Game breakdown: Vanderbilt vs. USC

The Vanderbilt Commodores hope to get back on the winning track on Saturday when they visit South Carolina (11:30 AM, ESPN GP). Look inside for everything you need to know about the game and more.


Vanderbilt

VS.


South Carolina

GAMEDAY INFORMATION
SiteWilliams-Brice Stadium (80,250); Columbia, S.C.
Date/TimeOctober 20, 2007; 11:30 AM CST
TelevisionESPN GamePlan
Radio Nashville WGFX 104.5-FM; Fayetteville WEKR 1240-AM; Memphis KWAN 990-AM; Nashville WNSR 560-AM; Chattanooga WDOD 1310-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
Internet LINK
Sirius Radio Channel 119
SCHOOL/ TEAM FACTS
.South CarolinaVanderbilt
NicknameGamecocksCommodores
ColorsGarnet and BlackBlack and Gold
Enrollment27,0656,272
ConferenceSEC East SEC East
Head CoachSteve SpurrierBobby Johnson
Coach's career record163-51-2 (21-11 at USC)78-82 (18-46 at VU)
Record6-13-3
Base offenseMultipleMultiple
Base defense4-34-3
SERIES INFORMATION
Series RecordVU trails, 2-14-0
First Meeting1961, SC 23-7
Last Meeting 2006, SC 31-13
SCHEDULE/RESULTS
South Carolina
Sep. 1 La.-Lafayette, W 28-14
Sep. 8 at Georgia, W 16-12
Sep. 15 South Carolina St., W 38-3
Sep. 22 at LSU, L 28-16
Sep. 29 Mississippi S., W 38-21
Oct. 4 Kentucky, W 38-23
Oct. 13 at North Carolina, W 21-15
Oct. 20 Vanderbilt
Oct. 27 at Tennessee
Nov. 3 at Arkansas
Nov. 10 Florida
Nov. 24 Clemson
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Vanderbilt
Sep. 1 Richmond, W 41-17
Sep. 8 Alabama, L 24-10
Sep. 15 Ole Miss, W 31-17
Sep. 29 E. Michigan, W 30-7
Oct. 6 at Auburn, L 35-7
Oct. 13 Georgia, L 20-17
Oct. 20 at South Carolina
Oct. 27 Miami (Ohio)
Nov. 3 at Florida
Nov. 10 Kentucky
Nov. 17 at Tennessee
Nov. 24 Wake Forest
PROJECTED SOUTH CAROLINA STARTERS
OFFENSE

WR 11 Kenny McKinley (6-0, 177, Jr.)
WR 18 Dion Lecorn (5-11, 217, Fr.)
LT 77 Jamon Meredith (6-5, 293, Jr.)
LG 63 Seaver Brown (6-5, 316, Fr.-RS)
C 71 William Brown (6-4, 289, Sr.)
RG 67 James Thompson (6-3, 316, Sr.)
RT 78 Justin Sorensen (6-7, 325, Jr.)
TE 80 Andy Boyd (6-4, 267, Sr.)
QB 7 Chris Smelley (6-2, 216, Fr.-RS)
FB 39 Lanard Stafford (5-9, 244, Sr.)
TB 3 Cory Boyd (6-1, 217, Sr.)
PK 14 Ryan Succop (6-2, 214, Jr.)
DEFENSE

DE 40 Eric Norwood (6-0, 258, So.)
DT 79 Marque Hall (6-3, 293, Jr.)
DT 91 Ladi Ajiboye (6-1, 291, Fr.)
DE 51 Casper Brinkley (6-2, 255, Sr.)
SLB 45 Rodney Paulk (6-0, 220, So.)
MLB 53 Marvin Sapp (5-11, 228, Jr.)
WLB 83 Cliff Matthews (6-4, 239, Fr.)
CB 1 Captain Munnerlyn (5-9, 180, So.)
FS 32 Darian Stewart (5-11, 216, So.)
SS 21 Emanuel Cook (5-10, 211, So.)
CB 5 Carlos Thomas (5-11, 192, Jr.)
P 14 Ryan Succop (6-2, 214, Jr.)

South Carolina Roster

PROJECTED VANDERBILT STARTERS
OFFENSE

WR 88 George Smith 6-3, 200, Jr.)
WR 7 Sean Walker (6-0, 180, Jr.)
WR 10 Earl Bennett (6-1, 202, Jr.)
QB 3 Chris Nickson (6-1, 210, Jr.)
TB 22 Cassen Jackson-Garrison (6-1, 215, Sr.)
LT 74 Chris Williams (6-6, 315, Sr.)
LG 78 Josh Eames (6-5, 305, Sr.)
C 53 Hamilton Holliday (6-3, 290, Sr.)
RG 64 Merritt Kirchoffer (6-5, 315, Sr.)
RT 72 Brian Stamper (6-5, 300, Sr.)
TE 83 Brad Allen (6-3, 240, Jr.)
PK 8 Bryant Hahnfeldt (5-11, 190, Jr.)
DEFENSE

DE 95 Steven Stone (6-6, 255, So.)
DT 56 Gabe Hall (6-1, 290, Sr.)
DT 54 Theo Horrocks(6-4, 290, Sr.)
DE 48 Curtis Gatewood (6-3, 245, Sr.)
LB 30 Patrick Benoist (6-0, 218, So.)
LB 47 Jonathan Goff (6-4, 235, Sr.)
LB 24 Marcus Buggs (5-11, 225, Sr.)
CB 17 D.J. Moore (5-10, 175, So.)
SS 33 Reshard Langford (6-2, 207, Jr.)
FS 2 Ryan Hamilton (6-1, 208, So.)
CB 5 Myron Lewis (6-3, 195, So.)
NB 6 Darlron Spead (5-10, 185, So.)
P 39 Brett Upson (5-11, 180, So.)

Vanderbilt Roster

STATISTICAL COMPARISON
CategoryVanderbiltSouth Carolina
Scoring
Offense
22.6727.86
Scoring
Defense
20.00 16.57
Total
Offense
322.17 348.86
Rushing
Offense
148.67 127.71
Passing
Offense
174.33 221.14
Total
Defense
314.67331.43
Rushing
Defense
148.67 182.29
Passing
Defense
166.00 149.14
RELATED LINKS
Williams-Brice Stadium information
Official South Carolina Site
Scout.com South Carolina Site
Official Vanderbilt Site
Scout.com Vanderbilt Site
Columbia, S.C. Weather Forecast

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