COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina fans might want to hold off on those December hotel reservations in Atlanta.
These chickens have learned over the years not to count their chickens before they hatch.
But two weeks into the season, South Carolina looks like as good a bet as any to win the Eastern Division after taking down Georgia 17-6 on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium.
Freshman running back Marcus Lattimore was sensational. Georgia simply couldn’t tackle him, as he plowed his way to 182 rushing yards on 37 carries.
The Gamecocks’ defense wasn’t shabby, either. They kept the Bulldogs out of the end zone for the first time since the 2007 season (a South Carolina 16-12 win in Athens). All Georgia could manage against South Carolina was a pair of Blair Walsh field goals.
Granted, it's early, but this looks like Steve Spurrier's most complete team yet at South Carolina.