South Carolina tries to overcome mediocre history

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - The chance to win a title in the
Southeastern Conference doesn't come along often for No. 22 South
Carolina. And the Gamecocks are going to have to overcome a lot of
history to pull off a program-changing win.

For only the second time since joining the SEC in 1992, South
Carolina (6-3, 4-3) can win the SEC East by beating No. 24 Florida
(6-3, 4-3) in The Swamp.

But the Gamecocks are 0-12 all time in Gainesville, Fla.,
including a 56-6 loss during their last visit in 2008.

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier was on the Florida sideline
the only other time South Carolina could have won the East. His
Gators overcame a 21-3 second quarter deficit in 2000 to beat the
Lou Holtz-led Gamecocks 41-21.

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