Catch up on the day's buzz about the Gamecocks! In today's edition: Gamecock football beats Georgia 35-7 and buzz spreads around the nation; military surprise video goes viral; Gamecocks are now ranked #3 in polls; women's soccer shuts out Georgia in first SEC season win; former Gamecocks go head to head in NFL; vote for Cocky in the Capital One Mascot Challenge; and more!
Football. Gamecocks Shut Down No. 5 Georgia, 35-7
Football. Gamecocks Rise to Number 3 in Polls
Football. Post-Game Extra: Cory Burkarth and ESPN.com Writer Chris Low
Men's Soccer. Gamecock Men's Soccer Earns 2-1 Victory Over UCF In C-USA Play
Men's Soccer. Gamecock Spotlight: Wesley Eads
Women's Golf. Gamecocks Finish 18th At NCAA Fall Preview
Women's Soccer. Gamecocks Shutout Georgia, 1-0, For First SEC Win of 2012
Women's Soccer. Gamecocks Drop Close 1-0 Match Against Tennessee
Volleyball. Gamecocks Drop Match at LSU in Three Sets
Volleyball. Gamecocks Fall in Three at Texas A&M
Swimming & Diving. Moody Completes Swimming & Diving Staff With Hiring Of Swander
VOTE FOR COCKY
Cocky is 5-0 and the only undefeated mascot left after a win over Sebastian the Ibis! This week he has a big match-up that mirrors the Gamecocks' opponent on the gridiron as he takes on LSU's Mike the Tiger. Vote for Cocky daily in the Capital One Mascot Challenge! Go to http://www.capitalonebowl.com/vote or use the #CapitalOneCocky hashtag on Twitter to cast your vote.
GAMECOCKS AROUND THE WEB
Football: South Carolina will try to stay level-headed with No. 3 ranking (Anderson Independent Mail)
Football: Steve Spurrier has Gamecocks realizing potential after resounding romp over Georgia (Yahoo Sports)
Football: Capital One Cup Impact Performance of the Week - Marcus Lattimore - VOTE
Football: HBC ready to run to glory (ESPN.com)
Football: SEC Top 5 Plays (SECDigitalNetwork.com)
*No. 3 Ace Sanders 70-yard punt return touchdown
Football: SEC Football Players Of The Week (SECDigitalNetwork.com)
*Co-Special Teams Player of the Week - Ace Sanders
*Offensive Lineman of the Week - T.J. Johnson
Football: 3rd-ranked Gamecocks, Spurrier enjoying success with eye on even more (The Washington Post/Associated Press)
Football: SEC power rankings: Week 7 (ESPN SEC Blog)
*No. 2 South Carolina
Football: Gamecocks winning where it counts (ESPN SEC Blog)
Football: Spurrier's Team Delivers a Pummeling and a Party (The New York Times)
Baseball: Scrimmage Observations (GamecockCentral.com)
FROM THE OTHER SIDE
Football: Picking up the pieces (ESPN Dawg Nation)
Football: LSU has no time to lick its wounds with Spurrier next (TheAdvertiser.com)
MILITARY FAMILY SURPRISE GOES VIRAL
Over 85,000 people got to witness a very special moment for the Faile family on Saturday before the game. The video has been viewed over 107,000 times in about 36 hours with several media inquiries to talk to the Failes.
Military family reunited at Georgia-South Carolina game (NBCsports.com/College Football Talk)
Video: The best moment of the college football weekend (CBSsports.com blog)
A Stadium Erupting When A Soldier Surprises His Family Is The Best Video Of The Day (Sports Grid)
Emotional military family reunion at South Carolina-Georgia game (VIDEO) (USA Today)
GAMECOCKS IN THE PROS
Baseball: Gamecocks in MLB (GamecockCentral.com)
Football: Vikings: LB Jasper Brinkley rewarded for hard work (CBS Sports)
Football: Rice gets last laugh as Seahawks topple Panthers (Spartanburg Herald Journal)
*Sidney Rice and Captain Munnerlyn
Keep up with updates on Gamecocks in the NFL here.
We ageree! Thankfully the weather was great for the game on Saturday!
SPURS UP BLOG HIGHLIGHTS
Surprise Military Family Welcome Home at South Carolina Football Game
"Inside The Chart" with Andy Demetra - October 7
Photos: ESPN College GameDay -- Signs, Corso, Darius, Cocky and more!
Photos: Student Sign-Making Party for College GameDay
ESPN College GameDay Set-Up Photos
Devin Taylor Breaks the Mold (And Can Fix Your Computer)
Horseshoe History on Display for ESPN College GameDay
VIDEO OF THE DAY
Gamecock fans created an awesome ESPN College GameDay atmosphere as the national college football show came to Columbia and saw the Gamecocks defeat the Dawgs, 35-7.
Following a convincing 35-7 rout of No. 5 Georgia on Saturday night and coupled with losses to Florida State and LSU, the University of South Carolina football squad climbed three notches to No. 3 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/Coaches' polls. The No. 3 ranking is the highest for Carolina since they were 9-0 and ranked second in the nation during the 1984 season. The Gamecocks have extended their winning streak to a school record 10-consecutive games, the longest current streak among FBS teams.
Women's Soccer junior Gabrielle Gilbert scored her second goal of the season to lead the Gamecocks to their first SEC victory of the season in a 1-0 win against Georgia Sunday afternoon. Gilbert scored in the 21st minute with assists from Dani Henry and Danielle Au. Sophomore Sabrina D'Angelo registered five saves to record her second shutout of the season.
FAN PHOTO OF THE DAY
Today's fan photo is sent to us from Jason Evans at College GameDay on the Horseshoe!
Send in your own fan photo submissions to GamecockAthletics@gmail.com. Include your name and any backstory. Some of the best submissions include Gamecock gear and showing your spurs!