Gameday Guide: USC-Vandy details, injuries, depth chart, more

September 13, 2013 

South Carolina returns home this week to face Vanderbilt at 7 p.m. Saturday.

TIM DOMINICK — tdominick@thestate.com

... Who: No. 13 USC (1-1, 0-1 SEC) vs. Vanderbilt (1-1, 0-1)

... When: Saturday, 7 p.m.

... Where: Williams-Brice Stadium

... TV: ESPN with Brad Nessler, Todd Blackledge and Holly Rowe

... Radio: WNKT-FM 107.5 with Todd Ellis, Tommy Suggs and Langston Moore

... Line: USC by 14

... Satellite radio: Sirius 91/XM 91

... The jersey report: USC will wear garnet tops with white pants

... The Gamecock Walk: The team’s pregame walk through Gamecock Park takes place at approximately 4:40 p.m. Saturday.

... Coaches Curing Kids Cancer: Coaches and players will be raising awareness that September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Working with the nonprofit Curing Kids Cancer, both teams' players will wear Coaches Curing Kids Cancer logo stickers on their helmets imprinted with the "Coaches Curing Kids Cancer" logo. "Players Curing Kids Cancer" wristbands will be distributed to South Carolina coaches, players and staff on gameday as well.

SERIES CAPSULE

... History: USC leads 18-4

... In Columbia: USC leads 8-2

... Current Streak: USC has won 4 in a row

... Steve Spurrier vs. Vanderbilt: 18-2

... James Franklin vs. South Carolina: 0-2

... Fast fact: USC has not scored more than 21 points in any of the team’s last six meetings. Vanderbilt averaging 12.3 points in that same stretch.

JUST THE FACTS

A USC win over Vanderbilt would...

... Be its fifth-straight over the Commodores. The Gamecocks have won 18 of the previous 22 meetings with Vanderbilt, including 11 of the last 13 contests.

... Extend the Gamecocks’ home winning streak to 13-straight games, tying for the second-longest home winning streak in school history. The Gamecocks own the third-longest home winning streak in Division I football behind Michigan (16) and Georgia (13).

... Improve head coach Spurrier’s record over Vanderbilt to 19-2. His 18 wins against Vanderbilt trail only his 19 career victories over Kentucky in wins over any opponent

INJURY REPORT

... South Carolina: Out: C Cody Waldrop (foot). Probable: SS Kadetrix Marcus (shoulder), Cedrick Cooper (elbow). Questionable: CB Victor Hampton (ankle)

... Vanderbilt: Out: LB Chase Garnham (leg)

VIDEO PREVIEW

VANDY VISION

… The Commodores last defeated the Gamecocks in the consecutive seasons of 2007 and 2008.

… Vanderbilt is averaging 36.5 points and 434 yards per game in its first two games this season.

… Wide receiver Jordan Matthews caught six passes for 112 yards in the first half of the rout of Austin Peay, which upped his career total to 12 games with at least 100 yards receiving and gave him a catch in 22 straight games.

… Kicker Carey Spear made his first field goal of the year in the first quarter of the Austin Peay game with a 25-yard boot. The senior has made 11 of his last 12 field goal attempts dating back to last season.

COMMODORES TO KNOW

... QB AUSTYN CARTA-SAMUELS: The 6-1, 215-pound senior has completed 35-of-58 passes for 523 yards and three touchdowns this season.

... WR JORDAN MATTHEWS: The 6-3, 206-pound senior, a consensus All-SEC player last season, has caught 16 passes for 289 yards for an 18.1-yard average and two touchdowns.

... CB ANDRE HAL: The 6-0, 185-pound senior, a second-team All-SEC player last season, leads the team with 11 tackles, three pass breakups and three pass deflections.

... PK CAREY SPEAR: The 5-10, 194-pound senior, another second-team All-SEC player last season, kicked a school-record 20-of-24 field goals a year ago, including all 15 inside 44 yards.

USC DEPTH CHART

OFFENSE
WR – BYRD (Roland, Jeffery)
WR – ELLINGTON (Brent, Whitehurst)
WR – JONES (P. Cooper, K. Smith)
LT – ROBINSON (Zandi)
LG – CANN (B. Stadnik, B. King)
C – C. STADNIK (Knott)
RG – PATRICK (Sport)
RT – SHELL (Gibson)
TE – ANDERSON (Adams, Owens)
QB – SHAW (Thompson, Nosovitch)
FB – MCLAURIN (Diaz)
TB – DAVIS (Wilds, Carson)

DEFENSE
DE – SUTTON (Harris, Dixon)
DT – SURRATT (Dixon Jr.)
DT – QUARLES (Dukes, Griffin)
DE – CLOWNEY (English)
MLB – LEWIS (Holloman, Walton)
WLB – ROBERTS (Moore, C. Cooper)
SPUR – GOLIGHTLY (Diggs, Bryant)
CB – HAMPTON (Christian)
SS – MARCUS (Gurley)
FS – B. WILLIAMS (Elder)
CB – LEGREE (J. Smith, McWilliams)

SPECIAL TEAMS
KO – ARD (Fry)
PK – FRY (Ard)
P – HULL (Fish)
KR – CARSON (Ellington)
PR – ELLINGTON (Hampton)
SSN – CULBERTSON
LSN – D. WILLIAMS
H – FISH (Nosovitch)

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