USC Defense Dominates North Carolina State

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Friday August 29, 2008
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina's losing streak is over.
The Gamecocks overcame four interceptions by first-time starter
Tommy Beecher to give Steve Spurrier his 16th-straight opening game
victory, 34-0 over North Carolina State on Thursday night.

South Carolina lost five straight games to end last season.
Mike Davis and Taylor Rank had rushing touchdowns, and Dion
LeCorn and Jared Cook caught TD passes from backup Chris Smelley to
help the Gamecocks pull away. North Carolina State had just 117 yards and eight first downs through three quarters.

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