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Garcia impresses opposition in debut start

Garcia impresses opposition in debut start

The defending national champion LSU Tigers overcame a 17-10 halftime deficit to defeat the Gamecocks 24-17 on Saturday night in Stephen Garcia's debut as Carolina's starting quarterback. In the LSU locker room after the game, the Tiger coaches and players had a lot to say about the play of the talented redshirt freshman signal-caller.

Stephen Garcia was outstanding in the first half, passing for 160 yards and racking up another 41 on the ground before intermission. The Tigers defense kept the redshirt freshman largely in check after the break, yet Garcia still finished with 279 positive yards of offense, reduced to 230 when six sacks totaling 49 yards of losses are factored in. Ultimately though, the Tigers respected Garcia's...

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