It’s not often USC coach Steve Spurrier comes up dry when talking about a victory. But on on his Sunday teleconference, Spurrier said he really couldn’t put his finger on how his team won in overtime last night at Missouri after trailing 17-0 going into the fourth quarter.
Spurrier had plenty of praise for his team, especially Connor Shaw, Bruce Ellington and Mike Davis, but the best explanation he could come up with was, “It was meant to be.”
Spurrier said the Gamecocks suffered no new major injuries. Davis has a sprained foot that will keep him out of practice much of the week and a few other players suffered minor ankle sprains.
Here are some of the key points made by Spurrier:
- Shaw came out of the game alright with his knee but he has had a flu bug or stomach virus.
- Thompson wasn’t all that bad last night but it was time to try something different, and maybe the knee forced him to stay in pocket.
- Knows the position they are in the SEC East but all they can do is get ready for Mississippi State.
- Always pulls for Florida unless it’s not to South Carolina’s advantage, so he’ll be pulling for Spurrier this Saturday vs Georgia.
- Very happy to get the sixth win yesterday and become bowl eligible.
The Gamecocks host Mississippi State this Saturday for Homecoming with kickoff set for 12:20 on the SEC Network. USC is a 13 point favorite.