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Gamecocks' late goal-line stand preserves 15-9 win over Vols

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) South Carolina made sure Tennessee's apparent allergy to the end zone continued for one more week.

Parker White made all three of his field-goal attempts, including a tiebreaking 21-yarder with 5:17 remaining, and South Carolina produced a goal-line stand Saturday in the closing seconds of a 15-9 victory over the slumping Volunteers.

''That's what we live for,'' said South Carolina linebacker Skai Moore, who had nine tackles and one of the Gamecocks' seven sacks. ''We talk about (how) we love that pressure. We love being on the field last at the end of the game.''

This marks the second straight week the Gamecocks have won as an underdog. Last week, South Carolina's defense scored three touchdowns in a 48-22 triumph over Arkansas.

South Carolina (5-2, 3-2 SEC) didn't force any turnovers Saturday, but its defense came up big when it mattered most as the Gamecocks erased a 9-3 halftime deficit.

After being completely shut down the entire second half, Tennessee's offense reached South Carolina's 2-yard line with nine seconds left before Jarrett Guarantano threw three straight incompletions to close the game.

Tennessee (3-3, 0-3 SEC) also settled for field goals after having first-and-goal on two separate drives in the first half. The Vols haven't scored a touchdown in their last 10 quarters.

''When you play good red-zone defense, it's going to give you a chance to win ballgames,'' South Carolina coach Will Muschamp said.

Muschamp, who coached Florida from 2011-14, owns a career record of 6-0 against Tennessee and a 4-0 mark against Vols coach Butch Jones.

The Vols' third loss in their last four games will turn up the pressure on Jones, who already was occupying one of the hottest seats in college football.

''I am proud of our players,'' Jones said. ''They hurt, but I think they showed their character, and we'll continue to show our character.''

After White's third field goal extended South Carolina's lead to 15-9, Tennessee got the ball at its own 25 with 1:13 left and no timeouts.

Guarantano, making his first career start, threw a 39-yard pass to Brandon Johnson and three completions to Marquez Callaway that got Tennessee to the South Carolina 5. A pass interference penalty gave the Vols first-and-goal at the 2.

On first down, Guarantano threw the ball away under pressure. With only four seconds left, Taylor Stallworth broke up a Guarantano pass at the line of scrimmage. That play somehow only took three seconds, giving Tennessee one more chance. The game ended when Guarantano couldn't connect with Johnson in the right corner of the end zone.

''I thought I had him,'' Guarantano said. ''Better throw, whatever I have to do. That was about it. I had to get out of the pocket and make a play.''

After reaching the 2, Tennessee never handed the ball to John Kelly, who started the day as the SEC's second-leading rusher. South Carolina limited Kelly to 58 yards on 16 rushes, including just 12 yards on nine carries over the final three quarters.

''Did we think about handing the ball to John Kelly?'' Jones said. ''Yes we did. But with four seconds (left), that's when we thought about it. And if you run the ball and you don't get it, that's the final play and you're sitting here asking me why we handed the ball off.''

All of Tennessee's points came on Brent Cimaglia field goals from 29, 33 and 24 yards away. Cimaglia normally shares Tennessee's kicking duties with Aaron Medley, but an illness prevented Medley from playing Saturday.

THE TAKEAWAY

South Carolina: The defense was mostly responsible for this victory, but South Carolina's offense also deserves credit for regrouping after losing running back Rico Dowdle to an injury early. South Carolina scored on its last three series and had a 12-play, 95-yard touchdown drive as well as a 16-play, 72-yard series that ended with a field goal and lasted over nine minutes.

Tennessee: The Vols' offense remains a mess. Tennessee ran 14 times for 100 yards in the first quarter but had 25 carries for 20 yards the rest of the way.

WHITE'S REDEMPTION

White entered the day 4 of 11 on field goals this season but made all three kicks he tried against Tennessee.

South Carolina failed to convert an extra point that would have put the Gamecocks ahead 10-9 late in the third quarter, but White wasn't to blame. Holder Danny Gordon failed to handle a low snap from Ben Asbury and threw an incomplete pass.

GUARANTANO'S DAY

Tennessee started Guarantano in place of Quinten Dormady to try awakening the Vols' dormant offense. The redshirt freshman was 11 of 18 for 133 yards and also had 17 carries for minus-2 rushing yards. More than half his passing yards came in the final drive.

UP NEXT

South Carolina has next week off before hosting Vanderbilt on Oct. 28.

