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DEEBO SAMUEL HONORED

Wide receiver Deebo Samuel of the University of South Carolina football team has been named the Southeastern Conference (SEC)’s special teams player of the week for the second week in a row.

Samuel, a 6-0, 215-pound native of Inman, S.C., returned a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown during the Gamecocks 31-13 victory over SEC East rival Missouri last week.  The previous week, Samuel returned the season’s opening kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown against NC State.

The junior speedster also scored on a 25-yard rushing touchdown against the Tigers – and hauled in a pair of touchdown receptions the previous week against the Wolfpack.

Is anybody going to kick to him again?  We’d advise against it …

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LOUISIANA TECH KICKOFF SET

Kickoff time has officially been set for South Carolina’s September 23 matchup against Louisiana Tech.  The Gamecocks (2-0, 1-0 SEC) and the Bulldogs (1-1, 0-0 Conference USA) will play at 3:30 p.m. EDT with the SEC Network televising the action.

Louisiana Tech made national news last week when its offense lost 87 yards in one play against Mississippi State – a second-and-goal from the MSU six-yard-line.

Take a look …

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South Carolina leads the all-time series against Louisiana Tech 4-0-1.  After a tie in 1991, the Gamecocks won four consecutive matchups from 1992-95.

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