Scores

Final

Vanderbilt 28

(4-4, 2-3 SEC)

South Carolina 35

(4-3, 2-3 SEC)

3:30 PM ET, October 22, 2005

Williams-Brice Stadium, COLUMBIA, SC

1 2 3 4 T
VAN 0 7 7 1428
SCAR 7 0 14 1435

Top Performers

Passing: J. Cutler (VAN) - 339 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: S. Newton (SCAR) - 15 CAR, 80 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: E. Bennett (VAN) - 16 REC, 204 YDS, 1 TD

Spurrier posts first winning streak as Gamecocks coach

COLUMBIA, South Carolina (SportsTicker) -- Blake Mitchell and Sidney Rice earned Steve Spurrier his first winning streak at South Carolina.

Mitchell tossed a three-yard touchdown to Sidney Rice with 1:41 remaining to lift the Gamecocks to a 35-28 Southeastern Conference victory over slumping Vanderbilt.

South Carolina (4-3, 2-3 SEC East) had dropped its first three conference games under Spurrier before posting a 44-16 triumph over Kentucky here last week.

The Gamecocks held a 28-14 advantage after a 10-yard touchdown run by Syvelle Newton with 11:01 remaining, but the Commodores (4-4, 2-3 East) countered 44 seconds later when Jay Cutler threw a 41-yard TD to Earl Bennett and then tied the game on Cassen Garrison's six-yard run with 3:55 to play.

But South Carolina took the lead one final time on Mitchell's second TD pass of the game, and Cutler threw four straight incomplete passes after guiding Vanderbilt to the Gamecocks' 30.

Mitchell completed 15-of-27 passes for 221 yards with one interception, and Newton went 3-of-4 for 46 yards and two TDs and ran 15 times for 80 yards and a score.

Cutler was 27-of-49 for 339 yards, one TD and one interception.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VAN
SCAR
1st Downs2520
Total Yards380399
Passing339267
Rushing41132
Penalties3-155-60
3rd Down Conversions7-183-9
4th Down Conversions3-50-1
Turnovers11
Possession35:1024:50

Passing Leaders

VanderbiltC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Cutler27/493396.911-
South CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Newton3/44611.520-
Mitchell15/272218.221-

Rushing Leaders

VanderbiltCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cutler11252.3019
Jackson-...6111.826
South CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Newton15805.3114
Turman5255.0010

Receiving Leaders

VanderbiltRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bennett1620412.8141
Dunning44611.5016
South CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rice813216.5334
Clark37023.3032

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERVANSCAR
TD2:30SIDNEY RICE 16 YD PASS FROM BLAKE MITCHELL (JOSH BROWN KICK)
Drive info: 6 plays, 47 yards.
07
SECOND QUARTERVANSCAR
TD12:45CHERON THOMPSON 13 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN (BRYANT HAHNFELDT KICK)77
THIRD QUARTERVANSCAR
TD11:17CASSEN JACKSON-GARRISON 2 YD RUN (BRYANT HAHNFELDT KICK)
Drive info: 8 plays, 72 yards.
147
TD7:27CARSON ASKINS 11 YD PASS FROM SYVELLE NEWTON (JOSH BROWN KICK)
Drive info: 9 plays, 65 yards.
1414
TD2:09SIDNEY RICE 34 YD PASS FROM SYVELLE NEWTON (JOSH BROWN KICK)
Drive info: 5 plays, 84 yards.
1421
FOURTH QUARTERVANSCAR
TD11:01SYVELLE NEWTON 10 YD RUN (JOSH BROWN KICK)
Drive info: 6 plays, 30 yards.
1428
TD10:17EARL BENNETT 41 YD PASS FROM JAY CUTLER (BRYANT HAHNFELDT KICK)
Drive info: 4 plays, 61 yards.
2128
TD3:55CASSEN JACKSON-GARRISON 6 YD RUN (BRYANT HAHNFELDT KICK)
Drive info: 13 plays, 87 yards.
2828
TD1:41SIDNEY RICE 3 YD PASS FROM BLAKE MITCHELL (JOSH BROWN KICK)
Drive info: 7 plays, 77 yards.
2835