Alabama's Marquis Johnson (24) fights for a pass with South Carolina receiver Alshon Jeffery (1) in the first half of their NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009.  The play was incomplete. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
Alabama's Marquis Johnson (24) fights for a pass with South Carolina receiver Alshon Jeffery (1) in the first half of their NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009. The play was incomplete. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)
Alabama's Marquis Johnson (24) fights for a pass with South Carolina receiver Alshon Jeffery (1) in the first half of their NCAA college football game at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009. The play was incomplete. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

A defeat for USC, but not a bad one

October 18, 2009 12:00 AM