South Carolina survives scare from Jacksonville State

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South Carolina struggled for much of the game, but was able to get a hard fought 38-28 win over Jacksonville State in Columbia, Saturday.

South Carolina won the "Battle Of The Gamecocks" after Jacksonville State gave them all they could handle. South Carolina led 14-7 after the 1st and 21-14 at the half.

Jacksonville State would not go quietly, they scored on two 3rd quarter TD drives to take a 28-21 lead. South Carolina got a 65 yard TD catch Xavier Leggette late in the 3rd to tie at 28 after three quarters.

South Carolina scored 10 unanswered in the 4th including a pick 6 from LB Stone Blanton with two minutes left to seal the deal. Jacksonville State owned the run game outgaining South Carolina 225-89 on the ground.

SC is now 3-6 on the season, they host Vanderbilt this Saturday at noon.

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