COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier is sticking with Stephen Garcia at quarterback.
Spurrier said after the team's final full practice of the week Thursday that his freshman passer would make his second career start Saturday against Tennessee.
Garcia's first start came two weeks ago against LSU. He helped the Gamecocks take a 17-10 lead at halftime, but the Tigers rallied for a 24-17 win and sacked Garcia six times.
He threw for 215 yards and a touchdown against LSU. He also had an interception late in the game that helped the Tigers hold their lead.
Spurrier said he hoped Garcia could play the whole game. If he struggles, Spurrier says backup Chris Smelley will be ready to step in.

Recent NCAAF Discussions

Advertisement

NCAAF Headlines

More inNCAAF News  

NCAAF Top Stories

Thumbnail Wisconsin Win Total Prediction After a 10-win season in 2015, can the Wisconsin Badgers make a push for the Big Ten Championship in 2016?
Thumbnail Florida Season Win Total Prediction   The ever-brief Will Muschamp era left the bulk of Florida fans in a state of discontent. There seems to be a profound sense of renewed hope, however, under Jim...
Thumbnail Georgia Season Win Total Prediction A powerhouse division, the SEC East is not. Will the competition be pedestrian enough, though, to let Georgia capture the crown in Kirby Smart’s first year on the job?
Thumbnail USC Season Win Total Prediction Facing a daunting schedule for 2016, will the USC Trojans win at least eight games to cover the over for bettors?
Thumbnail Notre Dame Wins Prediction Despite key injuries during the 2015 season, Notre Dame still had a 10-win year. Can the Irish find a way to do it again in 2016?
More inNCAAF Articles  

NCAAF Team Pages