With Mike Davis out with a foot infection and Cory Boyd limited with a bruised hand, redshirt…
Taylor Rank: FAU Post Game
Question: How'd it feel to get out there and have such a great game in your debut in the Gamecock backfield?
Answer: It feels great. You always want to have an opportunity to go out there and play football, and today was my opportunity. I just did the best that I could with it.
Question: With the defensive struggles that Florida Atlantic had coming in, did you expect to light up the scoreboard like this?
Answer: We just go in and play every game. We prepare like we do for every other team, and we knew that it was going to be a football game and a fight, so we came ready to play.
Question: When did Coach Spurrier tell you that you were going to start tonight?
Answer: He told me Friday in the team meeting.
Question: You went from almost transferring this past year to rushing for 100 yards tonight. Can you explain what you must be feeling right now?
Answer: My freshman season, with all the injuries, was full of highs and lows. It was finally good to get settled down, get my mind straight, and finally get a home.
Question: You seemed to get more comfortable as the night went on. Would you agree with that?
Answer: It was my first college game ever, so of course to start the game I was nervous. As the game went on, I found myself settling down more and more.
Question: So have you just been waiting for your opportunity to get out there on the field?
Answer: I've been doing everything that I could to prepare myself for when my opportunity came, and it was finally great to get out there.
Question: When you broke the long 44 yard run early, did you think you were going to take it all the way?
Answer: I just came through the line, and my O-line did a great job tonight. Jamon Meredith, Chris White, and all those guys up front. I just came through the line, and my receivers were blocking down field, so I just ran as fast as I could until someone got me.
Question: What were your emotions like when Coach Spurrier told you on Friday that you were going to start?
Answer: Excitement and nervousness. It was mixed emotions. Of course I was happy to play, and I wanted to play, so I was greatly excited about it.
Question: How'd you feel when you were coming off the field and the crowd gave you a big ovation?
Answer: We have great fans, and we appreciate them so much. It's just a great feeling when they show their appreciation for you.