Vanderbilt finally breaks through

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- It hasn't been a pretty one so far.

South Carolina has watched as two Stephen Garcia passes have found Vanderbilt cornerback Casey Hayward and the Commodores have run just nine plays for 16 yards.

But that last interception, which Hayward saw coming before Garcia even released the ball, was returned 23 yards to South Carolina's 22-yard line. The Commodores didn't do much, but they kicked a field goal and lead 3-0 as the first quarter winds down.

The Commodores have done a good job of containing South Carolina running back Marcus Lattimore. He has just four carries for 8 yards. The Gamecocks have actually come out passing, testing this secondary. So far, that hasn't been wise.