South Carolina defeats No. 5 Tennessee 63-38

Spencer Rattler had the finest day of his volatile career, throwing for 438 yards and six touchdowns as No. 5 Tennessee was defeated 63-38 on Saturday night

Tennessee (9-2, 6-2 Southeastern, No. 5 CFP) may have also lost Heisman Trophy finalist Hendon Hooker in the fourth quarter after falling and fumbling without being hit.

Even before the injury, Rattler was the quarterback of the night, going from Heisman contender to bench player at Oklahoma in 2021.

"I think that was the best I've ever felt in a game." "I felt unstoppable," Rattler recalled, adding that it was one of the best victories in college football history.

"This game and the next one have the potential to forever change the narrative of this programme," Rattler said.

The junior entered the contest with nine interceptions, eight touchdowns, and an average of 198 yards passing per game.

 There were some doubts about whether the Gamecocks (7-4, 4-4) would want to put the backup through his paces.