South Carolina’s road game against No. 23 Tennessee now has a time and a network.
The Gamecocks’ Sept. 30 game against the Vols in Knoxville will kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET on the SEC Network, the conference announced Monday.
It will be the Gamecocks’ fourth night game this season.
South Carolina is 2-3 in regular season noon games under Shane Beamer and 1-2 in noon road games. The lone win came against at ECU in Beamer’s first season.
The Gamecocks are 2-4 in midday games under Shane Beamer, 0-3 on the road with losses at Missouri, Florida and this past weekend at Georgia.
South Carolina is 11-5 at night under Beamer, 2-2 on the road in the SEC the last two seasons. Both wins came last year in wins at Kentucky and at Vanderbilt as part of an 8-4 regular season.
The Gamecocks are 28-11-2 all-time against the Vols but 4-6 over the last 10 games and 4-3 over the last seven.
They haven’t won in Knoxville, though, since 2017 in a 15-9 victory. South Carolina’s last two games in Knoxville have been multi-score losses: 41-21 in 2019 and 45-20 in Beamer’s first season with the Gamecocks.
Last season South Carolina was able to topple the Vols in a 63-38 blowout to take Tennessee out of playoff contention and give the Gamecocks their first top-10 win under Beamer.
Spencer Rattler went off in the game, going 30-for-37 for 438 yards and six touchdowns. It’s part of a strech over his last seven regular season games where he’s completing 71.2 percent of his passes for 2,097 yards and 8.9 yards per attempt.
South Carolina’s 1-2 to start the season with a win over Furman and losses to North Carolina and Georgia. The Gamecocks host Mississippi State this weekend (7:30 p.m., SEC Network) before traveling to Knoxville.
They’ll have a bye week after that before hosting a Florida team that beat the Vols last week in the Swamp.
Tennessee got off to a 2-0 start after blowing out Virginia in Nashville and beating Austin Peay by 17 at home in Week 2. The first loss of the season camp last week in a 29-16 loss to Florida in Gainesville.
The Vols will host UTSA (4 p.m., SEC Network) before welcoming South Carolina the following week. Tennessee has a bye week after as well and then hosts Texas A&M.