Tennessee is at No. 1 Alabama.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 1:16
43-P.White 36 yards Field Goal is Good.
7
plays
28
yds
03:09
pos
15
9
Field Goal 5:21
43-P.White 21 yards Field Goal is Good.
15
plays
72
yds
09:06
pos
12
9
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Touchdown 1:02
25-A.Turner runs 20 yards for a touchdown.
15
plays
101
yds
06:28
pos
9
9
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:37
30-B.Cimaglia 24 yards Field Goal is Good.
11
plays
56
yds
04:37
pos
3
9
Field Goal 10:38
43-P.White 47 yards Field Goal is Good.
5
plays
30
yds
02:59
pos
3
6
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 1:42
30-B.Cimaglia 33 yards Field Goal is Good.
17
plays
82
yds
06:26
pos
0
6
Field Goal 10:32
30-B.Cimaglia 29 yards Field Goal is Good.
7
plays
51
yds
03:27
pos
0
3
Team Stats
1st Downs 19 16
Rushing 11 6
Passing 8 6
Penalty 0 4
3rd Down Conv 5-13 3-13
4th Down Conv 0-1 0-0
Total Net Yards 317 207
Total Plays 64 58
Avg Gain 5.0 3.6
Net Yards Rushing 194 120
Rush Attempts 40 39
Avg Rush Yards 4.9 3.1
Net Yards Passing 123 87
Comp. - Att. 15-24 11-19
Yards Per Pass 5.1 4.6
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-6 7-46
Penalties - Yards 8-59 7-40
Touchdowns 1 0
Rushing TDs 1 0
Passing TDs 0 0
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 4-40.0 6-52.3
Return Yards 73 31
Punts - Returns 4-49 1-10
Kickoffs - Returns 1-24 1-21
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 3/3 3/3
Extra Points 0/0 0/0
Field Goals 3/3 3/3
Safeties 0 0
1234T
South Carolina 5-2 036615
Tennessee 3-3 63009
123 PASS YDS 87
194 RUSH YDS 120
317 TOTAL YDS 207
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Bentley 19 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
62.5% 129 0 0 107.7
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60.8% 1585 12 4 138.6
J. Bentley 15/24 129 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
A. Turner 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 86 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
34 146 1
A. Turner 14 86 1 20
T. Williams 27 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
11 47 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
60 328 1
T. Williams 11 47 0 19
J. Bentley 19 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 24 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
37 14 0
J. Bentley 6 24 0 9
R. Dowdle 5 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 19 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
60 206 1
R. Dowdle 4 19 0 13
M. Denson 34 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 14 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
12 39 0
M. Denson 4 14 0 8
H. Hurst 81 TE
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 18 1
H. Hurst 1 4 0 4
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
B. Edwards 89 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 63 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
33 420 1
B. Edwards 6 63 0 17
O. Smith 18 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 40 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 153 3
O. Smith 3 40 0 14
J. August 40 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 42 0
J. August 2 9 0 8
C. Terrell 86 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 20 0
C. Terrell 1 9 0 9
K. Pollard 87 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 4 0
K. Pollard 1 4 0 4
S. Smith 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 190 1
S. Smith 1 4 0 4
A. Turner 25 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 43 0
A. Turner 1 0 0 0
H. Hurst 81 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
19 297 2
H. Hurst 0 0 0 0
R. Dowdle 5 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 96 1
R. Dowdle 0 0 0 0
C. Dawkins 83 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
C. Dawkins 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
S. Moore 10 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-1 2 1.0
S. Moore 8-1 1.0 0
D. Wonnum 8 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 2.0
D. Wonnum 6-0 2.0 0
T. Brunson 6 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
T. Brunson 5-2 0.0 0
D. Smith 24 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
D. Smith 3-1 0.0 0
C. Lammons 3 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
C. Lammons 3-0 0.0 0
R. Fenton 16 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
R. Fenton 3-0 0.0 0
J. King 7 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
J. King 3-0 0.0 0
A. Wilder 29 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
A. Wilder 2-0 1.0 0
T. Stallworth 90 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
T. Stallworth 2-0 0.0 0
S. Blackshear 91 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
S. Blackshear 1-0 0.0 0
D. Fennell 35 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
D. Fennell 1-1 1.0 0
K. Thomas 5 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
K. Thomas 1-0 1.0 0
K. Smith 97 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
K. Smith 1-1 0.0 0
S. Greene 44 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
S. Greene 1-0 0.0 0
U. Jones 93 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
U. Jones 1-2 0.0 0
D. Sawyer 95 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
D. Sawyer 1-0 1.0 0
J. Williams 21 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
J. Williams 1-0 0.0 0
A. Sterling 15 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
A. Sterling 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
P. White 43 K
IN-GAME FG XP
3/3 0/0
SEASON FG XP
7/14 10/10
P. White 3/3 47 0/0 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Charlton 20 K
