What happened last week…The Commodores lost to Georgia for their fourth straight SEC loss of the season. Vanderbilt remains winless in the conference. Click here for recap
The last time they played the Gamecocks…Vanderbilt beat South Carolina 24-17 in Nashville for their second consecutive win over the Gamecocks. Click here for recap
Trivia tidbits going into Saturday’s game…
- Vanderbilt head coach Bobby Johnson is a Columbia native and attended Eau Claire High School.
- Johnson and South Carolina Athletics Director Eric Hyman were both assistant football coaches together at Furman University.
- Three active Vanderbilt players (DE Teriall Brannon (Spartanburg), OT Kyle Fischer (Columbia), and PK Ryan Fowler(Taylors)) come from South Carolina.
- Vanderbilt’s defense ranks among the top six in the SEC in total defense, scoring defense, pass defense and pass defense efficiency and first downs allowed.
Points Per Game: 17.6
Yardage Per Game: 330.14 (150.57 passing, 179.57 rushing)
Turnovers: 10 (3 fumbles, 7 interceptions)
Points Allowed Per Game: 18.3
Yardage Allowed Per Game: 304.14 (133.57 passing, 170.57 rushing)
Turnovers Forced: 15 (6 fumbles, 9 interceptions)
Passing: Larry Smith – 7 TD, 3 INT, 967 yds, 45.8% completion; Averages 138.1 yds per game
Receiving: John Cole 19 rec for 200 yds; Udom Umoh 15 rec for 190 yds, 1 TD; Brandon Barden 14 rec for 160 yds, 1 TD
Rushing: Warren Norman 79 carries for 450 yds, 3 TD, 64.29 yds per game; Zac Stacy 74 carries for 314 yds, 1 TD, 52.3 yds per game
Tackles: Chris Marve 65 tackles (31 solo); Patrick Benoist 58 (23 solo)
Tackles for Loss: Casey Heyward 7.5 for -17 yds; Chris Marve 5 for -19 yds
Field Goals: Ryan Fowler 8-12 FG, Long 41 yds; 13-13 XP
Punting: Brett Upson 50 punts, 42.23 per kick average