The Defense is Back

South Carolina's 23-20 victory over Florida improved the Gamecocks record to 5-5 overall and 3-5 in the SEC. Needless to say, the team was overwhelmed with excitement and even carried Dylan Thompson off the field. Catch what the coaches and players had to say following the big win on Saturday.

Defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward walked into the post-game press conference extremely proud and for good reason. His Gamecocks defense is back on the map and finished with an outstanding performance against the Gators.

Watch Lorenzo Ward's full press conference interview here

Defensive Notes from the University of South Carolina:
South Carolina allowed a season-low 278 yards this year. The previous low was 280 by Missouri on Sept. 27.
Sophomore linebackers Skai Moore and Jonathan Walton were both credited for a career-high 12 tackles. That is the most tackles by a Gamecock player in a game this season and the most since Kaiwan Lewis had 12 last year at Georgia, Sept. 7, 2013. Walton has 23 tackles in the last two games as he tallied 11 vs. Tennessee on Nov. 1.
Freshman defensive lineman David Johnson had a career-high five tackles besting his previous high of three from earlier this year at Auburn.
Freshman Bryson Allen-Williams recorded his first half-sack of his career in the third quarter. Williams finished with a career-high 2.5 tackles for loss.
Sophomore spur Jordan Diggs caused and recovered the first fumble of his career in the fourth quarter.

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