LIVE Updates: South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt
South Carolina faces a must-win game against Vanderbilt. The Gamecocks must harness momentum as they enter a brutal last three games, a slate that will test their character.
The Gamecocks are without star running back MarShawn Lloyd, who was declared out during pregame warmups. They will look to other contributors, such as tight end Jaheim Bell to ease the burden.
Vanderbilt boasts a competitive squad that will make things tricky. They have an efficient offense powered by freshman quarterback AJ Swann. South Carolina must keep them off the field to ensure they can win.
Pregame Story Lines
South Carolina Football Injury Report
- Corey Rucker, WR (Foot) OUT – Rucker will miss the rest of the season after undergoing foot surgery.
- MarShawn Lloyd, RB (Quad) OUT – Lloyd was questionable coming into play but did not travel with the Gamecocks.
- Terrell Dawkins, EDGE (Knee) OUT – Dawkins is trending in the right direction but will not play.
- David Spaulding, CB (Unknown) OUT – Beamer did not list Spaulding on the injury report, but he was not on the dress list and will be out.
How to watch South Carolina @ Vanderbilt
- Gameday: Saturday, November 5th, 2022.
- Game time: 7: 30 pm ET
- TV: SEC Network
- Stadium: FirstBank Stadium (Nashville, Tennessee)
- Live stream on fuboTV: Start with a 7-day free trial!
How to Listen to the Game
(0-0), 15: 00 – South Carolina wins the toss and defers to the second half. Vanderbilt and quarterback AJ Swann will see the field first.
(0-0), 13: 38 – Corner Darius Rush intercepts a pass along the sideline and South Carolina takes over on the thirty-yard-line.
(7-0), 11: 23 – Quarterback Spencer Rattler finds wide receiver Xavier Leggette in the back of the end zone for a 29-yard touchdown.
(7-7), 9: 30 – Quarterback AJ Swann finds wide receiver Quincy Skinner Jr. down the sideline for a long touchdown.
(14-7), 8: 36 – Offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield dips into his bag of tricks and comes up with a 68-yard touchdown for wide receiver Antwane Wells Jr., courtesy of hybrid quarterback Dakereon Joyner.
(14-7), 6: 12 – Vanderbilt punts away after getting to midfield. The Gamecocks will start the drive at their own 7-yard line.
(14-7), 4: 30 – South Carolina can’t get anything going after starting backed up. They punt away and the Commodores take over near midfield.
(14-7), 3: 05 – Vanderbilt can’t make anything with their field position as they miss a field goal. Gamecocks start at their own 25-yard line.
(14-7), 1: 45 – Rattler tries to find Leggette on a flea-flicker, but the pass falls incomplete, and Vanderbilt gets the ball after a touchback.
(14-7), 1: 33 – Corner DQ Smith forces a fumble on a blitz and the Gamecocks start in the red zone.
(17-7), 0: 21 – Kicker Mitch Jeter is good from 31 yards and gives South Carolina a two-score game.
(17-7), 0: 00 – The first quarter ends as both offenses have slowed down. Vanderbilt opens the quarter with the ball on a second-and-long.
(17-14), 11: 08 – Swann finds Skinner once again, this time in the red zone. Skinner breaks several tackles for his second score of the night.
(24-14), 9: 13 – Running back Christian Beal-Smith scores a long touchdown on fourth and short.
(24-14), 3: 34 – DQ Smith with another big play, forcing an incompletion on fourth down to set the Gamecocks up with an end-of-half situation.
(31-14), 1: 22 – Rattler bails out of the pocket and finds wide receiver Josh Vann in the back of the end zone for a long touchdown.
(31-14), 0: 00 – Despite a shuffle at the end of the first half, both teams eventually find the locker room. Swann injured himself on one of the final plays from scrimmage, something to note going forward.
(31-14), 12: 41 – South Carolina stalls on their first possession and punts away to Vanderbilt.
(31-21), 6: 50 – Running back Patrick Smith breaks the Commodores’ drought and scores a short-yardage touchdown.
(38-21), 0: 51 – Rattler finds Wells Jr. on a crossing route in the end zone for Rattler’s third touchdown pass on the day.
(38-21), 14: 38 – Vanderbilt punts away to South Carolina, and the Gamecocks take over inside their own 10-yard line.
(38-27), 6: 06 – Vanderbilt running back Ray Davis beats a South Carolina defender to the pylon for a touchdown. Two-point try is unsuccessful.
(38-27), 4: 04 – Defensive lineman Zacch Pickens recovers a fumble near midfield and the Gamecocks begin to chip away at the clock.
(38-27), 1: 04 – Defensive back O’Donnell Fortune intercepts a pass to clinch the win and send South Carolina on to victory.
(38-27), 0: 00 – South Carolina leaves Nashville with a win, becoming bowl eligible.
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