What was the best moment of the 2018 football season? We posed this question to you all on Twitter and safe to say you did not disappoint:
With that being said, here are my top moments of the Gamecocks 2018 football season.
5. Bentley shreds the Tigers
Despite a loss, it was a historic night for Gamecocks QB Jake Bentley. Bentley threw for 515 yards against the Tigers, the most ever by a USC quarterback in the historic rivalry.
4. Wonnum seals the win over UT
South Carolina’s most dynamic player on defense sat out due to injury most of 2018. However, he was a nightmare for opposing quarterbacks while on the field. Wonnum’s sack late in the 4th quarter gave USC its third straight win over Tennessee and Will Muschamp his ninth to stay perfect against the Vols.
3. Deebo goes out in style
Due to a decision to sit out the Belk Bowl, a make-up game against Akron on a wet day at Williams-Brice turned out to be the last time Gamecock fans would see Samuel in garnet and black. Deebo scored three touchdowns in three different ways, basically summarizing his career as a versatile do it all scoring threat for the Gamecocks. Samuel finished his Carolina career with 29 total touchdowns, solidifying his place as one of the very best to ever wear garnet and black.
2. Bryan Edwards one hander
Arguably the best play of the 2018 season, Bryan Edwards wowed Gamecock fans as he went up and over an Ole Miss defender to make an amazing one handed catch. Not only did he make the catch, he went 75 yards down the field to score as well. The touchdown proved vital as Carolina held on for a 48-44 win over the Rebels.
With Jake Bentley out with injury and the Gamecocks season hanging in the balance, Will Muschamp turned to rarely used senior QB Michael Scarnecchia. All he did was turn in one of the most memorable performances in recent memory, throwing for 249 yards and 3 touchdowns as well as leading USC down the field for the game winning score with less than a minute left. While he didn’t see the field much after, Scarnecchia’s performance against the Tigers will forever live on in Gamecock infamy.