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The new college football tradition of dumping food on top of a winning coach after a bowl game now includes mayonnaise.
South Carolina coach Shane Beamer was the recipient of a mayo bath after the Gamecocks beat North Carolina 38-21 in the Duke's Mayo Bowl. Here's how the gross scene unfolded.
MAYO BATH pic.twitter.com/vK1fn9YzFQ
— Yahoo Sports College Football (@YahooSportsCFB) December 30, 2021
You can click here if you want to watch it in super slow motion. The mayo bath joins french fries, Cheez-Its and Frosted Flakes among the foods coaches have been hit with in recent seasons. Clemson coach Dabo Swinney got a Cheez-It bath on Wednesday night after the Tigers beat Iowa State in the Cheez-It Bowl.
Both Beamer and North Carolina coach Mack Brown agreed ahead of time to get doused with mayo if their team won the game. Duke's agreed to donate $10,000 to charity if the winning coach would agree to a mayo bath.
The mayo bath was teased before the 2020 edition of the game but didn't materialize. Duke's took over as the presenting sponsor of the game formerly known as the Belk Bowl after the 2019 season.
South Carolina took a 15-0 lead early in the game on two long TD passes. The Gamecocks then thrashed North Carolina on the ground. South Carolina rushed for 301 yards on 51 carries and had 543 total yards.
UNC QB Sam Howell was 12-of-20 passing for 205 yards and a TD. Howell is widely expected to be one of the first QBs taken in the 2022 NFL draft and a potential first-round pick. But UNC’s 2021 was a disappointment as the Tar Heels finish 6-7. Howell had to carry the offense himself after running backs Javonte Williams and Michael Carter entered the 2021 NFL draft along with wide receivers Dyami Brown and Dazz Newsome.
South Carolina finishes 2021 at an overachieving 7-6 in Beamer's first season. The former Oklahoma assistant and son of former Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer figured to have a lengthy rebuild ahead in Columbia but the Gamecocks beat both Florida and Auburn in November on the way to a winning season.