Published November 20, 2014
Tennessee (3-4, 0-4 Southeastern Conference) at No. 17 South Carolina (6-2, 4-2), noon (ESPN)
Line: South Carolina by 14.
Series Record: Tennessee leads 22-6-2.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
South Carolina is looking to get back to its winning ways after dropping a pair of top-10 matchups at LSU and Florida. The Gamecocks also hope to win their ninth straight at home. Tennessee has lost its past three games, all to top-25 opponents.
South Carolina RB Marcus Lattimore against Tennessee's defense. Lattimore has rushed for just 48 yards on 16 carries the past two games. The Vols are dead last in SEC rushing defense, giving up 246 yards a game on the ground in their four league losses.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Tennessee: QB Tyler Bray has struggled against SEC opponents. He's had eight interceptions and only six touchdowns in the Vols four league games. Bray's breakout showing came in relief as a freshman against South Carolina when he threw for two touchdowns and 159 yards in a 38-24 victory.
South Carolina: DE Jadeveon Clowney is second in the SEC with 7.5 sacks and has led a Gamecocks defense that tops the conference with 29 sacks. Tennessee has given up just three sacks, tops in the league.
FACTS & FIGURES
South Carolina is shooting for its third straight win over Tennessee, something that's never happened since the series began in 1903. ... Tennessee is looking to avoid its second straight 0-5 SEC start under coach Derek Dooley. ... The Gamecocks have won their past eight games at Williams-Brice Stadium. ... The Volunteers have rushed for over 168 yards a game this season, an increase of nearly 80 yards a game over last year's average. ... Spurrier, who grew up in Tennessee, was 1-1 against the Vols as coach at Duke, 8-4 against them while at Florida and 4-3 against them as Gamecocks coach.