NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Shaq Roland's 29-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Dylan Thompson put South Carolina on top 24-14 barely 5 minutes into the third quarter versus host Vanderbilt, capping a 24-0 run against its Southeastern Conference Eastern Division foes.
The 14th-ranked Gamecocks (3-1, 2-1 SEC) hushed a Vanderbilt Stadium crowd of 34,441 that had started to give the Commodores (1-3, 0-2) life following a two-touchdown first quarter for Vanderbilt.
Thompson finished with 237 yards on 22-of-34 passing with three touchdowns and no interceptions. Mike Davis' net of 82 rushing yards led a ground attack that totaled 212 (6.2 per carry).
To be taken to the gallery of images from the action in the Music City on Saturday night, click on the picture of sophomore wide receiver Pharoh Cooper below: