This might sound a bit obvious, but beating Georgia is a very good sign for South Carolina football. Consider the following: The Gamecocks are a combined 25–23 in the SEC in the six seasons in which they have defeated Georgia. On the other hand, they are 36–67–1 in conference games in the 13 seasons in which they have lost to the Bulldogs, and only once, in 2005, has South Carolina had a winning SEC record without beating Georgia.
Georgia’s quest to win the SEC East title in 2011 took a hit when running back Caleb King was ruled ineligible. Depth at running back was already an issue for the Bulldogs, especially after Washaun Ealey transferred following spring practice. When Ealey left, the Bulldogs were expected to have a solid one-two punch with King and true freshman Isaiah Crowell leading the way. With King and Ealey out of the picture, the Bulldogs will have to rely even more on Crowell.