Gamecocks kick off season vs. Vanderbilt

COLUMBIA, SC (WSPA)— The University of South Carolina Gamecocks will open the 2016 season at Vanderbilt on Thursday, September 1, with an 8 pm start on ESPN.

The Gamecocks lead the all-time series against Vanderbilt by a 21-4 margin, including an 11-2 record when the games have been played in Nashville.

Carolina has won each of the last seven meetings between the two SEC Eastern Division rivals, including a 19-10 win in Columbia last season.

This will mark the third time the two squads have faced each other to open the season. South Carolina won the previous two meetings, both in Nashville, by a 31-6 score in 2004 and by a 17-13 margin in 2012.

This will also be the first season for new head coach Will Muschamp.

We will have a crew there and will have coverage Thursday night at 10 and 11.

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