Torrance could not contain his joy after his team fought back from being two points down at the start of the day to win the opening three matches and head to today's Foursomes trailing by one point in ideal conditions on the St Nom-la-Breteche course.
The only disappointment was the thumping handed out to the all-Scotland pair of Paul Lawrie and Stephen Gallacher who lost 6 & 5 to the unbeaten European duo of Nicolas Colsaerts and Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano. It was the equal biggest defeat in the 13-year history of the teams event.
However, after Torrance split good buddies Scott Jamieson and Marc Warren, the Glaswegian duo teamed with David Lynn and Jamie Donaldson respectively to win both matches.
In fact, Donaldson played his last five holes in six under with an eagle and five birdies.
Jamieson turned from villain into hero birding his closing two holes to deliver Torrance a vital one-hole victory over the all-Italian pair of Francesco Molinari and Matteo Manassero. "It was a fantastic comeback today and, though the Europeans won the last, it was a hollow victory," said Torrance.
"Some of my team spent the morning watching The Empire Strikes Back and then on the putting green the four Scots were listening to the Braveheart speech.
"I had nothing to do with it and it was the boys themselves who made that decision.
"But the matches have worked out great and it was good to see Scott and Marc be on a winning side after I had decided to split them up.
"As for Colsearts and Gonzalo, I knew even before coming to France this week they would be the strongest and though Paul and Stevie lost today, I felt they are the strongest on the European Team."
Jamieson was the hero of the 2011 GB&I Team, holing the winning putt against Spain's Pablo Larrazabal and the Scot was again in the limelight holing putts of five foot at both the 17th and final hole for a vital point.
"I thought with a few holes to go David [Lynn] and myself better start playing a bit better because they had had a great front nine to be five under but we kept fighting right to the end and got the result we needed," he said.
"We managed to birdie 14 to get back to one down and that was the kick-start we needed. So to birdie the last two and get a point was massive as it wasn't looking like we were going to win so to see a red point up there on the board beside our names is huge for the team."
Warren was full of praise for Donaldson and, had it been stroke play, the Welshman would have been nine under par for his round.
He said: "Jamie was awesome and played phenomenal. "I'd just like to thank captain Sam for pairing me with him.
"We had mentioned to Sam the other night it would be natural to mix the Scots boys up so it was fine. But if there was anyone outside he could have paired me with I probably know Jamie the best. We've always got on well and we had a good laugh out on the course."
England's Paul Casey continues to stake his claims in a return to next year's Ryder Cup after remaining undefeated and teaming with Simon Khan to defeat the Scandinavian duo of Mikko Ilonen and Thorbjorn Olesen 3 & 2.
"I am just loving this and I've always love match-play," said Casey. "There is a lot of pride at stake this week."
Seve Trophy, Saint-Nom-La-Breteche, Paris, France
Day 2 fourballs
(Continental Europe names first)
M Ilonen & T Olesen lost to S Khan & P Casey 3 & 2
M Manassero & F Molinari lost to D Lynn & S Jamieson 1 hole
M A Jimenez & T Bjorn lost to J Donaldson & M Warren 4 & 2
J Luiten & G Bourdy bt C Wood & T Fleetwood 1 hole
G Fdez-Castano & N Colsaerts bt P Lawrie & S Gallacher 6 & 5
Continental Europe 5½
Great Britain & Ireland 4½