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Many people are giving upstart Vanderbilt a puncher's chance, but South Carolina is vastly more talented and boasts a superior cast of offensive players that the Commodores cannot defend.
Since switching back to quarterback Stephen Garcia, it's been business as usual for the Gamecock offense. He's a wild man, but he looks pretty good throwing the fade route to receiver Alshon Jeffery. Jeffery hasn't been as dominant as people were expecting, but he's still averaging over 17 yards per catch.
The life force of the team is clearly sophomore running back Marcus Lattimore. Lattimore has been nothing short of fantastic, carrying the rock 87 times for 534 yards and seven touchdowns. For you math majors out there, that's 6.1 yards per rush.
As for Vanderbilt, the future is bright under head coach James Franklin, but they aren't ready to take on the big dogs yet. Senior quarterback Larry Smith is a difference maker and could keep them in the game for awhile, but South Carolina's front-seven is swarming and loaded with speed.
As long as the Gamecocks give Vanderbilt a healthy dosage of Marcus Lattimore, they will have no trouble winning this game.
Prediction: South Carolina 27, Vanderbilt 10