South Carolina @ Vanderbilt
Current Records: South Carolina 0-2; Vanderbilt 0-2
What to Know
The Vanderbilt Commodores head home again on Saturday, but with the point spread against them by 13.5 points, it might not be quite the welcoming they would prefer. Vanderbilt and the South Carolina Gamecocks will face off in an SEC battle at noon ET at Vanderbilt Stadium. The Commodores have not won a single game against USC in their most recent matchups, going 0-5 since October of 2015.
A victory for Vanderbilt just wasn’t in the stars last week as the squad never even grasped a temporary lead. They found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unpleasant 41-7 punch to the gut against the LSU Tigers. Vanderbilt was surely aware of their 21-point disadvantage in the point spread, but the foreknowledge did nothing to prevent the result. QB Ken Seals had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: despite one touchdown, he threw two interceptions with a passing completion percentage of only 44%.
Meanwhile, USC came up short against the Florida Gators last week, falling 38-24. The Gamecocks were down 38-17 at the end of the third quarter, which was just too much to recover from. A silver lining for them was the play of RB Kevin Harris, who rushed for one TD and 100 yards on 22 carries in addition to snatching one receiving TD.
After unsatisfying finishes in their previous games, both teams are out