Posted by Tom Fornelli
It's still very early in Columbia, but in the second quarter the South Carolina Gamecocks are beating Alabama 21-3.
Alabama started the game with a nice drive that resulted in a field goal, but since then it's been all Gamecocks. The Gamecocks followed the Tide's opening drive with a 7-play 63 yard scoring drive that was capped by Marcus Lattimore 's first career touchdown catch. Then, after forcing an Alabama punt, South Carolina went on another 7-play 62-yard drive that ended when Stephen Garcia hit Alshon Jeffery for a 26-yard touchdown catch.
Making matters worse? Greg McElroy just fumbled after being blindsided and South Carolina recovered and has the ball deep in Alabama territory. A few plays later Garcia hit Jeffery for another touchdown.
Still, as we already said, it's early in this one. Let's not forget that Arkansas had a 17-7 lead over the Tide at halftime two weeks ago before Alabama came back to win 24-20.
That being said, this has been just about as good a start that Steve Spurrier could have wanted for his team.