September 4, 2008

Previewing Vanderbilt and South Carolina

South Carolina Gamecocks at Vanderbilt Commodores



When: Thursday, 7:30 p.m. CST



Where: Vanderbilt Stadium, Nashville, Tenn.



TV: ESPN



Radio: 104.5 FM



Weather at kickoff: 82 degrees, 30 percent chance of rain



The line: South Carolina by 10



Series record: South Carolina leads 14-3



Last meeting: Vanderbilt defeated the Gamecocks 17-6 last season in Columbia





VANDERBILT COMMODORESSOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS
2007 record1-01-02007 record
Bobby Johnson career record81-86164-56-2Steve Spurrier career record
Scoring offense per game340Scoring defense per game
Scoring defense per game1334Scoring offense per game
Rushing offense per game26969Rushing defense per game
Passing offense per game9149Passing defense per game
Passing defense per game244198Passing offense per game
Rushing defense per game96171Rushing offense per game
Turnover margin+1-2Turnover margin
Time of possession32:4334:57Time of possession
Penalty yards per game2558Penalty yards per game
Net yards per punt38.032.3Net yards per punt
Punt return average24.00Punt return average allowed
Punt return average allowed4.511.3Punt return average
Kickoff return average21.018.3Kickoff return average allowed
Kickoff return average allowed22.723.0Kickoff return average



Preview: Two Southeastern Conference Division East Division rivals hope to capitalize on impressive opening weeks when South Carolina and Vanderbilt meet at Dudley Field in front of an ESPN audience on Thursday night.





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