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South Carolina loses fourth SEC game in a row

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Brent Johnson is a radio host for 107.9 The Game and he says the Gamecock defense needs to improve. Brent Johnson is a radio host for 107.9 The Game and he says the Gamecock defense needs to improve.
Austin Snight is a USC student and he thinks the Gamcocks have lost their chance at a bowl game. Austin Snight is a USC student and he thinks the Gamcocks have lost their chance at a bowl game.

By: Rachel Tripp

USC Head Football Coach Steve Spurrier didn't have answers for the 45-42 overtime loss to Tennessee on Saturday night.

"We've had about three or four like this so I guess I should be getting used to it by now. I have a tough time getting used to these kinds of things," said Steve Spurrier. 

Spurrier said a lot of players had sensational games, but there were calls that he wished he would have changed.

"We weren't good enough to hold the lead, not coached well enough over all. I've done a lousy job about maximizing what I think we got here," said Spurrier.

He says the offense has proven they can score, but they are just trying to find a way to win.             

Brent Johnson is a radio host for 107.9 The Game and said that the players and coaches are struggling to explain Saturday's outcome.

"Fans and players just aren't used to losing during the Spurrier era," said Johnson.

Johnson said that the defense clearly needs work if the Gamecocks want to win football games. He says the offensive side of the ball has given the defense leads and they keep blowing it.

"It's now three times the Gamecocks have had a 14 point lead in the fourth quarter, and four times they've had the lead in the fourth quarter and lost, and that's just unheard of," said Johnson.  

The student section cleared early in Williams-Brice Saturday night because of cold temperatures, and because students were done with the Gamecocks losing. USC student Austin Snight left at half-time, and is frustrated with the season.

"I've been let down from previous games. We were leading by two touchdowns, and then decline in the last seconds. It's devastating," said Snight.

He has given up on the team's chances for a bowl game this season but hopes the team can beat Clemson. The Gamecocks need to win two of their remaining three games to be bowl eligible.

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