Cue the Game of Thrones theme song as South Carolina kick Parker White walks out for the game-winning field goal attempt. White had not made a field goal all season, not including an extra point, and some how managed to split the uprights in the final seconds for the Gamecock win.
It was a hard fought battle between South Carolina and Louisiana Tech at Williams Brice Stadium. The Bulldogs came in looking tough, holding a late 13-0 lead. The Gamecocks were able to coming roaring back and stun the Bulldogs to win 17-16.
There were a ton of great plays and performances for both teams. Here are the game ball recipients for this matchup.
LA Tech game ball: Teddy Veal
Veal looked like the best player on the field for a large portion of the game. He had a 10-catch game for the Bulldogs, including a 42-yard catch from quarterback J’Man Smith. Veal was impressive, scoring from three yards out and finished with 110 yards receiving. Veal was wreaking havoc for the Carolina secondary, and was a huge reason why the Bulldogs didn’t punt a single time until the fourth quarter. It was a great performance for the Junior slot receiver who showed a lot of explosion and playmaking ability.
South Carolina game ball: Bryan Edwards
This could have gone a ton of different ways. Jake Bentley, OrTre Smith, Ty’son Williams, Skai Moore, and even Parker White could have won this week’s game ball, but when they needed him most, Edwards stepped up big time.
Thanks in part to a big drive led by Jake Bentley, Bryan Edwards made perhaps the play of the game, catching a 41-yard Hail Mary like throw from Bentley into double coverage. Edwards rose above LA Tech defenders to make the catch with just over ten seconds left. It put the Gamecocks in line for the 31-yard field goal that won them the game.
Edwards finished with six receptions for 122 yards on the day. He stepped up tremendously for a Gamecocks offense that lost its most explosive playmaker in Deebo Samuel a week ago.
It was an incredible comeback by the Gamecocks, and a valiant effort by the underdog Bulldogs. The Gamecocks travel to College Station to take on Texas A&M while the Bulldogs take on the South Alabama Jaguars at home.