Cruising to a 46-0 victory over FCS Eastern Illinois Saturday, super-senior Zeb Noland delivered a sparkling performance in his South Carolina debut, going 13-for-22 for 121 yards and four touchdowns, all of which came in the first half.

Initially joining head coach Shane Beamer’s staff as a graduate assistant, Noland was added to the roster in August following sophomore Luke Doty’s mid-foot sprain in a move made possible by the NCAA’s decision to not count 2020 as a year of eligibility for student-athletes.

Despite this strong showing by Noland, Beamer was not willing to name a starting quarterback for Saturday’s clash with ECU during his Sunday teleconference.

“Don’t know why I would,” he said, via The State. “I think Coach (Mike) Houston would love that. They’ve got to get ready for Dakereon Joyner. They’ve got to get ready for Luke Doty and Zeb (Noland).”

Two other quarterbacks, redshirt senior Jason Brown and freshman Colten Gauthier, saw action in the Gamecocks’ season-opener and had been competing with Noland for the starting job during summer camp.

As for Doty, who was the presumptive starter before his injury, he warmed up with the team prior to the Eastern Illinois game but did not appear in the contest. Beamer said the hope is he will be available against the Pirates.

South Carolina and ECU will kick in Greenville at 12 p.m. ET on ESPN2.