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2009 South Carolina Gamecocks football team

 

2009 South Carolina Gamecocks football team

2009
Connecticut, L 7–20
Conference Southeastern Conference Eastern Division
2009 record 7–6 (3–5 SEC)
Head coach Steve Spurrier
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson
Base defense 4–2–5
Home stadium Williams-Brice Stadium (c. 80,250, grass)
Uniform
File:SEC-Uniform-USC-2009.png

The 2009 South Carolina Gamecocks football team represented the University of South Carolina in the college football season of 2009–2010. The team's head football coach was Steve Spurrier, who was in his fifth season at USC. The Gamecocks played their home games at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina. Carolina finished the season 7–6, winning the Palmetto Bowl over in-state rival Clemson 34–17 in their final regular season game,[1] before losing in the PapaJohns.com Bowl 20–7 against Connecticut.[2]

Preseason

On April 11, 2009, the Garnet squad defeated the Black squad, 30–14, in the annual Garnet & Black Spring Game, in front of a crowd of 25,157. Redshirt sophomore quarterback Stephen Garcia finished the game 13–20 with 144 yards and two TDs, while true freshman Jarvis Giles led the ground game with 114 yards and two TDs on 12 carries.

Schedule

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 7:30 pm at NC State* Carter-Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC ESPN W 7–3   57,583[3]
September 12 7:00 pm at #21 Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA ESPN2 L 37–41   92,746[4]
September 19 7:00 pm Florida Atlantic* Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC ESPNGP W 38–16   72,017[5]
September 24 7:30 pm #4 Ole Miss Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC ESPN W 16–10   74,724[6]
October 3 7:00 pm SC State* Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC ESPNC W 38–14   77,066[7]
October 10 12:30 pm Kentucky #25 Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC SECRN W 28–26   68,278[8]
October 17 7:45 pm at #2 Alabama #22 Bryant-Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL ESPN L 6–20   92,012[9]
October 24 7:00 pm Vanderbilt #23 Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC ESPNU W 14–10   75,624[10]
October 31 7:45 pm at Tennessee #21 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN ESPN L 13–31   96,263[11]
November 7 12:21 pm at Arkansas Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR SECN L 16–33   68,865[12]
November 14 3:30 pm #1 Florida Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC CBS L 14–24   79,297[13]
November 28 12:00 pm #15 Clemson* Williams-Brice Stadium • Columbia, SC ESPN W 34–17   80,574[14]
Post Season
January 2 2:00 pm vs. Connecticut* Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (PapaJohns.com Bowl) ESPN L 7–20   45,254[15]
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.
[16]

Schedule notes

  • Carolina's 2009 schedule was rated the toughest in the nation by college football guru Phil Steele.[17]
  • Radio coverage for all games was on the Gamecock Sports Radio Network.[18]
  • The week four game against Ole Miss were played on Thursday, September 24, as part of the ESPN College Football Thursday Primetime package.[19]
  • The week eleven game against Florida on November 14, 2009 featured the Gamecocks wearing special black and desert camouflage uniforms designed by Under Armour in support of the Wounded Warrior Project.[20]

Game notes

NC State

1 2 3 4 Total
Gamecocks 7 0 0 0 7
Wolfpack 0 0 3 0 3


Georgia

1 2 3 4 Total
Gamecocks 17 6 5 9 37
Bulldogs 14 17 7 3 41


Florida Atlantic

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 3 13 0 0 16
Gamecocks 10 7 21 0 38


Ole Miss

1 2 3 4 Total
Rebels 3 0 0 7 10
Gamecocks 0 6 10 0 16


SC State

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 7 0 7 14
Gamecocks 0 10 21 7 38


Kentucky

1 2 3 4 Total
Wildcats 3 14 3 6 26
Gamecocks 7 7 7 7 28


Alabama

1 2 3 4 Total
Gamecocks 0 6 0 0 6
Crimson Tide 10 3 0 7 20


Vanderbilt

1 2 3 4 Total
Commodores 0 7 3 0 10
Gamecocks 0 7 0 7 14


Tennessee

1 2 3 4 Total
Gamecocks 0 3 10 0 13
Volunteers 14 7 7 3 31


Arkansas

1 2 3 4 Total
Gamecocks 3 7 6 0 16
Razorbacks 7 3 16 7 33


Florida

1 2 3 4 Total
Gators 10 7 0 7 24
Gamecocks 7 7 0 0 14


Clemson

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 7 0 0 10 17
Gamecocks 14 3 7 10 34


Connecticut

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 10 3 0 7 20
Gamecocks 0 0 0 7 7


Players

Depth chart

Projected starters and primary backups versus Clemson on November 28, 2009.

