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Appalachian St beats Gamecocks 20-15 for 2nd Power Five win

Nov. 10, 2019 12:19 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Appalachian State just keeps adding to its rich, college football history. The small school champions that took down mighty Michigan in the Big House 12 years ago has now beaten two Power Five programs — and its first Southeastern Conference opponent — after a 20-15...

Appalachian State seeks Power Five win vs South Carolina

Nov. 8, 2019 12:15 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Appalachian State is looking to knock off yet another Power Five opponent when they play at South Carolina. Even though the Mountaineers lost their Top 25 ranking, their undefeated win steak and a potential shot at playing in the Cotton Bowl last week, they have not lost their taste...

Those other SEC teams scrambling for bowl eligibility

Nov. 6, 2019 3:01 PM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — While LSU, Alabama and Georgia are working on their playoff credentials, much of the Southeastern Conference has more humble goals. Teams like South Carolina, Tennessee and Mississippi State are battling for bowl eligibility with 4-5 records. Ditto for Kentucky at 4-4. Missouri's...

South Carolina beats Vandy 24-7 with Edwards career game

Nov. 2, 2019 11:57 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — With one of their key playmakers out injured, South Carolina again turned to dependable "old man" Bryan Edwards. Edwards caught a school record 14 passes for a career best 139 yards to lead the Gamecocks (4-5, 3-4 Southeastern) to a 24-7 win that keeps South Carolina's season from...

Vandy, South Carolina meet, both looking to strong finish

Nov. 1, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — If there were ever two football coaches needing a strong finish to the regular season, it's South Carolina's Will Muschamp and Vanderbilt's Derek Mason. The pair have been subject to whispers about their futures as their teams have struggled to find consistency and take that next step...

South Carolina faces difficult stretch run for bowl game

Oct. 31, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — These are desperate times for South Carolina's football team — again. It was only a month ago the Gamecocks had to right themselves after a 1-3 start with two straight wins, including a stunning 20-17, double overtime upset at then-third-ranked Georgia. However, two second-half...

Injured South Carolina RB Dowdle to miss Vanderbilt game

Oct. 29, 2019 2:43 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina starting tailback Rico Dowdle will miss his second straight game as he recovers from a sprained right knee. Gamecocks coach Will Muschamp says Dowdle won't play Saturday against Vanderbilt after missing last week's 41-21 loss at Tennessee. Dowdle, a senior from...

Vols' Pruitt optimistic Maurer will be available against UAB

Oct. 28, 2019 2:46 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee coach Jeremy Pruitt is cautiously optimistic about quarterback Brian Maurer's potential availability for Saturday after concussions caused the freshman to sit out a game last week last week. Pruitt should have renewed confidence in his backups if Maurer's unable to play...

Tennessee beats South Carolina 41-21 without Maurer

Oct. 26, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Jarrett Guarantano could sense the approaching pass rush just as the quarterback released the pass on the play that knocked him out of the game and put his team ahead for good. If nothing else, Guarantano certainly has proved the last month he knows how to take a hit....

Vols' QB uncertainty adds intrigue to South Carolina matchup

Oct. 25, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's uncertain quarterback situation adds an extra bit of mystery to a matchup with South Carolina that traditionally provides plenty of suspense. Whenever these two Southeastern Conference Eastern Division rivals face off, the game generally comes down to the final minute....