South Carolina defeats Vanderbilt 47-6, live recap
South Carolina defeated Vanderbilt 47-6 to move to 4-6 on the year.
It was score after score after score during the fourth quarter for South Carolina, the Gamecocks continued to pour it on with a 36-yard run by Sellers.
Rattler connected with O’mega Blake on a pass extending Carolina’s lead further. South Carolina followed that score by recovering another fumble, essentially sealing the victory for the garnet and black.
The Gamecock defense came up big during the fourth quarter by blocking a punt and returning it for a touchdown. South Carolina continued their dominant outing by recovering a fumbled football off of the Vanderbilt quarterback.
During the contest, Legette amassed enough yardage to surpass 1,000 yards on the season, he is the 5th Gamecock to break 1,000 yards in a single season.
And with that last catch, Xavier Legette has officially broken the 1,000 yard mark on the 2023 season.— The Spurs Up Show (@TheSpursUpShow) November 11, 2023
What a year he's had.
The Commodores were finally able to capitalize on a drive off of a play-action pass to start off the fourth quarter.
Super Mario Anderson had a 72-yard run to put the Gamecocks back on the scoreboard again, the senior broke multiple tackles on his way to the score.
A 24-yard pass from Rattler to Brown resulted in another score for South Carolina. the score was Brown’s first touchdown as a member of the Gamecocks.
The Commodores started their first possession of the second half like a fire was lit under them during intermission. And a roughing of the passer call had Vanderbilt in striking distance to score but could not convert on 4th down which resulted in a turnover on downs.
Neither team garnered momentum throughout the quarter, with both teams struggling to find a rhythm, South Carolina leads 13-0 at halftime.
The Commodores front line struggled to protect their quarterback with South Carolina swarming the front line for little to no gains throughout the quarter.
The Gamecocks scored on the second play of the second quarter with Rattler running right into the endzone with a quarterback draw.
Braswell caught a pass from Rattler for a huge gain, bringing Carolina to Vanderbilt’s 1-yard line to end the quarter.
Quarterback Spencer Rattler was phenomenal during the first quarter, the gun-slinger sliced and diced through the Commodores’ defense multiple times, always giving the Gamecocks a chance in the game.
For the Gamecocks’ first score of the game, Rattler threw to a lineman from the 2-yard line to throw the Vanderbilt defense off. A bad snap on the field goal attempt led to an unsuccessful 2-point conversion, however, the Gamecocks still led and were on the scoreboard first.
The Gamecocks came out strong during the first portion of the first quarter with South Carolina getting big gains with a combination of pass and run throws and smothering defensive pressure.
The South Carolina Gamecocks are looking to build momentum on last weekend’s win over Jacksonville State when they host the Vanderbilt Commodores.
If the Gamecocks defeat the Commodores, it will be their first SEC victory since week 4 when the team defeated Mississippi State University.
South Carolina (3-6, 1-5 SEC) already has an edge over the Commodores (2-8, 0-6) with the Gamecocks defeating Vanderbilt in their past 14 contests.
The last time Vanderbilt beat South Carolina on the gridiron was in 2008, the Gamecocks lead the Commodores in the all-time series between the two schools 28-4.
Same as their last game, the Gamecocks will be facing a team amid a rotating quarterback situation. Vanderbilt has two quarterback options with AJ Swann and Mike Wright, look for South Carolina to take advantage of the uncertainty of the Vanderbilt play-callers.
Carolina will be going up against a Vanderbilt that thrives on the defensive side of the ball. The Commodores lead the SEC in interceptions per game with 11 takeaways in 10 games.
You can watch the game between the two SEC schools by streaming the matchup on ESPN or by using the ESPN app at 12 p.m. Nov. 11.
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