Sunday, September 23, 2018

Thank You...I'll Take It From Here





















































In 2011, Stephon Gilmore led the team with four interceptions . Here, he picks off a pass intended for Kentucky's Matt Roark in Columbia on Oct. 8, 2011.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Lizard's Thicket




Lethal Look













Is a caption even necessary for this one?

DeVonte Holloman looks like he could take down the Missouri defense by himself.

As a team, the No. 7 Gamecocks did just that, holding the Tigers to 255 total yards that day (their lowest of the season through this game) and 10 points.

(Photo by Travis Bell/SIDELINE CAROLINA)


"We (the photographers on sidelines) spend most of our time focusing on the ball.
But DeVonte was one of the players we would follow through the line because he looked like such a ninja when he was chasing down opponents."

-Travis Bell




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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

That's Five In a Row













































It was a night to remember.

With the win, Connor Shaw completed his home career a perfect 17-0,  No. 10 South Carolina beat Clemson 5 years straight and it took Steve Spurrier a long time to get the Gatorade off of his visor.

Here, the HBC is carried off the field after the 31-17 victory over the No. 6 Tigers.

Spurrier wasn't a big fan of the Gatorade bath, but we don't think he minded so much that night.


(Photo by Travis Bell/SIDELINE CAROLINA)

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

That 4th-and-1 Alabama Fumble in 2001














On a 3rd-and-1 play on the South Carolina 1-yard-line, Gamecock Kenny Harney forced Alabama's Ahmad Galloway to fumble the ball. The Tide would recover but USC's defense limited Alabama to a field goal on the series.

Holding Bama to just 3 points paid off as the Gamecocks won the game 37-36.

The field goal post in the north end zone would come tumbling down on that Sept. 29, 2001 day.

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Home Pest Control




Saturday, August 18, 2018

That Night We Ended the Losing Streak














It was like some kind of religious moment on Sept. 2, 2000.

Fans had to be held back until the clock hit zero. After that, they thanked the Football Gods and Lou Holtz for helping the Gamecocks end their 21-game losing streak.

Both field goal posts fell that night. One ended up in Five Points a few hours later.

(Photo by Travis Bell/SIDELINE CAROLINA)


"I've never seen a celebration go on so long after a win at Williams-Brice. Lou Holtz became a hero that night."

-Travis Bell






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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Don't Score Until You See The Whites of Their Eyes













On a cold day in Tampa, one player decided to warm it up.

Here, former Ohio Mr. Football Ryan Brewer stares down the Oho State defense as he crosses the goal line during the fourth quarter for one of this three touchdowns during the 2001 Outback Bowl.

Brewer rushed for over 100 yards, had over 200 all-purpose yards and was named the bowl's MVP.

One has to wonder what Ohio State head coach John Cooper was thinking at this point. Cooper did not recruit Brewer, who was the state of Ohio's all-time leading rusher in high school.

The Gamecocks won 24-7.  (Photo by Travis Bell/SIDELINE CAROLINA)


PHOTO TIP: See that 21 with the word Carolina on Brewer's jersey? That's the spot where you want to aim the auto focus point on your camera. Auto focus systems need details to track the subject. The more details, the faster the auto focus works for you.




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Monday, August 13, 2018

Keeping His Head Up














Lou Holtz has a word of encouragement for quarterback Dondrial Pinkins during the Gamecocks' visit to Tuscaloosa on Oct. 2, 2004.

South Carolina had lost seven times in Tuscaloosa over the years but that would change after this game. Syvelle Netwon, who had been sharing time with Pinkins under center, came in to lead the Gamecocks to a 20-3 win.

USC intercepted four passes that night and Newton ran for two touchowns.  (Photo by Travis Bell/SIDELINE CAROLINA)


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Nightball


Williams-Brice Stadium, built in 1934, gets warmed up for the season's first home game as kickoff gets underway against Vanderbilt on Sept. 14, 2013.

Connor Shaw would throw for 284 yards and 3 touchdowns, Jadeveon Clowney forced a fumble and the Gamecocks fought off The Commodores to win 35-25.

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Ground Level'ed

















In 2012, Jadeveon Clowney had 13 sacks, more than half of his career sack number of 24. Here, he shuts down Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel in Gainsville on Oct. 20, 2012. (Photo by Travis Bell/SIDELINE CAROLINA)



"We (photographers on sidelines) had to step up our speed when Jadeveon came around the ends. He had that NFL burst off the line from the moment he stepped onto the field as a freshman."

-Travis Bell




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Friday, August 3, 2018

That Space You Think You See?........It's Where the Monster Lives.

















It was a  colossal-style hit.

Clemson's Andre Ellington turned the corner with an NFL-style burst but Gamecock D.J. Swearinger leveled Ellington with a savage blow during the rivalry game on Nov. 24, 2012 in Clemson.

It was the fourth-straight win for South Carolina over Clemson. (Photo by Travis Bell/SIDELINE CAROLINA)

Gamecoccks   24
Tigers.             17


"I'd rank this hit No. 2 all time behind Clowney's tackle on Michigan. Ellington had all the momentum but Swearinger hit him so hard, Ellington looked like a pinball bouncing back off the bumper."

-Travis Bell


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Turning the Corner















He piled up 176 yards on 27 carries, averaging 6.5 yards per grab and scored a touchdown. Marcus Lattimore, who ranks first all time in rushing touchdowns, gets help from Kyle Nunn and Justice Cunningham on September 10, 2011 in Athens. The Gamecocks beat Georgia that day, 45-42. (Photo by Travis Bell/SIDELINE CAROLINA)

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

Leaving His Mark











He threw for 311 yards and 4 touchdowns against Kentucky on Oct. 8, 2011. Here, Connor Shaw, who ranks first in career completion percentage, unloads a pass to Alshon Jeffery in Columbia. Jeffery caught 2 touchdowns that day, which saw the Gamecocks win 54-3.. (Photo by Travis Bell/SIDELINE CAROLINA)


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