No. 16 Tennessee wins seventh straight 31-27 over Gamecocks

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South Carolina running back Kevin Harris (20) carries against Tennessee’s Kenneth George Jr. (5) and Devon Dillehay (23) during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Jarrett Guarantano threw a tie-breaking touchdown in the fourth quarter to lead No. 16 Tennessee to its seventh straight win with a 31-27 victory over South Carolina.

Guarantano also rushed for a score in the Southeastern Conference and season-opener for both teams.

Guarantano finished 19 of 31 for 259 yards including a 32-yard scoring pass to Josh Palmer with 9:35 left in the game.

South Carolina appeared to have a final chance, but a Tennessee punt hit a Gamecocks’ player and the Vols recovered to hold on to the win.

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