No. 14 South Carolina looks to build on victory
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 22:17:52 GMT —
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Steve Spurrier says the best way for South Carolina to build on its dramatic, double-overtime win at Missouri is to forget it happened.
That won't be easy for the 14th-ranked Gamecocks, not after what it took to pull it off.
Trailing 17-0 entering the fourth quarter Saturday, South Carolina (6-2, 4-2 Southeastern Conference) rallied behind banged-up quarterback Connor Shaw for a 27-24 win over the Tigers. The victory kept the Gamecocks' hopes of winning the SEC's Eastern Division alive.
Defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles says the victory also brought the team closer together.
Spurrier says that's great -- if South Carolina puts aside the celebrations and focuses on playing Mississippi State (4-3, 1-2) on Saturday.
Spurrier says Shaw has not practiced this week because of a virus.