Tennessee Opens As Multiple Touchdown Favorites At South Carolina

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    Tennessee opened as 19-point favorites Sunday in its week 12 matchup at South Carolina, according to CircaSports.

    The over/under is set at 67.5.

    Tennessee is 8-2 against the spread this season and 4-2 against the spread in SEC play. The over has hit six times in Tennessee games this season while the under has hit four times including two of the last three weeks.

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    South Carolina is 5-5 against the spread this season and 3-3 against the spread in SEC play. The over has hit five times in South Carolina games and the under has hit five times.

    The Gamecocks had a strong October with wins over Kentucky and Texas A&M but have dropped games against Missouri and Florida in two of the last three weeks.

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    Tennessee enters the matchup coming off its blowout Senior Day win over Missouri. The Tigers pulled within four of Tennessee early in the third quarter before the Vols scored the game’s final 38 points.

    The Vols have won three straight games over South Carolina dating back to their 2019 win in Knoxville. The last nine years have seen Tennessee and South Carolina alternate winning three straight games in the series.

    Josh Heupel and South Carolina’s Shane Beamer split the Steve Spurrier First Year Coach Award last season after both teams went 7-6.

    Kick off at Williams-Brice Stadium is set for 7 p.m. ET. Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit and Holly Rowe are on the call for ESPN.

    Ryan Schumpert is a recent graduate of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. Ryan spent three years with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program before joining RTI. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.