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South Carolina Quarterback Stephen Garcia
In this battle of SEC East opponents, the South Carolina Gamecocks look to win their first SEC road game in over two years when they visit the Vanderbilt Commodores.
After a huge win over then number one ranked Alabama, the Gamecocks gave up 21 unanswered points to the Kentucky Wildcats in their 31-28 loss. At 2-2 in conference play, South Carolina can't afford another emotional letdown this week against Vanderbilt if they want to remain in control of the SEC East.
Although Vanderbilt stands at 2-4 coming off of a 43-0 loss to Georgia, they have managed to win two out of their last three games against the Gamecocks and only lost by four points last season. For a team that regularly finished near the bottom of the SEC East, they always seem to be able to be competitive against Steve Spurrier and South Carolina.
If the Gamecocks can recover, they will be one step closer to their first SEC East title, but if the Commodores pull off the upset, the SEC East will be up for grabs with Vanderbilt the only team with only two conference losses.