USC took care of business Saturday night in Nashville beating Vanderbilt for a 14th straight time and becoming bowl eligible with a 6-3 record. And according to head coach Shane Beamer Sunday night, they did so without suffering any new significant injuries. As for running back MarShawn Lloyd, who missed the game with a quad injury, Beamer said he did not do much in practice Sunday night but he’s optimistic he’ll be able to play this week at Florida.
Beamer said there were part of the offensive and defensive performances Saturday night that he really liked, and parts that bothered him a lot. So, for him, it’s great to get a win but still have some things to improve on in practice this week.
The Gamecocks will be going for their second straight win over the Gators. Florida opened the week as a nine-point favorite.