Vanderbilt-South Carolina preview/ prediction

The Vanderbilt Commodores hope to pick up an SEC win on Saturday when they host the South Carolina Gamecocks. Here is everything you need to know about the game including a score prediction.


Vanderbilt

VS.


South Carolina

SiteVanderbilt Stadium (39,773), Nashville, Tenn.
Date/TimeOctober 21, 2006, 2:00 p.m. CST
TelevisionPay per view in Tennessee and South Carolina. Check with your local provider. The game will be available to ESPN Gameplan subscribers outside of the states of Tennessee and South Carolina.
Radio Nashville WGFX 104.5-FM; Fayetteville WEKR 1240-AM; Memphis KWAN 990-AM; Nashville WNSR 560-AM; Chattanooga WDOD 1390-AM; Huntsville WTKI 1450-AM; Smithville WJLE 101.7-FM; Ardmore WSLV 1110-AM; Clarksville WJZM 1400-AM; Lewisburg WAXO 1220-AM; Smithville WJLE 1480-AM; Ashland City WQSV 790-AM; Columbia WMGC 810-AM; Manchester WFTZ 101.5-FM; Winchester WCDT 1340-AM
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General School/ Team Information
.South CarolinaVanderbilt
NicknameGamecocksCommodores
ColorsGarnet and BlackBlack and Gold
Enrollment23,7006,272
ConferenceSEC East SEC East
Head CoachSteve SpurrierBobby Johnson
Coach's career record149-45-2 (7-5 at South Carolina)74-75 (14-39 at VU)
Record4-23-4
Base offenseMultipleMulti-set
Base defenseMultiple4-3
Series Information
Series RecordUSC leads, 13-2-0
First Meeting1961, USC 23-7
Last Meeting2005, USC 35-28

South Carolina Schedule

Aug 31 at Miss. State, W 15-0
Sep 9 Georgia, L 18-0
Sep 16 Wofford, W 27-20
Sep 23 Florida Atl., W 45-6
Sep 28 Auburn, L 24-17
Oct 7 at Kentucky, W 24-17
Oct 21 at Vanderbilt
Oct 28 Tennessee
Nov 4 Arkansas
Nov 11 at Florida
Nov 18 Middle Tennessee
Nov 25 at Clemson
Vanderbilt Schedule

Sep 2 at Michigan, L 27-7
Sep 9 at Alabama, L 13-10
Sep 16 Arkansas, L 21-19
Sep 23 TSU, W 38-9
Sep 30 Temple, W 43-14
Oct 7 at Mississippi, L 17-10
Oct 14 at Georgia, W 24-22
Oct 21 South Carolina
Oct 28 at Duke
Nov 4 Florida
Nov 11 at Kentucky
Nov 18 Tennessee



Projected South Carolina Starters

OFFENSE

WR 4 Sidney Rice (6-4, 202 So.)
WR 11 Kenny McKinley (5-11, 174 So.)
LT 66 Hutch Eckerson (6-6, 286 Fr.)
LG 55 Thomas Coleman (6-3, 316 Sr.)
C 60 Chris White (6-3, 319 Sr.)
RG 70 Garrett Anderson (6-5, 293 Fr.)
RT 77 Jamon Meredith (6-4, 286 So.)
TE 93 Robert Pavlovic (6-4, 242 Jr.)
QB 13 Syvelle Newton (6-0, 210 Sr.)
FB 39 Lanard Stafford (5-9, 240 Jr.)
TB 25 Mike Davis (5-9, 207 So.)
DEFENSE

DE 51 Casper Brinkley (6-3, 250 Jr.)
DT 95 Nathan Pepper (6-1, 285 So.)
NT 98 Joel Reaves (6-1, 271 Jr.)
DE 43 Ryan Brown (6-0, 258 Jr.)
LB 24 Cody Wells (5-11, 212 Jr.)
LB 52 Jasper Brinkley (6-2, 250 Jr.)
LB 45 Rodney Paulk (6-0, 212 Fr.)
CB 08 Fred Bennett (6-1, 198 Sr.)
RV 33 Chris Hampton (5-11, 184 Jr.)
FS 36 Stoney Woodson (5-11, 190 So.)
CB 05 Carlos Thomas (5-10, 179 So.)

South Carolina Roster

Projected Vanderbilt Starters

OFFENSE

WR 10 Earl Bennett (6-1, 200 So.)
WR 82 Marlon White (6-4, 205 Sr.)
QB 03 Chris Nickson (6-1, 210 So.)
TB 22 Cassen Jackson-Garrison
(6-1, 225 Jr.)
FB 17 Steven Bright (6-4, 240 Sr.)
LT 74 Chris Williams (6-7, 307 So.)
LG 73 Ryan Custer (6-4, 295 Fr.)
C 53 Hamilton Holliday (6-4, 290 Jr.)
RG 64 Merritt Kirchoffer (6-5, 315 So.)
RT 55 Elliot Hood (6-5, 300, Jr.)
TE 83 Brad Allen (6-3, 240 So.)
DEFENSE

DE 48 Curtis Gatewood (6-3, 230 Jr.)
DT 54 Theo Horrocks(6-4, 290 Jr.)
DT 94 Ray Brown (6-3, 305 Sr.)
DE 46 Chris Booker (6-4, 252 Sr.)
WLB 40 Kevin Joyce (6-3, 220 Sr.)
MLB 47 Jonathan Goff (6-4, 240 Jr.)
SLB 49 Marcus Buggs (5-11, 230 Jr.)
CB 16 D.J. Moore (5-10 175, Fr.)
SS 33 Reshard Langford (6-2, 218 So.)
FS 02 Ryan Hamilton (6-2, 210 R-Fr.)
CB 29 Joel Caldwell (6-0, 185 R-Fr.)


Vanderbilt Roster

Statistics Comparision

CategoryVandyUSC
Scoring Offense 21.5721.33
Scoring Defense 17.57 14.17
Total Offense 316.71352.33
Rushing Offense 150.00130.00
Passing Offense166.71 222.33
Total Defense 312.86301.00
Rushing Defense 146.71 149.00
Passing Defense 166.14 152.00

Complete Statistical Comparison

VandyMania Prediction

Another big game for Vanderbilt. Last week things looked pretty bleak after the Ole Miss debacle. Suddenly there's bowl talk again and for good reason. South Carolina is a well coached team that had an extra week to prepare for Vandy. Surprisingly it's the defense that makes USC tough, not Spurrier's offense. It'll be hard fought game that I expect Vanderbilt to win.

Vanderbilt 20
South Carolina 17

Other Links:

Vanderbilt Stadium information
Official South Carolina Site
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