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Game Balls: USC-Akron


Gamecock Central hands out Game Balls for the win over Akron.

Mon Denson

Denson rushed for a career-high 110 yards on 17 carries, his second career 100-yard game and second this season. He had a 61-yard run in the third quarter, the second longest of his career.

Deebo Samuel

In his final game at Williams-Brice Stadium, Samuel caught four passes for 33 yards and two touchdowns.

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Brad Johnson

Johnson quietly had a big impact. He finished with four tackles, a career-high 1.5 sacks, two quarterback hurries, a pass breakup, and a forced fumble.

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Kingsley Enagbare

Enagbare had the best game of his young career, notching six tackles, three quarterback hurries, two tackles for loss, and a sack. All were career-highs.

Deebo Samuel

In the second quarter, a snap went through the hands of Akron punter Nick Gasser. Gasser appeared to recover the ball in the end zone for a safety, but Samuel sprinted toward Gasser and ripped the ball away for a touchdown. It counted as a defensive fumble recovery, but it was a special teams play so he gets a game ball.

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Joseph Charlton

Charlton punted five times and had four downed inside the 20. Two were downed inside the five. And he made a tackle on a fourth quarter return.