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Florida vs. South Carolina final score: Gamecocks knock off Gators

What an ugly game.

NCAA Football: Florida at South Carolina Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Well, that was certainly a football game.

The South Carolina Gamecocks improved to 7-3 and 5-3 in SEC play with a 28-20 victory over the Florida Gators (3-6, 3-5) in Columbia.

The first half featured quite the sequence.

To say that set the tone for the rest of the afternoon is pretty valid. South Carolina set the tone on offense, winning the total yardage battle, 469-301.

Additionally, Florida has a full-blown quarterback controversy now, as Felipe Franks and Malik Zaire each saw similar playing time. Franks eventually showed his potential and skill in the fourth quarter, but for most of the game both were stuck in the mud. It’s not ideal to run two quarterbacks out there at this point in the season, though.

If you’re going to make a going change, perhaps it’s wise to remove the entire staff to avoid this sort of thing.

Speaking of quarterbacks, Jake Bentley had three interceptions and zero touchdowns for the Gamecocks and was by far the best QB in the game.

Bentley did have a pair of rushing touchdowns though, as did Mon Denson.

Florida made it interesting late in the game, driving down the field down by eight, but Franks threw an interception to Jamyest Williams to seal the victory for the Gamecocks.

South Carolina remains home to face Wofford next weekend, while the Gators return to Gainesville to face UAB.