USC ready for showdown with Coastal Carolina

COLUMBIA - This Saturday, Coastal Carolina finishes up its regular season by visiting the South Carolina Gamecocks. Both teams are having impressive seasons, and Steve Spurrier would like to see that continue for his.

The last time it played an FCS opponent, South Carolina was tied with Wofford in the fourth quarter. South Carolina can win a ninth game for a fourth straight year with a victory, and this year's schedule has proved to be a bit more challenging than normal.

"Three of our four nonconference games this year...three teams are 10-1," said Spurrier. "Clemson, UCF and now Coastal, so out of conference play has been good teams. Some very good teams."

When it comes to CCU, Spurrier knows they will be a tough challenger.

"They really play assignment ball, and they don't beat themselves," he said. "That's why they won ten games. Their players are well coached. Coach Moglia and his staff do a real good job there, there's no question about it."

Spurrier also added that Lake City native Shon Carson will start at running back for the Gamecocks this weekend. Mike Davis sustained multiple injuries against Florida last weekend, and will sit Saturday's game out in advance of the Clemson game on November 30th.