The Alabama Crimson Tide aren't invinceable while in the past the South Carolina Gamecocks would wet their pants against a top ranked team. Both of those myths died in Columbia, South Carolina Saturday.
The Gamecocks took care of business Saturday defeating the Crimson Tide 35-21. The Head Ball Coach finally got the sigature win he has coveted since taking over as the head coach of the Gamecocks. Those wins came with relative ease when Steve Spurrier was leading the Florida Gators.
"It was nice to beat the No. 1 team, there is no question about that, it is nice for the University of South Carolina, for our football program." Steve Spurrier said after the game.
"Hopefully it will be something we can build on but then again if we go up to Kentucky and Vandy and get beat we will look back and say 'Man that was a lot of fun that one night in Columbia,' so we got to build on it, we really do, we are not a great team that we can just show up and play. We have to put in a lot of effort and smarts, and if we do that then we are a pretty good team." The H.B.C added.
"We didn't necessarily bring our "A" game, and we dug ourselves a big hole in the first half." Alabama head coach Nick Saban said. "I think everybody needs to remember what this feels like and make a commitment to play the best football we can play as a team." Jolly Ole St. Nick will make sure of that.
South Carolina accomplished a trifecta in knocking off number one's. Way back in January the South Carolina men's basketball team knock off top ranked Kentucky.... in Columbia. The Gamecock baseball team defeated then #1 Arizona State at the College World Series enroute to their national championship. Now the football team joins in.
Here's Steve Spurrier after the game. (Thanks WLTX-TV, Columbia, SC)
South Carolina quarterback Stephen Garcia adds his take. (Thanks WLTX-TV Columbia, SC)
WVTM'S Don Hawes has a report from Columiba, SC (Thanks WVTM-TV Birmingham, Ala.)
Here's Alabama head coach Nick Saban's post game comments. (Thanks WVTM-TV)
Photo Courtesy: The State, Columbia, SC