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Fresh off UGA win, Spurrier looks to block Furman upset hopes

Steve Spurrier Steve Spurrier
Marcus Lattimore Marcus Lattimore

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) — South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier doesn't mind all the attention freshman running back Marcus Lattimore has been getting this week.

Spurrier said on Tuesday Lattimore deserves plenty of praise after running for 182 yards in last week win over Georgia.

But Spurrier says he isn't ready to turn the No. 13 Gamecocks into a "three yards and a cloud of dust" offense like Woody Hayes' Ohio State Buckeyes. The coach says he will keep passing if he can.

The win also made South Carolina a fairly popular pick to win the Eastern Division and make the Southeastern Conference title game for the first time. Spurrier says there is a lot of football to be played before he will talk about that.

South Carolina takes on Football Championship Subdivision team Furman on Saturday. Referring to Appalachian State's legendary upset over Michigan

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