South Carolina will hit the road for its next conference matchup.
The Gamecocks travel to Knoxville on Oct. 9 for a noon kickoff against the Tennessee Volunteers in their third Southeastern Conference game of the season, the SEC announced Monday. The game will be televised by ESPN2.
Tennessee has won its last two games against South Carolina and carries a 27-10-2 all-time advantage in the series. Like USC, the Volunteers are also breaking in a first-year head coach this year with Josh Heupel, who spent three seasons as UCF head coach before moving to Knoxville.
South Carolina (2-2, 0-2 SEC) takes a break from its SEC East slate this weekend with a home game against Troy from the Sun Belt Conference. The Gamecocks dropped their second SEC game against Kentucky, 16-10, in their conference home opener Sept. 25. Tennessee (2-2, 0-1 SEC) will travel to Missouri before hosting South Carolina on Oct. 9. The Vols lost to Florida, 38-14, in their first conference game.
South Carolina football schedule
Sept. 4: South Carolina 46, Eastern Illinois 0
Sept. 11: South Carolina 20, East Carolina 17
Sept. 18: Georgia 40, South Carolina 13
Sept. 25: Kentucky 16, South Carolina 10
Oct. 2: home vs. Troy, 3:30 p.m., SEC Network
Oct. 9: at Tennessee
Oct. 16: home vs. Vanderbilt
Oct. 23: at Texas A&M
Oct. 30: OPEN
Nov. 6: home vs. Florida
Nov. 13: at Missouri
Nov. 20: home vs. Auburn
Nov. 27: home vs. Clemson