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                   === Tennessee upsets South Carolina ===
 
 Knoxville,  TN  (SportsNetwork.com) -  Michael Palardy  buried a 19-yard field
 goal  as time expired to lift the Tennessee Volunteers to a 23-21 victory over
 the  11th-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks in an SEC Eastern Division battle on
 Saturday at Neyland Stadium.
 
 Trailing  by one  with 2:48 remaining in  the game, Tennessee took over at its
 own 35-yard line.
 
 Facing  3rd-and-10  early in the drive,  Justin Worley heaved a deep ball down
 the  left  sideline for Marquez North,  who made a spectacular one-handed grab
 with  a  defender draped  all over  him for a  39-yard gain  down to the South
 Carolina 26.
 
 "Marquez  North obviously made  a big time play, but hats off to Justin Worley
 too.  He  was poised, stood  in the pocket,"  Tennessee head coach Butch Jones
 said.
 
 With  the  Gamecocks left with just  one timeout, Marlin Lane carried the ball
 four  straight times,  including a 14-yard pickup down to the 2-yard line with
 27 seconds left.
 
 Tennessee (4-3, 1-2 SEC) then ran the clock down before Worley spiked the ball
 with three seconds left to set up Palardy's game-winning kick.
 
 Worley  finished 19-of-34  passing for 179 yards and a touchdown, while Rajion
 Neal  rushed  for 77 yards and  a score on  24 carries for the Volunteers, who
 notched  their  first win  over a ranked  team since Oct.  31, 2009, when they
 upended then-No. 22 South Carolina.
 
 The  Gamecocks  (5-2, 3-2)  held  a  one-point lead  and  the  ball with  5:44
 remaining  before  Connor Shaw dropped back  to pass on 2nd-and-10 and twisted
 his left knee awkwardly as he was sandwiched between two defenders.
 
 "The  trainer called  it a  sprained knee,"  South Carolina  head coach  Steve
 Spurrier  said of Shaw's  injury. "I think he sort of got tackled on it and it
 collapsed  under  him a little bit  he said. How  serious it is, we'll have to
 wait an evaluate, but they're calling it a sprained knee right now."
 
 Backup  quarterback Dylan  Thompson took  over on  3rd-and-12 and  completed a
 short dump-off to Mike Davis, forcing South Carolina to punt the ball away.
 
 The  Gamecocks  forced a quick three-and-out  before Davis carried the ball on
 back-to-back  plays and  Thompson added a 6-yard scamper to force Tennessee to
 use all three of its timeouts.
 
 Spurrier  sent his  offense  out on  4th-and-2 from  the  26-yard line  before
 calling  back-to-back  timeouts, which  proved costly  when the Gamecocks were
 unable to stop the clock on Tennessee's game-winning drive.
 
 Shaw  completed  just 7-of-21  passes for  161 yards and  a touchdown with one
 interception while adding 78 yards and a score on 19 totes before leaving with
 the knee injury late in the fourth quarter.
 
 Davis finished with 137 yards and a touchdown on 21 carries in the setback.
 
 Palardy  put  Tennessee on  the board with  a 37-yard field  goal early in the
 first  before South  Carolina countered with quick strike on the first play of
 the  second,  as Shaw found  Damiere Byrd streaking  down the field behind the
 Tennessee defense for a 76-yard touchdown and a 7-3 lead.
 
 The  Volunteers answered with a 10-play, 75-yard drive that the Gamecocks kept
 alive  with a  pair of third-down penalties before Worley capped the trek with
 a  6-yard  TD toss to Alton  Howard to make  it 10-7 Tennessee with 10:12 left
 before halftime.
 
 After  a quick  three-and-out from  South Carolina,  Worley and  Lane led  the
 Volunteers down the field before Neal ripped off three straight runs, with his
 5-yard scamper into the end zone giving Tennessee a 17-7 cushion.
 
 Shaw  got the Gamecocks into field goal range on the team's ensuing touch, but
 Elliott  Fry  missed a 45-yard  try to leave  South Carolina facing a 10-point
 deficit heading into the break.
 
 Shaw  was picked off  for the first time this season on the second play of the
 third  quarter, but  responded  with  consecutive scoring  drives  to put  the
 Gamecocks in front.
 
 After  Tennessee failed  to do anything with the turnover, Shaw extended South
 Carolina's  ensuing  touch  with  a  9-yard scramble  on  4th-and-8  from  the
 Tennessee  45 before Davis  capped the trek five plays later with a 21-yard TD
 run to make it 17-14 with 9:46 left in the third.
 
 Palardy  came up empty  on a 46-yard try on Tennessee's next touch before Shaw
 moved  the Gamecocks  70 yards in six plays, culminating in a 1-yard touchdown
 surge to give South Carolina a 21-17 edge with 2:50 remaining in the quarter.
 
 Palardy  connected  on a 33-yard  field goal early in  the fourth to bring the
 Volunteers within one.
 
                                   Game Notes
 
 Tennessee  had  lost 19 straight  games against  ranked opponents ... The Vols
 have  a convincing  23-7-2 advantage over the Gamecocks in the all-time series
 ...  Byrd  finished with 121 receiving  yards on four catches ... North caught
 three  passes  for 102  yards ...  Neal racked  up 77  rushing yards ... South
 Carolina was called for nine penalties for 84 yards.
 
 10/19 17:27:52 ET

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