Coach Steve Spurrier is saying something this week he hasn't said often at South Carolina - his team is better than its Southeastern Conference opponent.
And the ingredients do seem to be in place for a rout for No. 6 South Carolina.
The Wildcats don't appear any better than the team that South Carolina beat 54-3 last season, marking the only time the Gamecocks have scored 50 points on an SEC opponent in Spurrier's eight years at the school.
''I think we are better than them,'' Spurrier said. "But if we don't play better than them, they can certainly beat us.''
The admission is a milestone of sorts for Spurrier, who has slowly built South Carolina from a middle of the SEC team that might occasionally pull a surprise or lose to someone it should beat into a contender for the league title.
The Gamecocks have won 15 of their past 17 games, an unprecedented streak in team history. A win Saturday over the Wildcats will match South Carolina's longest ever win...