Only Thing Dylan Thompson Does Is Win The Game


In what is still likely to be a record-setting season for Dylan Thompson, he had his lowest passing output of the season, and ultimately all he did was win the game.  Yeah, that’s all.  With less than a minute to go, Dylan drove the Gamecocks into the endzone to tie the game.  Then in overtime on first and goal from the four yard line, Thompson faked a handoff to David Williams, then tucked the ball in and ran to the corner for a game-winning touchdown.  So although statistically this was his smallest production of the season, my guess is Dylan Thompson wouldn’t trade all the stats in the world for how t.his game turned out and his role in it.

The fifth year senior has frustrated fans all season with mistakes normally seen by starting freshman, not quarterbacks with the amount of experience Thompson has.  Regardless of that, Thompson has been on a record setting pace all season and lead the Gamecocks to four consecutive games with more than 500 yards of offense.  He has been on pace to possibly finish with the most yards ever in a single season and also most touchdowns thrown in a single season for South Carolina.  Saturday he only added 206 yards of passing with no passing touchdowns to his totals on the season.  You can see below where he now stands all time in both passing yards and touchdowns.

1987Todd Ellis3,2061995Steve Tanneyhill29
1995Steve Tannethill3,0942013Connor Shaw24
2010Stephen Garcia3,0542014Dylan Thompson22
2009Stephen Garcia2,8621986Todd Ellis20
2014Dylan Thompson2,7942010Stephen Garcia20

So with two regular season games left and a possible bowl game as well, Dylan needs 413 yards passing to break Todd Ellis’ 3,206 yards passing in which he set in the 1987 season.  If the Gamecocks do go to a bowl game, he could ultimately shatter the record.  He also needs 8 touchdown passes to move past Steve Tanneyhill who set the all-time record with 29 in the 1995 season, a number in which no Gamecock quarterback has even come close to.  He needs 3 touchdowns to pass Connor Shaw from last year and move into second all-time.  This record seemed like it would be an easy one to break, but with no touchdowns Saturday, it will definitely be more of a challenge, even if they do play in a bowl game.

Dylan Thompson has lead the Gamecocks to one of their most prolific offensive seasons in history, and looks like he will end up at the top of the all-time record books when the season is over.