Gamecocks edge Vanderbilt

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FILE -In this Sept. 17, 2011 file photo, Vanderbilt players, including Akeem Dunham (3), Richard Kent (94), Karl Butler (28) and Josh Jelesky (69), sing the school fight song after beating Mississippi 30-7 in an NCAA college football game. Knowing, and singing, the fight song is one of the traditions at Vanderbilt, a school that previously had very few. (AP PhotoMark Humphrey, File)
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South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier yells to his team during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Vanderbilt, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP PhotoJohn Russell)
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Vanderbilt's Andre Hal (23) breaks up a pass intended for South Carolina's Bruce Ellington (23) in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP PhotoJohn Russell)
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South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw (14) gets away from Vanderbilt's Johnell Thomas (98) in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP PhotoJohn Russell)
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Vanderbilt's Jordan Matthews (87) breaks away from South Carolina's Brison Williams (12) for a touchdown in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP PhotoJohn Russell)
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Vanderbilt's Kenny Ladler (1) celebrates his interception with Karl Butler (28) against South Carolina in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP PhotoJohn Russell)
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Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin claps at his players in the first half of an NCAA college football game against South Carolina, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP PhotoJohn Russell)
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South Carolina's Marcus Lattimore (21) celebrates his game-winning touchdown with teammates in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. South Carolina won 17-13. (AP PhotoJohn Russell)
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South Carolina's D. J. Swearinger (36) breaks up a pass intended for Vanderbilt's Jonathan Krause (17) in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. South Carolina won 17-13. (AP PhotoJohn Russell)
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South Carolina's Damiere Byrd (3) wraps up Vanderbilt's Andre Hal (23) in the second half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. South Carolina won 17-13. (AP PhotoJohn Russell)
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Vanderbilt quarterback Jordan Rodgers (11) throws to receiver Chris Boyd (80) in the second half of an NCAA college football game against South Carolina, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. South Carolina won 17-13. (AP PhotoJohn Russell)
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South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier, right, shakes hands with Vanderbilt head coach James Franklin following their NCAA college football game, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. South Carolina won 17-13. (AP PhotoJohn Russell)

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The South Carolina Gamecocks kept Vanderbilt from picking up an upset win on Thursday, winning 17-13 in one of the first college football games of the season.  College Sports

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