Several bad streaks come to end on this date as Carolina defeats 15th ranked Tennessee 16-15 in Knoxville.
Coach Steve Spurrier, in his first year at USC, leads the Gamecocks to their first ever win in Knoxville (0-11 previously). It also was the first victory over Tennessee anywhere since 1992.
It didn’t come easy however, as the Vols led 12-7 at halftime, behind an Arian Foster TD and a sack for a safety. Game MVP Sidney Rice put Carolina ahead 13-12 with his second TD catch with 11:33 left. Rice had eight receptions for 112 yards.
UT regained the lead 15-13 on a 43-yard FG midway through the fourth.
USC wouldn’t fold though, and in a huge spot, USC kicker Josh Brown calmly nailed a 49-yard FG with 2:45 left giving Carolina the 16-15 win.