The short-term results of the Gamecocks visit to The Swamp were disappointing. But maybe the Gamecocks experience is money in the bank.
I hoped the noon kickoff might suppress the Gator crowd. I quickly realized it was stupid to dream the Florida crowd would not be ready. This was an SEC East Championship elimination game. Florida is SEC. Big time atmosphere for the Gamecocks final conference game of the 2016 season. The Florida crowd was lit.
— Scott Carter (@GatorsScott) November 13, 2016
— Ian Byers (@ianbyers) November 13, 2016
— College Football (@holidayhqteam) November 13, 2016
Next year, the Gamecocks travel to A&M, Georgia and Tennessee. Those crowds will be just as electric.
There’s another road game this year too. It may not match Swamp fan craziness, but Clemson certainly is the most intimidating crowd in the ACC. Spend it there.
Judging by the post-game comments, the Gamecocks are banking this one.