"It was kind of weird how it happened," Bostic, a captain Saturday, said. "As soon as that play went on, I thought of that National Championship game with Auburn and Oregon. When it happened, we thought he was down. But that's one thing we (have) always said: You can't give up on a play."
Jacksonville's threat fizzled after kicker Griffin Thomas missed a 25-yard field goal.
But it was in the third quarter that Bostic pieced together his own threat. The Gators had already built a 10-0 lead over the Gamecocks when quarterback Marques Ivory's middle pass made its way into the comforts of Bostic's palms.
The Wellington, Fla., native chalked up a 7-yard interception return and penetrated the endzone. Touchdown.
That moment marked the first time in his college career Bostic would hear his name pinned to points scored.
"We were really just trying to get after it," he said. "We knew somebody was going to have to make a play on defense and today, it just happened to be me."
Bostic joked that the last time he remembers getting a touchdown was back in his high school days at Palm Beach Central High School in Wellington, Fla.
Following the Senior Day shutout, coach Will Muschamp sung nothing but praise for the senior. "I don't know if there's a guy playing better inside linebacker in the country than Jon," Muschamp said. "He's instinctive — tough. He has answered to everything we've asked him to do as a football player."