South Carolina beat East Carolina 56-37.
Pirates were up 17-0, but the Gamecocks stopped making mistakes and East Carolina began to.
The ECU offense is fine but the defense is porous. Pirates didn't help by turning the ball over five times, losing four fumbles and throwing an interception. Four of the turnovers came in the second half.
South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore rushed 23 times for 112 yards and three touchdowns.
The Gamecocks also scored on a 25-yard fumble return and a 68-yard punt return.
The Gamecocks passed for only 131 yards. But truth is, whatever they had to do, whatever they needed to accomplish, they were able to.
East Carolina quarterback Dominique Davis had moments. The quick-hitch passing game for awhile worked beautifully. Davis made good decisions, completing 37 of 56 passes, with one late interception, for 260 yards.
His primary target was Lance Lewis of Concord, who caught 13 passes for 108 yards and two touchdowns.
A phenomenal receiver, Lewis led the Concord Spiders to state championships in football and basketball.