Mayo clinic: South Carolina bowls over UNC to secure winning season in Beamer Year 1

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The State (Columbia, S.C.)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — On a dreary day in the Queen City, South Carolina and head coach Shane Beamer anointed themselves kings of the Carolinas with the Gamecocks’ 38-21 win over North Carolina in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl. “We had a plan of how we were going to win the football game,” Beamer said, “but I don’t think I anticipated it going that well.” North Carolina opened as 5.5-point favorites in Thursday’s mayonnaise-dressed affair. That betting line steadily climbed as the weeks wore on, settling at 12.5 points before kickoff — and with good reason. The Tar Heels’ vaunted offensive attack led by gun…

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