COLUMBIA, S.C. - Stephen Garcia will be the starting quarterback for South Carolina in its upcoming bowl game.
Garcia is from Lutz, Fla., and coach Steve Spurrier says he's giving the bowl game to Garcia like he gave the Clemson game to Chris Smelley, who threw four interceptions in a 31-14 loss to the Tigers on Saturday.
Smelley was 22 of 47 for 212 yards and a touchdown pass to go with those four interceptions. Three of the interceptions came in the first half, and all of them led to Clemson touchdowns.
The Gamecocks finished the regular season 7-5. They are in line to play in the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Fla., or the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta.