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Top of SEC East up for grabs for Gamecocks, Vandy

NASHVILLE, TN (AP) - South Carolina receiver Tori Gurley believes the Gamecocks got the wake-up call they needed as they try to win the Southeastern Conference Eastern Division.

He calls their 31-28 loss at Kentucky humbling only a week after knocking off then-No. 1 Alabama by two touchdowns.

That loss dropped South Carolina to No. 19 in the rankings and erased most of the Gamecocks' lead atop the East. That means South Carolina heads to Vanderbilt on Saturday night needing to snap a seven-game SEC road skid to avoid falling behind the Commodores in the standings.

Gurley says the Gamecocks (4-2, 2-2) just need to work hard because they remain in charge if they just get back to their winning ways and control their own destiny.

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