MarShawn Lloyd and the South Carolina offense got off to a slow start, but the running back quickly made up for it with an incredible touchdown early in the second quarter against Charlotte.

On a third down and 4 play, Lloyd ran for 25 yards including a hurdle over a defender in which he cleared 6 feet off the ground. It’s safe to say Lloyd’s ACL injury is fully healed given that performance.

That gave him 117 yards on 11 carries, including a long run of 34 yards.

Lloyd is already in great position to build on last season’s campaign that finished as the Gamecocks’ fourth-leading rushing with 64 carries for 228 yards and a touchdown. After all, he came into Saturday with 27 carries for 75 yards and 2 touchdowns.

The touchdown gave the Gamecocks a 10-7 lead after they settled for a field goal on the opening drive, and then Charlotte responded with a 13-play drive to take the lead.