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My Top Ten Plays of the 2012 Gamecock FB Season

These are my top plays of the 2012 gamecock football season. Some were chosen for their significance to the outcome of the game; others for their spectacular "buzz worthiness". As with all lists, there is nothing perfect about it. You may have other opinions. That's fine. This is just mine.

10. Dylan Thompson's late game, first down scramble on third and nineteen against Clemson. A critical conversion that extended the drive, burned the clock, and set up the final TD dagger to Bruce Ellington for a fourth straight win over Clemmy.

9. DJ Swearinger's 69 yd. interception for touchdown against Arkansas. The spectacular pick six, and celebratory heave of the ball into the student section, put an exclamation point on the seniors exorcising themselves of the Arkansas demons.

8. Ace Sanders 34 yd. TD reception against Clemson. This catch gave us the lead for the first time and sent a "deathly" hush over Death Valley.

7. Damiere Byrd's long reception to open the game against Georgia. What could have been a deflating interception set up SC's first score against the Dawgs and ushered in a great night for the Gamecocks.

6. Jadeveon Clowney's sack and strip of Tyler Bray in the final minutes of the Tennessee game. After a quiet afternoon, Clowney stepped up at just the right time to salvage the victory.

5. Marcus Lattimore's 28 yd. touchdown scamper against Tennessee, the 38th and final TD of Marcus's illustrious but injury plagued time as a Gamecock.

4. DJ Swearinger's take out of Andre Ellington against Clemson. A top play not just for Jungleboi's trademark swagger but for how it symbolizes SC's recent physical domination of the Tigers.

3. Dylan Thompson's hook up with Bruce Ellington in the closing seconds to win the bowl game against Michigan. Special not just for capping a second consecutive eleven win season but for saving us the crushing anxiety of another Adam Yates field goal attempt.

2. Ace Sanders' punt return for touchdown against Georgia. After initially mishandling the punt, Ace take it to the house setting off a pandemonium in the Willy-B likes of which I've never heard.

1. "The Hit" against Michigan. They will be talking about this one in bars, pool halls, and barber shops for generations to come.

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