Here are a couple quick thoughts on 24th-ranked South Carolina’s momentum-changing 38-35 win over No. 5 Georgia:

What it means: The Gamecocks haven’t given up on the season and blew the SEC Eastern Division wide open after picking themselves off the canvas for their third consecutive home win over the Bulldogs. Georgia, a sexy College Football Playoff pick after a season-opening win over Clemson, had no answers defensively against a well-coached game from Steve Spurrier.

What I liked: South Carolina’s willingness to tackle with aggression and Dylan Thompson’s impressive first half and poise in the pocket. Todd Gurley got his yards (20 carries, 131 yards, TD), but the Gamecocks wrapped up for the most part and limited the Heisman candidate’s yards after contact.

Who’s the man: Brandon Wilds and his ability to shake off an early lost fumble and post one of the best games of his career. Arguably the fourth-best running back on the field, Wilds managed 93 gritty yards — most after intermission — and scored on a 24-yard gallop in the fourth quarter that provided South Carolina with a lead it would never relinquish. Wilds had 94 yards in the Gamecocks’ first two games combined.

Key Plays: Georgia kicker Marshall Morgan, the SEC’s all-time leader with 20 consecutive field goals, missed his last two tries against the Gamecocks including a 28-yarder with less than five minutes to play. On the ensuing drive, Spurrier elected to go for it on 4th-and-inches at midfield to clinch the victory and Thompson’s sneak was just enough.

What’s next: South Carolina travels to Vanderbilt with a national ranking intact and East hopes renewed. Georgia picks up the pieces after likely falling out of the Top 10 with a home game against Troy.