South Carolina Shocks Fans, Beats Down Tennessee in Massive Upset

by Jonathan Howard
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Wow. The South Carolina Gamecocks, led by quarterback Spencer Rattler, ran the Tennessee Volunteers off the field in Columbia. This game was all South Carolina, all night long. The college football world witnessed a wild one. There wasn’t a thing that this team could do wrong on offense.

So, who had the Gamecocks scoring 63 points in this one? No one did, that’s right. However, that’s what happened. They did it on the ground, in the air, on defense, and pretty much in every aspect of the game. Rattler was just about perfect. 30/37 for 438 yards and six touchdowns.

Fans were absolutely blown away by the performance on the field.

Fans Blown Away By South Carolina

Defeating a top-5 team in the country like this is unheard of. To do it to a conference rival is demoralizing to the other team, and a big boost to the winning program. If you aren’t in Columbia, well, that sucks.

“I have never in my life wanted to be in Columbia, South Carolina more than I do right now,” one fan said on Twitter.

Today, top-ranked teams had tough games, struggle games, games that just didn’t look pretty. However, all of the top-4 teams made it out with a win on Saturday. South Carolina made sure Tennessee didn’t make it the top-5.

From an outsider’s perspective, one Virginia Football fan thought that South Carolina fans were being a little rude.

“I understand that Tennessee just got embarrassed but seeing South Carolina fans already jumping over the wall and yelling overrated is very disrespectful.”

One Florida fan found comfort in seeing Arkansas and South Carolina win big games today. When you compare losses on the day in the SEC, Tennessee comes out looking the worst. Losing Hendon Hooker to injury in the fourth quarter is devastating and highlighted the bad day.

“As bad as my loss was, thank you Arkansas and especially South Carolina! On a serious note, I hate it for Hendon Hooker. All class. Prayers up,” the Gator fan said.

South Carolina takes down Tennessee 63-38 in Columbia. This is a game that the Gamecocks will remember for years to come.