Ugly wins are better than pretty losses. That seems to sum up the feeling I am left with after all of our openers under Steve Spurrier. Usually South Carolina opens the college football season on Thursday night, and usually they play an ugly game. However, under SOS, Carolina has also won all those games.
In 2005 Carolina started hot by scoring quickly on their first possession against Central Florida but ended up winning by a pedestrian 24-15. The next season USC started at Mississippi State. This was the game where Cory Boyd told the national tv audience that he was "back like cooked crack." Indeed he was, and South Carolina won without style points, 15-0.
2007 South Carolina didn't begin on Thursday night. They began with a win, a thrilling 28-14 aerial assault against Louisiana Lafayette. In 2008 and 2009 South Carolina played NC State to begin the season. 08 was in Columbia. The final score looks very nice, 34-0, but anyone who was there or watching on tv probably remembers that this was a 13-0 game in the 4th quarter. However, by Carolina opening standards, it was downright poetic.no comments