NCAAF Game Recap - Vanderbilt at South Carolina
Sat Nov 2, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

Wof
14
Clem
59
F
UGA
24
Fla
17
F
Oreg
56
USC
24
F
Utah
33
Wash
28
F
Miss
14
Aub
20
F
WVU
14
Bayl
17
F
Mich
38
MD
7
F
SMU
48
Mem
54
F
VaTec
20
ND
21
F
Cin
46
ECU
43
F
GaSo
24
App
21
F
Boise
52
SJSU
42
F
K St
38
Kans
10
F
NCSt
10
Wake
44
F
Navy
56
UConn
10
F
Buff
43
E Mi
14
F
NIU
10
C Mi
48
F
Hou
29
UCF
44
F
UTSA
14
TxAM
45
F
BC
58
Syr
27
F
Neb
27
Purd
31
F
Lib
63
UMass
21
F
OD
17
FLInt
24
F
Akr
6
BGSU
35
F
Troy
35
CoCar
36
F
ArkSt
48
ULMon
41
F
UNLV
17
ColSt
37
F
Army
13
AF
17
F
Marsh
20
Rice
7
F
TCU
27
OkSt
34
F
UTEP
26
NorTx
52
F
Rut
10
Ill
38
F
MiaFL
27
FlaSt
10
F
MidTN
20
Char
34
F
Tuls
26
Tul
38
F
FlAtl
35
W Ky
24
F
MisSt
54
Ark
24
F
Pitt
20
GATec
10
F
OreSt
56
Ariz
38
F
TxSt
3
ULLaf
31
F
UAB
7
Tenn
30
F
NW
3
Ind
34
F
Vand
7
SCar
24
F
UVA
38
UNC
31
F
Colo
14
UCLA
31
F
BYU
42
UtSt
14
F
NM
10
Nev
21
F
Fres
41
Hawaii
38
F

Nov 2, 2019, 7:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Vanderbilt (2-6)

7

0

0

0

7

South Carolina (4-5)

0

14

0

10

24

South Carolina beats Vandy 24-7 with Edwards career game
Sat Nov 2, 2019 11:58 PM

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) With one of their key playmakers out injured, South Carolina again turned to dependable "old man" Bryan Edwards.

Edwards caught a school record 14 passes for a career best 139 yards to lead the Gamecocks (4-5, 3-4 Southeastern) to a 24-7 win that keeps South Carolina's season from skidding into a ditch for now.

The senior shouldered the offensive load for the Gamecocks after receiver Shi Smith tweaked his hamstring this week and did not play.

"He competes every down like it is his last down," South Carolina coach Will Muschamp said. "I've seen that for four years now."

Ryan Hilinski was 24-for-31 for 235 yards for the Gamecocks, including a 25-yard touchdown pass to Edwards midway through the fourth quarter that sealed the win.

"He was hard to tackle," Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason said. "At times we knew the football was coming to him and we still had a hard time getting him down."

Edwards' teammates call him "old man," in part because he is one of the few seniors on the offense and in part because he is a mature, calming presence in the locker room. That's been especially important in an up-and-down year that included an upset of No. 8 Georgia and second half collapses in losses to No. 6 Florida, North Carolina and Tennessee.

"Everybody calls me `old man.' I haven't turned 21 yet," said Edwards, who also had a 38-yard punt return late in the third quarter that flipped the field a defensive struggle.

Freshman Deshaun Fenwick got his first action of 2019, running 18 times for 102 yards.

Muschamp said Fenwick came to him to discuss a transfer after he didn't play the first two months of the season.

"He stuck it out," Muschamp said. "He's a great example of a guy who handled adversity and fought it a little bit."

The Commodores (2-6, 1-4) lost starting quarterback Riley Neal to injury after the first drive and, with Mo Hasan not playing, turned to third string Deuce Wallace. The junior was 8-for-17 for 30 yards and two interceptions.

The SEC's third leading rusher, Vanderbilt's Ke'Shawn Vaughn, ran 20 times for 87 yards.

The Gamecocks have won 11 straight over Vanderbilt. South Carolina is the only SEC East team that the Commodores never beat this decade.

