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South Carolina gets back on track with win over Troy

The Gamecocks took care of business Saturday.

NCAA Football: Troy at South Carolina Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

The South Carolina Gamecocks (3-2) got back on the right side of .500 Saturday thanks to a 24-13 win over the Troy Trojans.

Luke Doty picked up his first win of the year as starter, going 20-34 for 255 yards and a touchdown in the victory.

After a relatively tame first quarter highlighted by one South Carolina field goal, Troy took a lead early in the second quarter following a B.J. Smith 35 yard rushing touchdown. This seemed to light a spark under the Gamecocks, who would hang two touchdowns of their own in the second quarter, one from a Luke Doty pass to EJ Jenkins and one from a 74 yard interception return from David Spaulding, to take a 17-7 lead into the half.

Troy opened the second half with a touchdown drive to make it 17-14, but that would be as close as the Trojans would get as South Carolina added a pair of field goals over the rest of the game to come away with the 23-14 win.

South Carolina did what they needed to do to get back on track with a win as a meeting with Tennessee looms next week.