Here’s what South Carolina coaches and players thought about Saturday’s 52-20 loss to Georgia.
Defensive coordinator Jon Hoke on Georgia quarterback Greyson Lambert: “Give him credit. He made the plays he needed to make. I’m disappointed we didn’t make the plays. That’s what disappointed me the most. I thought we’d compete a little bit better, but we did not.”
Safety Isaiah Johnson on the 52-20 defeat: “The outcome tonight was more shocking. The whole previous week, we practiced hard and we felt we could beat this team, but we just fell short.”
Johnson on the mood of the team: “We’re not worried about this game. We’re already looking forward to next week against UCF.”
Quarterback Perry Orth on keeping up with Georgia’s offense: “Yeah, it’s tough, but we can’t control what the other offense does. We have to worry about ourselves and execute.”
Center Zack Bailey on playing in Sanford Stadium: “At first it was kind of nerve-wracking, but I overcame that and kind of blurred out everybody and settled down.”
Linebacker Skai Moore on Georgia’s offense: “We just didn’t execute. Coach put us in the right position, but we just have to execute and make plays. … We kept fighting, but we just have to do our job and execute.”
Coach Steve Spurrier: “We’ll know how we played as the year progresses. Obviously it was a tough defensive game, although they only got (28 points) in the second half, so we slowed them down occasionally.”