Gamecock Props of the Game: Mississippi State
South Carolina was able to return home this weekend for the first time in a month and used that to their advantage in the 34-16 win over Mississippi State.
It was a good win for South Carolina as they improved to 7-2 on the season and 5-2 in the SEC. It also helps keep the Gamecocks in the hunt for the SEC East division title.
There were a few standout performances from today's game that deserve some recognition so here are this week's Gamecock Props of the Week.
- CB Victor Hampton -- This might have been Vic Hampton's best game as a Gamecock. He was a confident ball-hawk today and had multiple pass breakups. He was credited with three on the game but it definitely felt like more. He finished the day with eight total tackles looking like a lockdown cornerback and a potential NFL draft pick. This is the kind of performance South Carolina will need in a few weeks against arch-rival Clemson.
- RB Mike Davis -- Davis had another 100-yard performance in Saturday's win over Mississippi State, finishing the day with 128 yards. He also had two receptions for 26 yards. Granted, he didn't score a touchdown but had a few big carries like the 43-yard scamper he had to lead the Gamecocks. He crossed the 1,000 yard mark on the season as well. He just is Mr. Everything for South Carolina.
- LB Skai Moore -- Moore continues to be an impressive player. He had six tackles today and an interception off a tipped ball that was very impressive. He's an athletic linebacker who gets more and more comfortable each week. He was an excellent late addition to the signing class and he's paying off big for the Gamecocks.
- K Elliott Fry -- Another week, another good performance from the true freshman. He kicked two field goals, including a new career-long 44-yarder, and was perfect on extra point attempts as well. This walk-on from Texas has earned his spot on this team and will definitely be a scholarship player next season.
- WR Shaq Roland -- Two catches, two touchdowns. Is he the new Rory Anderson? Not yet, but today's performance certainly reminded you of him. Roland, who has been in the doghouse most of the season, got his chance against MSU and made the most of his opportunity with two catches for touchdowns. We know the talent is there. We just need him to put it together. Hopefully this will be the start of that happening for Roland.