Vanderbilt loses 5th straight, 34-27 to South Carolina

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – It’s been a rough road for Vanderbilt who started out 3-0 but after Saturday night has not won a game since September 16th.

The Commodores had a chance to tie the game late in the fourth quarter but dropped to 0-5 in the SEC with a 34-27 loss to South Carolina.

Kyle Shurmer threw for 333 yards and four touchdowns as Vanderbilt jumped out to an early 7-0 lead before South Carolina rallied for 24 point in the first half to lead 24-13 at the break.

Shurmer tried to get the Commodores back in it with a 47 yard touchdown pass to Kalija Lipscomb that cut the South Carolina lead to four in the third quarter.

South Carolina responded with an 11 yard touchdown run from quarterback Jake Bentley adding a field goal later to make it a 14 point game.

Vanderbilt was able to score late in the fourth quarter to cut the lead to seven but couldn’t come up with anything on a final drive to tie the game.

Vanderbilt drops to 3-5 on the season losing it’s fifth straight game in the process.