Border Worried October 13, 2007Posted by fitsnews in Sports.
GAMECOCKS SURVIVE SCARE AGAINST NORTH CAROLINA
FITSNews – October 13, 2007 – Armed with its first Top Ten ranking in six years, South Carolina certainly didn’t play the part of one of America’s elite programs Saturday in Chapel Hill. Sure, the Gamecocks (6-1, 3-1 SEC) managed to eke out a 21-15 win over the North Carolina Tarheels, but watching the No. 7 team in the land try to move the ball in the second half was like watching a JV high school offense going up against Ray Lewis and the Baltimore Ravens.
Head Coach Steve Spurrier‘s offense didn’t score once in the second stanza, the first time that’s happened since last year’s Georgia game.
“They kicked out butts in the second half,” Spurrier said after the game.
No sh*t. After scoring on three touchdown drives in the first half, South Carolina gained just 62 yards in the game’s final 30 minutes, and then watched helplessly as North Carolina quarterback T.J. Yates shredded the nation’s best pass defense on two touchdown drives to pull the Tarheels within six points.
South Carolina will likely remain in the Top Ten this week, but given the way they played this week against a 2-5 ACC team, they probably don’t belong there.