COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina used a stifling defensive effort to claim a 47-6 win over Vanderbilt on Saturday afternoon at Williams Brice Stadium.
The Gamecocks held the Commodores scoreless through three quarters, building a 27-0 lead. Spencer Rattler threw for 351 and three touchdowns while rushing for another score to key the South Carolina offense.
The Commodores broke through on the first play of the fourth quarter as Ken Seals connected with Quincy Skinner, Jr., for a 19-yard touchdown pass. The touchdown was the second of the season for Skinner, Jr., and 10th passing touchdown for Seals.
South Carolina blocked a punt for a touchdown following a low snap and capitalized on a fumble on the ensuing Vanderbilt possession to extend its advantage to 40-6 midway through the fourth quarter.
Tyson Russell grabbed his first career interception in the second quarter. The pick was the 12th for the Commodore defense this season which has forced a turnover in all 11 games this season.
South Carolina outgained Vanderbilt 487-234 in the game.
Vanderbilt concludes the 2023 season on Saturday, Nov. 25, at Tennessee.