The South Carolina Gamecocks ended a three game skid against the Arkansas Razorbacks, by beating the Hogs 38-20 at Williams Brice Stadium Saturday afternoon.
To be clear, the game was never in question, but there was some tension inside the stadium, especially moments before South Carolina went up 31-14.
Tyler Wilson left one of his receivers out to dry, and D.J. Swearinger came in with a huge hit to blow the play up. I couldn’t tell whether it was a helmet to helmet play from wear I sat, but the crowd vocally disagreed with the referee’s ruling.
On the very next play, Swearinger intercepted a Wilson pass and took it back more than 60 yards for a touchdown.
When he crossed the goal line, Swearinger chucked the ball into the student section, much to the delight of the fans.
Every single sports outlet that covers the Gamecocks was irate about his choice of celebration, and some even questioned whether or not it would give the Razorbacks a chance to come back.
If you follow me on twitter, you know that I knew better, because after a defensive stand, the Gamecocks went up 38-14 on a Mike Davis touchdown run.
Arkansas scored a late touchdown, and then showed just how classless they were by going for an on-sides kick down 18 with less than fifty seconds to play.
It failed to go 10 yards, though, and the Gamecocks ran the clock out.
Next week, South Carolina will take on Wofford at Williams Brice at 1 pm. If they win that game the Cocks will post their first undefeated home record since 1987.