Spurrier calls Gamecocks ragged at first scrimmage

Associated Press
South Carolina's Jared Cook makes a catch as he is defended by teammate Gerrod Sinclair during a scrimmage at Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday. Coach Steve Spurrier said after the practice that he is worried about the offensive line and third downs heading into the team's spring game on April 19.

COLUMBIA --- South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier says his team played ragged in its first scrimmage of spring practice.

The battle for starting quarterback continued Saturday, as sophomore Chris Smelly took the majority on the snaps, going 15-of-26 for 184 yards and two touchdowns. Junior Tommy Beecher went 8-of-20 for 90 yards and a touchdown.

The rushing game struggled, losing nine yards on 36 carries. Bobby Wallace led the team with 26 yards on two attempts.

Ryan Succop made all three of his field goals, including one from 51 yards.

Spurrier says he is especially worried about his offensive line and third downs.

The Gamecocks will play their spring game April 19.

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