Vanderbilt-South Carolina postgame quotes
Oct. 24, 2009
Head Coach Bobby Johnson
On the matchup with South Carolina
On Punter Brett Upson
On South Carolina's receivers
On the outcome of the game
On special teams playing a big role in the game
Turning the game into a good year personally
On South Carolina's 99-yard drive in fourth quarter
On the pressure they put on Garcia
Matching up well with South Carolina
On losing the lead in the fourth quarter
Thoughts on South Carolina quarterback Garcia
We should have won. We came in with a good game plan and practiced hard this week. We came in feeling good, started the game with some intensity but we just couldn't finish it.
Head Coach Steve Spurrier
Tori (Gurley) made a heck of a catch. In fact, we gave Tori the game ball. That was a good catch in the midfield and of course Alshon's (Jeffery) catch, that was one of the best plays we've had this year. Stephen (Garcia) hit him perfectly on a third and long, and that ended up being a big play.
Vanderbilt had a lot of yards, but they didn't get a lot of points. Neither team had a turnover. When was the last time you saw a game like that? It was a lot of punting, and (Spencer) Lanning punted well.
On Cliff Matthews' injury
On Vanderbilt's kick off return
On Alshon Jeffery
We had to punt eight times, I feel like we were getting stuffed and stuffed and struggled making fourth downs. We had 70 plays, and they had 71. We had some big passes, and they didn't. That's probably the difference right there.
We've won five conference games at home in a row. I like that. We got six wins, and we're bowl eligible. That's the best thing about the win. We're very fortunate.