Oct 19, 2013; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers running back Rajion Neal (20) celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the first half at Neyland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

Upset Alert: Tennessee leading No. 11 South Carolina at half


The South Carolina Gamecocks are on upset alert. The No. 11 Gamecocks are on the road against the unranked Tennessee Volunteers, and going on the road to get a win is not an easy task in the SEC. But you could say that it isn’t even close really. Tennessee is currently leading by a score of 17-7 at half time.’

South Carolina scored first with a field goal just short of mid-way through the first quarter and held that three-point lead for the entire first quarter. Just as the second quarter got under way, South Carolina scored a touchdown to pull ahead. It was a 76-yard touchdown pass from Connor Shaw to Damiere Byrd.

Then the Volunteers turned it on. They marched down the field on the next possession to score on a 6-yard touchdown pass from Justin Worley to Alton Howard. After the Volunteers defense held the South Carolina offense to a three and out, they were on the move again on their next possession.

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This drive was a 7 play, 61-yard drive. It was finished off by a 5-yard touchdown run from Rajion Neal for a touchdown. Those 14 unanswered points from Tennessee ended the scoring for the half.

Tennessee quarterback Justin Worley has completed 11 of 17 passes for only 57 yards and a touchdown. The Vols have rushed for 104 yards though.

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