That will hardly be like shooting fish in a barrel as the Gamecocks (6-1, 4-1 SEC) come in well-prepared after a bye week and as the reigning SEC Eastern Division champions.
Kickoff at Neyland Stadium in Knoxville is at 7:21 p.m. (TV: ESPN2).
Rare is it that a team faces such a talented team like South Carolina and the foe serves as a more winnable challenge, but the Volunteers (3-4, 0-4) took their lumps against the top two teams in the country the past two Saturdays. The Big Orange fell 38-7 to No. 1 LSU two weeks ago and lost 37-6 to No. 2 Alabama last weekend.
UT leads the all-time series over the Gamecocks by a wide margin, 22-5-2, including a 14-1 mark at Neyland Stadium.
Check out Tennessee coach Derek Dooley's video footage from his Monday press conference.