South Carolina coach Will Muschamp was his usual self after Thursday night’s 13-10 win at Vanderbilt.
The Gamecocks first-year head coach was charged up in his post-game interview with ESPN sideline reporter Quint Kessenich.
“We’re about being relentless in everything we do. Recruiting, offense, defense, special teams, whatever we do,” Muschamp said. “They stayed relentless in their approach. We made some mistakes early, but they fought their ass off. It was a helluva game.”
With 35 seconds left, Elliott Fry’s 55-yard field goal, the longest of his career, gave the Gamecocks their only lead of the night.
Perry Orth got the start and came back in the second half, completing 11 of 19 passes for 152 yards.
Perhaps the most impressive player on that side of the ball was A.J. Turner, who carried 13 times for 70 yards.
Defensively, the Gamecocks gave up just 73 yards through the air and 169 on the ground.
“It’s never going to be about me,” Muschamp said. “It’s about these kids and this staff.
“What an unbelievable fan-base. We had more people here than Vanderbilt tonight. That’s a helluva deal.”
Muschamp: "You get into the second half and you get into the fourth quarter, those Gamecocks came to play."
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