Cavalier Football Notes: South Carolina
#22 South Carolina (1-0) at Virginia (0-2)
Saturday, Sept. 7
Carl Smith Center, home of David A. Harrison III Field at Stadium
CAVALIERS HOST SOUTH CAROLINA: After a 15-year hiatus, Virginia renews its rivalry with South Carolina this week. When the Gamecocks were members of the ACC (1953-70), this was an annual gridiron battle, but the teams have only met twice in the last 20 years.
Virginia is looking for its first win of the season after its first 0-2 start since 1987. The Cavaliers lost at No. 5 Florida State, 40-19, last Saturday. The Wahoos fell behind 33-0 before cutting into the deficit behind Matt Schaub’s three fourth quarter touchdown passes.
South Carolina opened its season with a 34-24 win at home over New Mexico State. The Gamecocks scored two touchdowns early in the fourth quarter to push the lead from 20-7 to 34-17 en route to the win.
TELEVISION: Saturday’s game is being televised nationally by ESPN. Ron Franklin calls the play-by-play, while Mike Gottfried provides the color commentary. Dr. Jerry Punch reports from the sideline.
RADIO: All Virginia games are broadcast on the Virginia Sports Network, originating at WINA/WWWV in Charlottesville. Mac McDonald calls the play-by-play. He is joined in the broadcast booth by Frank Quayle, the 1968 ACC Football Player of the Year and one of 50 players named to the ACC’s 50th Anniversary Team. Jed Williams provides sideline analysis.