... WHO: Tennessee (3-5, 0-4 SEC) at South Carolina (4-4, 2-4)
... WHERE: Williams-Brice Stadium, Columbia
... WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
... TV: SEC Network (Tom Hart, Matt Stinchcomb, Heather Mitts)
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... RADIO: WNKT-FM 107.5 (Todd Ellis, Tommy Suggs, Langston Moore)
... SATELLITE RADIO: Sirius 93 /XM 190
... LINE: USC by 7 (over-under 56.5)
... SERIES RECORD: Tennessee leads the all-time series vs. USC 23-7-2, including 8-5-2 in Columbia. The Gamecocks are 5-4 against the Vols under Steve Spurrier, including a 23-21 loss last year in Knoxville. USC has won three of the last four matchups.
... UNIFORM REPORT: The Gamecocks will wear black jerseys and black pants. The school is asking fans to wear "team colors" and is NOT sponsoring any sort of "Blackout." USC will distribute white rally towels as usual.
... GAMECOCK WALK: The pregame player walk will take place through Gamecock Park at approximately 5:10 p.m.
... AUTOGRAPHS: The USC baseball team will be signing autographs from 5:30-7 p.m. Saturday at Gamecock Village.
... CELEBRITY STARTER: Former USC baseball standout Grayson Greiner will lead fans in the pregame "GAME! COCKS!" cheer.
... WEATHER REPORT: Bundle up and bring a poncho. Kickoff weather should in the mid-40s with some wind, temperatures dipping to around 36 overnight. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent.
What's at stake
... South Carolina is looking to earn its fifth win of the season and move to within one victory of bowl eligibility. The Gamecocks also want to snap the team's three-game SEC losing streak.
... Tennessee will try to earn its first SEC victory of the season for the fifth time.
... USC -- PROBABLE: DE Mason Harris (knee), LB Marcquis Roberts (shoulder). OUT: S Kadetrix Marcus (shoulder), LB Skai Moore (ankle), TE Rory Anderson (tricep), DE Cedrick Cooper (ankle), RG Cody Waldrop (knee).
... Tennessee -- PROBABLE: OL Marcus Jackson (undisclosed). QUESTIONABLE: OL Coleman Thomas (undisclosed). DOUBTFUL: QB Justin Worley (shoulder). OUT: DT Trevarris Saulsberry (knee); WR Josh Smith (ankle).
Five key numbers
... 208.4: Average rushing yards per game given up by South Carolina’s defense.
... 134.1: Average rushing yards per game from Tennessee quarterback Josh Dobbs and running back Jalen Hurd.
... 250: Yards needed by Mike Davis to become USC’s second back with multiple 1,000-yard seasons. George Rogers did it three times.
... 1-8: Record in SEC games by Tennessee coach Butch Jones since he earned his first SEC win over USC last year.
... 0-5: USC’s record the last five times it wore either black jerseys or black pants. The Gamecocks are wearing both this week.
- David Cloninger
Players to watch - South Carolina
... Mike Davis is one of the best three-down backs in the country. He's turned 142 carries into 750 yards and eight touchdowns to go with solid receiving totals as well (21 receptions, 223 yards, one touchdown).
... QB Dylan Thompson is completing 60.8 percent of his passes for 2,241 yards with 22 touchdowns (two rushing) and nine interceptions.
... WR Pharoh Cooper has team-highs in catches (40), yards (553) and touchdowns (six). Nick Jones is also in the midst of a solid campaign with 31 receptions, 406 yards and four touchdowns.
... LB Jonathan Walton is expected to start in place of the injured Moore. It will be Walton's third start of the season.
Players to watch - Tennessee
... QB Josh Dobbs, who impressed last week against Alabama with 192 yards, two touchdowns and a pick on 19-of-32 passing in addition to 75 rushing yards, is expected to start.
... Jalen Hurd has taken over the featured back role as a true freshman but his production has been modest at best (113 carries, 473 yards, two TDs). The team as a whole rushes for less than 105 yards per game at a mere 2.9 yards per carry.
... Marquez North (320 yards) and Alton Howard (292 yards) have kept pace with one another at receiver with 30 catches apiece, although North is more effective in the red zone, with four touchdowns to Howard's one.
... A.J. Johnson is one of the nation's best linebackers, having tallied 86 tackles, 8.5 for loss, two forced fumbles, 1.5 sacks, an interception and a blocked kick. Derek Barnett (11.0 TFL, 4.0 sacks) and Curt Maggitt (7.0 TFL, 4.0 sacks) anchor a stellar defensive line for the Vols.
Projected USC depth chart
WR – ROLAND (Byrd)
WR – P. COOPER (Brent, Whitehurst)
WR – JONES (Jeffery, Heard)
LT – ROBINSON (Zandi)
LG – CANN (B. Stadnik)
C – KNOTT (C. Stadnik)
RG – SPORT OR MATULIS
RT – SHELL (Park)
TE – ADAMS (Gibson)
QB – THOMPSON (Orth or Mitch)
FB – MCLAURIN (Diaz)
TB – DAVIS (Wilds, Da. Williams or Carson)
DE – DIXON (Allen-Williams, M. Harris)
DT – SURRATT (D. Green, Stallworth, Griffin)
DT – DIXON JR. (Dukes, Lamin)
DE – JOHNSON (English, M. Washington)
MLB – ROBERTS (Lewis)
WLB – WALTON (Holloman)
SPUR – GOLIGHTLY (Diggs, Bryant)
CB – LAMMONS (McWilliams)
SS – GURLEY
FS – MOODY (Elder, D. Smith)
CB – B. WILLIAMS (A. Harris, Rhodes)
KO – ARD (Cimaglia)
PK – FRY (Ard)
P – HULL (Fish)
KR – CARSON (P. Cooper)
PR – P. COOPER (Jones)
SSN – CULBERTSON
LSN – DR. WILLIAMS
H – FISH (Hull)