All to Top 20 teams. Four of them by a touchdown or less. Three on tipped passes. And one of them - today's emotionally-draining 17-16 loss to No. 5 Florida in "The Swamp" - by a fingertip.
South Carolina's 2006 football season would appear at first blush to resemble the history of the program - the definition of mediocrity.
Closer inspection, however, reveals a team that is playing on the same level (if not better) than the finest teams in the finest conference in all of college football.
Gamecock football is at long last making the leap to competitiveness in the upper echelon of the Southeastern Conference, and head coach Steve Spurrier is just getting started.
Keep your chins up, Gamecock fans ...