Taking part in a Capital One Bowl event yesterday, Steve Spurrier was asked if his team’s 10-2 season — with wins over Clemson, Florida, Georgia and Tennessee — has been satisfying. The coach made no bones about it:
“Yeah, we’ve had a wonderful year. We lost one close one we had a chance to win, but we won about four others that we could’ve lost. We have won our share of close games this year. That’s why we’re 10-2. Our field goal kicker has made some nice ones. We’ve won a couple of games by a field goal. Our defense and our offense have made plays at the right time to win the game. I think everyone knows if we’re fortunate enough to win 11 games, that would be a first in the history of our school. So we’re playing for history in the Capital One Bowl. We really have a lot to play for.”
Carolina has lost three bowl games in a row under Spurrier and they are 0-3 lifetime against Nebraska. Indeed they do have a lot to play for on January 2nd.