COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Furman coach Bobby Lamb remembers coming to Williams-Brice Stadium 28 years ago not thinking much of the Paladins chances to beat South Carolina. While Lamb might have similar worries facing the 13th-ranked Gamecocks on Saturday night, he hopes he's as wrong as he in 1982.
Lamb was a freshman backup quarterback for the Paladins then and still had the bad taste of his team's 26-0 loss at North Carolina State only weeks before when they came to play South Carolina. Furman, though, left with a 28-23 upset still talked about by the purple Paladin faithful.
The Palmetto State programs haven't played since. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier hopes his team doesn't become the next FBS victim of an FCS team like Ole Miss losing to Jacksonville State or Virginia Tech falling to James Madison.