South Carolina Concludes 2004 Spring Season with Annual Spring Game
April 17, 2004
Columbia, S.C. - South Carolina concluded the 2004 spring practice session with its annual Spring Football Game Saturday afternoon at Williams-Brice Stadium. The scrimmage began with Team Carolina consisting of first-team offense and second-team defense, while Team Gamecock included first-team defense and second-team offense. Players switched sides at the coaching staff's discretion.
Syvelle Newton connected with Noah Whiteside on a 70-yard touchdown pass with 46 seconds left in the fourth quarter ending the game in a 13-13 tie. Newton finished the day with 277 passing yards, on 16-of-27 attempts, with two touchdowns to go along with 71 rushing yards.
"Hitting and tackling were good," commented Head Coach Lou Holtz. "Hard to tell in a game like this. We didn't stunt and didn't do much on offense."
Team Gamecock opened the scoring at the 7:22 mark of the first quarter. Syvelle Newton found walk-on fullback Jamie Peters wide-open in the endzone from three yards out on a play-action pass. The drive was highlighted by a 12-yard pass completion by Newton to Michael Flint, a 12-yard quarterback keeper by Newton and a 16-yard scamper by Gonzie Gray.
USC will begin the 2004 season Sept. 4 against SEC foe Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn.