No. 13 South Carolina had to fend off a feisty Tennessee team on Saturday, but the Gamecocks did just enough to survive with a 38-35 win in Columbia to improve to 7-2 on the season and 5-2 in SEC play. South Carolina now gets a week off before its conference finale in two weeks against Arkansas. Tennessee fell to 3-5, 0-5 in the SEC.
I've been providing in-game grades for the Gamecocks all afternoon and now have given final postgame grades for each position group during Saturday's victory over the SEC East rival Volunteers. After two losses in a row, a win is a win, even if it wasn't always pretty.