THE TAKEAWAY

Vanderbilt: The Commodores now have to win out to get to a second bowl game in a row. That's a tough task with No. 6 Florida and surging Tennessee remaining on the schedule. It might be even tougher with the injuries. Leading receiver Kalija Lipscomb also did not play Saturday. Mason said Lipscomb was dealing with personal issues but was not suspended. He did not elaborate.

South Carolina: The Gamecocks' hopes of making a bowl in each of coach Will Muschamp's four seasons with the program remains. But South Carolina has to find two wins in a finishing stretch with No. 20 Appalachian State, Texas A&M and No. 4 Clemson. One particular bright spot - South Carolina shut out Vanderbilt in the second half. The Gamecocks had been allowing an average of 16 points in the final two quarters.

HEAVY D

South Carolina held the Commodores to 189 yards - just 112 of them after Vanderbilt scored a touchdown on its opening drive of the game. It was the Commodores' worst offensive output since gaining just 77 in a 59-0 loss to Alabama in September 2017.

The 189 yards was the least an opponent has gained on the Gamecocks since Florida gained just 183 yards in a crazy 44-11 win over South Carolina in October 2012.

Vanderbilt allowed 440 yards, but Mason said his defense still deserved a lot of credit. They were on the field for 80 plays compared to 50 for South Carolina and stopped the Gamecocks on fourth and goal from the Vanderbilt 2 with just under two minutes left in the game.

"We've got to match that in the other phases," Mason said.

SOUTH CAROLINA INJURIES

Along with Smith, running back Rico Dowdle missed a second game and offensive lineman Dylan Wonnum missed a fifth game because of injuries. Muschamp thinks all three will be able to play next Saturday.

Wide receiver Josh Vann broke his hand and tight end Nick Muse hurt his knee during the Vanderbilt game. The future of both players is unclear.

UP NEXT

Vanderbilt heads to No. 6 Florida on Saturday.

South Carolina hosts No. 20 Appalachian State on Saturday.

Passing

Vand Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
R. Neal 4 3 75.0 1 46 26 0 152.1
D. Wallace 17 8 47.1 0 30 18 2 14.2
SCar Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
R. Hilinski 31 24 77.4 2 235 25 0 119.7

Rushing

Vand Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
K. Vaughn 20 87 4.3 12 0
K. Brooks 5 24 4.8 11 0
SCar Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Fenwick 18 102 5.7 18 0
T. Feaster 11 53 4.8 11 0

Receiving

Vand Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. Johnson 1 26 26.0 26 1
C. Bolar 3 16 5.3 18 0
SCar Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
B. Edwards 14 139 9.9 25 1
X. Legette 3 34 11.3 20 1

Fumbles

Returning

Vand KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Shelton-Mosley 3 18.3 0 20 0 - 0 0
SCar KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
B. Edwards 0 - 0 0 3 17.7 0 35
X. Legette 1 25.0 0 25 0 - 0 0

Punting

Vand Punt Yds Avg LgPu
H. Smith 7 315 45.0 60
SCar Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Charlton 3 111 37.0 40

Takeaways

Vand Int Yds InTD
E. McAllister 0 0 0
SCar Int Yds InTD
T. Brunson 1 5 0
R. Roderick 1 1 0

Team Stats Comparison

Vand SCar
Points For 7 24
Total Yards 189 440
Rushing Yards 113 205
Passing Yards 76 235
Passing Completions / Attempts 11/21 24/31
Turnovers 2 1
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Fumbles - Lost 0/0 1/1
First Downs 12 25
Penalties - Yards 2/20 11/94
Time Of Possession 13:13 47:47
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 3/11 9/15
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/0 0/2
Punts - Average Yards 7/45 3/37

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Vand SCar
Vand 7:44 TD Cam Johnson 26 yd pass from Riley Neal (Ryley Guay kick) 7 0
2nd Quarter Vand SCar
SCar 7:10 TD Xavier Legette 20 yd pass from Ryan Hilinski (Parker White kick) 7 7
SCar 13:22 TD Kevin Harris 1 yd run (Parker White kick) 7 14
3rd Quarter Vand SCar
No scores this quarter
4th Quarter Vand SCar
SCar 2:42 FG Parker White 22 yd FG 7 17
SCar 8:21 TD Bryan Edwards 25 yd pass from Ryan Hilinski (Parker White kick) 7 24

Game Information

Stadium: Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia, South Carolina
Attendance: 71,945
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