Friday, September 11, 2009

Gamecocks found success last time between the hedges

South Carolina snapped a 5 game losing streak to Georgia when it went into Athens and came away with a 16-12 win on Sept. 8, 2007.

The Gamecock defense stepped up to the challenge, keeping Georgia out of the end zone.  Maybe we can do it again?

South Carolina jumped ahead early with a six-play, 62-yard drive in the first quarter. Mitchell connected on 3-of-4 passes, including a 19-yarder to Kenny McKinley over the middle, and Boyd finished it off with a nifty 9-yard touchdown run.  From there it was a battle of field position and defense, mixed in with some FGs from each team.  Succop connected from 41, 35 and 34 yards, the last of those giving the Gamecocks at 16-6 lead with 9:25 remaining. Brandon Coutu of Georgia accounted for all of UGa's points via FGs.

Georgia did have one last chance to pull out a win, getting the ball back at its own 20 with 1:20 remaining. But the Bulldogs never seriously threatened, taking a couple of penalties before Matthew Stafford threw up a desperation pass that was picked off by Jasper Brinkley.

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