COLUMBIA, SC — Vanderbilt football will bear the weight of two losing streaks with its game against South Carolina on Saturday. One, a 14-game losing streak to the Gamecocks. The other, the Commodores’ eight-game losing streak of their own.
Vanderbilt (2-8, 0-6 SEC) has yet to win a road game this season, or a game in general after the first week of September. But South Carolina (3-6, 1-5) has struggled too. The Gamecocks are coming off a win over Jacksonville State by just 10 points and are the only other team in the SEC East with fewer than three conference wins.
Ken Seals is set to start at quarterback for Vanderbilt.
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Vanderbilt football vs. South Carolina: Game time, TV info, betting odds
game time: 11 a.m. CT
TV: SEC Network
Betting odds: South Carolina by 14
Vanderbilt football vs. South Carolina: Live score updates
Vanderbilt’s second lost fumble in as many drives set up this touchdown.
Rattler made another chunk play, but South Carolina missed the extra point.
A low snap doomed Matt Hayball on a punt attempt, as the punt was blocked and returned by Keenan Nelson for a touchdown.
Seals broke up the shutout with a 19-yard pass to Quincy Skinner, but Jacob Borcila missed the extra point to keep the Commodores at six points.
Several missed tackles for Vanderbilt contributed to a 72-yard rushing touchdown for Anderson after a three-and-out by the Commodores.
After Vanderbilt failed to convert a fourth-and-5 in South Carolina territory, the Gamecocks marched down the field and capped it off with a 24-yard pass from Rattler to Ahmarean Brown.
The Gamecocks drove down the field and scored a touchdown, with Rattler rushing for the score from one yard out.
Off a relatively short field when Vanderbilt punted deep in its own territory, South Carolina drove down the field and scored a touchdown off a 1-yard pass from Rattler to defensive tackle Alex Huntley.
The snap on an attempted extra point was high, resulting in a failed 2-point conversion.
The Commodores won the coin toss, breaking a streak of eight consecutive coin toss losses. Vanderbilt won both previous games in which it won the toss.