COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Steve Spurrier was thrilled with South Carolina's first victory over a No. 1 opponent. Now, he's ready to
see his 10th-ranked Gamecocks can back it up the rest of the
Spurrier said Sunday the 35-21 win over previously top-ranked
Alabama won't matter as much if South Carolina can't keep that same
focus and challenge for the Southeastern Conference title.
The Gamecocks (4-1, 2-1 SEC) certainly look as if they've got
what it takes to contend. Spurrier said quarterback Stephen Garcia
played the best game of his career and tailback Marcus Lattimore
and receiver Alshon Jeffery accounted for all five Gamecocks
South Carolina improved nine spots in the rankings after the
victory. Alabama dropped to No. 8.
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