There was no yelling. No throwing of the visor. No cursing or angry looks. Spurrier just looked at his team with a smile that said “I knew it,” and looked away.
But we all knew it, right? We knew after beating the No. 1 ranked team in the nation we couldn’t keep it up. We knew a serious reality check was upon our cocky selves, but we didn’t know it would be so soon.
Our loss to Kentucky was a serious embarrassment. I mean, the game was literally in the bag from the time we saw it on our roster. Lattimore was prancing about, Garcia was lobbing throws as usual, and everyone else was stepping up to the plate as well. So why couldn’t we pull it off?
Some blame it on the coach, some on the players and some on that annoying Kentucky blue, but whatever it may be…it’s seriously pissing off some fans in Columbia today. And this is not a normal angry-because-we-lost-the-game kind of angry. This is like I-need-to-pick-a-new-team-to-cheer-for angry. But I’m saying; don’t give up so soon, Gamecock fans.
Sure, we have been dubbed the “Shamecocks” for our well known talent of seriously messing up some games, but this is just a minor bump in the road. And who really cares about this game, anyway? The rankings are so shaken up as it is.
The Gamecocks came in fresh off that high from last week and may have been a little overly-anxious to get the game over with so we could continue basking in that post game glory. Can we really blame them? I’m still proud to be a Gamecock, purely because we are the team that surprises. Think about it. No team can expect to beat us or expect to lose to us because you just never know. We could lose to every unranked team and still beat all of the top ten. Okay, maybe not…but you get the picture.
Sure all we had to do was kick a field goal (easy peezy) to tie the game up and go into overtime. But I guess somebody saw it as an opportunity to go out big and just chunk a pass to nobody in the end zone. That pass was a “sure to be a winner,” then quickly intercepted by Anthony Mosely. Really not cool. But, Kentucky did have some funny little happy dances that had us feeling kind of excited for the poor team. So congrats Kentucky, you just got lucky.