American Football Database
2010 Chick-fil-A Bowl
43rd Bowl Game
1 2 3 4 Total
University of South Carolina 0 3 7 7 17
Florida State University 6 7 6 7 26
Date December 31, 2010
Season 2010
Stadium Georgia Dome
Location Atlanta, Georgia
Favorite South Carolina by 3[1]
Attendance 72,217 [2]
Payout US$3.35 million
United States TV coverage
Network ESPN
Announcers: Ron Franklin, Ed Cunningham and Jeannine Edwards
Nielsen ratings 5.0
Chick-fil-A Bowl
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The 2010 Chick-fil-A Bowl is the forty-third edition of the college football bowl game, and was played at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia. It was played Friday, December 31, 2010 at 7:30 EST, and featured the #23 Florida State Seminoles versus the #19 South Carolina Gamecocks.[3]


South Carolina

Another conference champion, the SEC Eastern Division Champion South Carolina Gamecocks appeared in the Chick-fil-A Bowl. The Gamecocks also entered the game with an impressive 9-4 record after a 7-6 season in 2009. South Carolina has some of the finest young talent in the SEC in freshman running back Marcus Lattimore and sophomore receiver Alshon Jeffery. They also made their first appearance in the Chick-fil-A Bowl, although they do have one Peach Bowl appearance: a 14-3 loss to West Virginiain 1969.

Florida State

The ACC Atlantic Division Champion Florida State Seminoles came into the game with a 9-4 record in coach Jimbo Fisher's first season. The strength of the Seminoles this season has been their defense, which ranks No. 2 in the nation in sacks and No. 17 in tackles for loss. Florida State's appearance in the Chick-fil-A Bowl marks a continuance of their streak of active consecutive bowl games to twenty nine. Although FSU has never appeared in the Chick-fil-A Bowl under its current name, it has appeared in two games when it was known as the Peach Bowl, losing the inaugural game in 1968 and winning it in 1983.

Like South Carolina, Florida State has been a member of its current conference since 1992.

Game summary

Scoring summary

Scoring play Score
1st quarter
FSU - D. Hopkins 29-yardd field goal, 8:08 FSU 3 - 0
FSU - Hopkins 48-yardd field goal, 02:42 FSU 6 - 0
2nd quarter
FSU - C. Thompson 27-yd run (Hopkins kick), 01:02 FSU 13–0
SC - Spencer Lanning 40-yd field goal, 00:00 FSU 13–3
3rd quarter
FSU - Hopkins 35-yd field goal, 10:38 FSU 16–3
SC - Stephen Garcia 3-yd pass from Ace Sanders (Lanning kick), 03:49 FSU 16–10
FSU - Hopkins 45-yd field goal, 00:09 FSU 19–10
4th quarter
SC - Brian Maddox 7-yd run (Spencer Lanning kick), 11:56 FSU 19–17
FSU - T. Easterling 7-yard pass from Manuel, E. J. (Hopkins kick), 05:27 FSU 26-17


Statistics SC FSU
First Downs 22 18
Total offense, plays - yards 414 308
Rushes-yards (net) 32-139 45-218
Passing yards (net) 275 90
Passes, Comp-Att-Int 36-21-3 21-12-1
Time of Possession 26:32 33:28

Game Notes

The two schools had met 18 prior times with Florida State holding a commanding 15-3 advantage in the series. The last meeting was a 38-10 FSU victory in 1991. This was the first time the programs had met in a bowl game.


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