Posted by ESPN.com's Chris Low
ATHENS, Ga. -- Already, South Carolina has made some crippling mistakes on offense, the most recent one costing the Gamecocks a touchdown.
Stephen Garcia’s 43-yard touchdown pass to Tori Gurley, which would have made it a 14-7 game, was nullified by an ineligible man down the field penalty.
The Gamecocks were fortunate penalties didn’t ruin their first touchdown drive.
Safety Chris Culliver recovered an A.J. Green fumble at the Georgia 23. But on the first play, the Gamecocks were hit with a delay of game penalty. And then with a first-and-goal at the 2, they were penalized for illegal formation.
Gurley's touchdown catch bailed them out.