Personnel Predictions: No.5 Tennessee-South Carolina

No.5 Tennessee will enter a hostile environment against Shane Beamer’s South Carolina program tonight in a packed Williams-Brice Stadium. The Vols will look to build on their playoff chances while the Gamecocks will look to bounce back after an ugly loss to Florida. Before the competition, Volunteer Country staff share their predictions for the competition.


Make no bones about it, Tennessee added some style points at the end of last week’s game against Missouri, but there was more to it. Eli Drinkwitz has snapped a few jabs at the Vols over the past two off-seasons, and he found it out at Neyland Stadium. Shane Beamer started the 2022 season with a shot at Tennessee for losing to Georgia State a few years ago. I’m willing to bet the Vols remember it. Adding to that, there are already rumors of the Jalin Hyatt returning home, coupled with the first-time wearing of orange helmets and a hostile street environment at night. I expect Tennessee to come out full throttle. The Gamecocks are also shattered on the injury front. They can’t afford a gunfight, and they won’t have the depth or stamina to slow down the vols for long, if at all. I don’t know if we’ll see Tennessee hang another 60 points, but I like the big vols in this one. give me Tennessee 52, South Carolina 17