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Louisiana quarterback Zach Mettenberger (8) throws under pressure from Texas Christian's Jonathan Anderson in the second quarter at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday, August 31, 2013. (Ron T. Ennis/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT)

Upset-minded Auburn travels to Texas A&M

Arkansas @ No. 1 Alabama, Sat. 7 p.m., ESPN/WatchESPN Coming off its 48-7 victory over the Kentucky Wildcats, the Alabama Crimson Tide switches focus to an Arkansas team that suffered a 52-7 home loss to South Carolina last weekend. Alabama’s ground game destroyed a mediocre Kentucky defense last Saturday, accounting for five touchdowns from three different players.

Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston throws against the Maryland defense at Doak Campbell Stadium in Talahasses, Florida, Saturday, October 5, 2013. FSU defeated Maryland, 63-0. (Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/MCT)

ACC undefeateds meet in Death Valley

No. 16 Texas Tech @ West Virginia, Sat. noon, Fox Sports 1 A pair of Big 12 teams face off Saturday. One of them is Texas Tech, led by first-year head coach Kliff Kingsbury. It is uncertain who will start for the Red Raiders this weekend, as freshman quarterback Baker Mayfield missed last weekend’s victory against Iowa State.

	Junior defensive end Jadeveon Clowney recorded one tackle Saturday, but his coaches said he impacted the game in other ways.

Adams: Clowney's statistics will come soon

While the defensive line did not record a sack at Arkansas last weekend, it performed well, defensive line coach Deke Adams said. Adams said he saw progress in Saturday’s game, even though the unit still made some mistakes.

	Sophomore running back Mike Davis could have more room to run against Tennessee when South Carolina increases the number of plays run out of the shotgun formation.

Davis prepares for Tennessee D-Line

It is hard to complain about the South Carolina offense when it put up 52 points and more than 500 yards last week at Arkansas. However, coach Steve Spurrier is hoping there won’t be a letdown against Tennessee.

	Senior quarterback Connor Shaw said that despite scoring 52 in last week’s win over Arkansas, the Gamecocks still must cut down on mistakes in order to beat Tennessee.

Building momentum

After a three game stretch that saw South Carolina earn a reputation for blowing leads late in games, last weekend’s 52-7 pummeling of Arkansas was just what the doctor ordered for the Gamecocks.

Equestrian loses tiebreaker to No. 1 Georgia

Through its first four meets of the season, No. 3 South Carolina jumped out to an early lead against its opponents. Against No. 1 Georgia on Friday, the Gamecocks did the same thing, jumping out to a 4-1 lead after the first event.

Finalists for new basketball student section name announced

The South Carolina Athletics Department announced the finalists for the new men’s and women’s basketball student section names Thursday. They are “The Coop,” “Spur Section,” “Martin’s Maniacs,” “Cocky’s Crew,” “Spur Zone,” “Spur Squad” and “The Roost.”

Davis continues to pile up yards

South Carolina’s successful running game helped limit Arkansas to just 37 plays in the Gamecocks’ 52-7 victory Saturday. On 54 attempts, the Gamecocks put up 277 rushing yards, averaging around five yards a carry. Once again, sophomore running back Mike Davis led the rushing attack, finishing the day with 128 yards on 19 carries to go along with a touchdown. Davis now leads the SEC in rushing with 742 yards and is tied for the conference lead with nine rushing touchdowns.

Defense hopes to improve in second half

It’s a new week for the South Carolina defense as it prepares for Saturday’s clash with Arkansas, but after a third-straight fourth-quarter implosion by the defensive unit, it’s the same story.

Focus will be on Clowney this week

There has been a circus on Bluff Road this week, and no, it hasn’t been at the South Carolina State Fair. It has been a short walk away from the fairgrounds at Williams-Brice Stadium and the Gamecocks’ practice fields.

Behind enemy lines

Collins and Williams have been huge for Arkansas. When the Razorbacks can get the running game going, they play well. When the Hogs struggle to run the ball, they have trouble keeping the offense on the field.