September 24, 2011

The South Carolina game, in a nutshell

Vanderbilt dropped a 21-3 decision to South Carolina in Columbia on Saturday night. VandySports.com's Chris Lee and Jesse Johnson give their weekly "game in a nutshell" piece telling you what went right, what went wrong, who played well, and everything in between.


Turning point: Vanderbilt had done nothing on offense and had survived several bad breaks, yet trailed just 7-3 with South Carolina at its own 48-yard line and the clock winding down on the first half. On the next snap, Vanderbilt had four defensive linemen flying at quarterback Stephen Garcia as he back-pedaled to throw.

Garcia flipped the ball over the Vandy linemen to running back Marcus Lattimore at the Carolina 44 while the Gamecock linemen sprinted downfield to block. No Commodore ever got a clean shot at Lattimore as he wove through the middle of the field before finding a clear lane and winning a footrace to the end zone.



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