Spurrier focused on backing up 'Bama win

Steve Spurrier was thrilled with South Carolina's first victory over a No. 1 opponent. Now, he's ready to see his 10th-ranked Gamecocks can back it up the rest of the season.

Spurrier said Sunday the 35-21 win over previously top-ranked Alabama won't matter as much if South Carolina can't keep that same focus and challenge for the Southeastern Conference title.

The Gamecocks (4-1, 2-1 SEC) certainly look as if they've got what it takes to contend. Spurrier said quarterback Stephen Garcia played the best game of his career and tailback Marcus Lattimore and receiver Alshon Jeffery accounted for all five Gamecocks touchdowns.

South Carolina improved nine spots in the rankings after the victory. Alabama dropped to No. 8.