With another Thursday upon us, the 2015 football season is now just 11 weeks away.
Steve Spurrier is entering his 11th season as South Carolina's head coach, so we are taking a trip down memory lane as the regular season approaches.
The staff at Gamecock Central have compiled the 11 most memorable games of the Spurrier Era. Today, we present #11.
(List compiled by Trey Asbelle, Chris Clark, Paul Collins, Scott Hood, Rixon Lane, and Chris Wellbaum)
11. Nov. 12, 2005 - South Carolina 30 Florida 22
Why It Makes The List
The Gamecocks had not defeated Florida in 66 years. Urban Meyer was in his first season with the Gators and Florida entered the meeting with a No. 12 national ranking. Steve Spurrier was taking on his alma mater for the first time. South Carolina seized the momentum in the first quarter with an interception by defensive tackle Chris Tucker and built a 20-5 lead in the first half on the legs of Mike Davis and Daccus Turman. The Gators rallied to cut South Carolina's lead to 30-22 late in the fourth quarter, but were flagged for illegal participation on a punt to give South Carolina a first down and seal the win for the Gamecocks.
Why It's Not Higher
Florida was a top-15 team, but not the elite program it was during the 1990s. Despite the win, South Carolina was not able to win the SEC East, as Georgia locked up a trip to Atlanta that season. The Gamecocks also followed the win over the Gators with a fourth consecutive loss to Clemson and an Independence Bowl loss against Missouri.