USC wrapped up its SEC slate by dispatching the conference team that has had their number more than any other the past few seasons. The Gamecocks beat Arkansas 38-20 Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium. The win snapped a three game losing streak against the Razorbacks.
“It was good to beat Arkansas finally,” Steve Spurrier said after the game. “I think the last time we beat them Bush was the president. It was four years ago, I know that. It’s been a long time. They are not quite the team they have been in the past. They obviously have some issues, but it’s still good to beat them.”
While Spurrier was happy to get the win, he wasn’t especially impressed with how his team looked. The HBC was hoping for a better performance coming out of the bye week.
“This was a game they had about as many yards as we did, “Spurrier said. “Every time we made a drive in the first half, we had a touchdown out of it somehow. We were fortunate to get 21 points and then had to settle for a field goal in the first drive of the second half. DJ Swearinger got the pick and that seem to deflate Arkansas”
The win moves USC to 8-2 overall and a 6-2 record in the SEC. It is the second straight year the Gamecocks have won six conference games.
“We had some bumps in the road, but 6-2 isn’t bad,” Spurrier said. “We would really like to win that one next week. In the history of the school I don’t think we have ever won seven home games. So we would win seven at home and that would be something to say `hey we did something that has never been done before.’ There are still some opportunities out there for us. We’ll see how it all plays out.”
USC will close out its home slate next week against Wofford. They wrap up the regular season at Clemson the following week.
AUDIO: Steve Spurrier post game [3:00]