia Tech.