The South Carolina Gamecocks will travel in SEC conference play as they battle the Tennessee Volunteers in an NCAA college football game scheduled for Saturday afternoon.
Kick off time from Tennessee is scheduled for 12PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.
The point spread from this week eight college football game have the road team South Carolina Gamecocks favored by -7 points.
South Carolina improved to 5-1 on the season after a 52-7 road victory last week to the Arkansas Razorbacks as a -4 ½ point betting favorite. The game total landed over 49 ½ points. The Gamecocks stormed out to the 24-7 lead at the half.
The team pushed across 537 yards of offense with 277 running for 5 yards a carry. Quarterback Connor Shaw hit on 19 of 28 passes for 219 yards and three touchdowns. Mike Davis rushed for 128 yards on 19 carries and a touchdown. Defensively South Carolina allowed 248 yards to Arkansas offense with a mere 30 yards passing. The Gamecocks held a +2 turnover margin and held the Razorbacks to 2 of 7 conversions on third down.
The Volunteers are coming off a bye. Tennessee is 3-3 on the 2013 season after a 34-31 home overtime defeat in week six to the Georgia Bulldogs as a +13 ½ point betting odds underdog. The game total finished at over 64 ½ points. The team overcame a 14 point halftime deficit to force the overtime period.
Tennessee put up 404 yards with 189 running for 4 ½ yards per carry. Quarterback Justin Worley hit on 17 of 31 throws for 215 yards and a touchdown. It was a nice game on the ground from running back Rajion Neal who gained 148 yards on 28 carries and two touchdowns. Defensively the Vols gave up 434 yards to Georgia with 238 from their ground game for 6 ½ yards per carry.