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2015 Schedule
0-1, 7th in ACC - Coastal
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Gamecocks' defense 'sensational' in opener (0:40)
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South Carolina makes impressive strides on defense (1:13)
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Cooper: 'A lot of playmakers' on South Carolina's team (0:47)
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South Carolina edges UNC in season opener (4:19)
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Goal-line stand preserves win for Gamecocks (1:18)

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Steve Spurrier said he "called a lousy game" but "the football gods smiled on us." He says UNC's D "got the best of us.

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INT in the end zone seals UNC's fate

Thanks to a late interception in the end zone, South Carolina opened the college football season with a 17-13 win over North Carolina.

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Carson, Moore lift Gamecocks past Tar Heels 17-13

Shon Carson ran for 75 yards and a touchdown, linebacker Skai Moore intercepted two passes in the end zone and South Carolina defeated border state rival North Carolina 17-13 on Thursday night.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

UNC tailback Elijah Hood had 138 yards on 12 carries but didn't get a touch in the red zone while QB Marquise Williams tossed 3 INTs deep in South Carolina territory. Gamecocks win 17-13.

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Final: South Carolina 17, UNC 13

Connor Mitch didn't have the greatest game, going just 9-for-22, but UNC QB Marquise Williams' 3 INTs helped South Carolina start the college football season off right. Box score

ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

Marquise Williams (UNC): 3 interceptions inside opponent's 25-yard line (0 such interceptions in 87 career passes entering game)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

What a night for new South Carolina DC Jon Hoke. Unit gets two interceptions in end zone. UNC leaving a ton of points on the field but promising start for Gamecocks. Hoke hire overlooked with all the SEC D-coordinator changes but paying off. Expected a lot more consistency from Marquise Williams.

Danny Kanell @dannykanell

Marquise Williams hadn't thrown a red zone int before tonight. Tonight- different story. Two rough turnovers

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UNC defense comes up big

South Carolina went to Perry Orth on fourth down rather than settle for a field goal to go up by 7, and the Tar Heels stuffed the run.

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Hey UNC, here's Carson!

Maybe South Carolina should've given Shon Carson the ball earlier. He took his first carry of the game to the house for a 48-yard TD, giving the Gamecocks a 17-13 lead over UNC on ESPN.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

North Carolina's offense came to a screeching halt in the third quarter. Running back Elijah Hood was excellent, picking up 85 yards on 6 carries. Everyone else: 13 plays, 22 yards, 1 turnover. Heels still lead South Carolina 13-10.

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Hood slices through SC defense

Elijah Hood has 83 yards for the game and picked up 44 on this one run to put North Carolina in striking distance, but the Tar Heels turned it over shortly after, and South Carolina is driving on ESPN, down 13-10.

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Steve Spurrier's never lost to UNC

The South Carolina coach is 5-0 in his career against North Carolina, including a 27-10 victory in 2013. Spurrier won all three meetings as Duke’s head coach against the Tar Heels (1987-89). But his Gamecocks trail the Tar Heels 13-10 in the third quarter. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

Headed to the half at the Belk Kickoff with North Carolina leading South Carolina 13-10. Tar Heels' offense has been explosive (8.7 yards/play) but a red zone INT & dropped pix 6 chance killed them. Conor Mitch 5-of-14 passing for Gamecocks but is the team's leading rusher.

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Mitch has to leave with cramp

Connor Mitch picked up nine yards on this run -- giving him a game-high 47 for the first half -- but came up with a cramp and had to leave the game. South Carolina trails UNC 13-10 at halftime on ESPN.

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