Tennessee vs South Carolina: 10 Keys to the Game for Vols and Gamecocks

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Oct 8, 2016; College Station, TX, USA; Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Joshua Dobbs (11) rolls out to pass against the Texas A&M Aggies during the second half at Kyle Field. The Aggies defeated the Volunteers 45-38 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 8, 2016; College Station, TX, USA; Tennessee Volunteers quarterback Joshua Dobbs (11) rolls out to pass against the Texas A&M Aggies during the second half at Kyle Field. The Aggies defeated the Volunteers 45-38 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Tennessee vs South Carolina features one team looking for a signature win and another vying for titles. Here are 10 keys for the UT Volunteers and USC.

Butch Jones and the Vols need to get back on track to begin a stretch run and compete for championships. Will Muschamp and the Gamecocks need to get a signature win and get back on track if they want to reach a bowl this year. That makes this Tennessee vs South Carolina game very intriguing.

South Carolina got back on track with a close 34-28 win over the UMASS Minutemen last week. Sure, it was an ugly win against a bad team, but they have some newfound momentum with a new quarterback.

And while his offense has mostly looked awful once again this year, Will Muschamp is still a brilliant defensive coach. So with a new quarterback, anything could happen.

Meanwhile, the Vols are coming off a bye week that they mostly spent getting healthy. After the most brutal four-game stretch in college football, they came away incredibly banged up.

Now, they are almost fully healthy again with a few exceptions, but they should be able to get back into a rhythm against the Gamecocks.

That won’t be easy playing in Columbia, as South Carolina is still a dangerous team to deal with.

Both teams have chances to win if they do certain things, even though the Vols are more talented.

Here are the 10 keys to the Tennessee vs South Carolina game for this year.

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