The last time Georgia beat South Carolina, the Bulldogs’ starting lineup included Vince Vance at left tackle, Marcus Dowtin at middle linebacker and Bryan Evans at safety.
Former Georgia cornerback and return man Branden Smith runs for a touchdown against South Carolina on Sept. 12, 2009, at Sanford Stadium in Athens.
That was Sept. 12, 2009, when the Bulldogs withstood 53 pass attempts from Stephen Garcia and got big-play touchdowns from Brandon Boykin and Branden Smith in a 41-37 victory.
Georgia is looking to snap a three-game losing skid to the Gamecocks.
“It’s a big game and we haven’t beaten them, so we’ve got to prove everybody wrong,” junior linebacker Amarlo Herrera said.
Tight end Arthur Lynch and receiver Rantavious Wooten, who both took redshirts but not as freshmen, actually played in that 2009 game, but they are exceptions.
“It stinks that we haven’t beaten them, especially this senior class has yet to win a game versus South Carolina,” quarterback Aaron Murray said. “Hopefully we can change that this year. It’s a brand new team, it’s a new season. We’ve got to put what happened last year, the past three years behind us and go out there, compete, have fun and try to win a ballgame.”