... Who: USC (5-1, 3-1 SEC) vs. Tennessee (3-3, 0-2)
... Where: Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, Tenn.
... When: Saturday, Noon
... TV: ESPN
... Radio: WNKT-FM 107.5 with Todd Ellis, Tommy Suggs and Langston Moore
... Satellite Radio: Sirius 91/XM 91
... Line: USC by 7.5
... The uniform report: The Gamecocks will wear white tops and garnet pants
... Weather outlook: Lows in the mid-40s to start the day. Then partly sunny, with a high near 69. No rain in the forecast.
... South Carolina - Out: RB Brandon Wilds (elbow), C Cody Waldrop (ankle); S Chaz Elder (concussion). Questionable: OL Ronald Patrick (ankle). Probable: WR Bruce Ellington (foot), LB Skai Moore (concussion), DT J.T. Surratt (ankle).
... Tennessee - Out: Curt Maggitt, LB (knee); Questionable: Allan Carson, DL (undisclosed). Probable: Marlin Lane, RB (lower body).
WHAT'S AT STAKE
South Carolina is seeking its fifth straight victory and wants to help its SEC Eastern Division title hopes that received a boost last week with Missouri's 41-26 victory over Georgia. Tennessee is attempting to end its recent history of frustration against ranked foes. The Volunteers have lost 19 straight games against the Top 25 since a 31-13 triumph over a 21st-ranked South Carolina team on Oct. 31, 2009.
Tennessee offensive line vs. South Carolina defensive line: This is a matchup of strength against strength. Tennessee boasts a senior-laden offensive line that has allowed only seven sacks this season. South Carolina averages 2.3 sacks per game. South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney hasn't quite measured up to sky-high preseason expectations, but he remains arguably the top overall pro prospect in college football. He will spend at least part of the day matching up against Tennessee offensive tackle Antonio "Tiny" Richardson, also a potential first-round draft pick.
JUST THE FACTS
A South Carolina win over Tennesse would ...
... Be the Gamecocks’ fourth-straight win over the Volunteers. Prior to the current three-game winning streak over Tennessee, the Gamecocks had never won back-to-back games in the series.
... Give the Gamecocks as many wins (4) in the last four years over Tennessee as they had from 1903-2009.
... Give Johnson City, Tenn., product Steve Spurrier his 15th career win over his home state’s flagship school.
... Coach Spurrier is currently 14-8 in 22 meetings with the Volunteers.
... Be Connor Shaw’s 23rd win as a starting quarterback. Only Todd Ellis (24) owns more W’s as a Carolina QB.
... Make the Gamecocks bowl-eligible for the 10th-straight season.
VOLUNTEERS TO WATCH
SOUTH CAROLINA DEPTH CHART
WR – BYRD (Jeffery, Roland)
WR – ELLINGTON (P. Cooper, Brent)
WR – JONES (K. Smith, Whitehurst)
LT – ROBINSON (Zandi)
LG – CANN (B. Stadnik)
C – C. STADNIK (Waldrop)
RG – PATRICK (Sport, Rodgers)
RT – SHELL (Gibson)
TE – ANDERSON (Adams, Zandi)
QB – SHAW (Thompson, Nosovitch)
FB – MCLAURIN (Diaz)
TB – DAVIS (Carson, Smith, Da. Williams)
DE – SUTTON (Dixon, Harris)
DT – SURRATT (Dixon Jr., Green)
DT – QUARLES (Dukes, Griffin)
DE – CLOWNEY (English)
MLB – HOLLOMAN (Lewis, Walton)
WLB – ROBERTS (Moore, C. Cooper)
SPUR – GOLIGHTLY (Diggs, Bryant)
CB – HAMPTON (Christian)
SS – B. WILLIAMS (Marcus, Moody)
FS – GURLEY -OR- Marcus
CB – LEGREE (McWilliams)
KO – ARD (Fry)
PK – FRY (Ard)
P – HULL (Fish)
KR – P. COOPER (Ellington)
PR – P. COOPER (Hampton)
SSN – CULBERTSON
LSN – DR. WILLIAMS
H – FISH (Nosovitch)