Gamecocks pull Top 5 surprise, beat Mississippi

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Mississippi wasn't ready for the Top 5 -
or South Carolina's defense.

Star passer Jevan Snead was hounded all game and the
fourth-ranked Rebels never got in gear, losing to South Carolina
16-10 Thursday night.

South Carolina (3-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) had been 1-31
all-time against Top 5 foes, but left Williams-Brice Stadium with
the biggest win of coach Steve Spurrier's five seasons.

Spencer Lanning kicked three field goals and fullback Patrick
DiMarco a key 2-yard TD catch for the Gamecocks.

Ole Miss (2-1, 0-1) had one last chance at a go-ahead TD that
would've extended its eight-game winning streak. But Snead was
sacked by Cliff Matthews, then had a fourth-down pass knocked away
by Darian Stewart.