Mike Davis Continues To Move Up in Record Books


Although not his biggest game statistically against the Florida Gators, Mike Davis continues to move up in record books and was instrumental in helping the Gamecocks come from behind to win in overtime.  Davis rushed for 56 yards, and also had 23 receiving yards making it one of his lowest production totals of the season.  However, Davis scored a touchdown with only seconds left in the game to tie it at 17, then made a huge catch which put the Gamecocks inside the 5 yard line in overtime.  The Gamecocks went on to win 23-20 Saturday in a huge come from behind victory.

Davis went out early in the game after spraining his shoulder, and many wondered if he would be back at all.  But before you knew it he was back on the field, punishing defensive players with his runs, and ultimately helping the team win.  The 56 yards also moved Davis up into the top 10 in all-time rushing yards for South Carolina to ninth all time, passing Corey Boyd and Clarence Williams.  He now has 2,333 yards in the past three seasons.  He has 875 yards on the season and also has the opportunity to only become to second back in Gamecocks history to have two 1,000 yard rushing seasons.

With two regular season games left and a possible bowl game as well, Mike Davis has a shot to end up in the top five all-time, even passing legend Marcus Lattimore. Here’s a look at the all-time South Carolina rushing leaders

1George Rogers5,091
2Harold Green3,005
3Brandon Bennett2,983
4Thomas Dendy2,767
5Marcus Lattimore2,677
6Johnnie Wright2,573
7Jay Lynn Hodgin2,478
8Kevin Long2,369
9Mike Davis 282,333
10Clarence Williams   2,311