South Carolina faced an instate foe this past Saturday and blew them out.
Granted, it's not that team from the upstate but a win is a win.
The Gamecocks rolled over Coastal Carolina 70-10 to pick up its ninth win of the season and propel them towards a Top 10 matchup between the archrival Clemson Tigers.
Plenty of players got their chance this Saturday to make their presence known and here are the players that deserve this week's Gamecock Props of the Game:
- -- RB Jamarri Smith - It was Shon Carson who was being billed as the starter for South Carolina on Saturday but it was backup running Jamarri Smith who stole the show. Smith rushed for 103 yards on 10 carries, including a long of 52 yards, and one touchdown. Smith put up big stats in high school as a running back but not many people expected a showing like this from the true freshman. Great game from the little used running back.
- -- WR Pharoh Cooper - Cooper was billed as a special player coming into the season and Saturday's game was the breakout. Cooper picked up his first two career touchdowns, one on the ground and one through the air, en route to 168 all-purpose yards. Cooper had a 71-yard touchdown run from the Wildcat that showed his breakaway speed. His receiving touchdown was pretty impressive as well. His versatility definitely was on display against Coastal.
- -- QB Connor Shaw - Shaw didn't put up that many stats on Saturday considering he didn't play the entire quarter. What Shaw did though was break Todd Ellis' record of wins as a starting quarterback with his 25th win of his career. Shaw deserves every bit of recognition for what he's done for this program and he'll live on in Carolina history for years to come.
- -- CB Victor Hampton - Hampton has really made some plays the last few games for South Carolina. He'll still make you wonder what he's thinking on plays here and there but he's been a ballhawk lately. Hampton added another interception on Saturday and broke up three passes along with six total tackles. There's a whole lot to like with Hampton's attitude and abilitiy on the field. Hopefully, he'll continue that strong play this coming weekend with the Clemson passing attack rolling into town.
- -- RB Brandon Wilds - We haven't seen Brandon Wilds play in weeks but he looked like his old self on Saturday. Wilds carried the ball seven times for 62 yards with two rushing touchdowns. He displayed some speed and tough running ability like we have seen from him in the past. It was great to see him get some playing time in preparation of this Saturday's contest.