2010 SEC games - No. 18 South Carolina at UF

Published: Saturday, July 3, 2010 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Friday, July 2, 2010 at 10:04 p.m.

Gatorsports counts down the top 25 games in the SEC for the 2010 season.


When: Nov. 13.

Why it's must-see TV: The Urban Meyer-Steve Spurrier storyline is no longer at the forefront of conversation when it comes to this game, but there's still some magic in the air when Spurrier takes on his former school. Florida has won four straight over the Gamecocks, but this year South Carolina figures to be the top team to contend with Florida for the SEC East. How special would it be for Spurrier to come into the house that he built and snatch the division crown from the Gators?

All-time record: Florida leads, 23-4-3.

Recent history: It was a defensive slug fest for most of the second half in 2009, but a fourth-quarter touchdown run by Tim Tebow secured Florida's 24-14 win in Columbia. The Gators ran the Gamecocks out of Gainesville with a 56-6 drubbing in 2008. Seven touchdowns from Tebow fueled Florida's 51-31 win in 2007, while a last-second, miracle field goal block by Jarvis Moss gave Florida a 17-16 win in '06. Spurrier's only win against his alma mater came in 2005 with a 30-22 victory in Columbia.

Quick hit: While Spurrier was known for his high-octane offenses at Florida, Meyer has had the more offensively superior teams in this series. In Meyer's four wins against South Carolina, Florida has averaged 449 yards and 37 points.

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