Will Muschamp just earned his signature victory in Columbia.

If you missed the classic down in Athens, South Carolina just beat Georgia 20-17 in double overtime after Bulldog kicker Rodrigo Blakenship missed his second field goal attempt in overtime.

South Carolina managed to get the win despite losing starting quarterback Ryan Hilinski to injury, who only starts because senior Jake Bentley has already been lost for the season. In Hilinski’s place, third-string QB Dakereon Joyner, who has been taking reps at receiver in recent games, had to take control of the South Carolina offense.

Immediately after the game, an emotional Will Muschamp offered up his thoughts on the incredible game.

“I’m happy for our guys, hate that anyone had to lose that game,” Muschamp said.

The South Carolina coach then got fired up discussing his team’s ability to keep fighting on the road against the Bulldogs in Athens.

“Our guys kept fighting their assess off,” Muschamp said, “this is a hell of a day to be a Gamecock, isn’t it!? Ain’t it awesome!?”

When discussing how tough of a game this was, Muschamp got emotional thinking about all the ups and downs his team has had to overcome this season.

“We lose Jake at the beginning of the season, we lose Ryan, Dakereon is halfway practicing because of the hamstring,” he said. “It says a lot about the culture of our program, the leadership of our program, the type of players we have in our program and the future of our program.”

As for what this win means for Muschamp, he deflected all praise and pointed toward his players that fought hard to get the victory down in Athens — the first of the Muschamp era.

“It don’t mean a damn thing for me, I’m happy for our kids,” Muschamp said.