Tide Falls in Columbia

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Steve Spurrier finally delivered South
Carolina's biggest win ever, ending top-ranked Alabama's
longest-in-the-nation 19-game winning streak, 35-21. It's the first
time the Gamecocks have ever beaten a No. 1-ranked team.
Stephen Garcia threw three touchdown passes, two to Alshon
Jeffrey. Marcus Lattimore scored three times in handing the Tide
its first loss since losing to Utah in the Sugar Bowl after the
2008 season.
Spurrier, nicknamed the Head Ball Coach, was typically Spurrier
after the game, saying: "We played some ball today. We played
until the end, looked up and we'd beaten number one by a couple of
touchdowns. Really it's something we can build on."
The Head Ball Coach, in his sixth season at South Carolina, had
the players to beat Alabama using the Tide's own formula.
Garcia and the Gamecocks cashed in on chances when they got
close to the goal line and shut down the best tailback duo in the
country, making themselves a factor in the SEC title chase. They
could run into the Tide again at the SEC championship game in
Atlanta.
South Carolina shredded the country's top-rated scoring defense,
putting up the most points on Alabama since a 41-34 loss to LSU in
2007. The Gamecocks scored four touchdowns when they got inside the
'Bama 20 - double what the Crimson Tide had allowed coming into the
game.


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