Today there are 56 days until kickoff.
56 was the most points scored in a game last season.
The Gamecocks put up 56 against East Carolina in the opening game of the season.
At first it didn't look like USC was going to be able to score much at all because they kept turning the ball over. ECU took advantage and built an early lead.
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The sheer weight of talent and scheme took over, and Carolina came roaring back and eventually coasted to a comfortable win.
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