Black Team Beats Garnet 28-10 in Spring Game

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The Black Team beat the Garnet for the second year in a row, 28-10, at South Carolina's Spring Game Saturday.

USC starting quarterback Dylan Thompson led the Black squad, going 8-of-11 for 129 yards and a passing touchdown.

The scoring started early when Thompson led a 10-play drive that ended when Brandon Wilds ran in a three-yard touchdown. The Garnet team responded quickly, though, when on their next possession freshman QB Connor Mitch threw a 37-yard touchdown pass to Shon Carson. Thompson then led another scoring drive that included a 34-yard completion to Jerell Adams and a four-yard touchdown run by David Williams.

The Black team led for the remainder of the game.

The winning side also got some scoring from an unexpected source: USC Women's Basketball Coach Dawn Staley. Just before the half, Staley ran onto the field during the middle of a play and caught a 30-yard touchdown pass from Thompson.

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USC Head Football Coach Steve Spurrier had set up the play with Staley earlier in the week. Afterward, he called it the best play of the game.

Staley and the women's basketball team were also honored at halftime for winning the SEC regular season title this past season. Spurrier gave out spring awards as well, including a "Legend Award" to Marcus Lattimore, who Spurrier credited with helping to build the program to its current level of success.

The announced attendance for the game was 36,412.

2014 Spring Game Awards

Most Improved

OL Brock Stadnik

DL Deon Green

WR's Carlton Heard

Spur Jordan Diggs

LB Jonathan Walton

TE Jerell Adams

S T.J. Gurley

CB Brison Williams

RB Shon Carson

QB Perry Orth

Spt-LS Drew Williams

Spt-Holder- Patrick Fish

Freshman-Defense - Jonathan Walton

Freshman-Offense - Connor Mitch / Jacob August

Legend Award - Marcus Lattimore

Everyday Effort Award - Mason Zandi – Offense / Mason Harris – Defense

Everyday Hustle Award - Mike Matulis – Offense / J.J. Marcus & Skai Moore – Defense

Everyday Attitude Award - Shamier Jeffery & Shaq Roland – Offense

J.T. Surratt & Marcquis Roberts – Defense

Outstanding Weight Room - Brandon Shell – Offense / Darius English – Defense

Outstanding Walk-Ons - Darius Paulk – Offense / Michael Washington – Defense

Harold White GPA - Devin Potter (3.9) – Offense

T.J. Gurley (3.4) – Defense

Landon Ard (3.8) – Special Teams

Big Plays/Spring Practice - Perry Orth – Offense / T.J. Holloman - Defense

Dr. Harris Pastides Outstanding Student/Athlete Representative of the Univ. of S. C. - Dylan Thompson

Joe Morrison Offensive Player of the Spring - Pharoh Cooper

Rex Enright Defensive Player of the Spring - Abu Lamin

Jim Carlen Special Teams Player of the Spring - Elliott Fry

Ernest Brooks – MVP – Clemson Game - Connor Shaw

Cap One Bowl – (Big Play Players) - Bruce Ellington – Offense / Victor Hampton – Defense


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