COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP)Mississippi wasn’t ready for the Top 5or South Carolina’s defense.
Star passer Jevan Snead was hounded all game and the fourth-ranked Rebels never got in gear, losing to South Carolina 16-10 Thursday night.
I’m glad it’s gone, left tackle Bradley Sowell said of the high-intensity spotlight, so we can just get back to basics and win ballgames.
South Carolina (3-1, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) had been 1-31 all-time against Top 5 foes, but left Williams-Brice Stadium with the biggest win of coach Steve Spurrier’s five seasons.
Spencer Lanning kicked three field goals and fullback Patrick DiMarco a key 2-yard TD catch for the Gamecocks.
It was good to get a win when everybody watches, Spurrier said. It was good for all Gamecocks.
Ole Miss (2-1, 0-1) had one last chance at a go-ahead TD that would’ve extended its eight-game winning streak. But Snead was sacked by Cliff Matthews, then had a fourth-down pass knocked away by Darian Stewart. [read more]