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Gamecocks hold off Minutemen 34-28

Reigning ABC 15 Zoneman winner Bryan Edwards out of Conway High caught a TD pass for South Carolina in a victory over Massachusetts./ABC 15

The South Carolina Gamecocks defeated the Massachusetts Minutemen 34-28 at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia.

Former Conway High star and 2015 ABC 15 Zoneman winner Bryan Edwards caught three passes for 42 yards and a touchdown for South Carolina. It was Edwards first TD reception in his college career.

The Gamecocks started Freshman Jake Benton at quarterback. He completed 17-of-26 passes for 201 yards and two TD's.

South Carolina (3-4) led 34-14 after three quarters. Massachusetts finished strong with a pair of fourth quarter touchdowns but still lost by six points.

UMass is now 1-7 this season.

The Gamecocks will host #18 Tennessee on Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7:15 p.m.

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