Despite all South Carolina has accomplished under Steve Spurrier, the winningest coach in school history couldn't recall a finish quite like the one the Gamecocks pulled off in the Outback Bowl.
Down a point with 3:29 to go, Connor Shaw launched a game-winning drive that Dylan Thompson finished with a touchdown pass in the closing seconds to beat Michigan 33-28 and give South Carolina another 11-win season and consecutive bowl victories for the first time in over a decade.
''We haven't won one like that since I've been here, in eight years, so hopefully that will sort of tell us: `Hey, we can do that.' It's possible. Just hang in there,'' Spurrier said Tuesday.
''I keep being reminded by a lot of my buddies, `We used to leave at halftime before when it was going south on us. We don't leave anymore,'' the coach added. ''So, that's encouraging.''
Spurrier improved to 3-4 in bowl games with the 11th-ranked ...