Football Writers Association of America Oct. 14, 2019
For Immediate Release
Contact: Ted Gangi
214-909-9314
Gamecocks stun No. 3 Georgia between the hedges
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SOUTH CAROLINA IS REVEAL SUITS NATIONAL TEAM OF THE WEEK

DALLAS (FWAA) The South Carolina Gamecocks snagged five takeaways from Georgia, then stunned the Bulldogs between the hedges with an overtime field goal in a 20-17 upset. For their defensive effort and beating a top-five team for the first time since 2013, the Gamecocks earned the Reveal Suits National Team of the Week honor for games of the weekend of Oct. 12.

The announcement came on "Playbook" on ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM. Each Monday during the season the Reveal Suits National Team of the Week will be unveiled during the program, which airs weekdays from 1-4 p.m. ET. The FWAA's All-America Committee selects the weekly winner and all Division I FBS and FCS schools are eligible to be selected.

This is the fourth time for South Carolina (3-3) to win the FWAA's National Team of the Week honor and the first time since 2010 when the Gamecocks upset No. 1 Alabama, 35-21.

Israel Mukuamu returned the first of his three interceptions 53 yards for a touchdown that gave South Carolina a 17-10 lead in the second quarter and South Carolina picked off Georgia's Jake Fromm three times his first interceptions of the season in 111 passes. The Gamecocks also recovered a Fromm fumble. Mukuamu is the Gamecock since 1988 to have three picks in a game.

Parker White's 23-yard field goal on the second overtime possession proved to be enough when Georgia's Rodrigo Blankenship was wide left from 42 yards after the Bulldogs stalled on their second possession. White missed a 33-yard attempt on the Gamecocks' first overtime possession.

South Carolina recorded its longest touchdown drive of the season 93 yards in the first quarter to take a 7-3 lead. White later made a 49-yarder for a 10-10 tie before Mukuamu's interception return and touchdown one minute before halftime.

The other National Team of the Week nominees for the weekend of Oct. 12 were:

Baylor (6-0): Charlie Brewer threw for 81 yards on a game-tying drive in the final 90 seconds of regulation, then led the game-winning drive on Baylor's second overtime possession to keep his team undefeated, winning in front of a sellout homecoming crowd, 33-30. Brewer was 24-of-37 for 352 yards and scored three rushing touchdowns.

Louisville (4-2): Quarterback Evan Conley ran 41 yards for a touchdown with 2:15 remaining and Louisville outlasted Wake Forest's late rally, 62-59, to spoil the Demon Deacons' first national ranking in 11 years. It was the second-highest-scoring game in ACC history as the teams combined for 1,188 total yards. Conley threw for two touchdowns and Hassan Hall returned a kickoff 100 yards to pace Louisville's scoring.

Minnesota (6-0): The Gophers rushed for 322 yards behind Rodney Smith (139 yards), Shannon Brooks (99) and Mo Ibrahim (84, three touchdowns) to stay undefeated in a 34-7 romp over Nebraska in wintry conditions (37 degrees at kickoff). Minnesota is 6-0 for the first time since 2003 and for the second time since 1960. The Gophers are 10-2 in their last 12 games and have won eight straight (dating to last season) for the first time in 70 years.

The Football Writers Association of America has named a national team of the week since the 2002 season. In addition to the members of the FWAA All-America Committee, one fan vote from Twitter decides the weekly honor.

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Founded in 1941, the Football Writers Association of America consists of 1,400 men and women who cover college football. The membership includes journalists, broadcasters and publicists, as well as key executives in all the areas that involve the game. The FWAA works to govern areas that include game-day operations, major awards and its annual All-America team. For more information about the FWAA and its award programs, contact Steve Richardson at tiger@fwaa.com.

2019 Reveal Suits National Teams of the Week
Weekend of Aug. 31: Georgia State Panthers
Weekend of Sept. 7: LSU Tigers
Weekend of Sept. 14: Kansas Jayhawks
Weekend of Sept. 21: San José State Spartans
Weekend of Sept. 28: Ohio State Buckeyes
Weekend of Oct. 5: SMU Mustangs
Weekend of Oct. 12: South Carolina Gamecocks
Weekend of Oct. 19: Illinois Fighting Illini
Weekend of Oct. 26: Kansas State Wildcats
Weekend of Nov. 2: Memphis Tigers
Weekend of Nov. 9: Minnesota Golden Gophers