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COLUMBIA –The South Carolina football team pulled off one of the greatest upsets this past Saturday in Columbia. The Gamecocks hammered out the No. 5 Tennessee in a dominant manner with a score of 63-38.

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South Carolina football vs Tennessee football

After scoring only six points against Florida, The Gamecocks’ offense was in a blaze Saturday night. South Carolina scored five touchdowns in its first five plays during the opening half.

 South Carolina quarterback Spencer Rattler delivered a 19-yard touchdown for Jaheim Bell to kick off the scoring. It put the Gamecocks in front 7-0. Rattler enjoyed a stellar night with greater than 400 yards and six touchdowns.

Tennessee could draw the game just a few seconds after Bell’s score. However, South Carolina answered. Rattler made a stunning throw at Josh Vann for a 60-yard score that brought the Gamecocks back the lead 14-7.

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Rattler also scored an interception pass to JuJu McDowell before the close of the opening quarter to increase the Gamecocks’ advantage to 21-7.

Tennessee was able to get within seven points by scoring a touchdown midway through the 2nd quarter. However, Dakereon Joyner was honored on Saturday night in Columbia and added to Tennessee’s lead after Dakereon Joyner rushed for a touchdown that made it a game of 28-14.

Rattler delivered another score to Vann before the break. South Carolina led 35-24 at halftime.

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South Carolina vs Tennessee football. USA TODAY and TOMORROW. Credit: Getty
South Carolina football vs Tennessee football. USA TODAY and TOMORROW. Credit: Getty

The two teams exchanged blows during the final quarter. Tennessee was able to get within four after Volunteers quarterback Hendon Hooker hooked up with Princeton Fant for a 41-yard score.

However, South Carolina answered with another touchdown. Antwane Wells’ three-yard rush touchdown gave the Gamecocks the 42-31.

South Carolina took control of the fourth quarter and scored a 21-7 advantage over the Volunteers 21-7. Rattler connected with Bell again, putting USC up by 49-31.

South Carolina vs Tennessee football. USA TODAY and TOMORROW. Credit: Getty
South Carolina football vs Tennessee football. USA TODAY and TOMORROW. Credit: Getty

Joyner scored a touchdown in the second half to make the game beyond reach and give South Carolina a 56-31 lead in less than 10 minutes remaining.

Jalen Brooks scored USC’s final touchdown of the night, putting USC ahead 64-31.

The Gamecocks’ 63-point score is the highest score of an unranked team against an opponent that is ranked during the Poll Era (since 1936).

South Carolina plays Clemson next Saturday.

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Maria Joseph
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