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No. 11 Gamecocks RB Davis on the rise in the SEC

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By PETE IACOBELLI
AP Sports Writer

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina tailback Mike Davis felt last year he was falling behind SEC runners like Alabama's T.J. Yeldon and the Georgia duo of Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall.

Well, these days, it's Davis out front - leading not only the guys in rushing that he entered the Southeastern Conference, but the entire league.

The sophomore has 1,058 yards, becoming just the eighth player in Gamecocks' history to surpass the 1,000-yard mark. Davis was a backed up South Carolina star Marcus Lattimore as a freshman and struggled to find carries after Lattimore was lost for the season with a knee injury. Meanwhile, Georgia's "Gur-Shall" and the Crimson Tide's Yeldon were stealing the SEC headlines.

Davis says that motivated him to come in stronger and in better shape to prove he belonged.

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