An elated Will Muschamp was interviewed by ESPN following the game, and Muschamp paid tribute to the South Carolina fans.

“They’ve been nothing but positive, and they’ve stuck with us,” Muschamp said.

The Gamecocks pulled a big upset over Tennessee 24-21 Saturday night in Columbia, and it’s another big building block for Muschamp and his coaching staff.

Freshman QB Jake Bentley has been a huge breath of fresh air, and his fire and energy is refreshing … not to mention his play. Bentley tossed two touchdowns Saturday night.

Here’s what Will Muschamp said during his post-game press conference: