Boxscore
South Carolina 21, Vanderbilt 3
Saturday, September 24, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Williams-Brice Stadium
Attendance - 77015

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Vanderbilt 3 0 0 0 3
South Carolina 0 14 7 0 21

Recap


No. 10 South Carolina overcame a so-so offensive performance with a stellar defensive effort in a 21-3 home win over Vanderbilt on Saturday.

South Carolina had to rally in the second half of its first three wins, but it took a 14-3 lead with 13 seconds left in the opening half of Saturday's contest on Stephen Garcia's 52-yard touchdown pass to Marcus Lattimore. Vandy didn't get any closer.

The Gamecocks (4-0, 2-0 SEC) are off their best start since Lou Holtz led them to a 5-0 start in 2001.

The Commodores (3-1, 1-1 SEC), who entered the game with an NCAA-best 10 interceptions, picked off Garcia four times — three in the first half — but didn't have much to show for it. South Carolina's defense was stout, holding the Commodores to 71 total yards and forcing three turnovers.

None were bigger than a fumble freshman Jadeveon Clowney forced when he sacked Larry Smith early in the second quarter. Antonio Allen scooped up the loose ball but lost it when he was hit at the 10-yard line, and Melvin Ingram pounced on it in the end zone for his third touchdown of the season.

Ingram has scored on two fumble recoveries and a fake punt run.

Lattimore, who led the nation in rushing through three games, was held to a season-low 78 yards but had a rushing touchdown and a touchdown catch.

Sophomore Connor Shaw replaced Garcia after the senior's career-worst fourth interception in the fourth quarter.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 1:34
Vanderbilt   FG  South Carolina 0 - Vanderbilt 3
2nd Quarter - 11:59
South Carolina   TD  South Carolina 7 - Vanderbilt 3
2nd Quarter - 0:13
South Carolina   TD  South Carolina 14 - Vanderbilt 3
3rd Quarter - 7:46
South Carolina   TD  South Carolina 21 - Vanderbilt 3
TEAMS

Team Records

  Vanderbilt South Carolina
W/L 3 - 1 - 0 4 - 0 - 0
Conference 1 - 1 - 0 2 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Vanderbilt South Carolina
Score 3 21
First Downs 5 17
3rd Down Efficiency 1-for-14
7%
10-for-19
53%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
0-for-2
0%
Total Yards 77 367
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 25-4 40-131
Average/Rush 0.2 3.3
Passing
Comp-Att 16-23 17-32
Passing Yards 73 236
Average/Pass Play 2.5 7.4
Penalties-Yards 7-79 9-67
Fumbles-Lost 3-2 4-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 4
Time of Possession 25:52 34:08

PLAYER STATS

Vanderbilt (3 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
L. Smith 12/16 44 0 1
J. Rodgers 4/7 29 0 0
South Carolina (4 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Garcia 16/30 228 1 4
C. Shaw 1/2 8 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
Z. Stacy 7 18 2.6 0
J. Seymour 7 14 2.0 0
J. Rodgers 1 4 4.0 0
L. Smith 9 -30 -3.3 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Lattimore 20 77 3.8 1
S. Garcia 7 32 4.6 0
B. Wilds 3 22 7.3 0
C. Shaw 2 14 7.0 0
E. Baker 3 3 1.0 0
D. Thompson 1 1 1.0 0
B. Ellington 2 -12 -6.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Krause 9 55 6.1 0
W. Tate 2 8 4.0 0
F. Lassing 1 7 7.0 0
J. Seymour 1 7 7.0 0
J. Matthews 1 6 6.0 0
Z. Stacy 2 -10 -5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Sanders 4 75 18.8 0
M. Lattimore 3 73 24.3 1
A. Jeffery 2 34 17.0 0
R. Anderson 2 21 10.5 0
B. Ellington 1 8 8.0 0
D. Smith 1 8 8.0 0
B. Wilds 2 7 3.5 0
J. Cunningham 1 5 5.0 0
D. Moore 1 5 5.0 0
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