COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Rico Dowdle is healthy again, and first-year offensive coordinator Bryan McClendon is installing a quick-paced attack.
South Carolina has reason to believe its rush game might rebound this season after a couple down years.
Dowdle, the team's top rusher in 2016, is back, along with A.J. Turner and Ty'Son Williams. The Gamecocks also have taken to McClendon's run-pass option - opening holes that have not been there the past couple of years.