Columbia, SC – After two tough games on the road, the Gamecocks return to Williams-Brice Stadium this Saturday to take on Tennessee. The game is sold out!
When you’re in the stadium this Saturday be sure to pick up the gameday program for just $5. Junior running back Marcus Lattimore is the cover star this week as well as the focus of a feature story written by Media Relations Student Assistant Katie Jordan. Check out an excerpt and read the full feature in this week’s program:
Lattimore ranks fourth highest in yards per game in a career among current NCAA players averaging 93.3 yards per game. While most of his on field success comes from studying the opponent and working hard in the weight room, Lattimore also attributes some of his success to what he has learned from other players he admires. One such player is Frank Gore, the starting running back for the San Francisco 49ers.
“He is not a really fast guy, but he makes up for it with his patience and vision, and his ability to catch the ball.”
Lattimore also looks to Gore as an example because he, like Lattimore, underwent ACL surgery and returned. Additionally, Lattimore mentions with a smile that Gore also wears number 21 and he likes that about him, but jersey number aside Gore has a presence on the field that Lattimore admires.
“I definitely try to mimic his patience on the field,” Lattimore commented. “He is a great guy to look over, and I try to take some of his moves from his game. I think it helps me out.”
Other features in this week’s program will include team previews for men’s and women’s golf as well as this week’s Carolina’s Finest feature that takes a look at senior equestrian rider Audrey Jewell. Our Inside the University feature takes a closer look at Zafer Gürdal, USC’s new technical director of the McNair Center for Aerospace Innovation and Research.
We also look back on October 27, 1950, and the last time South Carolina played a football game in Washington D.C. for the On This Date feature written by Assistant Media Relations Director Andrew Kitick. Can you guess who we played and what famous milestone occurred on that day?
Be sure to pick up the program on Saturday at the game vs. Tennessee presented by Hyundai.
Thank you to the Media Relations staff for their hard work on the program and their help with this post!
Gamecock Spotlight: Marcus Lattimore