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Tennessee Defeats South Carolina 23-21 - Recap

MarQuez North inflicted damage on the South Carolina secondary, receiving 102 yards as Tennessee defeated the Gamecocks 23-21 at Neyland Stadium.

The Volunteers were a 7-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 55.5.

Justin Worley completed 19 of 34 pass attempts for 179 yards for the Volunteers in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Mike Davis rushed for 137 yards for South Carolina, while Connor Shaw added 78 yards. Connor Shaw threw for 161 yards for the Gamecocks, while receivers Damiere Byrd and Rory Anderson had 121 and 25 yards respectively.

Tennessee was outgained by South Carolina 384-325 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 18-17 by the Volunteers.

The time of possession battle favored Tennessee as their offense was on the field for 32:22, longer than the 27:38 of their opponents.

Next game, Tennessee takes its act on the road to face Alabama looking for another win. For South Carolina, they head on the road to face Missouri.