With Tori Gurley’s 14 receptions and 109 yards against Kentucky, he and South Carolina teammate Alshon Jeffery are now the most prolific wide receiving duo in the Southeastern Conference.
"We’ve got probably the biggest guys in the conference," Gamecocks head coach Steve Spurrier said Wednesday during the SEC teleconference. "They are playing well. They just have to block a little better downfield. That would make me happy, too."
Jeffery and Gurley are combining to average 11.29 catches and 163.5 yards per game. To be fair, Jeffery is doing the bulk of the work with an SEC-best 11 catches and 121.1 yards per game.
The No. 17 Gamecocks (5-2, 3-2 SEC) are one of three teams in the league with two pass catchers in the top six. Arkansas (Greg Childs and Joe Adams) and Kentucky (Randall Cobb and Chris Matthews) are the other two.
Also on Wednesday’s weekly call, Spurrier showed off his deadpan delivery during the call when asked if could pinpoint the difference between teams that make it to the SEC Championship Game and those that fall short. He responded, "the teams that got there won their division."
"Usually making a play or two in the close games to have that crucial victory usually determines the division winner unless you are fortunate enough to have a team that wins by a lot of big scores," he added. "Right now, I see a lot of parity in the SEC. It’s coming down to who can win the close games."