Vanderbilt @ South Carolina
Current Records: Vanderbilt 2-4; South Carolina 3-3
What to Know
The Vanderbilt Commodores are 0-6 against the South Carolina Gamecocks since October of 2015, but they'll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Saturday. The Commodores are on the road again Saturday and play against USC at 4 p.m. ET Oct. 16 at Williams-Brice Stadium. Vanderbilt is hoping to patch up the holes in a defense that has allowed an average of 36.17 points per game.
It's never fun to lose, and it's even less fun to lose 42 to nothing, which was the final score in Vanderbilt's tilt against the Florida Gators last week. The last quarter was a mere formality since it was already 42 to nothing by the third quarter. QB Ken Seals had a memorable game, but not in the way you want to be remembered: besides failing to produce a single touchdown, he threw two interceptions with only 4.47 yards per passing attempt.
Meanwhile, the Gamecocks have to be aching after a bruising 45-20 defeat to the Tennessee Volunteers last week. USC was in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 38-7. The losing side was boosted by RB Kevin Harris, who punched in two rushing touchdowns.
The USC defensive unit accumulated five sacks for a loss of 24 yards. It was a group effort with five guys contributing.
Vanderbilt have to know they'll be fighting an uphill battle given the 18.50 point spread they are up against. Those sticking with them against the spread have guts, to put it politely, as the squad has let down bettors in their past four games.
The losses put Vanderbilt at 2-4 and the Gamecocks at 3-3. The Commodores are 2-1 after losses this season, USC 1-1.
How To Watch
- When: Saturday at 4 p.m. ET
- Where: Williams-Brice Stadium -- Columbia, South Carolina
- TV: SEC Network
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $30.00
The Gamecocks are a big 18.5-point favorite against the Commodores, according to the latest college football odds.
Bettors have moved against the Gamecocks slightly, as the game opened with the Gamecocks as a 20-point favorite.
South Carolina have won all of the games they've played against Vanderbilt in the last seven years.
- Oct 10, 2020 - South Carolina 41 vs. Vanderbilt 7
- Nov 02, 2019 - South Carolina 24 vs. Vanderbilt 7
- Sep 22, 2018 - South Carolina 37 vs. Vanderbilt 14
- Oct 28, 2017 - South Carolina 34 vs. Vanderbilt 27
- Sep 01, 2016 - South Carolina 13 vs. Vanderbilt 10
- Oct 17, 2015 - South Carolina 19 vs. Vanderbilt 10