The South Carolina Gamecocks lost to Vanderbilt in its first SEC matchup for the season, after shutting out North Carolina State last week. The final score was 24-17.
Vanderbilt is now 2-0 on the season. The Gamecocks fall to 1-1.
The Carolina offense looked much better this week than during last week's game against N.C. State, but a 4th quarter rally by the Gamecocks failed to yield enough points for the win.
Carolina will play at home next Saturday against the Georgia Bulldogs.
The Clemson Tigers of South Carolina came back to win big over in-state rivals The Citadel Saturday afternoon, after a heartbreaking loss last week to the Alabama Crimson Tide. The final score for today's game was 45-17.
This week had been a tough one for Clemson coach Tommy Bowden, especially after reports indicated he had called Alabama coach Nick Sabin for advice.
Sabin's advice must have paid off, for there was little to complain about with Clemson's very strong showing against The Citadel. In fact, Clemson dominated every aspect of the game against a team that has rarely mounted much of a contest in the long history of matchups between these two teams.