South Carolina faced Vanderbilt at home after narrowly avoiding an upset against Jacksonville State in Week 10.

The road to a bowl game for South Carolina continued Saturday as the Gamecocks will need to win to reach the playoffs.

South Carolina had a 14-game winning streak against the Commodores, looking to play spoiler already out of bowl contention.

A huge winning streak was either going to continue or be broken on Saturday. The winning streak continued as South Carolina earned its 15th straight victory against Vanderbilt.

The Gamecocks beat the Commodores 47-6.

Here are some takeaways from the game:

A tale of two offenses

South Carolina and Vanderbilt looked different offensively. South Carolina held Vanderbilt to under 100 yards in the 1st half and for most of the 3rd quarter.

South Carolina’s offense has been inconsistent this season averaging 382.7 yards per game, but looked much improved against the Commodore defense. The Gamecocks finished with over 450 yards of offense before the final whistle.

Vanderbilt turned the ball over several times during the game as South Carolina’s defense looked solid. The Commodores were also limited to 6 points on offense.

The Gamecocks really needed this game after losing 4 SEC games in a row.

Ahmarean Brown scores his first TD as a Gamecock

It took a few seasons, but Ahmarean Brown finally scored a touchdown for South Carolina.

The Georgia Tech transfer arrived at Columbia in 2021 and was used as a runner and receiver on offense. He took a nasty hit on a Vanderbilt defender as he scored his first touchdown in style.

Shane Beamer should start using Brown even more on offense because of plays like this. Brown could have a future in this offense as a true playmaker.

The return of beamer ball

Shane Beamer’s special teams unit had a blocked punt in the 2nd half.

Keenan Nelson Jr. recovered the ball on the turf and took it to the end zone.

The former special teams coach must have been proud of the way his team found a way to score outside of the offense.

Kentucky next heads to Williams-Brice Stadium as South Carolina inches closer to a bowl berth.

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