Brace yourselves, delicate viewers of the 2010 SEC Championship Game: Several plays are about to elapse without any scoring taking place.
South Carolina takes over on their own 19-yard line with 5:24 remaining in the first quarter. An 18-yard kickoff return got them out of reach of their own endzone, but the ball won't be going much farther down the field.
Stephen Garcia gets a paltry yard running up the middle on first down, but recovers nicely with a 10-yard pass to Alshon Jeffery on 2nd-and-9. The Gamecocks' second set of downs will not be converted, however, and Auburn gets the ball back on their own 14-yard line.
Right away, what the pundits are going to call EXPLOSIVE! PLAYCALLING! rears its ugly but effective head. Cam Newton hits Philip Lutzenkirchen over the middle for an 18-yard pass; Michael Dyer rushes right for four yards; Newton throws another rare incompletion -- and then hits Darvin Adams in stride for a 54-yard touchdown. It should be pointed out that Adams isn't even jogging fast. An easy lope into the endzone, with nobody close, and the Tigers are up by two scores. With 2:20 remaining in the first quarter, Auburn leads South Carolina, 21-7.
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