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Draft Scout Jake Bentley News
01/04/19 - South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley is returning for a final season with the Gamecocks. Bentley announced Friday on Twitter that he would come back for his senior season. The 6-foot-4, 224-pound passer was a junior who had been South Carolina's starter since the middle of his freshman season in 2016. Bentley was considering turning pro and had received an evaluation from the NFL Draft Advisory Board about his chances at the next level. Bentley threw for 3,171 yards, 27 touchdowns and 14 interceptions in an up-and-down season. Bentley set career highs with 510 yards and five TDs passing in a 56-35 loss at Clemson. But he completed just 17 of 40 throws without a touchdown in a 28-0 loss to Virginia in the Belk Bowl. - AP College Football
11/18/18 - Jake Bentley threw for 339 yards and four touchdowns as South Carolina became bowl eligible with a 49-9 win over Chattanooga on Saturday night. A.J. Turner, a junior with eight career touchdowns coming in, accounted for three TDs for the Gamecocks (6-4) against the Mocs (6-5) of the Football Championship Subdivision. The Gamecocks, who fell to FCS opponent The Citadel here three years ago, didn't want to mess around with Chattanooga. Bentley and Turner made sure they started fast with touchdowns on their first three possessions. Bentley was 5-of-6 passing on South Carolina's opening possession, including a 16-yard TD throw to Turner. He was at it again the next time he got the ball with a 12-play drive that ended with a 6-yard TD throw to Turner. Turner was front and center on the next drive, too, finishing the series with an 11-yard scoring run. Turner had only one touchdown in eight games this season before breaking out big against Chattanooga in the opening half. Bentley, who was 25 of 29 passing, didn't stop after the break in adding scoring throws of 53 yards to Shi Smith and 61 yards to Deebo Samuel. - AP College Football
11/03/18 - Jake Bentley passed for two touchdowns and scored the game-winning touchdown on a 4-yard run with 5:50 left to lift South Carolina to a 48-44 comeback win over Mississippi on Saturday. South Carolina (5-3, 4-3) erased a 44-34 deficit in the fourth quarter to win consecutive games for the first time this season. The Gamecocks covered 47 and 73 yards in fourth-quarter scoring drives, capped by a 3-yard run from A.J. Turner and Bentley's decisive score, respectively. Bentley finished 22-of-32 passing for 363 yards as the Gamecocks had 510 total yards. The South Carolina defense, after giving up eight scores in 10 possessions, closed with four consecutive scoreless series to preserve the win. Ole Miss (5-4, 1-4) rallied from an early 17-3 deficit for a 27-27 tie at halftime and moved out to a 44-34 fourth-quarter lead. Jordan Ta'amu was 31-of-46 passing for 379 yards as the Rebels had 616 yards of total offense, including 141 rushing yards on 21 carries from Scottie Phillips. - AP College Football
10/09/18 - QB Jake Bentley, who missed last week's game with a sprained knee, will start against Texas A&M this week if he is healthy enough. according to coach Will Muschamp. The assumption is that Bentley will be healthy enough since he was a full participant in Tuesday's practice. Bentley has completed 64 percent of his passes for 928 yards, seven touchdowns and six interceptions.
10/06/18 - South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley didn't start against Missouri because of a knee injury sustained at Kentucky last weekend. With Bentley on the sideline, backup Michael Scarnecchia made his first college start. Bentley left the Kentucky game in the second half. He practiced much of the week and went through pre-game warmups with teammates. Bentley had a brace on his left knee. Bentley has thrown for 928 yards with seven touchdowns and six interceptions. Scarnecchia is a senior who has completed 8 of 13 career passes for 98 yards and a touchdown. Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp said Bentley was cleared to play and available if needed. - AP College Football