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Arkansas Shuts Down South Carolina

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Head coach Steve Spurrier fell to 5-4 all-time against Arkansas, including 2-4 as USC's head coach Head coach Steve Spurrier fell to 5-4 all-time against Arkansas, including 2-4 as USC's head coach

By: Jessie Knaak

Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett threw for 303 yards while Knile Davis tied a career high with three touchdowns, as the Razorbacks handed South Carolina its worst home loss in five years, 41-20, Saturday night.

The Gamecocks hadn't lost this badly at Williams-Bryce Stadium since a 37-14 win by Alabama in coach Steve Spurrier's debut season of 2005.

Junior quarterback Stephen Garcia finished the game with 161 yards on 14 of 29 completions.

"We didn't have much tonight," Spurrier said after the game. "The way we played, you wonder how we won six games already this year."

To make it seven, South Carolina will have to win at Florida, where they haven't won in 12 years, this weekend.

"The only thing we can do now is regroup and try to improve and give ourselves a chance to win next week," Spurrier said.

South Carolina dropped in the polls to No. 22 in the AP and No. 23 in the BCS.

Despite the loss, the Gamecocks (6-3, 4-3 SEC) get a shot at the Eastern Division and their first spot in the league title game against Florida at The Swamp next Saturday night.

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