[I thought everyone knew this already, but whatevs.--OPS]
The South Carolina redshirt freshman quarterback earned the starting nod over sophomore Chris Smelley for Thursday's game, which is played at Raymond James Stadium, almost next door to Jefferson High School, where Garcia played prep football.
Garcia played in seven games this season, starting two of them for the Gamecocks.
Garcia presents a double challenge for defenses. He has passed for 753 yards and six touchdowns, completing 53.8 percent of his passes.