Anyone who was in Williams-Brice on October 6 this fall was overjoyed by the Gamecocks defeating Georgia. But the biggest story from the game turned out to be a special moment before kick-off. Turns out Jeremy Fowler, a columnist with CBSsports.com, agreed. He picked the surprise military family reunion at Williams-Brice as his top "best moment" of the 2012 college football season. Check out an excerpt below and see his full article here.
"The best moment of the 2012 season didn't happen during the game.
Family reunited in Columbia: Rarely does a 35-7 thumping of Georgia in Williams-Brice Stadium get upstaged in pregame, but Sgt. Scott Faile's triumphant return from Kuwait easily did just that.
Tammy Faile and her two children were picked to take the field as the "Military Family of the Game." Sgt. Faile appeared on the video board with a message that he wished he could watch "the Gamecocks beat up on Georgia. ... Just keep in mind my tour is over soon."
Once the message ended and Faile actually walked onto the field, to the surprise of a family that sprinted to his side, the game was already over. Easily the best moment of the year for those who watched it live (I was lucky) or those who saw the video online."