Lattimore's top USC highlights

December 10, 2012 

Marcus Lattimore’s best games with the Gamecocks:

1.

OUTGAINING THE GATORS

In 2010, his freshman season, he had a school-record 40 carries for 212 yards and three TDs in a win against Florida that clinched USC’s first SEC Eastern Division title. Combined with 31 yards on two catches, he outgained and outscored the Gators. Lattimore had 243 yards and 18 points; Florida tallied 226 yards and 14 points.

2.

OWNING THE DAWGS

He had a 37-carry, 182-yard, two-touchdown effort against Georgia in his second career game with USC. He had 176 yards rushing against the Bulldogs as a sophomore and 110 yards as a junior. That’s a combined 468 yards rushing in three wins against Georgia.

3.

SINKING THE MIDSHIPMEN

His 246-yard performance against Navy in his sophomore season set a career high and is the fourth-highest single game total in USC history. It was one of four 100-yard rushing games he had in 2011.The others: East Carolina, 112; Georgia, 176; Kentucky, 102.

4.

SECOND-HALF RALLY AT UK

Trailing 17-7 at halftime to Kentucky this past season, USC used two fourth-quarter touchdowns runs from Lattimore to rally to a 38-17 victory. He rushed for 120 yards on 23 carries, his top yardage total of his junior season.

5.

TOPPLING NO. 1

Stephen Garcia’s passing and Alshon Jeffery’s one-handed catch got much of the ink, but in the game in which USC upset No. 1 Alabama in 2010, Lattimore accounted for three touchdowns (two rushing and one receiving) and 116 yards (93 rushing and 16 receiving).

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