Defense


FS
Chris Culliver
Akeem Auguste


WLB MLB SPUR
Eric Norwood Shaq Wilson Antonio Allen
Tony Straughter Josh Dickerson Damario Jeffery
SS
Darian Stewart
DeVonte Holloman
CB
Akeem Auguste
C.C. Whitlock


DE DT DT DE
Cliff Matthews Ladi Ajiboye Nathan Pepper Clifton Geathers
Byron McKnight Melvin Ingram Kenny Davis Devin Taylor
CB
Stephon Gilmore
D. J. Swearinger
Offense
WR
Alshon Jeffery
Jason Barnes
LT LG C RG RT
Kyle Nunn Garrett Chisolm Lemuel Jeanpierre T.J. Johnson Hutch Eckerson
Jarriel King Garrett Anderson Garrett Anderson Lemuel Jeanpierre Quintin Richardson
TE
Weslye Saunders
Justice Cunningham
WR
Moe Brown
Tori Gurley
QB
Stephen Garcia
Reid McCollum
Key Reserves
RB Jarvis Giles
RB Eric Baker
WR D.L. Moore
WR Stephen Flint
WR Matt Clement
DE Aldrick Fordham
DE Chaz Sutton
SPUR Alonzo Winfield
RB
Brian Maddox
Kenny Miles
FB
Patrick DiMarco
Dalton Wilson
Special Teams
PK Spencer Lanning
P Spencer Lanning
KR Bryce Sherman
PR Stephon Gilmore
LS Charles Turner


Awards

  • Devin Taylor - SEC Defensive Lineman of the Week, 9/7/09;[21] College Football News Third-Team Freshman All-American;[22] SEC Coaches All-Freshmen Team;[23] Rivals.com SEC All-Freshman Team[24]
  • Jarvis Giles - SEC Freshman of the Week, 9/21/09[25]
  • Eric Norwood - SEC Defensive Player of the Week, 9/28/09;[26] Butkus Award Finalist;[27] First-Team Coaches All-SEC;[28] First-Team AP All-SEC;[29] First-Team ESPN All-SEC;[30] Walter Camp First-Team All-American;[31] First-Team AP All-American[32]
  • Alshon Jeffery - SEC Freshman of the Week, 10/12/09;[33] College Football News First-Team Freshman All-American;[34] SEC Coaches All-Freshmen Team;[35] Rivals.com SEC All-Freshman Team;[36] Scout.com Freshman All-American Team;[37] FWAA Freshman All-American Team[38]
  • Ladi Ajiboye - SEC Co-Defensive Lineman of the Week, 11/30/09[39]
  • Cliff Matthews - Second-Team Coaches All-SEC;[40] Honorable Mention AP All-SEC[41]
  • Chris Culliver - Second-Team AP All-SEC[42]
  • Stephon Gilmore - College Football News First-Team Freshman All-American;[43] SEC Coaches All-Freshmen Team;[44] Rivals.com SEC Defensive Freshman of the Year;[45] Scout.com Freshman All-American Team[46]
  • T.J. Johnson - SEC Coaches All-Freshmen Team;[47] Rivals.com SEC All-Freshman Team[48]

2009 recruiting class

Rankings

Ranking Movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week. ██ Selected for BCS National Championship Game.
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Final
AP NR NR NR NR NR 25 22 23 21 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Coaches NR NR NR NR NR NR 22 23 21 NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Harris Not released NR NR 22 NR 21 NR NR NR NR NR NR
BCS Not released 24 22 NR NR NR NR NR NR

Statistics

Scores by quarter

1 2 3 4 Total
South Carolina 65 69 87 40 261
Opponents 71 78 39 57 245

Team

USC Opp
Scoring 261 245
  Points per Game 21.8 20.4
First Downs 227 188
  Rushing 86 97
  Passing 125 79
  Penalty 16 12
Total Offense 4311 3656
  Avg per Play 5.3 4.8
  Avg per Game 359.2 304.7
Fumbles-Lost 23-10 16-10
Penalties-Yards 76-654 71-586
  Avg per Game 54.5 48.8
USC Opp
Punts-Yards 62-2594 63-2460
  Avg per Punt 41.8 39.0
Time of Possession/Game 30:54 29:06
3rd Down Conversions 67/173 63/172
4th Down Conversions 10/19 6/19
Touchdowns Scored 30 29
Field Goals-Attempts 17-20 14-21
PAT-Attempts 28-30 27-28
Attendance 527,580 407,469
  Games/Avg per Game 7/75,369 5/81,494

