CAPITAL ONE BOWL
December 21, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
• SOUTH CAROLINA vs. WISCONSIN •
January 1 • 1 p.m. ET • Orlando, Fla. • Florida Citrus Bowl (65,438)
LIVE TV: ABC (Dave Pasch, play-by-play? Brian Griese, analyst?
Tom Luginbill, sidelines)
LIVE RADIO: ESPN Radio (Dave Lamont, play-by-play? Ray
Bentley, analyst? Ian Fitzsimmons, sidelines)
SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS (10-2, 6-2 SEC)
Head Coach: Steve Spurrier (Florida, ‘67)
Overall/Years: 218-79-2 (.731) / 29th Season
South Carolina/Years: 76-39 (.661) / 9th Season
In Bowl Games: 9-10 (.474)
National Rankings: BCS (9)? Harris (8)? USA Today (8)? AP (8)
South Carolina Bowl Appearances: 18
South Carolina Bowl Record: 6-12 (.333)
RB Mike Davis (5-9, 215, So., Lithonia, Ga.)
A second-team All-SEC selection in 2013 ... Ranks fourth in the SEC and among
the top-30 nationally in rushing yards per game at 103.1 ... Has totaled 11 rushing
touchdowns on the year, which ranks seventh in the SEC ... Has accumulated 1,134
yards in just 11 games this season, marking just the 10th 1,000-yard rushing season
in program history ... Currently ranks sixth on the school’s single-season rushing list ...
Has totaled seven 100-yard rushing games ... Only 10 other Gamecocks have logged
as many as seven 100-yard rushing games in a career.
QB Connor Shaw (6-1, 209, Sr., Flowery Branch, Ga.)
Has accumulated a 26-5 record as a starter, making him the winningest quarterback
in school history ... Became the first 5,000 (passing)-1,000 (rushing) player in South
Carolina school history ... Is the school’s all-time leader in completion percentage at
64.7 percent ... Has passed for 2,135 yards this season and has a passing efficiency
mark of 156.2, which ranks among the top 20 in the nation ... Ranks third in the SEC
this season in points responsible for, a with 158.
DE Jadeveon Clowney (6-6, 274, Jr., Rock Hill, S.C.)
A first-team All-SEC selection in 2013 ... South Carolina’s career leader in forced
fumbles with nine, ranks second in school history in tackles for loss with 46.0 and third
in career sacks at 24.0 ... On the year, has 35 total tackles with 10.5 tackles for loss,
three sacks and a squad-best eight quarterback hurries ... Is known for his ability to
make explosive hits, including a memorable one in the Outback Bowl last season.
DT Kelcy Quarles (6-4, 298, Jr., Hodges, S.C.)
A first-team All-SEC selection in 2013 ... Leads the SEC and ranks 12th nationally
in sacks per game this season at 0.9 ... Leads his team and is tied for second in the
SEC in tackles for loss (13.5) ... Ranks fourth on South Carolina’s all-time single season
sacks list ... Has 36 total tackles on the season, along with one pass breakup
and three quarterback hurries.
WISCONSIN BADGERS (9-3, 6-2 Big Ten)
Head Coach: Gary Anderson (Utah, ‘96)
Overall/Years: 40-33 (.548) / 6th Season
Wisconsin/Years: 10-2 (.833) / 1st Season
National Rankings: BCS (19)? Harris (19)? USA Today (19)? AP (19)
Wisconsin Bowl Appearances: 24
Wisconsin Bowl Record: 11-13 (.458)
RB Melvin Godon (6-1, 207, So., Kenosha, Wisc.)
A second-team All-Big Ten selection in 2013 ... Ranks second in the Big Ten and
11th nationally in total rushing yards this season with 1,466 ... Is 12th nationally in rushing
yards per game at 122.2 ... A semifinalist for the Maxwell Award, presented to the
nation’s top player ... Led all FBS players last season by averaging 10.0 yards per carry
... Nearly one-fourth of his career carries have gone for 10 or more yards.
RB James White (5-10, 195, Sr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
A second-team All-Big Ten selection in 2013 ... Ranks third in the Big Ten and 20th
nationally in rushing touchdowns with 13 ... Is fifth in the Big Ten and 15th nationally
this season in total rushing yards with 1,337 ... Ranks tops on his team and seventh in
the Big Ten in scoring at 7.5 points per game ... A dual threat who is also averaging
24.3 yards per game receiving this season.
LB Chris Borland (5-11, 246, Sr., Kettering, Ohio)
The Big Ten’s Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year, the Butkus-Fitzgerald
Linebacker of the Year and a first-team All-Big Ten selection ... Ranks fourth in the
Big Ten and 31st nationally in total tackles per game with 9.3 ... Also second in the Big
Ten and 18th nationally in solo tackles per game at 9.8 ... Just the fifth player in Wisconsin
history to record three 100-tackle seasons ... His 50.0 career tackles for loss
rank 10th among active players and fourth in UW history ... With double-digit tackles
in each of his last six full games, Borland averaged 11.8 stops and 1.0 TFLs per contest
in that span ... Finished the regular season with seven games in which he recorded at
least 10 tackles.
CB Sojurn Shelton (5-9, 172, Fr., Fort Lauderdale, Fla.)
An honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the media in 2013 ... Leads Wisconsin,
ranks third in the Big Ten and among the top-40 nationally in interceptions per
game at 0.3 ... Has posted four picks on the season ... Has 31 total tackles on the year,
including 26 solo stops ... Also has tallied a squad-best seven pass breakups.
Record: First Meeting
SERIES: South Carolina and Wisconsin are meeting for the first time in the history of
the two programs ... The Gamecocks are currently 5-9 all-time against teams that currently
comprise the Big Ten Conference, while the Badgers are 8-9-1 all-time against
teams currently in the SEC.
GAME NOTES: South Carolina is seeking its third consecutive 11-win season after
recording the first 11-win season in program history in 2011 ... The Gamecocks have
won 14 consecutive games against non-conference opponents ... South Carolina is
making its 19th all-time bowl appearance and sixth consecutive ... The Gamecocks
have won back-to-back bowl games ... Wisconsin had a six-game winning streak
snapped against Penn State in its final game of the regular season ... The Badgers are
seeking their ninth 10-win season in school history and fourth in five seasons.