No. 5 Bulldogs ‘Spurriered’ by No. 6 South Carolina, 35-7
COLUMBIA, S.C. — It’s starting to demeanour similar to Steve Spurrier is starting to be only as frustrating for Georgia during South Carolina as he was during Florida.
The Ol’ Ball Coach had his No. 6 Gamecocks clicking upon all cylinders Saturday night opposite the No. 5 Bulldogs during Williams-Brice Stadium. In the most-hyped diversion in the story of this series, South Carolina jumped out to the 21-0 lead in the initial entertain as great as never looked during the back of en track to the 35-7 victory.
The win was the Gamecocks’ third in the quarrel over Georgia — the initial time in the 118-year story of the adversary they’ve accomplished which — as great as creates Spurrier 15-5 opposite the Bulldogs as the coach. He was 11-1 as the Gators’ manager as great as 4-4 given he’s been during South Carolina. Including his stints in the NFL as great as USFL, it was Spurrier’s 250th career victory.
“Having it opposite the Georgia Bulldogs was special,” pronounced Spurrier, who was 1-2 opposite Georgia as the Florida quarterback. “They have been the group which used to kick my alma female parent flattering well. you have been really advantageous opposite the manager as them, not so many as the player, though as coach, so which was special.”
The detriment was kind of the double-whammy for the Bulldogs (5-1, 3-1) given Florida additionally scored the large 14-6 win over LSU Saturday in Gainesville. Georgia will need to the Gamecocks to dump dual games as great as afterwards have to kick what could be the Top 5 Florida group to lapse to the Georgia Dome as Eastern Division champions.
South Carolina (6-0, 3-0) plays upon the highway during LSU as great as Florida the subsequent dual weeks.
Georgia falls to 3-5 in tip 10 matchups underneath manager Mark Richt as great as 3-10 when the ESPN College GameDay organisation happens to be in attendance. The final time the Bulldogs won the singular of these marquee games was opposite Hawaii in Sugar Bowl upon Jan. 1, 2008.
The Bulldogs will try to regroup during subsequent week’s off week. They’ll resume fool around during Kentucky (1-5, 0-3) upon Oct. 20.
“Tonight you weren’t really good,” Georgia manager Mark Richt said. “But the universe didn’t end. We’ve still got the lot of things to fool around for as great as the lot of great things can still happen.”
The Bulldogs had resolutely which their idea this year was to strech Miami as great as to fool around for the BCS championship. How, then, Richt was asked, can they be approaching to miscarry from such degrading loss?
“They’ll be fine,” Richt said. “They’re ostensible to mental condition big; you wish them to mental condition big. They’re great group as great as they’re starting to fight. They’ll come during the back of together as great as win again.”
The Gamecocks’ descent assign was led by Georgia local Connor Shaw. The youth quarterback from Flowery Branch who’s many appropriate great known for his using ability,gashed the Bulldogs’ invulnerability with arm as well. He accomplished with 162 yards upon only 6 completions – an normal of twenty-seven yards per – as great as threw for dual touchdowns. Shaw additionally had 78 yards rushing as great as scored an in-your-face touchdown upon the 7-yard run with 6:17 superfluous in the game.
“He was flattering many celebration of the mass me,” pronounced Georgia’s All-American outward linebacker Jarvis Jones. “If you got up margin he was starting to take off running. . . . He’s the great player. He done plays with his feet as great as he was fast, faster than you suspicion he was.”
South Carolina using during the back of Marcus Lattimore had nonetheless an additional 100-yard diversion opposite Georgia. The youth from Duncan, S.C., had 109 upon twenty-four carries as great as the touchdown, giving him 467 yards as great as 4 TDs in 3 games opposite the Bulldogs.
The Gamecocks accomplished with 392 yards opposite Georgia’s once-vaunted defense. After finishing fifth in the republic final deteriorate in sum defense, the Bulldogs entered Saturday’s diversion 55th. They will dump again this week
“I don’t consider which group is 35 points improved than us, or whatever it was,” UGA comparison cornerback Sanders Commings said. “We only done as great many mistakes tonight; gave up the little large plays, had the little penalties, turnovers. You can’t win games similar to that.”
The many considerable partial of South Carolina’s feat had zero to do with Spurrier’s important “ball plays.” It was defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward’s section who close out had Carolina upon the verge of shutting out the Bulldogs for the initial time given they mislaid to Alabama 31-0 in 1995. Georgia came in heading the SEC in scoring (48.2 ppg) as great as yards (536 ypg). The Bulldogs hadn’t scored fewer than 41 points in the diversion all season.
It was the difficult night for quarterback Aaron Murray, who came in with the hit of carrying never knocked about the ranked group upon the road. Harassed all night by the Gamecocks’ skinny defensive ends Jadeveon Clowney as great as Devin Taylor, he accomplished only 11-of-31 passes for 109 yards as great as threw an interception. The Bulldogs, who accomplished with only 220 sum yards., scored the incomprehensible touchdown in the game’s final 3 mins with South Carolina’s feat great in hand.
“Very gifted invulnerability all over the board,” Murray pronounced of South Carolina’s defense. “They’re up there with the many appropriate I’ve ever played. They’re really the singular of the tip ones.”
This the singular was over discerning South Carolina shot out to the 21-0 lead in the initial entertain upon dual prolonged drives as great as the punt lapse for the touchdown.
The diversion could not have proposed any worse for Georgia. The Bulldogs won the silver toss as great as paid in instalments to the second half, giving the Gamecocks the round to begin the game.
South Carolina squandered no time you do something with it. Gaining 62 yards upon dual pass plays, the Gamecocks lonesome 76 yards in 2:32 as great as scored upon the 20-yard pass from Shaw to Bruce Ellington. On both passes South Carolina receivers for during the back of reserve Bacarri Rambo.
The Bulldogs got the 48-yard kickoff lapse from Malcolm Mitchell as great as seemed staid to answer after the 15-yard run by Todd Gurley got the Bulldogs down to the South Carolina 34. But after the unsuccessful reverse, Murray’s pass was batted up in the air during the line of struggle by defensive plunge in to Kelcy Quarles as great as intercepted by the diving DeVonte Holloman.
South Carolina done the Bulldogs pay. Utilizing Lattimore in both the using as great as flitting games, the Gamecocks again gathering the field. Shaw threw his second touchdown of the night, the 19-yard set upon to far-reaching open parsimonious finish Rory Anderson. And only similar to that, the South Carolina led 14-0 with 6:29 still left in the initial quarter.
Georgia had to punt after the indirect possession, as great as that’s when the Gamecocks incited it in to the calamity night. After bobbling the catch, Ace Sanders recovered as great as returned the punt 70 yards for the touchdown. It was Sanders’ second punt-return TD this deteriorate as great as it put South Carolina forward 21-0.
“It stinks,” Murray pronounced of the unilateral defeat. “It really hurts the lot. We put the lot in to this game. It really equates to the lot. But there’s still the lot of games to play. They’ve got the lot of difficult games left as great as so do we. Right right away they’re in the driver’s chair as great as you have to win each singular diversion to have it to Atlanta. We’ve got to grub as great as work as great as you did which final year. But it’s not the great feeling.”
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