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Alabama Vs. South Carolina: Gamecocks Force Greg McElroy Fumble, Convert Possession Into Alshon Jeffery TD

It's gone from bad to worse in Columbia for the Crimson Tide.

On the first play of the second quarter, Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy was stripped, and a Gamecock fell on the ball, giving South Carolina a possession in Alabama territory.

And then the Gamecocks capitalized, with Stephen Garcia finding Alshon Jeffery on a fade route for their second touchdown hookup of the day.

It's South Carolina 21, Alabama 3. That's an 18-point deficit, and the second-largest one of the Nick Saban era. The Crimson Tide trailed by 21 in the first quarter of the 2009 Sugar Bowl against Utah.