Spurrier, Gamecocks are riding high

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South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier (left) led the Gamecocks to their first win over a top-ranked team Saturday when they beat Alabama. South Carolina controls its destiny in the SEC East.  Associated Press
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South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier (left) led the Gamecocks to their first win over a top-ranked team Saturday when they beat Alabama. South Carolina controls its destiny in the SEC East.

WHO'S HOT

Steve Spurrier. Does it get any better for the Evil Genius, who was pure genius in South Carolina's win over No. 1 Alabama? The win, along with Florida's loss to Louisiana State, means the Gamecocks lead the Southeastern Conference East Division by a game in the loss column over the Gators.

WHO'S NOT

Caleb King. The Georgia running back was arrested Monday on a warrant for not showing up to a court date after he received a speeding ticket during the summer. As bad as that sounds, what was he doing out at 4 a.m. on a school night?

ANOTHER UPSET?

New No. 1 Ohio State faces its toughest game of the season Saturday when it plays at No. 18 Wisconsin. The Buckeyes have defeated the Badgers the past three seasons, including last year's 31-13 drubbing. Ohio State is a four-point favorite.

NOW HE NEEDS A TV SHOW

Congratulations go out to South Carolina assistant coach Steve Spurrier Jr. and his wife, Melissa. The pair welcomed their second set of multiples into the world. According to thestate.com, the Spurriers had twin sons, Hayden and Palmer, on 10/10/10.

The Spurriers now have six children: the twins, son Nolan and triplets: Luke, Gavin and Emmaline . The Spurriers only need a few more children to get their own reality television show.

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RANKING THE BIG FOUR

1. South Carolina (4-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference): If the Gamecocks win out, they should be playing for a national title. And the best part about the rest of the season? No Navy on the schedule.

2. Georgia Tech (4-2, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference): All of a sudden, Anthony Allen (525 yards) is on pace for a 1,000-yard season.

The Yellow Jackets could have two 1,000 rushers with Allen and quarterback Joshua Nesbitt (543 yards).

3. Georgia (2-4, 1-3 SEC): Mathematically speaking, the Bulldogs still have a shot at winning the SEC East.

4. Clemson (2-3, 0-2): Those early blowouts of North Texas and Presbyterian are not paying off now.

WHAT'S NEXT

- Vanderbilt at Georgia, noon (CBS-Ch. 12)

- Maryland at Clemson, noon (Fox-Ch. 54)

- Middle Tennessee at Georgia Tech, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN3.com)

- Georgia Southern at Chattanooga, 6 p.m. (No TV)

- South Carolina at Kentucky, 6 p.m. (ESPN2)

THIS WEEK'S STORYLINES

Clemson: Another loss and the season will spiral out of control.

Georgia: Commodores sport the best passing defense in the SEC.

Georgia Tech: Yellow Jackets will run all over the Blue Raiders.

South Carolina: Gamecocks have to avoid a predictable letdown at Kentucky.


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