When the South Carolina Gamecocks visit Vanderbilt Stadium Saturday morning, there will be a lot riding on this game for both teams. Currently 0-2, both squads are desperate for a win that would be their first of the season. Neither can afford to fall to 0-3 as they fight to find a place in the middle of the SEC East standings.
Simultaneously, both head coaches, Carolina’s Will Muschamp and Vanderbilt’s Derek Mason, are residing squarely on the hot seat to retain their jobs.
However, in this COVID-19 era, it is uncertain either would be fired regardless of how poorly their season goes. Either way, this is an important game for both coaches and their teams.
What are the three key matchups we suspect will play prominent roles in the outcome Saturday?
THREE KEY MATCHUPS
1) Ted Roof vs. Mike Bobo: Yes, I know these two will never line up opposite