South Carolina and North Carolina meet in Charlotte tonight looking not only to open 2015 with a victory but to answer a variety of questions: the Gamecocks have them on both sides of the ball, the Tar Heels primarily on defense, which is why they brought in new coordinator Gene Chizek.
North Carolina’s Quinshad Davis (Gaffney) has 21 career touchdown receptions and needs just one to become the all-time Tar Heels leader in that regard. His quarterback Marquise Williams returns to guide what was a potent attack last season.
South Carolina’s Connor Mitch makes his debut as the starting quarterback and will no doubt rely on playmaking junior wide receiver Pharoh Cooper.
South Carolina is 9-1 in season openers under Steve Spurrier, falling for the first time last season at home against Texas A&M.