Parker White’s first career made field goal was a big one, as South Carolina survived a legitimate scare from Louisiana Tech during Week 4 action in Columbia.
The redshirt freshman’s 31-yard field goal with 4 seconds remaining gave the Gamecocks a 17-16 win and came as sweet redemption after missing his first four attempts this season.
South Carolina fought back with a gritty second-half performance that saw them trailing 13-0 through three quarters. The Gamecocks erased the deficit with OrTre Smith and Ty’Son Williams touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
Jonathan Barnes appeared to put the Bulldogs in command with a 25-yard field goal with 55 seconds left in the game. But Jake Bentley drove South Carolina 65 yards in six plays to set up White.
Will Muschamp’s program moves to 3-1 to start a season for the first time since 2014. For Louisiana Tech, it still hasn’t defeated an SEC team since the 2011 season.
Check out what South Carolina fans are saying about the performance and join the conversation here.
Note: Comments are taken verbatim from South Carolina — SEC Country and only edited for spelling.
Ken Fidler Jr.: Maybe something to build on but if we play like this versus conference opponents, we’ll get embarrassed. And our foes to the north will destroy us…again. Just being honest, as I have no expectations at this point.
Heather Mandanis: Finally, we made a field goal when it really counted. We’ve got a lot of work to do if we’re going to keep up with the SEC games coming up. GO GAMECOCKS!!!
Marie Baughman Undertilo: Barely. About the time this team starts to get it together, we will lose a lot of players again. Knew it was going to be a couple years before they begin to round out but damn! The kicker may have gotten another chance, surprisingly after the horrible show last game. But I will still root for my Gamecocks.
Leeza Harris: It never should have been a comeback. Last week our kicking cost us the game and this week it almost cost it. I’m thrilled White made the game-winning field goal, and hopefully this gives him the confidence to keep making them, but we should be undefeated right now. Go Cocks!
Larry Lightning Hendren: They keep saying game-changers are out. Well it’s a team not just game-changers. They all pulled together and won. Important word not game-changers, Team. Go Cocks.
Dan Samonsky: Gritty performance by USC, especially in the fourth quarter. We will need that grit against Texas A&M.
Robert Hooper: Glad we won this game. GAMECOCKS have a lot of work to do. Bentley played great in that last drive.
Steve Hardegree: Down to La Tech and :04 second FG to win?? Ugh. Ugly win but still a win.
Scott Douglass: Thank you PARKER!!! Now let’s start your record breaking streak!!!