South Carolina @ Tennessee: How to Watch, Odds, Key Stats

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    Tennessee Watch

    Tennessee and South Carolina will go head-to-head in Neyland Stadium on Saturday when the Gamecocks come to Knoxville.

    Aside from the game itself, there are two big events that have been talked about all week. VFL Al Wilson will be celebrated at halftime as the Tennessee legend is set to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame with the 2021 class. Additionally, Tennessee will debut an all-new “Dark Mode” uniform, which features an all-black look from torso to toe. Tennessee will wear a white helmet, however, redesigned to incorporate more black design elements.

    The Vols are coming off of a huge victory against Missouri in which they scored 62 points. In their third straight SEC East matchup on Saturday against South Carolina, Tennessee will look to run with the same efficiency it did last week. Tennessee was dominant on the ground, which really allowed them to set up the pass. And in turn, the pass set up more running plays, as well.

    Below is the key information that you need to know heading into Saturday’s game between Tennessee and South Carolina.

    How to Watch – South Carolina @ Tennessee:

    • Start Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
    • TV: ESPN2
    • Online Streaming: WatchESPN.com or the WatchESPN App
    • Radio (Knoxville): The Vol Network/The Vol Network App

    Odds and Statistics

    • Fanduel Sportsbook
      • Spread: Tennessee -10.5 (-110)/South Carolina +10.5 (-110)
      • Moneyline: Tennessee -430/South Carolina +320
      • Total: Over/Under 57.5 (-110)
    • DraftKings
      • Spread: Tennessee -10.5 (-110)/South Carolina +10.5 (-110)
      • Moneyline: Tennessee -425/South Carolina +320
      • Total: Over/Under 57 (-110)
    • ESPN‘s Football Power Index also gives Tennessee a 78.8 percent chance to win, according to their database’s algorithm.

    Previous Matchups

    In their 39 all-time meetings, Tennessee has 27 wins compared to South Carolina’s 10, although, there have been two ties (1919, 1942). From 1916 to 2004, South Carolina had one win as opposed to Tennessee’s 19 wins.

    The last five games between the teams have swung towards South Carolina. However, the Vols have beaten the Gamecocks in the last two meetings.

    • 9/26/20 – Columbia – Tennessee 31 @ South Carolina 27
    • 10/26/19 – Knoxville – South Carolina 21 @ Tennessee 41
    • 10/27/18 – Columbia – Tennessee 24 @ South Carolina 27
    • 10/14/17 – Knoxville – South Carolina 15 @ Tennessee 9
    • 10/29/16 – Columbia – Tennessee 21 @ South Carolina 24

    Stat Leaders

    Tennessee:

    • Passing: Hendon Hooker – 61/89, 838 yards, 10 TD, 1 INT
    • Rushing: Tiyon Evans – 57 carries, 367 yards, 5 TD
    • Receiving: Velus Jones Jr – 16 receptions, 239 yards, 2 TD

    Missouri:

    • Passing: Luke Doty – 50/85, 566 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT
    • Rushing: ZaQuandre White – 22 carries, 167 yards, 1 TD
    • Receiving: Josh Vann – 16 receptions, 343 yards, 2 TD

    2021 Records

    Tennessee (3-2, 1-1 SEC)

    • Week 1 – W – vs Bowling Green 38-6
    • Week 2 – L – vs Pittsburgh 41-34
    • Week 3 – W – vs Tennessee Tech 56-0
    • Week 4 – L – @ Florida 38-14
    • Week 5 – W – @ Missouri 62-24

    South Carolina (3-2, 0-2 SEC)

    • Week 1 – W – vs Eastern Illinois 46-0
    • Week 2 – W – @ Eastern Carolina 20-17
    • Week 3 – L – @ Georgia 40-13
    • Week 4 – L – vs Kentucky 16-10
    • Week 5 – W – vs Troy 23-14
    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.