Commodores Fall 17-13 Against South Carolina - Game Recap
Vanderbilt was unable to contain Marcus Lattimore on Thursday and the result was a 17-13 Week 1 loss against the Gamecocks.
South Carolina did not, however, defeat the Commodores against the spread, which closed at 6.5 at most sportsbooks. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 44.5.
Connor Shaw completed 7 of 11 pass attempts for 67 yards for the Gamecocks in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Commodores defense.
Zac Stacy rushed for 48 yards for Vanderbilt, while Wesley Tate added 17 yards. Jordan Rodgers threw for 214 yards for the Commodores, while receivers Jordan Matthews and Josh Grady had 147 and 32 yards respectively.
South Carolina lost the offensive yardage battle to Vanderbilt 276-272 yards in Thursday's game. South Carolina had more first downs as that total ended up 17-11.
Vanderbilt lost the time of possession battle 31:36/28:24, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
Next game, South Carolina takes its act home to face East Carolina looking for another win. For Vanderbilt, they head on the road to face Northwestern.