By The Associated Press
South Carolina hopes to get itself back on positive footing when it faces Charlotte of Conference USA at home on Saturday night. The Gamecocks dropped their first two Southeastern Conference games to No. 10 Arkansas and No. 1 Georgia by a combined score of 92-37. Neither side of the ball has played well this season with ranked No. 100 nationally and the defense ranked No. 113. Charlotte will look to beat its first SEC opponent in three tries. The 49ers are 1-7 overall against Power Five programs. The win came at Duke last season.