This weekend's bout between the Tennessee Volunteers and South Carolina Gamecocks features two teams that desperately need a win. The Vols are looking to salvage a disappointing season and avoid a four-game losing streak, while the Gamecocks are hoping to evade a three-game losing streak of their own and get back in the SEC race.
Tennessee (3-4) is at the end of a rough six-game stretch, playing five teams that are currently ranked in the Top 13 of the BCS. The Volunteers were embarrassed by Alabama last week, but with a big win in Columbia, they could end the season 8-4.
South Carolina (6-2) looked to be a serious force with which to be reckoned after beating No. 5 Georgia 35-7, but since then, the Gamecocks have been dealt two straight losses. A win against the Volunteers sets South Carolina up to enter the Clemson game at season's end with a 9-2 record.
Here is a full preview of this weekend's game.