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 40.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
29 43.6 1
J. Charlton 4 40.0 1 52
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. Fenton 16 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 24.0 24 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
4 23.5 24 0
R. Fenton 1 24.0 24 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
C. Lammons 3 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 12.3 21 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
12 8.9 21 0
C. Lammons 4 12.3 21 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Guarantano 2 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.1% 133 0 0 123.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
54.8% 187 1 0 100.0
J. Guarantano 11/18 133 0 0
J. Smith 25 WR
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
J. Smith 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
J. Kelly 4 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 58 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
113 552 6
J. Kelly 16 58 0 24
T. Chandler 3 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 45 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
23 116 0
T. Chandler 4 45 0 30
Q. Dormady 12 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
11 13 0
Q. Dormady 1 13 0 13
J. Palmer 5 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 6 0
J. Palmer 1 6 0 6
J. Guarantano 2 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 -2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
27 4 0
J. Guarantano 17 -2 0 11
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
B. Johnson 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 54 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
21 259 1
B. Johnson 3 54 0 39
M. Callaway 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 37 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 235 3
M. Callaway 4 37 0 16
J. Kelly 4 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 21 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
24 250 0
J. Kelly 2 21 0 13
T. Chandler 3 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 68 0
T. Chandler 1 11 0 11
J. Smith 25 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 10 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 30 0
J. Smith 1 10 0 10
Et. Wolf 82 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 90 1
Et. Wolf 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
R. Gaulden 7 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-1 1 0.0
R. Gaulden 9-1 0.0 0
N. Warrior 18 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-1 0 0.0
N. Warrior 8-1 0.0 0
Q. Sapp 14 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
Q. Sapp 6-1 0.0 0
M. Abernathy 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
M. Abernathy 5-0 0.0 0
S. Wiggins 6 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
S. Wiggins 4-0 0.0 0
E. Moseley 12 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
E. Moseley 3-1 0.0 0
S. Tuttle 2 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
S. Tuttle 3-1 0.0 0
J. Martin 8 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
J. Martin 3-0 0.0 0
J. Kongbo 1 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
J. Kongbo 2-1 0.0 0
K. Phillips 5 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
K. Phillips 2-1 0.0 0
R. McKenzie Jr. 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
R. McKenzie Jr. 2-0 1.0 0
D. Bituli 35 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Bituli 2-0 0.0 0
C. Jumper 53 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
C. Jumper 1-1 0.0 0
K. Vickers 39 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
K. Vickers 1-2 0.0 0
J. Palmer 5 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Palmer 1-0 0.0 0
Q. Picou 55 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
Q. Picou 0-2 0.0 0
T. Jackson 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
T. Jackson 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
B. Cimaglia 30 K
IN-GAME FG XP
3/3 0/0
SEASON FG XP
4/7 0/0
B. Cimaglia 3/3 33 0/0 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
T. Daniel 93 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 52.3 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
35 48.2 2
T. Daniel 6 52.3 2 72
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Chandler 3 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 21.0 21 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 32.0 21 1
T. Chandler 1 21.0 21 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
M. Callaway 1 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 10.0 10 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
9 13.2 10 0
M. Callaway 1 10.0 10 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 SC 25 0:52 3 3 Punt
10:26 SC 25 2:04 7 31 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:36 SC 25 1:16 3 -8 Punt
13:37 SC 40 2:59 5 30 FG
8:20 SC 14 3:01 7 43 Downs
0:21 SC 24 0:00 1 5 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:06 SC 26 1:57 5 18 Punt
7:30 SC 5 6:28 15 97 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:27 SC 24 9:06 15 72 FG
4:25 TENN 47 3:09 7 28 FG
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:59 TENN 43 3:27 7 46 FG
8:08 TENN 5 6:26 17 100 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:51 TENN 31 1:07 4 -9 Punt
10:26 TENN 25 1:53 3 3 Punt
5:14 TENN 43 4:37 11 51 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 TENN 25 1:42 3 5 Punt
11:03 TENN 21 3:21 6 31 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:02 TENN 25 0:36 4 0 Punt
5:17 TENN 25 0:34 4 17 Punt
1:13 TENN 25 1:12 10 73 Game