Head Coach Steve Spurrier: Falls to 176-65-2 as a collegiate head coach, 34-25 in his fifth year at South Carolina. He is now 11-8 against Tennessee, 2-3 against the Vols as South Carolina's head coach.
Records: South Carolina falls to 6-3, 3-3 in SEC play. Tennessee improves to 4-4, 2-3 in the league. The Gamecocks are now 4-22-2 all-time against Tennessee, 1-14 in Neyland Stadium.
First Start: DB DeVonte Holloman made his first career start at safety. He is the 17th different Gamecock to make his initial start during the 2009 season.
Milestone for Moe: With his 31-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter, WR Moe Brown went over the 1,000-yard mark for his career, becoming the 22nd player in Carolina history to achieve that milestone.
QB Stephen Garcia: Had his third 300-yard passing game of the season, going 25-for-50 for exactly 300 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Garcia now has 2,906 passing yards in his career, just 27 shy of 13th all-time at South Carolina (Ron Bass, 2,933 yards from 1973-77). Garcia's 50 attempts were the seventh-most in a single game in Carolina history; he now has two of the top 10 games in passing attempts in school annals. On the season, Garcia has 2,094 yards, just outside the school's all-time top 10 in single-season passing yards.
Block Party: DE Devin Taylor blocked a Tennessee field goal attempt in the first quarter. It was Taylor's second blocked kick of the season; he blocked a punt in the season opener at NC State. It was the fourth blocked kick by the Gamecocks this season; Eric Norwood has had two blocks this season (one punt, one field goal).
Ending a Streak: South Carolina's Garcia-to-Brown touchdown in the third quarter ended a stretch of nearly 11 quarters that Tennessee had gone without allowing an offensive touchdown. The streak stretched back to the fourth quarter of the Vols' game with Auburn on Oct. 3 and spanned the entire contests with Georgia (Oct. 10) and Alabama (Oct. 24).
Another Streak Started: PK Spencer Lanning was 2-for-2 on field goal tries on the night, connecting from 47 and 32 yards. He is now 14-for-16 on the season, two short of tying for the fifth-most made in a single season by a Gamecock kicker.
KR Chris Culliver: Extended his own school record to 2,215 kick return yards, remaining in fifth place on the all-time SEC list. He is 48 yards shy of fourth place in league history, currently held by Kentucky's Derek Abney (2,263).
Season Highs, The Bad Kind: The Gamecocks had a season-high four turnovers in the contest. The previous high was two against both Kentucky and Alabama. Three turnovers in the first half led to 21 Tennessee points.
Up Next: The Gamecocks play their final road contest of the season on Saturday, Nov. 7, at Arkansas. Kickoff is set for 12:21 p.m. ET at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville, Ark., with a broadcast set for the SEC Network.