Navy Vs. South Carolina: Midshipmen's Upset Bid Falls Just Short In 24-21 Loss

Navy took a lead into the fourth quarter against No. 10 South Carolina, but Marcus Lattimore was just too good. He rushed for 246 yards and three touchdowns as the Gamecocks held on for a 24-21 win.

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Navy Vs. South Carolina Final Score: Midshipmen Fall Just Short In 24-21 Loss

Navy gave a valiant effort, but in the end, they could not pull the upset against No. 10 South Carolina. Navy's last-gasp effort late in the fourth quarter ended when Kriss Proctor was intercepted on fourth down, and the Gamecocks escaped with a 24-21 win in Columbia on Saturday night.

The Gamecocks won the game because of one man: Marcus Lattimore. Lattimore rushed for 246 yards on the game, and his third touchdown gave South Carolina a 24-21 lead with 12:45 remaining. South Carolina had a chance to put the game away on the ensuing drive, but they failed to convert a fourth down in the red zone. Navy took the ball back and converted a miracle fourth and 15, but simply had too much ground to overcome.

Navy falls to 2-1 on the year, while South Carolina improves to 3-0. Even in defeat, though, Navy proved they were a formidable foe.

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Navy Vs. South Carolina Score Update: Midshipmen Take Lead Entering Fourth Quarter

There are 15 minutes to play in Columbia, and Navy is in position to upset No. 10 South Carolina on the road. The Midshipmen trailed at halftime, but scored midway through the third quarter and now have a 21-17 lead.

A couple big plays allowed Navy to take the lead. First, South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia made one of his classic mistakes, throwing a ball up for grabs for an interception in the red zone. Navy then drove 91 yards and scored on the ensuing possession, aided by a lucky break. Fullback Alexander Teich fumbled and South Carolina nearly fell on it, but instead the ball squirted free and Navy recovered further up the field. Teich eventually scored from two yards out to give Navy the lead.

South Carolina is driving to re-take the lead as we speak. Still, this is an impressive performance for the Midshipmen.

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Navy Vs. South Carolina Score Update: Jay Wooten Field Goal Gives Gamecocks 17-14 Halftime Lead

Thanks to some clock mismanagement by Navy and a key fourth-down conversion, No. 10 South Carolina will go into halftime with the lead in this game in Columbia. Jay Wooten ended the half by nailing a 48-yard field goal right down the middle, and the Gamecocks lead, 17-14 at halftime.

Navy forced a fourth and 10 from midfield with a minute left, but allowed South Carolina to wind the clock down to 24 seconds. Then, Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier decided to go for it, figuring his team would run the clock further down in a worst-case scenario. They picked up the first down, and two plays later, Wooten hit his field goal.

There was an odd moment when Spurrier lined up in an onside kick formation with the score tied at 14. They kicked it, but Navy recovered. However, Navy called a timeout and the play was ruled dead. South Carolina kicked off normally from there.

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Navy Vs. South Carolina Score Update: Marcus Lattimore Ties Game Again For South Carolina

Navy continues to impress against No. 10 South Carolina on the road, but if the Midshipmen want to win, they might want to do something about Marcus Lattimore. The all-SEC running back has dominated thus far, picking up 115 yards on 12 carries already. His second rushing touchdown, this time from five yards out, tied the score at 14 midway through the second quarter.

Navy responded to Lattimore's first drive with a long drive of their own. The drive was 12 plays and took nearly six minutes. It eventually ended with a five-yard touchdown run by Kriss Proctor to give Navy a 14-7 lead early in the second quarter. South Carolina, though, responded with a 10-play, 80-yard drive that featured tons and tons and tons of Lattimore to tie the score.

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Navy Vs. South Carolina Score Update: Midshipmen, Gamecocks Tied At 7

Navy has not backed down early in their showdown on the road at No. 10 South Carolina. In fact, the Midshipmen took it right to the Gamecocks early, scoring on their first possession of the game. South Carolina responded with a touchdown, and the two teams are tied at 7 after one quarter.

Navy got the ball early and immediately began to chew up clock on the ground. The drive was punctuated by a 27-yard run by John Howell on an option play, giving the Midshipmen the lead at the 7:43 mark of the first quarter. However, South Carolina responded with a strong drive of their own, cashing in when Marcus Lattimore bulldozed it in from six yards out to tie the game.

Navy currently has the ball and driving early in the second quarter.

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Navy Vs. South Carolina Time, TV Schedule, Announcers And More

Navy football faces a major test when it hits the road to face No. 10 South Carolina in Columbia on Saturday night. Navy's first two games have been walkovers. This one certainly will not be. Here is everything you need to know about the Navy vs. South Carolina game.

Who: Navy vs. No. 10 South Carolina.

Where: Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, S.C.

When: 6 p.m.

TV Information: The game will be broadcasted on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com. Mike Patrick and Craig James are the announcers.

Radio information: The game will be on 1500 AM in D.C., 1090 AM in Baltimore and 1430 AM in Annapolis. For a full list of Navy radio affiliates, click here.

Spread: South Carolina by 15.

Last game: Navy blew out Western Kentucky, 40-14. South Carolina held off Georgia in Georgia, 45-42.

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Navy Vs. South Carolina Odds: Midshipmen Open As 17-Point Underdogs

Apparently, college football oddsmakers aren't giving Navy very much of a chance to upset No. 10 South Carolina on the road on Saturday. According to the latest college football odds, the Midshipmen are 17-point underdogs to the Gamecocks for Saturday's showdown in Columbia.

That's quite the line right there. South Carolina is obviously a formidable team, especially after beating Georgia on the road, but they've also looked uneven at times this year. Running back Marcus Lattimore is obviously a load, but quarterback Stephen Garcia can be erratic at times. Navy has also dominated both their opponents, and while neither was high-quality competition, the Midshipmen still blew them out.

I doubt Navy wins this game, but I am fairly confident they can keep the final margin of the game to within two scores.

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Navy Vs. South Carolina: Can Navy's Midshipmen Slow Down South Carolina's Offense?

The Navy Midshipmen head down to South Carolina this weekend for a matchup with a ranked Gamecocks side. Will Navy be able to slow down their potent offense?

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