ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Rennie Curran broke up a fourth-down pass at
the goal line and No. 21 Georgia held off South Carolina 41-37 in a
wild game Saturday night.
The nearly four-hour contest wasn't decided until Curran, a
linebacker, batted down Stephen Garcia's final throw on a
fourth-and-4 play at the Georgia 7 with 27 seconds remaining.
The Bulldogs (1-1, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) avoided their
first 0-2 start since 1996. South Carolina (1-1, 0-1) was hurt by a
blocked extra point after its final touchdown, which prevented the
Gamecocks from going for a tying field goal.
The game had a little of everything. Georgia's Brandon Boykin
set a school record with a 100-yard kickoff return. South Carolina
linebacker Eric Norwood returned an interception 35 yards for a TD.
There was even an errant snap on a punt attempt by the Bulldogs,
the ball rolling through the end zone for a safety.