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Sports Minute: Here is the latest South Carolina sports news from The Associated Press

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Reese Hannon tossed a 6-yard pass for the game's only touchdown in Furman's 13-3 season-opening win over Gardner-Webb on Saturday night before leaving the game late in the third quarter with an injury. Hannon completed 21 of 30 passes for 221 yards before the injury.

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - Alex Ross extended a school record and Bruce Mapp tied another in leading Coastal Carolina to a 31-16 victory over The Citadel Saturday night in a season opener. Ross completed 24 of 32 passes for 263 yards and extended his own record by throwing for at least one score in 15 consecutive games. His touchdown pass went to Mapp, who tied a record with 10 catches, good for 108 yards.

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Todd Gurley ran for 198 yards and three touchdowns, returned a kickoff 100 yards for another score, and No. 12 Georgia gained some early style points in the national race with a 45-21 victory over No. 16 Clemson on Saturday night. Georgia (1-0) broke open a game that was 21-21 at the half, shutting down Clemson (0-1) and a fast-break offense that didn't look nearly as effective without Tajh Boyd and Sammy Watkins.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Jalen Simmons had touchdown runs of 5 and 15 yards, Javon Hargrave returned a fumble 61 yards for a touchdown, and South Carolina State beat Division II Benedict College 63-0 in the Palmetto Capital City Classic on Saturday. Simmons had 78 yards on 12 carries to lead the Bulldogs rushing attack, which amassed 381 yards on the ground and had four players gain 50 yards or more.

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