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Shreveport, LA (SportsNetwork. Y. A. Tittle Jersey .com) - Back in a bowl game for the second straight season, the Miami Hurricanes will take on the South Carolina Gamecocks in the 2014 Independence Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 27. Al Goldens fourth season at the helm of Miami didnt result in a conference title or even a run at the ACC crown down the stretch, but the Hurricanes were able to secure their second straight postseason berth in early November. With a 47-20 blowout win over North Carolina on Nov. 1, Miami recorded its requisite sixth win of the season, making it bowl eligible. Unfortunately for the Hurricanes, that would be the last win the team would record in the regular season, dropping three straight games to close out the year at a disappointing 6-6. We are thrilled for the opportunity to compete against a program with the tradition and talent of South Carolina, Golden said. The 2014 Independence Bowl not only provides our program with a great matchup, but it also gives us a tremendous opportunity to improve, gain valuable practice time and postseason experience. Miami has an all-time bowl record of 19-18 after getting routed by Louisville in last seasons Russell Athletic Bowl, 36-9. Steve Spurriers Gamecocks had a ton of expectations coming into 2014 as one of the real contenders for the SEC crown. However, September losses to Texas A&M and Missouri left the team in a deep SEC hole, one it could not get out of. The Gamecocks also dropped league bouts to Kentucky, Auburn and Tennessee, finishing a dismal 3-5 in the SEC East. Still, the team did just enough with six wins to earn postseason consideration. This game marks the first December bowl game for South Carolina since 2010. The team has won three straight bowls with two Capital One Bowl victories over Nebraska (2012) and Wisconsin (2014) and one Outback Bowl victory over Michigan (2013). In all, South Carolina is 7-12 in 19 previous bowl games and has been bowl eligible in each of the last 11 seasons. These two teams have met 15 times in history, although this is the first matchup since 1987. Miami holds an 8-5-2 advantage all-time. The Hurricanes have won six straight meetings with the Gamecocks, who havent beaten Miami since 1947. Miami had plenty of offensive success in 2014 thanks in large part to one of the nations most explosive tailbacks and a surprising freshman under center. Brad Kaaya got the nod at quarterback to start the season and never disappointed, as he earned some Freshman All-America accolades. The youngster led an offense that generated over 430 yards per game. He was responsible for a good portion of that, completing 58.6 percent of his passes, for 2,962 yards and 25 TDs. It certainly helped to have a player of Duke Johnsons caliber in the backfield, taking the pressure off. Johnson has a bright future ahead of him in the NFL and certainly showed his talents this season, rumbling for 1,520 yards and 10 TDs, on a hefty 7.0 yards per carry. Johnson was a complete back, catching 33 balls out of the backfield with an additional three TDs through the air. More conventional pass catchers of note for Miami include tight end Clive Walford (team-high 44 receptions, 676 yards, 7 TDs) and wideout Phillip Dorsett (31 receptions, 826 yards, 9 TDs). The Miami defense had its ups and downs this season. The team did allow a rather generous 24.3 ppg, but held foes to just 327.6 yards of total offense (14th nationally). The team was particularly stingy against the pass, allowing just 184.1 yards per game (ninth nationally). Senior linebacker Denzel Perryman showed his pro potential as the Miami leader on the defensive side of the ball. The veteran playmaker topped the team in tackles (102), with 8.5 TFL, 2 sacks, 1 INT and 3 forced fumbles. Sophomore LB Jermaine Grace was a distant second in the tackles department with 57 stops. Senior LB Thurston Armbrister (53 tackles), paced the team with five sacks. Miamis defense has a tough task ahead of it. Although South Carolina didnt finish with a great overall mark, the offense wasnt the main culprit. The Gamecocks averaged 33.3 ppg this year and did so on an impressive 450.8 yards of total offense. The ground game generated a decent 169.4 ypg, while the passing attack, under Dylan Thompsons charge, accounted for 281.4 ypg. The 6-2 senior Thompson has played extremely well in 2014 and led the SEC in passing (273.3 ypg). Thompson completed nearly 60 percent of his passes, for 3,280 yards and 24 TDs. Sophomore wide receiver Pharoh Cooper was far and away the top threat downfield in 2014, leading the team in receptions (60), receiving yards (966) and TD catches (8), en route to All-ACC honors. Junior tailback Mike Davis is a capable ball carrier and the catalyst in the backfield for South Carolina. He finished the regular season just under 1,000 yards with 927 yards and nine TDs on a healthy 5.0 yards per carry. Fellow junior Brandon Wilds (567 yards, 4 TDs) shouldered some