Gamecocks not overlooking Gators
Tue, 12 Nov 2013 19:56:23 GMT —
COLUMBIA (WACH)- It's quite simple for the Gamecocks. Take care of your own business first, and let the rest play out on its own. The Gamecocks need a win over Florida Saturday and then a Georgia and Missouri loss to punch its ticket to the SEC Championship game.
USC (7-2, 5-2 SEC) welcome a slumping Gators team that may be without its quarterback. Tyler Murphy is hampered by a shoulder injury that could force Florida to turn to its third signal-caller of the season.
Playing at Williams-Brice Stadium has been a luxury for the Gamecocks. USC currently holds the nation's longest home-winning streak at 15 games, and a win Saturday would break the school-record set back in 1980.
"We have played better here at home," Steve Spurrier said. "Besides the Tennessee game last year, we've won most of the others by a couple touchdowns or so."
The Gamecocks are 13.5 point favorites against the Gators, but they know a let down is not possible at this point.
"We can't overlook a game like this," senior offensive guard Ronald Patrick said. "Florida's defense is one of the best in the SEC."
Saturday's matchup is set for 7:00 p.m. and will air on ESPN2.