Nunez To Start For USC Versus UCF

Associated Press

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – Another week, another new starting quarterback at South Carolina.

Getting the call: freshman Lorenzo Nunez.

Gamecocks coach Steve Spurrier had promised changes ahead after his team’s 52-20 loss at No. 7 Georgia last week. The coach began the moves by replacing former walk-on Perry Orth with true freshman in Nunez.

Orth started against the Bulldogs last week, but Nunez came on for several snaps. Nunez was the leading rusher for South Carolina with 76 yards on 10 carries and hit four of five passes for 18 yards. He also scored on a 7-yard run.

Spurrier says the 6-foot-3 Nunez gives the Gamecocks a spark and a running, zone-read option that Orth does not.

South Carolina (1-2) faces UCF (0-3) on Saturday.

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