No. 5 Tennessee is out of the College Football Playoff race after losing a shocker, 63-31, on the road against South Carolina. The Gamecocks scored on nine of their 10 full possessions against the Volunteers to capture the biggest win in the history of the matchup, besting a 24-0 South Carolina victory from 1903.
The Gamecocks were without leading running back Marshawn Lloyd and entered after a stunningly poor effort last week in a 38-6 loss at Florida. However, quarterback Spencer Rattler took control in the best performance of his career. The Oklahoma transfer threw for 438 yards and a program-record six touchdowns to eviscerate the Vols defense. Wide receiver Antwane Wells Jr. led the way with 11 catches for 177 yards, while Jaheim Bell and Josh Vann each notched two touchdowns.