The sophomore defensive end returned his first career interception 24 yards for a touchdown and recovered two Tennessee fumbles.
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The senior defensive end, who had 1.5 sacks entering the game, picked up a pair, including a forced fumble on one of them to lead a defense that piled up six sacks in the game.
The freshman tailback came back after missing the Vanderbilt game due to an ankle injury and gained 184 yards on 29 carries, which included a 1-yard touchdown run. He also caught two passes for 26 yards.
The Gamecocks won for the 13th time in their last 14 games on their home field dating back to 2008, a stretch where they’ve outscored their opponents 410-227.
The defensive backfield allowed 312 passing yards, including touchdown plays of 12, 30 and 17 yards, to a pair of Tennessee quarterbacks.
The Gamecocks missed a 41-yard field goal, gave up a 25-yard first-down run on a fake punt that was followed by a late hit, had a ball bounce off the leg of one of their players on another Tennessee punt, and continued to struggle to break any long plays on their returns.