of the rushing burden as well. While the offense put up a lot of points and tons of yards, the South Carolina defense relinquished the same to the opposition. USC really struggled on defense this season, allowing 31.2 ppg and 433.6 yards of total offense. The team really had a tough time against the run, yielding a horrific 214.4 yards per game, on 5.4 yards per carry. Big play werent exactly the norm in Columbia either, with only 12 sacks and 17 takeaways over 12 games. Sophomore linebacker Skai Moore proved to be the top playmaker on the roster, finishing with a team-high 82 tackles, to go along with three interceptions and one fumble recovery. Junior safety T.J. Gurley was a close second in tackles with 80 stops. Senior safety Brison Williams (33 tackles) topped the team with four picks. Steve Young Jersey .com) - Al Horford collected 19 points and 16 rebounds and the Atlanta Hawks held off a furious rally to beat the Detroit Pistons 106-103 on Friday night in a game between two of the NBAs hottest teams. Ted Kwalick Jersey . - Even with a new coach, the Denver Nuggets still love to push the basketball. https://www.49ersjerseysale.com/1742l-steve-deberg-jersey-49ers.html .C. - The housecleaning continues for the B.Lewis Hamilton is crushing Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg both on and off the track, according to Sky F1s Marc Priestley. Following his emphatic win at the British Grand Prix, Hamilton is just one point behind Rosberg in the standings and has made it clear he thinks he has the edge over his title rival. Speaking on Sky Sports News HQ ahead of this weeks F1 Report, Priestley said: I definitely think hes playing a psychological game. As well as crushing Rosberg in the car and on track, some of the comments he comes out with in the media are certainly playing towards that.Speaking to Sky Sports F1 after qualifying on Saturday, Hamilton said: When you come round and get pole its a mental blow to whoever you are racing against and I wanted that.Hamiltons first flying lap in Q3 was void after he exceeded the track limits, but the world champion knew he had the better of Rosberg.When it got taken away, it was cool, because I knew that I had it. Nico knew I had that pace and it wasnt a small little gap, it was a good gap, he told Sky Sports. Priestley believes it will be tough for Rosberg to completely ignore this type of pressure: Nico, so far at least, has handled it very well. Hes still putting on a very brave face but its got to be very difficult not to let it start eating away at you, especially as hes seen such a big championship lead start to slip away from him.Rosbergs lead has been cut to just one point after he was demoted from second to third at Silverstone following Mercedes punishment for illegal radio messages. Just five races ago, the German had a lead of 43 points over Hamilton and the interaction between the two in the cool-down room at Silverstone made for intriguing viewing.Hamilton ignored Rosberg and instead decided to ask Red Bulls Max Verstappen how he got ahead of his Mercedes team-mate, ending the conversation by telling the Dutchman, you drove well, mate.This prompted Sky F1s Martin Brundle to comment afterwards: The love-in we heard about doesnt exist. That was as frosty as its going to get.In the post-race interviews, Sky Sports News HQs Craig Slater asked Hamilton if he was now favourite to win the title, to which he responded Im my favourite.Hamilton then went on to say: I dont know if it makes me favourite. Im still the world champion so its all about acting and driving like one.Weve got a penalty that were going to have to take at some stage, hopefully after the break.Even the race that Im going to end up starting last Im going to be chasing him down like crazy to see if I can still race with him and still get the win. Lewis Hamilton celebrates with the fans and goes crowd surfing Hamiltons behaviour after the British Grand Prix also captured the attention of this weeks F1 Report guest, former McLaren driver John Watson, who wants to see more drivers entertaining the crowds the way Hamilton did on Sunday. Deion Sanders Jersey. He looked to me to be a rock star not a Grand Prix driver crowd surfing, and I dont think Ive ever seen that occur at a Grand Prix before, said Watson.To have that presence of mind and to know how to work the crowd as he did successfully and to throw himself in, thats what the public want.Formula 1 has become a bit precious in the way the paddock behaves following success. What Silverstone was more about was the public getting engaged and feeling like they were a part of that victory. The F1 Report panel believe Lewis Hamilton has now become a rock star Marc Priestley will be joined by John Watson and Ted Kravitz on the F1 Report on Sky Sports F1 at 8.30pm on Wednesday to review the British Grand Prix. Also See: Martin Brundles Silverstone column Behind the scenes at Silverstone F1 2016 schedule & TV times F1 Gossip Column ' ' '

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