By Rixon Lane:
Vanderbilt receives the second half kick off and goes 3 and out.
Carolina takes over at their own 17 yard line. Carolina catches a break as a deep 3rd down pass to Alshon Jeffrey is batted into the arms of Ace Sanders for a 51-yard completion to the Commodore 22 yard line. Marcus Lattimore finds the end zone on the next play to give increase the Gamecock lead to 21-3 with 7:46 left in the quarter.
A fumbled snap on 3rd and 7 leads to another Vanderbilt punt. Carolina gets the ball back at their own 45.
Carolina appears to have another score, as Garcia connects with Alshon Jeffrey from 28 yards out. The play is reviewed and Jeffrey is ruled out of bounds. Jay Wooten’s 46-yard field goal attempt sails wide left and the score remains 21-3.
The Gamecocks get the ball right back, as Jadeveon Clowney forces his second fumble of the night. Quin Smith recovers for Carolina at the Vanderbilt 31.
The quarter ends with the Gamecocks driving at the Commodores’ 14 yard line.
Garcia is 15-28 for 223 yards. Vanderbilt’s offense has run 36 plays and has gained 46 yards.