South Carolina managed one of the biggest wins in program history on Saturday night against fifth-placed Tennessee, upsetting the Volunteers as a 23-point underdog to win 63–38. Because of this, Tennessee suffered their second loss of the season, likely ending the Vols’ hopes of making the college football playoffs. This was the most points the Gamecocks have ever scored against top 5 opponents. Spencer Rattlerthe transfer guard from Oklahoma put in an outstanding performance with six touchdowns.

“It’s a great night for the Rattler, Marcus Satterfield and company,” ESPN’s Kirk Herbstrait said in the fourth quarter.Shane Beamer trying to build a program here and wins like this, you can already imagine the interview after the game. This is a landmark victory in terms of recruiting. He’s trying to create some momentum here, and such a win justifies his vision. It’s not just about knocking you out of fifth place in Tennessee, it really helps you achieve what you’re trying to do here.”

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Rattler threw for 438 yards, a season-high for the Gamecocks, who scored 35 points in the first half and 21 in the last quarter.

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Here’s some reaction to one of South Carolina’s biggest wins in recent years that could give momentum moving forward: