The Gamecocks got on the scoreboard first with a 78 yard drive in 7 plays on their second possession of the game. Pharoh Cooper from the Wildcat, ran in from 11 yards out for the score. The big play on the drive was a 34 yard swing pass from Dylan Thompson to Mike Davis that carried to the Vols 32. 7-0 USC.
The Vols took the kickoff and drove to the Gamecock 1. On fourth down, the Vols tried to run Jalen Hurd right up the middle but he was stopped cold by Jonathan Walton and Gerald Dixon Jr.
But the Gamecocks gave the ball right back on the next play on Thompson’s 10 interception of the season. It took the Vols 7 plays to score. Receiver Pig Howard took a toss on the reverse and used his speed to beat the Gamecocks to the edge and ran in from a yard out. USC 7-Tennessee 7.
End of quarter…USC 7-Tennessee 7