COLUMBIA, S.C. — Elliott Fry knew his second extra-point attempt Saturday wasn’t quite the same as other ones.
The South Carolina senior kicker brushed that out of his mind, went out and kicked the ball through to set the school scoring record with point No. 331 in his career.
“I knew on the extra point that that was the one,” Fry said. “It was obviously pretty cool. I was staying focused until it went through, then I got pretty excited and let it out a little bit.”
Fry entered Saturday with 329 points in his career, one shy of tying former South Carolina kicker Collin Mackie’s record of 330 from his career in 1987-90. He matched it with his first-quarter extra point following Deebo Samuel’s 6-yard touchdown run.
Running back Rico Dowdle set up the next opportunity for Fry after his 17-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter. Fry finished the game with four extra points and a 24-yard field goal, bringing his career total to 336 points.
“It’s pretty special,” Fry said. “Just coming into Williams-Brice every Saturday and looking up at all the names up there, to be a part of that is really special. Whether I’m on there for a couple years or a long time, any amount of time is pretty special.”