"I didn't even know it was fourth down," Herrara said. "I just heard everybody cheering and figured it was good."

The teams combined for 990 yards - Georgia had 536 - in a game that sparked such passion, a couple of South Carolina coaches got into it with each other on the sideline early in the third quarter. They had to be pulled apart by another assistant.

"It was pretty obvious that Georgia was the stronger of the two teams out there," Spurrier said. "They kicked our tails up and down the field."

After South Carolina grabbed a 3-0 lead, the Gamecocks ran only three offensive plays in nearly 13 minutes.

Murray threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Arthur Lynch, and Georgia caught the Gamecocks napping on the ensuing kickoff. Collin Barber dribbled an onside kick that was recovered easily by Blake Sailors. The Bulldogs drove from there for Patrick Beless' 22-yard field goal.

South Carolina went three-and-out, and Murray extended Georgia's lead to 17-3 with a 6-yard touchdown pass to Keith Marshall swinging out of the backfield.

The Gamecocks rallied. Brandon Wilds' scored on a 7-yard run, and South Carolina tied it on the first of Shaw two touchdown passes to Nick Jones, an 18-yarder set up by Barber's fumbled snap on an attempted punt.

The teams traded touchdowns in the final 1:42 of the half, Gurley powering in from the 2 and South Carolina evening the score again on Shaw's 30-yard TD pass to Jones with just 13 seconds remaining.