11th-ranked Gamecocks moving on minus Lattimore

11th-ranked Gamecocks moving on minus Lattimore

South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore, center, breaks tackles by Alabama linebacker Courtney Upshaw, right, and defensive lineman Marcell Dareus, left, as he rushes for a first down during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, at Williams-Brice Stadium, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Brett Flashnick) Original Filename: Alabama South Carolina Football.JPEG-0f59f.jpg

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on November 2, 2012 at 6:09 AM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina running back Kenny Miles sees the same desire, the same drive, the same focus from the Gamecocks, even with tailback Marcus Lattimore on the sidelines.  

The 11th-ranked Gamecocks (7-2, 5-2 Southeastern Conference) have a much-needed week off before closing out league play at home against Arkansas on Nov. 10. 

Miles, a senior, will start in place of Lattimore, the star tailback who was lost for the season after a gruesome knee injury last week against Tennessee.  

Losing a leader and team captain like Lattimore is a blow, Miles said. But the Gamecocks have made it through this storm before, going 5-1 after Lattimore tore a ligament in his left knee midway through the 2011 season.
 

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