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COLUMBIA, S.C.-- South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier expected star running back Marcus Lattimore back in the starting lineup this week against Tennessee.
Lattimore missed several practices last week with a hip bruise and got only three carries for 13 yards in a 44-11 loss to No. 3 Florida this past Saturday.
Spurrier said Sunday it didn't make sense to send Lattimore back into the game and risk aggravating the injury once the Gators opened a 21-3 lead midway through the second quarter.
The Gamecocks (6-2, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) rushed for just 36 yards. Kenny Miles started for Lattimore at The Swamp and finished with 15 yards. Freshman Mike Davis was the team leader with 20 yards on the ground.
South Carolina fell eight spots in the rankings to No. 17.
BEST OF MAXIM
Steve Spurrier saw any form of a special season for his South Carolina Gamecocks come to an end in The Swamp on Saturday. After a 44-11 loss at the hands of the Gators, Spurrier was understandably upset over all of the turnovers his team gave up in the contest and that led to quick points for a Florida offense that couldn't do a lot in the first half. Spurrier talks about it here.
With a 44-11 win over the South Carolina Gamecocks, the Florida Gators took control of the SEC East. At 7-0 (6-0 SEC), the Gators have two more conference games to get through before a possible trip to Atlanta for the SEC Championship Game. It seemed a year away before the 2012 season began, but after seven games, it’s now a very real possibility.Watching the first half, you felt...
South Carolina's offense struggled enough Saturday where Steve Spurrier had to make a quarterback change. After the game, Spurrier wasn't sure who his starter would be this weekend. A question that wasn't expected this season is back in the mix for the Gamecocks.
Steve Spurrier has accepted South Carolina won't win a Southeastern Conference title this year. He's now focused on making sure the Gamecocks' two-game slide doesn't grow this week against Tennessee.
It's a huge comedown from a couple of weeks ago when anything was possible for undefeated South Carolina, 6-0 and ranked No. 3 after a 35-7 dismantling of Georgia...
The Florida Gators forced numerous turnovers as they trounced Steve Spurrier and the South Carolina Gamecocks to improve their record to 7-0 on the season. The Gators will have a chance to win the SEC Eastern Division outright in Jacksonville vs. the Georgia Bulldogs.
South Carolina gives up three fumbles in the first half and fails to make a comeback in the UF loss. The Gamecocks fail to establish themselves as the front runner for the SEC East in the 44-11 loss to the Florida Gators.
The Florida Gators are hosting numerous top prospects this weekend. As the Gators are fresh off a convincing win over Steve Spurrier and the South Carolina Gamecocks the recruits are talking Gator football.
The Florida Gators had numerous top prospects visit this past weekend as they hosted Steve Spurrier and the South Carolina Gamecocks. Marcell Harris, Cameron Dillard and David Dawson all took official visits to the University of Florida for this national showdown. Dillard and Dawson talked about the visit.
33 points. A game that was supposed to be decided by 3 1/2 points was decided by nearly 10 times that number. Saturday's game started bad and went down hill from there. Every time South Carolina stopped the bleeding and seemed to slow the game down, another turnover made the comeback more and more unlikely. The first drive of the third quarter finally closed the door...
Brady Ackerman grabbed Will Muschamp for an interview at halftime of Saturday’s South Carolina/Florida matchup in the Swamp and commented on how the Gators had done a great job with turnovers and special teams. Muschamp provides one of the best responses we’ve seen in a halftime interview:
“Well we just gotta continue to capitalize on what we’re doing, and OVERCOME THE ADVERSITY...
GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Jeff
Driskel threw four touchdown passes - three of them after turnovers -
and No. 3 Florida matched its win total from last season with a 44-11
drubbing of ninth-ranked South Carolina on Saturday.
The Gators avenged consecutive
losses to the Gamecocks, including one two years ago that ended with
Steve Spurrier and his players celebrating...
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