South Carolina rallies late to upend Vanderbilt

Quarterback Zeb Noland came off the bench late and hit Xavier Legette on a 9-yard touchdown pass with 37 seconds remaining to lift South Carolina to a 21-20 Southeastern Conference victory against Vanderbilt on Saturday at Columbia, S.C.Noland replaced Luke Doty with 1:36 remaining and was 5-of-8 passing for 75 yards on the decisive final drive to help the Gamecocks (4-3, 1-3 SEC) snap a nine-game SEC losing streak.The Commodores (2-5, 0-3) lost their 16th consecutive SEC game.Vanderbilt QB Mike Wright, making his first career start in place of injured Ken Seals (hand), hit Will Sheppard 52-yard catch-and-run touchdown late in the third quarter. South Carolina’s Darius Rush failed to tackle Sheppard, who ran down the sideline for a 17-14 led with 5:17 remaining in the quarter.Vanderbilt’s Joseph Bulovas added a 28-yard field goal for a 20-14 lead with 1:36 remaining in advance of Noland’s heroics.Wright was 11-of-21 passing for 206 yards, one TD and one interception. He also ran 15 times for 41 yards.Doty was 17-of-26 passing for 242 yards and two TDs for the Gamecocks, who had four turnovers.South Carolina’s Parker White missed a 38-yard field-goal attempt in the final minute of the third quarter. It was his first miss in 10 attempts this season.

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