Sept. 8, 2007
South Carolina Head Coach Steve Spurrier
"This is the first one we have won against Georgia since I have been here. Somehow or another we scored 16 points, it was a wonderful win. It wasn't a shocker, we thought we would win this game, we are two evenly-matched teams. We made all of our field goals and kept Georgia out of the endzone. We are 1-0 in the SEC.
"It was a funny start to the game with one guy getting two personal fouls. We had a lot of chances to score and we let them slip through. This win is a step forward for this team and I think it was a good solid ugly win.
"We have a lot of Georgia guys on team and we gave out a lot of game balls to those players.
"On the last drive we ran off two gains of 10+ yards but we were trying for 8 or 9 yards to keep the clock running.
"This game is like the game two years ago. We had squeaked out a win vs. Central Florida and Georgia beat Boise state pretty good. That game had some missed field goals, some missed extra points and (Georgia) won the ugly game. This year we won the ugly game after struggling with Louisiana-Lafayette, and Georgia beating Oklahoma State handily."
South Carolina QB Blake Mitchell
South Carolina DE Eric Norwood
South Carolina MLB Jasper Brinkley
Georgia Head Coach Mark Richt
"South Carolina handled things well, especially the crowd noise. And I have to go back and commend our fans. The crowd was louder than it was a week ago, especially in that open drive of the second half when we got a great stop and the opportunity for a touchdown. Those are the kind of things we missed out on. The fans did a fantastic job of keeping us in the ballgame.
"We throw and catch pretty well in practice. We just have to take it to the next level in games. I thought in the second half our (offensive) line came around a little bit and created space for the backs to run through. We looked better in the second half; we just didn't finish it like we needed to. We'll go back and work on fundamentals and we'll get better.
"You're always surprised in a game when you don't score any touchdowns. That's why we went for it on that fourth-down situation where we got sacked. It was a trick play, and we thought we should take a shot at it because we were having such a tough job of getting in the end zone. I knew Coutu could make that field goal, but I didn't think that would be enough to win us the game."
Georgia QB Matthew Stafford
Georgia TB Knowshon Moreno
Georgia OL Jeff Owens
Georgia LB Brandon Miller
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