Offense

Rushing

Name GP-GS Att Gain Loss Net Avg TD Long Avg/G
Kenny Miles 12-6 111 616 14 602 5.4 1 26 50.2
Brian Maddox 12-5 100 324 19 305 3.0 5 14 25.4
Jarvis Giles 9-0 52 298 21 277 5.3 1 38 30.8
Stephen Garcia 12-12 105 372 242 130 1.2 4 21 10.8
Moe Brown 11-11 5 105 0 105 21.0 0 50 9.5
Bryce Sherman 11-1 7 58 4 54 7.7 0 23 4.9
Patrick DiMarco 12-8 10 31 0 31 3.1 0 7 2.6
Stephon Gilmore 12-12 5 20 0 20 4.0 0 8 1.7
Total   409 1860 360 1500 3.7 11 50 125.0
Opponents   431 1956 312 1644 3.8 15 61 137.0

Passing

Name GP-GS Effic Cmp-Att-Int Pct Yds TD Lng Avg/G
Stephen Garcia 12-12 124.5 223-394-9 56.6 2733 17 80 227.8
Reid McCollum 2-0 176.3 4-6-0 66.7 39 1 20 19.5
Total   125.8 228-402-9 56.7 2811 18 80 234.2
Opponents   114.1 183-327-6 56.0 2012 10 69 167.7

Receiving

Name GP-GS No. Yds Avg TD Long Avg/G
Alshon Jeffery 12-6 43 735 17.1 6 80 61.2
Moe Brown 11-11 32 479 15.0 3 69 43.5
Weslye Saunders 11-9 30 360 12.0 3 30 32.7
Tori Gurley 12-5 28 426 15.2 2 44 35.5
Jason Barnes 12-6 24 266 11.1 0 22 22.2
Brian Maddox 12-5 17 135 7.9 2 24 11.2
Kenny Miles 12-6 17 114 6.7 0 20 9.5
Patrick DiMarco 12-8 14 78 5.6 1 15 6.5
D.L. Moore 12-0 6 61 10.2 1 35 5.1
Jarvis Giles 9-0 5 26 5.2 0 12 2.9
Dion Lecorn 6-0 4 27 6.8 0 13 4.5
Total   228 2811 12.3 18 80 234.2
Opponents   183 2012 11.0 10 69 167.7

Defense

Name GP Tackles Sacks Pass Defense Interceptions Fumbles Blkd
Kick
Solo Ast Total TFL-Yds No-Yds BrUp QBH No.-Yds Avg TD Long Rcv-Yds FF
Total 505 264 769 77-269 27-172 44 29 6-113 18.8 1 54 10-23 13 4

Special teams

Name Punting Kickoffs
No. Yds Avg Long TB FC I20 Blkd No. Yds Avg TB OB
Spencer Lanning 62 2594 41.8 56 8 18 15 0 9 437 48.6 0 1
Adam Yates 48 2963 61.7 1 2
Total 62 2594 41.8 56 8 18 15 0 57 3400 59.6 1 3
Name Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Yds Avg TD Long No. Yds Avg TD Long
Chris Culliver 26 585 22.5 0 61
Bryce Sherman 19 409 21.5 0 35
Stephon Gilmore 13 148 11.4 0 35
Akeem Auguste 6 17 2.8 0 13 1 15 15.0 0 15
Total 21 177 8.4 0 35 49 1056 21.6 0 61

Coaching staff

  • Steve Spurrier - Head Coach[49]
  • Ellis Johnson - Assistant Head Coach & Defense Assistant Coach[50]
  • Lorenzo Ward - Defensive Coordinator & Safeties[51]
  • Shane Beamer - Cornerbacks/Special Teams & Recruiting Coordinator[52]
  • Jay Graham - Running Backs[53]
  • Johnson Hunter - Tight Ends[54]
  • Brad Lawing - Defensive Line[55]
  • G.A. Mangus - Quarterbacks[56]
  • Steve Spurrier, Jr. - Wide Receivers[57]
  • Eric Wolford - Offensive Line[58]
  • Craig Fitzgerald - Strength[59]

References

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