Tennessee lost 63-38 to unranked South Carolina in a shocking uproar on Saturday night.
The Gamecocks outplayed the Volunteers early on in a game-changing victory for Shane Beamer. Spencer Rattler threw for 6 touchdowns and 438 yards while the offense rushed for a whopping 603 yards.
Saturday night was what Rattler and the Gamecocks offense should have been all season; However, the unit has struggled at times, including against Florida last week. But not on Saturday night.
With the loss, Tennessee’s playoff hopes are over. That leaves the door wide open for LSU to play Georgia in the SEC championship game.
Saturday night was about South Carolina and Beamer. This was the biggest upset for South Carolina since the No. 1 Alabama upset in 2010.
College football fans took to social media in the wake of the excitement.
Tennessee, going from No. 1 to not making the playoffs in a few weeks, is wild
— We go 17-0 (@KylaAliDad) November 20, 2022
No one’s gonna sing Rocky Top tonight ’cause Tennessee is the one getting Rocky Top. Say goodbye to their playoff hopes
— Trenton T. Dot Hobbs (@TDotMamba) November 20, 2022
Truly Tennessee… Smdh pathetic as hell. All they had to do was win the last 2 games against underperforming teams to get into the playoffs.
—©? (@CBTHEGOATT) November 20, 2022
Tennessee Playoff Odds pic.twitter.com/EJpaLoA1TM
— Matt (@UofMKwn) November 20, 2022
Can’t believe Tennessee tricked their playoff chances like that??♂️
— Lil Tony (@TonyEppsJr_) November 20, 2022
Lol I can’t believe I actually thought Tennessee could make the playoffs. I knew they would screw it up. It had to happen. It’s what Tennessee does. Yes, I’m emotional because I’m angry.
— Travis (@TSavage077) November 20, 2022
RIP Tennessee Playoff Hopes
— Daking1806 (@daking1806) November 20, 2022
So much for the Tennessee-Georgia playoff rematch.
— Chrisitan K (@ChristianK1010) November 20, 2022
University of Tennessee College Football Playoff T-Shirts are here!!! pic.twitter.com/k1C4mPfV1n
— Brandon Ray Bumgarner (@BigBadBumgarner) November 20, 2022
Rip Tennessee’s playoff hopes pic.twitter.com/QdMiWo1Zyl
— CFBBlueprint (@CFBBluePrint) November 20, 2022
Damned. RIP Tennessee Playoff Odds.
— Stevie misses sherry? (@StephenMTew) November 20, 2022
RIP Tennessee Playoff Hopes. As Michael Jackson used to say…
— Online Imaginary Gators Head Football Coach (@saltyfan) November 20, 2022
Man people said Tennessee deserves to be ranked in the playoffs after TCU struggled today and now they’re being blown out by South Carolina
— Aaron M. Segura (@Aaron__Segura) November 20, 2022
I love Tennessee went from being a potential playoff contender to not even making it to ATL and now their cap is an NY6 bowl game ????
— Preston Walsh (@prestonnwalshh) November 20, 2022