Quick hits: No. 11 Florida Gators beats South Carolina 24-14 as Jim McElwain makes history

No. 11 Florida Gators football (9-1, 7-1 SEC) was a wire-to-wire victor on Saturday, ending its Southeastern Conference schedule with a decisive 24-14 victory over the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina.

In leading the Gators to a 7-1 league record, head coach Jim McElwain set a new mark for SEC wins (seven) as a first-year coach at Florida. McElwain also tied four coaches for most total victories (nine) … and that’s with two regular-season and up to five total games remaining.

Here are five immediate takeaways from the Gators’ latest victory.

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Gameday – Florida Gators at South Carolina: What to know, how to watch on TV, live stream online

No. 11 Florida Gators football hits the road for the final time in the 2015 regular season to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks. The Gators are looking to continue their winning ways and leave the league slate with one loss, while the Gamecocks are making their last attempt at salvaging their season as they try to win enough games to become bowl eligible.

Here’s a look ahead at Saturday’s game: what to know and how to watch Florida-South Carolina.

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Event: Homecoming
Location: Williams-Brice Stadium – Columbia, South Carolina [Capacity: 80,250]
Weather: 57°F, sunny (0% chance of rain), winds NNW at 5 mph

Time: 12:00 p.m. EST
TV: ESPN (Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, Dr. Jerry Punch)

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SiriusXM: 83/190 | Radio: Gator Radio Network [Affiliates]

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Florida Football Friday Final: Can Demarcus Robinson be the playmaker the Gators need?

We’re back with Florida Football Friday Final, where OnlyGators.com takes a last look at the No. 11 Florida Gators as they prepare an important showdown against the South Carolina Gamecocks on Saturday at 12 p.m. at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina.

Florida (8-1, 6-1 SEC) and South Carolina (3-6, 1-6 SEC) will do battle as the Gators look to preserve their momentum and the Gamecocks try to turn around their season work their way back to bowl eligibility for the eighth straight year.

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McElwain talks offensive struggles, defensive successes as Gators prep for Gamecocks

Looking back on winning the SEC East title and ahead to Saturday’s game against the South Carolina Gamecocks, head coach Jim McElwain of the No. 10 Florida Gators (8-1, 6-1 SEC) met with the media to discuss his offense’s struggles, defense’s successes and all the things going both right and wrong for the Gators through the first 10 weeks of the season.

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Florida Gators defense, including starters Jon Bullard and Keanu Neal, ravaged by injuries

When the No. 10 Florida Gators (8-1, 6-1 SEC) line up Saturday on the road against the South Carolina Gamecocks, the recently crowned SEC East champions may be without up to three defensive starters.

Head coach Jim McElwain announced Monday that junior defensive tackle Joey Ivie is out with an undisclosed injury, senior defensive lineman Jonathan Bullard is “probably doubtful” with “an arm deal,” and junior safety Keanu Neal is “questionable with a foot.”

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WATCH: Florida Gators soccer player scores thrilling buzzer-beater goal in double overtime

No. 8 Florida Gators soccer saw a double-overtime duel against the No. 17 South Carolina Gamecocks come to as thrilling and dramatic a conclusion as possible Friday night at James G. Pressly Stadium in Gainesville, Florida.

Faced with an impending draw in the final seconds of the game, the Gators pulled out a shocking victory as junior midfielder Liz Slattery corralled a rebound in the box and fired it into the back of the net as time expired.

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Florida Gators coach, QB Steve Spurrier retires: Top Head Ball Coach moments, quotes, reactions

A Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback and national title-winning coach with the Florida Gators, Steve Spurrier ended his collegiate coaching career on Tuesday, resigning from his post with South Carolina after 10-plus years with the program. In all, Spurrier compiled a 228-89-2 record over 26 seasons, going 122-27-1 (87-12 SEC) while at Florida.

He led the Gators to their first national title in the 1996 season, also winning six SEC championships and seven SEC East crowns. Spurrier was named SEC Coach of the Year at Florida five times and took the Gators to a second national title game, which it lost in the 1995 season, one year before he returned to the game and won.

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Florida Gators AD Jeremy Foley, coach Jim McElwain comment on Steve Spurrier

Former Florida Gators national championship-winning coach and Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Steve Spurrier resigned from his post at South Carolina and retired from the sport of college football on Tuesday.

As a response to Spurrier’s departure, Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley and current Gators head coach Jim McElwain released statements praising Spurrier and honoring his accomplishments.

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