Alabama lost for the first time in 19 games. South Carolina played great by starting of the game to a 21 to 3 lead. Alabama did claw their way back, but The Gamecocks showed some real poise. When Alabama pushed, South Carolina pushed back even harder. Marcus Lattimore was the real difference with 3 touchdowns. Only 2 weeks ago QB Steven Garcia was pulled from a game against Auburn. This week he showed great leadership, and made the plays he had to. The gamecocks QB was 17 for 20 with 201 yards passing and 3 touchdowns. He did a great job of finding his best wide receiver, Alshon Jeffery. This sophomore was nothing short of unstoppable. 7 receptions for 127 yards and 2 touchdowns. Greg McElroy of Alabama did all he could, he had 315 yards passing for 3 scores. That was not enough however, as South Carolina went on to win 35 to 21. Now the SEC race is a wide open one.
A team finally stopped Denard Robinson, and looked really good while doing it. Michigan State forced Robinson to throw 3 interceptions in a 34 to 17 win for Sparty. Michigan State is a major contender for the Big 10, Michigan is not. One player has defined that team for the first half of the season, and I do not see that changing.-Josh Neighbors