The Commodores were also idle last week, getting a much-needed breather after they endured a brutal four-game stretch of blowout losses to Alabama, Georgia, and Ole Miss, as well as a two-score loss to Florida. After a hot start to the season that included an upset of then-ranked Kansas State, Vandy has been left searching for a competitive effort in SEC action.
The betting line has held steady all week with South Carolina out front by a touchdown. That may seem a little low to some observers, but the Gamecocks have been been offensively challenged this season and also tend to play ugly, low-scoring games against the Commodores.
The over/under is set at 44.5. South Carolina is 5-2 against the spread this season, while Vanderbilt is 2-5.